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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.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ASSURANCE

I desire for you to always be assured of My love for you and of your future with Me.  My enemy always seeks to put doubts in your mind.  Faith is based on things that are not seen with your natural eyes.  You see Me with your spiritual eyes.  Rest assured that the day will come when you will see Me face to face.

When you receive the assurance of My presence with you throughout your day even though you do not see Me with your physical eyes, My peace and joy will flood your soul.  I am always face to face with you.  I never turn My back to you.

When you wake up in the morning rest assured that I watched over you through the night and that I will watch over you all through the day.  Remember when your mother used to wake you up by kissing you on your cheek in the morning.  I kiss you every morning even though you cannot feel My kiss.  I always look forward to your day and how I will be glorified through your life during each day.

PSALM 27:8

Monday, December 30, 2013

ONE

I said that My Father and are one.  I prayed that My followers might be one even as My Father and I are one.  When you experience oneness with another, there is no competition.  There is no jealousy.  There is no idolatry.  There is only harmony.

My goal in your life is that you experience oneness with Me so that you can love others even as I love them.  It is humanly impossible for you to love others as I love them.  However, when you depend upon Me to love and to forgive through you, you will experience the miracle of oneness with others.

My love never expects anything in return.  My love is higher, deeper, wider, and longer than any human love.  It is My Holy Spirit Who is able to shed abroad in your heart My love so that you can love others as I love them.  Ask My Spirit daily to fill your heart with My love, and you will respond to people with My love instead of reacting to them with your fleshly emotions.

JOHN 17

Sunday, December 29, 2013

STILL

Whenever your soul is troubled, allow Me to still your soul.  I told Peter and My followers to not allow their souls to be troubled.  It is up to you to release your soul to Me whenever you are frustrated, irritated, afraid, or in a turmoil emotionally.  Whatever you release to Me, I will bless.

My enemy wants you to whirl negative thoughts around and around in your mind.  Worry is negative meditation.  Allow Me to lead you by the still waters whenever you find yourself in a pattern of worry. 

My friend David led a life of flight and fight, but he knew how to still his soul.  He wrote: "Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.  Worry is a sin.  When you stand in awe of My presence with you, your worry thoughts will be washed away by the still waters that I lead your mind to meditate upon.

JOHN 14:1-3; PSALM 4:4; PSALM 23

Friday, December 27, 2013

IMAGINATIONS

I have given you a divine imagination that enables you to worship Me in Spirit and in truth.  When you close your eyes during worship in My presence, you can imagine My Father and Me in the throne room with saints and angels surrounding us. 

When Adam and Even were created, the intent was that their imaginations would always be pure and undefiled.  Sadly, after they chose to disobey My Father's instructions, their imaginations became vain.  Their imaginations became self-focused.

You live in a day when I am restoring those pure imaginations.  Ask My Spirit daily to help you to have divine imaginations throughout your day.  This will help you to be aware of My presence with you continually.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

URGENT

After My ascension into heaven, My disciples had a sense of urgency in their spirits.  They felt like I would return soon.  It was that sense of urgency that empowered those early believers in Me to reach out with the gospel to as many nations as possible.

My desire is that My body on earth now would have that same sense of urgency.  Some say that I will return soon and others believe that it will be a long season before My return.  It is not for you to know the day of My return, but you can know the season.  Even I do not know the exact date of My return.  Only My Father knows the time when all that must be accomplished on earth in preparation of My coming has been completed.

I want you to have a daily sense of urgency about My return.  A crown of righteousness is laid up in heaven for all those who eagerly await My appearing.  Live each day as if today might be the day of My return.  When you live this way, you will not be subject to My enemy's attempts to lull you into an apathetic, lazy attitude.  Witness to all you encounter daily because those you share My good news with might not have another chance to receive Me as their Lord and Savior.

2 TIMOTHY 4:8


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

RESOLUTE

I want you to be resolute as you resist My enemy.  It is true that I do battle for you.  However, angels hearken to the voice of My Word.  Be resolute (determined and unwavering) to speak My Word forth with the power of My Spirit.

You will have situations develop in your life that are difficult, but do not weaken.  Continue to use you spiritual weapons (My blood, My name, and My Word) against My enemy.  I have also given you the keys of the kingdom to bind and to loose.  Bind the demonic forces that would come against you in My blood and command them to go to My footstool where I will deal with them.

First of all, however, submit to Me and then resist the devil.  My Spirit is the One Who will help you continue to be resolute as you faithfully use the weapons of warfare that I have given to you.

JAMES 4:7; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7

Monday, December 16, 2013

RECEIVE

Sometimes it is hard for people to receive.  So many feel like they have to do something in return when they receive a gift from someone.  This is not the case where I am concerned.  I expected nothing from you when you received My gift of salvation.  I gave that gift to you with no strings attached.

When I died on the tree to remove your sins and to present you faultless before My Father, there was a gift exchange.  I exchanged your sins for My righteousness.  This is the season when there will be many gift exchanges.  My gift exchange was simply that I gave My life to you as a gift, and My only requirement for you to receive that gift was faith.

My grace does not require you to give Me something in return for My free gift to you.  My gift of salvation is free to all who will simply receive that gift by faith.  Pray for those you know today who have not received My free gift.

EPHESIANS 2:8

Sunday, December 15, 2013

FORGETFULNESS

I understand that as you age that your short term memory begins to fade and that your long term memory seems to increase.  I have neither long term nor short term memory when it comes to remembering your sins.  As far as the east is from the west, so far have I removed your transgressions.  I remember your sins no more.

When I died on the tree, I provided the perfect sacrifice for sin that paved the way for those who believe in Me to have their sins not only covered, but also removed.  Your sins (past, present, and future) are already forgiven. 

Confession of your sins to Me is not to earn My forgiveness since I have already forgiven your sins.  When you make confession to Me of those things that do not please Me, I am then able to help strengthen you to overcome those sins.  I love an humble, contrite heart that comes to Me with the desire to please Me.  Rejoice today because your sins are forgiven and because I can strengthen you to overcome My enemy who tempts you and also your own fleshly lusts.

PSALM 103:12

Saturday, December 14, 2013

ENTER

I desire for the My fragrance of My presence and My, joy, peace, and love to fill every room that you enter.  This will only happen if you daily enter into My presence to commune with Me.  I always miss the times when the busy days of your life rob you of time with Me.

I exhort you to spend time with Me every morning.  You especially need those quiet times to receive from Me the energy and guidance that you need as you begin each busy day during this season of joy.

I want you to rest in Me, receive a fresh anointing, and be assured of My love for you every morning before you leave to go out into the world.  As you yield to My Spirit within you, My guidance and wisdom will flow through you all the day long.  Always remember to enter My gates with thanksgiving and into My courts with praise.

PSALM 100:4




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TRUTH

My Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth.  I sent Him to lead and guide you into all truth.  He will guide you to know the truths in My Word.  In addition, He will help you discern whether or not a person is telling you the truth.

As you read My Word, the Spirit of Truth will help you to know the truth about yourself.  He reveals the areas in your life where you are weak in your flesh.  When this happens, do not feel condemned. The Spirit of Truth only reveals truths about yourself when He knows you are ready to receive My healing in those areas of weakness in your life. I stand ready to heal what He reveals.

Remember always that My strength is made perfect in your weakness.

JOHN 14:16-17; 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9

Monday, December 9, 2013

WELLNESS

So many people in the age that you are living are concerned about their health.  It is true that you have to deal with environmental hazards and new viruses that seem to be discovered daily.  I am concerned about what concerns you.  I have provided something that will help you stay healthy.  That something is my Word.

Feed your soul My Word daily and as your soul prospers so will your health prosper.  My Word is the best medicine that you can take daily.  Preventative medicine is so much better than taking medicine after you are already ill. 

Be consistent in your daily time in My Word and in communication with Me, and you will be protected from many illnesses.  Also allow My joy to give you a merry heart.  A merry heart is excellent medicine.

3 JOHN 2; PROVERBS 17:22

Sunday, December 8, 2013

RESISTANCE

I want you to recognize daily that you are in a war.  I know you do not like to think about that, but it is the truth.  My enemy never gives up in his attempts to tempt you.   This is why My Word exhorts you to first submit yourself to Me and then to resist the devil.

Warfare against My enemy will only work if you allow Me to help you resist the devil.  This is why I want you to first submit to Me.  Yield yourself to My Holy Spirit and I will give you the power to win every battle over the enemy.  Truly the battle is mine to fight for you, but you must turn to Me for help.

Resistance against the enemy takes persistence.  Be persistent in reading My Word, communicating with Me in prayer, and using your spiritual weapons against the enemy.  When you do this, you will always have the victory over My enemy.

JAMES 4:7

Saturday, December 7, 2013

POWER

Do you realize that you have the very same Spirit that raised Me from the dead within you?
So many who believe in Me do not fully understand the power that actually dwells within their mortal bodies.  If they received this fact as the absolute truth, they would never feel defeated.

My very Spirit abides in you and the anointing of that Spirit abides in you continually.  All you have to do is yield to My Spirit within you. 

Today rejoice because you have dynamite power inside of you.  The victory that will help you overcome the world is the faith to believe that My Spirit within you can overcome every disappointment, discouragement, and depression that you may experience in your life.

ROMANS 8:11

Thursday, December 5, 2013

RESIDUE

You are a new creature in Me.  Old things have past away and behold all things have become new.
This is a truth that will help you have victory over your flesh.  My Father commanded My light to shine into the darkness of your heart to give you the knowledge of His glory as you behold My face.
However, you are still an earthen vessel with fleshly lusts.

Fleshly lusts are the residue of your old nature that will remain until you see Me face to face.  The only way My enemy can tempt you to sin is by appealing to one of your lusts - the lust of the flesh (satisfying  your five senses in an addictive, obsessive way), the lust of the eyes (greedy longings in your mind, fantasies, and vain images), and the lust of the pride of life (trusting in your own resources rather than trusting in Me).

I can give you the victory over the residue of your old nature whenever you take captive the tempting thoughts My enemy gives you and give those thoughts to Me.  You cannot overcome your flesh by using carnal weapons.  When you are tempted, speak these words out loud, "My righteousness is of Jesus Christ."  You now have My righteousness, and the weapons My enemy sends you will not prosper.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17; ISAIAH 54:17

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DETERMINED

I was determined to do My Father's will while I walked on earth.  This was My top priority.  My battle in the Garden was with the enemy who once again wanted to take My life before the perfect plan of My Father was fulfilled. 

I knew that My Father's will was for Me to provide the perfect sacrifice as an atonement once and for all for the sins of the world.  My determination caused Me to totally give Myself fully into the hands of My loving Father even though I knew the unrelenting pain that faced Me as I offered Myself to die for the sins of the world.

When you know My Father's will, you also can be just as determined as I was to do His will on earth.  Today pray that My Spirit will help you fulfill the will that My Father has determined for you to do moment by moment throughout this day and every day.

MATTHEW 26:37-44



Monday, December 2, 2013

RESPONSE

When you read about My life in My Word, I want you to notice how I responded to certain people.
I dealt with each individual differently.  My Father through the Holy Spirit gave Me the words to say and the actions to take in response to conversations by others with Me.

I demonstrated on earth what it is like to walk in the Holy Spirit and to have communion with My Father.  I was flesh, and I had to battle some of the battles that you face.  However, I never had to battle with lusts.  I was sinless.  I had to depend totally upon the Holy Spirit to help Me respond as Father wanted Me to respond to the various people who I interacted with as I walked the Sea of Galilee and went into the synagogues to teach.

My Spirit will help you as you seek to respond to others in a way that is pleasing to Me and My Father.  Ask His help today as you encounter people and know that your chief goal in every interaction is to communicate My love to others.

2 TIMOTHY 4:2; EPHESIANS 4:29-32

Sunday, December 1, 2013

THOUGHTS

You are unique and special to Me.  My thoughts towards you are more than the sands on the sea shore.  They are without number.  I know you sometimes ask yourself how I can know the thoughts of everyone who believes in Me and even the thoughts of those who do not believe in Me.  This seems to be an impossibility to you, but I am omnipotent.  There is no limit to My knowledge.

When you awake in the morning, know with great assurance that I am thinking about you.  I look forward to spending the day with you.  I look forward to hearing your voice and to hearing your heart.  I desire for your thoughts to be centered upon Me throughout the day.

Today take those thoughts captive that are not of Me and give them to Me.  I will then help you stay focused on Me throughout the day. 

PSALM 139:17-18; 11 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6

Saturday, November 30, 2013

PLANS

I know you have your plans for each day.  You may even plan for future events many months ahead of the time of the event.  When you make those plans, release those plans to Me.  Understand that I also have plans for you.  My desire is to put you in the right place at the right time.

Have faith that I will watch over your plans, and I certainly want those plans to be materialized.
At the same time, know that I am the One Who orders your steps.  When you release your plans to Me, then I can enhance your plans and even give you some blessings that you did not plan ahead to receive.

I love it when you think ahead.  My plans for you are always for your good.  I want to give you a purpose and a hope and an expected end.  Rejoice today because My plans are the highest and best for you.

JEREMIAH 29:11

Friday, November 29, 2013

COVETING

My Word warns against coveting.   People covet when they want something someone else has.  This is not your problem.  However, I want you to so display the fruits of the Spirit in your daily life that  others will covet what you have.

You have the most precious treasure in you heart that anyone could ever have.  That treasure is the knowledge of My Father's glory revealed to you in My face through the Spirit.  I have placed that treasure in your earthen vessel so that the excellency of My power might be manifested in your life. 

Rejoice today that you have this precious treasure, and I want you to share this treasure with others.

I1 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ROUTINES

It is so easy for you to almost mindlessly follow the routines of your everyday live.  When I walked on earth there was nothing routine about My days.  I spent much time in prayer in the early morning hours before each day began.  I knew that this time in prayer would open My spiritual ears to hear My Father's instructions to Me all the day long.

You do not have to spend hours in prayer to hear the instructions of My Holy Spirit within you as He leads you to do the next thing.  I know that you do have things that you want to accomplish each day, but always release those works you have planned to Me.  Then My Spirit can establish My priorities in your day instead of your own priorities.

My first priority is people.  People are so much more important than accomplishing your "To Do List" for the day.  Be open to My Spirit as He directs you to reach out to people throughout your day.

PROVERBS 16:3 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

RECOGNIZE

My Holy Spirit has the ability to help you recognize the weaknesses in your own life.  He does not condemn those weaknesses.  In fact, when you give those weaknesses to Me, I can be strong on your behalf.  Where you are weak, I am strong.

There are three that testify about Me in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.  My Holy Spirit has the assignment to help you first recognize My presence with you and then recognize those things in your life that you need to overcome with My help.

Once you recognize the areas in your life that need to change, My Spirit then can empower you to have the victory over every bondage and every weakness.

1 JOHN 5:7-8; 2 CORNITHIANS 12:10

Monday, November 25, 2013

MINDFUL

This is a season when people usually try to be mindful of other people's needs.  They want to show their love in a special way to family and friends.  My desire is that you are mindful of others always.  When you think of others instead of concentrating on yourself, you will have a much more enjoyable day.

I taught My disciples that the way to experience joy is to serve others.  When I washed My disciples feet, I was so blessed to have that intimate time with each one of My friends.  When you always esteem others higher than yourself, you will have few relationship problems. 

I was mindful of the needs of others.  Whenever the Father led Me in the Spirit to meet someone's need, it gave Me great joy.  My joy will always remain in you when your focus is first on Me and then on others.

JOHN 13:3-4, 15:11; PHILIPPIANS 3:12; PHILIPPIANS 2:2-3

Sunday, November 24, 2013

HOLIDAYS

You are about to enter the season of holidays.  The word "holiday" is rooted in the words holy day.  My Word includes many references to holy days.  I recognize that there are special seasons that that the Gentiles and Jewish people celebrate.  My Jewish people celebrate what they call the "High Holy Days."  These holy days include the  celebration of the new year and the day of atonement.  They also celebrate other holy days like the Feast of Tabernacles, Passover, and Pentecost. 

Gentiles consider Sunday, the first day of the week, as their holy day.  Jewish people celebrate their holy day on Saturdays.  Jewish people celebrate seven feasts.  One of those feasts is the "Feast of Dedication" called Chanukah.  There was a time when My Father told the Jewish people that He hated their celebrations of the new moons and feast days.  The reason He said this was because He knew these were only outward celebrations that had little to do with their intimacy with Him.

As you enter this season of holidays, I want you to make every day a holy day (a day when you spend time in My presence).  Make it your goal during this busy season to still your soul and spend intimate times with Me.  I never tire of your heart to heart talks with Me.

ISAIAH 1:13-17

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Diligence

My Word says that as you behold Me, you will be changed from glory to glory.  You do not have the ability to see Me with your physical eyes, but you do have the ability to see Me with you spiritual eyes or eyes of faith.  However, there are things that you can add to your faith, and I want you to be diligent to add these things.

The things you can add to your faith are virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, and brotherly kindness.  These fruits of My Spirit are developed and cultivated by you.

Ask My Holy Spirit today to help you as you diligently seek to cultivate these fruits.  The fruit of My Spirit is love, and you can be confident that My Holy Spirit can continually fill your heart with My love.

2 PETER 1:5-7; ROMANS 5:5




Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GARMENTS

Daily you wear garments.  In fact, I know how important wearing apparel is to you.  Not a day goes by that you do not think about what you will wear that day and even the next day.  Your appearance is very important to Me.  However, the garments I want you to wear daily have little to do with your physical clothing.

I want you to dress yourself daily with the garments of praise.  My presence dwells in the midst of your praise, and praising Me throughout each day enables you to focus on Me instead of yourself.
The greatest way you can get out of the oppressive and depressive thoughts that My enemy and the world bombards you with is to praise Me.  Sing songs of praise and spiritual songs all the day long.

The other garment that I want you clothed in daily is My glory.  Adam and Eve were not ashamed of their nakedness until they sinned because before they sinned My glory light provided their garments.  You are My glory and you are My praise.  Receive that truth and then glorify Me in word and deed all the day long.  When you do this, people will notice My light shining through you and My light will lighten their day.

ISAIAH 61:3; EPHESIANS 5:18-21; GENESIS 3:7

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

HEART

The seed of sin was in your heart before I invaded your heart.  If you had not turned to Me, you would have been capable of committing all kinds of sinful acts.  I described the hearts of people when I said,

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Praise Me today because I have given you a new heart.  I now live within your heart and My Holy Spirit is able to fill your heart so powerfully with My love that My love will flow through you today to touch those you encounter today.

MATTHEW 15:18-19; ROMANS 5:5

Monday, November 18, 2013

CANCEL

You live in an age when most people have outstanding debts.  Many struggle to finally pay off those debts.  Sometimes a miracle happens and the one that you owe money to writes a letter canceling your debt.  My Word is like a letter that explains why and how the debt you owe Me was canceled.

You sing a song with the phrase, "He paid a debt He did not owe."  This is exactly what I did when I died on the cross to cancel the debt of sin that you owed.  There was a great exchange that happened on that day.  I exchanged your unrighteous sin for My righteousness. 

Now you owe no man except to love him.  Yes, you may have monetary debts in your life, but never forget that you are free from the debt of sin.  I bore in My body all of your sins, transgressions, and iniquities.  Rejoice today as you meditate on the liberty I purchased for you with My own shed blood.

ISAIAH 1:18

Sunday, November 17, 2013

RELENTLESS

My love for you is relentless.  I never give up on you.  I keep pursuing you with My love, and I always look forward to the times we spend together.  Of course, My love is always pouring out upon you, but often you are so busy with the mundane routines of life that you forget that I am embracing you with My love moment by moment.

My love will continually pour out on you daily for the rest of your life.  When you see Me face to face, you will be able to fully comprehend how much I love you.   Share with others that My love for them is also relentless and extravagant. 

I desire that all come to the knowledge of My love and that they even reach the point where they understand the height, depth, width and breadth of My love that passes human knowledge.  However, the knowledge of My love can be received in the Spirit.  Pray today that My Spirit will help you receive the fullness of  My love all the day long.

EPHESIANS 3:17-20

Friday, November 15, 2013

QUIETNESS

I gave the secret to victory in every circumstance in your life when I spoke to Isaiah, the prophet, these words, "In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength."  When I spoke these words to Israel they would not listen, but I know that you will not only hear My Words, but you also will heed My Words.

Whenever you are going through hard circumstances, I want you to return to Me.  Acknowledge My presence with you and in you, and then rest in My love.  Realize that I am your confidence and that you can do all things through Me because I will give you the strength to face every obstacle.

Quiet your spirit immediately when things seem overwhelming in your life, and then enter My rest as you enjoy My presence with you.  My love, peace, and joy will then flood your soul.

ISAIAH 30:15;2 CORINTHIANS 12:9; PHILIPPIANS 4:13

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SPOTLESS

Do you believe that you are spotless without blemish right now, this moment?  Do you believe that there is nothing you can do to make you more acceptable to Me?  The truth is that when My Father and I see you, we see My Holy Spirit within you.  Look and ponder the name, "Holy Spirit."  You are holy in the sight of My Father and Me, not because of any works that you have done, but because of the work I did for you when I died on the tree to forgive you of all of your sins - past, present, and future.

When you enter an understanding that your righteousness is of Me, there will be no room for fear or shame in your life.  I have not just covered your sins.  I have taken them away.

This understanding of My grace will not cause you to sin more because where sin abounds, grace much more abounds.  Knowing how much I love you and pondering the fact that you are faultless in My sight will cause you to live as I live and love.  My Spirit within you will be released to touch others, and you will know with assurance that I will never condemn you.

GALATIANS 2:16-21; EPHESIANS 2:8; ROMANS 5:11-21

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

INTELLECT

I have blessed many on earth with wonderful intelligence.  It is a joy to see people using the intellect I have given to them to further My Kingdom on earth.  However, sometimes people with great intellect find it difficult to enter My Kingdom.  They seem to be unable to get beyond their minds.

Some intellectuals even say that there is no God.  Solomon said that when a man is wise in his own conceit there is more hope of a fool than of him.  I said that  whoever humbles himself as a little child is the greatest in My Kingdom.  Children have an abundance of trust and faith, and this is what is required to enter My Kingdom.

Pray for those today who are having difficulty coming into My Kingdom because their reasoning minds are standing in the way.  Pull down the strongholds of pride in their lives and ask My Holy Spirit to give them the gift of faith so that they will humble themselves as a little child and enter My Kingdom.

MATTHEW 18:4-5;

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

DETAILS

I am a detailed God.  When I died on the tree, a quick burial took place.  There was not time for My friends and My mother to anoint My body with all the spices and scents.  They wrapped me quickly and buried Me in the tomb.

When the women came to the tomb they were carrying spices and scents to finish the burial job since they had to rush to prepare My body before sundown on the Sabbath.  When you read the law about sacrifices in Leviticus, you will discover that frankincense was forbidden to be put on a sin sacrifice.

I was the perfect sin sacrifice.  No frankincense was placed on My body before My resurrection.  If frankincense had been placed on My body, I would not have fulfilled the requirements to be the perfect sin sacrifice.  Knowing how detailed My Father is should give you confidence that I will take care of every detail in your life.

LUKE 24:1-8; LEVITICUS 5:11

Monday, November 11, 2013

WORDS

The words you speak have the power to raise pictures in the minds of others.  I desire that the words you speak raise pictures of silver in the minds of others.  Silver is a pure medal that shines so brightly that one can see his own image as he looks at an article made of silver.  When you speak to others about Me, you can rest assured that the words you speak are fitly spoken. Those you speak to will be able to see My very image in their minds. 

The words you speak also have the power to leave a sweet taste or a bitter taste in the hearer.
My Word is as honey to the lips.  When you speak My Words to others, the hearer will always be able to taste and see that I am good.

Make it your goal today to speak words that edify instead of words that tear down.  Ask My Holy Spirit to control your tongue today.  When you do this, you will have the assurance that your words will not be used by my enemy to harm others.

PROVERBS 25:11

Sunday, November 10, 2013

RESTRAINT

You live in an age of lawlessness.  Willful and rebellious souls seem to be without restraint.  However, there is a restraining force on earth.  The whole earth would be in total chaos without this restraining force.  This restraining force is My Holy Spirit Who dwells in My body on earth. 

I know how some in other nations accuse your nation of policing the whole world.  That is an impossibility.  Only My Holy Spirit has full power to restrain evil from taking over the world.  My Word says that My body on earth will continue to be the restraining force on earth until I come to take believers in Me out of this world.

When I said that I came into the world with a sword, I was speaking of My Spirit within those who believe in Me.  The very righteousness of My body on earth is the convicting power that causes a division between those who believe in Me and those who continue in their rebellion against Me.  This is why My Word says that as the world becomes darker in lawlessness, My body on earth will shine brighter and brighter.  It is up to you to submit yourself daily to the power of My Spirit Who enables you to shine brightly with My presence in these last days.

MATTHEW 10:34; MATTHEW 13:41-43; PROVERBS 4:18

Friday, November 8, 2013

ESTEEM

I am the manifestation of the fullness of the Godhead (Trinity) in bodily form.  I  came to reveal to mankind how relationships work.  The whole time I was on earth,  I submitted Myself to the will of My Father daily, and then I was empowered by Holy Spirit to carry out My Father's will.  I desire that you have this submissive relationship with Me and My Father every day.

When you were born of My Spirit, I came to dwell within you.  When you offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice every morning, My Holy Spirit then can use your body to glorify My Father throughout each day.  Relationships work well when you esteem others higher than yourself. 

Make it your goal today to allow Me to work through you both to give you a willingness to do My Father's will and to empower you by My Holy Spirit to accomplish His will on earth.  It is My Father's will always that you esteem others higher than yourself.

COLOSSIANS 2:9; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Thursday, November 7, 2013

OBEDIENCE

I know your goal is to live an obedient life that is surrendered to do My will.  Your very desire to be obedient is so pleasing to Me.  However, I am the only "Obedient One."  I fulfilled all of the law, and became obedient even through much suffering. 

The possibility of your reaching your goal to obey Me throughout each day is impossible unless you depend upon My Holy Spirit moment by moment.  When you are having a struggle to obey My will, surrender your will to mine.  Pull down every thought that wants to disobey Me and give those thoughts to Me.  I will then be able to empower you with My Spirit to obey.

Taking every thought captive to My obedience is the key to living in obedience to My will.  This takes discipline, but My Spirit will help you to be faithful to pull down every stronghold that opposes My will.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-6

Monday, November 4, 2013

RELATIONSHIPS

When Father and I and Holy Spirit said, "Let us make man in our image," We wanted to make human beings on earth who could enjoy the same agape love that We enjoy.  The Godhead or as some call it "the trinity" was in relationship with one another before the world began.  We are like a family.  We wanted the oneness that we were to be experienced by and expressed through created beings.

As you well know, My enemy had his way and seduced Adam and Eve. The agape love that we experienced was blocked from full manifestation. Self willfulness and selfishness began to be manifested on earth.

When I was willing to offer Myself as the perfect sacrifice, the pattern of sacrificial agape love could once again be established on earth.  I prayed to My Father just before I died on the tree to take upon myself the sins of the world, that those who believed in Me would be one even as the Father and I are one.  Because of My redeeming blood that was shed for the remission of sin, it is now possible for My body (all those who believe in Me) to manifest agape love for one another.  My Holy Spirit makes this possible.  Submit yourself to Him today and allow Him to fill your heart with My love so that you can love others as I love them.

GENESIS 1:26; ROMANS 5:5

Thursday, October 31, 2013

EQUIPPED

I know that sometimes you do not feel equipped to do My will.  When you have those feelings, remember that the same power that raised Me from the dead dwells in your mortal body.  My Holy Spirit has everything you need to equip you to do the work that I have ordained you to do.

My Spirit equips you with the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, might and counsel, knowledge and the fear of the Lord.  My Spirit is able to kindle the flame within you to keep you moving in My way and My will.  However, it is up to you to fan that flame so that it keeps burning brightly.

You ask, "How can I fan that flame within Me?"  Only three things are required of you to keep My light within you burning brightly.  Those three things are abide in Me by communing with Me all the day long; abide in My Word by reading and heeding My Word; and abide in My love by receiving and giving My love to others.

ISAIAH 11:2; ROMANS 8:11

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ABUNDANT

I came to give you life and to give it to you more abundantly.   Many interpret My words to mean that I will give them an abundance of riches and material things.  The abundance that I offer is not an abundance of worldly things.  Although, I have promised that if you seek first My kingdom and My righteousness, your daily needs will be met.  Those needs are clothing, food, and shelter.

The abundant living that I can give you far exceeds just meeting physical needs or giving material things.  The abundance that I offer you is found only as you seek My kingdom first.  My kingdom does not consist of food and drink.  My kingdom is filled with My righteousness, My peace, and joy in My Spirit.

When you seek Me first and My kingdom, you will experience peace and joy even when you go through trials.  When you are aware that you are living in My kingdom as well as this world, you can be of good cheer because I have already overcome the world.

JOHN 10:10, 16:33; MATTHEW 6:33-34; ROMANS 14:17

Monday, October 28, 2013

PLEASURE

It is natural for people to seek ways to pleasure themselves.  I created them with the desire to enjoy My creation.  I created the five senses to be pleasure points in the body that can receive the sensational and beautiful world I created.  However, since the Fall, the world you live in has become polluted, and so many seek pleasure in ways that do not glorify Me.

I long for everyone to enjoy My Kingdom during their lifetimes.  My Kingdom is not polluted.  It is filled with peace, joy, and beauty.  It is My Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.  The good news is that once you have entered My Kingdom by believing in Me, you can experience the pleasures of My Kingdom no matter what is happening in the world around you.

In My presence is fullness of joy and pleasures for ever more.  Enjoy My Kingdom today as you experience My presence with you moment by moment.

PSALM 16:11; LUKE 12:32; ROMANS 14:17

Sunday, October 27, 2013

CONCLUSIONS

People who live in your age often jump to conclusions when they see all that is happening in the world.  They often forget that all the conclusions to events are found in My Word.  To find the rest of the story, all they need to do is look into My Word.

I am the ultimate conclusion to everything in this world.  The plan of My Father is simple.  He plans to gather in one all things in Me, both that are in heaven and that are on earth; even in Me.  I have revealed My Father's plan to My beloved, so those who believe in Me never have to jump to conclusions when they see the world spinning wildly to disaster.

Take comfort that you are in Me and I am in you.  You do know the rest of the story.  I have revealed it to you so that you can rest in the presence of My love for all eternity.

EPHESIANS 1:9-10

Saturday, October 26, 2013

IMAGINATION

When I created you, I created you with a divine imagination.  You are able to have images come across the screen of your mind throughout the day.  I created you with the ability to imagine because this ability will help you to better worship Me.  You cannot see Me with your physical eyes, but you can see Me with your mind.

Since creation, My enemy has sought to pollute your imagination.  He wants to crowd out the images that I give you with his wicked, worldly images.  This is why you need to be ever on the alert to pull down every vain imagination in  your mind by taking it captive and giving it to Me.  You are not capable of cleansing your mind.   

The moment you have an image in your mind that is worldly, think immediately about My obedience.  Understand that only I can overcome your flesh and the images My enemy gives you.  However, for the cleansing process to begin you need to do two things - give those images to Me and then abide in My Word.  My Word will renew and cleanse your mind of all pollution.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:2-6

Friday, October 25, 2013

SCREENING

I know how you dread the physical screenings that you have to endure at the request of your physicians.  I also know how relieved you are when you find out there is no problem with you physically.  Never take your good health for granted.

I am the "Great Physician," and you never have to fear when I screen you for spiritual health.  There is nothing hidden from My eyes that pierce through your inner being like laser beams.  When I screen your inner being, I see Me within your heart.  I see you perfect and complete in Me.  Yes, you do
fall short of My glory at times, but this never deters Me from seeing My righteousness within you.

As you behold Me day by day, you will grow more like Me.  Keep your eyes fixed on Me, and your spiritual health will always be excellent.  Your health will prosper as your soul prospers.

3 JOHN 2

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ABSORB

Every day I want you to drink in My Holy Spirit just the way you drink a glass a water.  Breathe in deeply and allow My Spirit to anoint you with a fresh anointing.  My anointing does abide in you continually, but daily you need to be refreshed by My Holy Spirit.

Daily you need the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, and knowledge and the fear of the Lord to invade your inner person.  I have given you a way to refresh yourself all during the day.  That way is to pray in the Spirit  through out the day.  When you do this, you will be energized to do those things that you need to do during the day.

Take time to recognize My presence with you, and absorb My presence just like that fresh glass of water is absorbed into your physical body.  Drinking water to quench your physical thirst is important, but even more important is drinking My Holy Spirit and allowing the water of My Word to refresh absorb, and nourish you.

ISAIAH 11:2; 28;11-12

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

AWARE

I want you to be aware of the times, places, and people you meet every day.  I have plans for you each day, and those plans are good.  They are not evil.  Those plans are designed to give you a purpose, a hope, and an expected end.  However, to accomplish those plans, you must be aware of My presence with you moment by moment.

Faith can only operate in the present moment.  This is why I want you to be aware of My presence with you moment by moment.  Know that I will help you share My good news with those you meet during the day.  Know that I will put you in the right place at the right time so that My glory will be manifested through what you say and what you do.

Awareness of My presence with you will help you to not be overwhelmed by the things that are occurring in the world during this present hour.  Keep your focus on Me, not yourself.  In My presence is fullness of joy and in My right hand are pleasures for evermore.  You will have a joyful day today as you are constantly aware of My presence with you.

JEREMIAH 29:11; PSALM 16:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

HUMILITY

Humility is a character quality that I long to see in My beloved.  I called Moses My friend and talked with him face to face because he was a meek, humble man,.  Yes, he had his complaints, but he poured them all out to Me.  I was against the Children of Israel because they complained to one another.  When you complain to others, you are murmuring, and you know what happened to the children of Israel because of their constant murmuring.

You humble yourself before Me when you have a teachable Spirit.  You humble yourself before Me when you cast all of your cares upon Me because you know with great assurance that I care about you.  You humble yourself before Me when you see me as I see you.  You are righteous in My sight.

Every morning humble yourself before Me by talking with Me about your every care and by reading My Word with a teachable spirit.  Spend time with Me and allow Me to tell you how much I love you.  The character quality of humility will then be formed in you.

1 PETER 5:6; NUMBERS 12:3

Monday, October 21, 2013

FALL

Ever since the "Fall" of mankind in the garden, people have been stumbling and falling.  It is easy to stumble and fall when you are walking in a dark place.  This world is getting darker and darker, and many believers are falling away from the pure truth of My good news.  Just as Paul wrote Timothy,
so many have become lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.

I am the light of this world and only as you walk in the light of My love day by day will My Spirit be able to keep you from falling.  I have called you to be a light shining in the midst of this darkness.
As you allow My light within you shine before men, you will be able to help others in My body from falling by giving in to their own lusts..

The good news is that as the world grows darker, those who remain faithful to Me will grow brighter and brighter until that Day when I return.  Keep shining and I will brighten your steps and brighten your path as you go about your daily tasks.  You will have no fear of falling or failing Me.  I am able to keep that which you have committed Me from falling against that Day.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1; MATTHEW 5:16;

Sunday, October 20, 2013

IMPRESSIONS

My Holy Spirit delights when you follow through with the gentle impressions He places on your inner person throughout the day.  I have given you two sets of ears - physical and spiritual ears.  You have to be intentional to tune into the leading of My Holy Spirit with your spiritual ears.  With all the noise of the world around you, sometimes it is difficult to hear His still, quiet voice.

As much as possible, keep worldly noise at a low volume today.  Be sensitive to the gentle impressions My Spirit gives you, and then ask for His anointing and power to follow through on those impressions.

You are a co-laborer with Me, and there is still much to do in My Kingdom while you  are on earth.  When you read My Word, allow My Spirit to interpret and teach you what I want you to glean from My Word each day.  My Spirit longs to instruct and correct you through My Word.  Today, make it your goal to open your spiritual ears to all that My Spirit wants to tell you.

JOHN 14:16-17, 16:13-14

Saturday, October 19, 2013

ASSURANCE

Many of My beloved have not received the full assurance of their salvation.  They feel this way because they still think that they can earn the free gift of salvation that I gave them over 2,000 years ago.  They do not realize that I came to give them life and life more abundantly.  My enemy enjoys giving my beloved doubts even about whether or not they are saved.

Once you have truly given your heart to Me, and you have believed that I lived, that I died to forgive you of all of your sins, and that I was resurrected, you can rest assured that My Holy Spirit came to dwell within you.  My Holy Spirit within you is the guarantee that you will spend eternity with Me.

Pray for those who do not yet have the full assurance of their salvation.  Ask My Holy Spirit to reveal to them the truth that by grace they were saved through faith, not of works that they have done. Salvation was My gift to them.  Once that gift has been received by faith, it will never be taken away from them.

JOHN 6:27; EPHESIANS 2:8; 2 CORINTHIANS 1:22  

Friday, October 18, 2013

REFINE

When something is refined, all the impurities and imperfections are removed and the person or object being refined is improved.  It is true that you are being changed from glory to glory as you behold Me.  You are being refined by My Holy Spirit daily to be more like Me in your actions and in your speech.

Remember always, that My Father sees you complete in Me.  You are cloaked in My righteousness, and there is nothing you can do to make yourself more righteous in the sight of My Father.  At the same time, My Spirit longs for you to daily submit yourself to Him so that He can have free access to your flesh.  It is your flesh that sometimes blocks My glory from shining brightly through you.

My Father commanded the light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the light of the knowledge of His glory in My very face.  However, you do have this treasure in your earthen vessel so that the excellency of My power might be displayed through you.  Only My power, My Spirit, can deal with the imperfections in your flesh.  Submit yourself today to His refining process.

COLOSSIANS 2:10; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:18, 4:6-7

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DECEPTION

Deception is one of My enemy's favorite weapons that he uses against My beloved.  I said that he (the devil) was a liar and the father of lies.  He twists the truth.  He even twisted the truths of My Word when he tempted Me in the wilderness.

Your only defense and offense against receiving Satan's lying thoughts is to so fill your mind with the truths of My Word that you can recognize immediately the lying thoughts that Satan sends you.
You wear the helmet of salvation when you consistently read and heed My Word day by day. 

Just before I left My disciples, I prayed, "Sanctify them through Your truth: Your Word is truth."    I prayed that prayer not only for My disciples when I lived on earth, but also for all those who would believe on Me through their word.  Do not let a day go by without reading My Word.  My Word has keeping power.

JOHN 8:44, 17:17

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

DECISIONS

Every day you are faced with decisions.  I love it when you ask Me for wisdom before you make these decisions.  It is My joy to give you wisdom even about the little decisions you have to make in a day's time.

As you study My Word, you will discover that when individuals failed to ask Me for wisdom, the results ended in disaster.  You will never be indecisive when you remember that I am all wisdom and that you can draw from the well springs of My wisdom daily.

Today, try asking Me for wisdom even for the small decisions you have to make, and you will see good results from those decisions throughout the day.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:30

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

THOUGHTS

When you set your affections on things that are above instead of worldly things, your thoughts will be pure, lovely, virtuous, and of good report.  It is so easy for your mind to get into a whirlwind of "What if?" thoughts.  The flesh part of you wants to figure things out, but when you stop leaning on your own understanding, you will be able to partake of My peace.

My friend Paul exhorted all those who believe in Me  to not be anxious about anything.  He also shared that when you replace worry thoughts with thoughts that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely virtuous, praise worthy and of good report, My peace will guard both your heart and your mind.

Fill your mind with thoughts of Me, and there will be no room in your mind for worry thoughts.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-8

Monday, October 14, 2013

CONDITIONS

I am grateful that you have learned to make your requests known to Me with thanksgiving.  This is the secret to believing and receiving prayer.  When you thank Me ahead of time before you see the answer to your prayer manifested on earth, I rejoice because I know that you then have confidence not only that I have heard your prayer, but also that I have answered it.  The answer may not come right away, but you can trust My timing to be according to My will.

You have learned to pray the promise instead of the problem.  However, there are conditions to many of My promises.  You only have to fulfill three conditions for you to enjoy receiving My promises.
The three conditions are to abide in Me, abide in My word, and abide in My love.  I exhorted My disciples to do these three things before I left them to return to My Father.

When you are abiding in Me, My Word, and My love, the prayers that you pray will be according to My will.  John wrote that you can have strong confidence that I not only hear your prayers, but I also will answer them because you pray prayers that are according to My will.

PHILLIPIANS 4:6-7; 1 JOHN 5:14-16

Saturday, October 12, 2013

SELF-CONTROL

One of the most difficult fruits in the Spirit to develop is self-control.  The fruits of the Spirit are cultivated, and it takes time and discipline to produce this fruit.  However, remember that you have the help of My Holy Spirit whenever you call out My name. 

When you feel out of control, simply speak My name, and My Spirit will help you overcome the temptation to lose control.  My enemy loves to put pressure on you.  He hopes that you will say and do things that will harm others when you are under pressure.  He wants to use your mouth to wound even those who are closest to you.

Be on the alert constantly to the ways of the enemy.  When you are under pressure and about to say and do things that do not display the fruit of love, take just a moment to call upon My name.  There is power in My name to dispel the attempts of the enemy to make you lose control.

GALATIANS 5:22-23; 2 PETER 1:2-11

Friday, October 11, 2013

WEDDING

Often young women dream about their wedding day.  They see themselves dressed in a beautiful gown,  They imagine that handsome future bridegroom waiting for them as they float down the isle to meet their bridegroom to say their vows to one another.  They forget that marriage is more than a ceremony.  It is a covenant between the bride and bridegroom.

I do not mind your dreaming about the day when I will come for My bride.  You look forward to that day.  It is true that My second coming will be exciting and the marriage supper I  have prepared for you will be extraordinary.  However, I want your focus to be on My presence with you moment by moment. 

Faith can only work in the "now," and now there is much for you to do to further My Kingdom while there is still time.  I want you to daily focus on My presence with you right now.  Ask My Spirit to use you to be a witness to everyone you encounter today.  Remember that whoever is in your presence at the moment is someone who I want to touch with My presence.

REVELATION 21:2

Thursday, October 10, 2013

DELIGHT

Your steps are ordered by Me, and I always delight in the way that you are going.  I go before you, and I also am your rear guard.  My Holy Spirit stands beside you day by day to lead and guide you into all truth.  As you read My Word, My Spirit will give you direction and wisdom.

I am your "Good Shepherd," and I lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake.  I delight in you when you are traveling that path of righteousness.  You travel that path when you trust in Me with all your heart. 

I am the "Way, the Truth, and the Life."  When you travel My Way, you can know with full assurance that I will put you in the right place at the right time.  Look forward today to walking the path that I have already prepared for you this day.

PROVERBS 16:9; PSALM 37:23

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

IDENTIFICATION

You live in an age when you almost need to carry identification papers everywhere you go.  You do not need to have any identification to prove who you are to Me.  I knew you from the foundation of the earth.  Your name is written on the palms of My hands.  You are known not only to Me, but all of heaven knows you.  Even demons know you.  Remember when the seven brothers of Sce'va were trying to cast out the demons in someone, and they said, "Paul I know; but who are you?" 

You never have to fear that demons know you because there are definitely more angels with the knowledge of you than there are demons.  I am the captain of the Heavenly Hosts, and I am able to send angels to rescue you whenever you call on My name.

Angels hearken to the voice of My Word when it is spoken through you.  Call on My name, praise Me in song with scriptural songs, and worship Me throughout the day.  When you do this faith fully, moment by moment, My angels will always be near to help you.

EPHESIANS 1:4;ISAIAH 49:16;ACTS 19:14

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

RETRIBUTION

Retribution is reward or punishment given for past actions.  My heart is always to reward you, not to punish you.  I bore the punishment for your sins when I died to forgive you of all of your sins - past, present, and future.

The rewards you will receive in heaven will be based upon the righteous works that you have allowed Me to accomplish through you.  You will be judged for reward, not punishment.

You do not have to be afraid of seeing Me face to face.  I will embrace you and receive you to Myself with no condemnation in My heart at all for your past failures.  I will only see the works that I accomplished through you and those works are eternal.  Look forward to My soon return, and in the meantime, yield yourself to Me day by day.  There are still many works I desire to accomplish through you.  Keep close to Me, listen to My Spirit, and ask for the power of My Spirit to accomplish those works.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Sunday, September 29, 2013

CHILD

Except you become as a little child, you cannot enter My Kingdom.  A child does not have to know everything before they trust anyone.  They simply believe what others tell them because they feel like those who are older than they are know more than they know.

I want you to have childlike faith.  When you are able to trust Me without knowing all about Me, I am pleased.  It will take you a lifetime to learn all there is to know about Me.  In fact, it will take all eternity to know Me with complete knowledge.

Trust Me every day to lead and guide you because I do know more than you know.  I know what is ahead of you, and I can lead you daily to be in the right place at the right time.  I will lead you with My strong right hand.  Whenever you raise your hands to praise Me, I take both of your hands and draw you close to Me.  When you draw closer to Me, you will get to know Me better.

JOHN 3

Saturday, September 28, 2013

MIND

I want you to always remember that you have My mind.  I am your wisdom and your understanding.  You may draw from My wisdom and understanding whenever you ask for wisdom.  My Holy Spirit is able to cause the knowledge you gain when you read My Word to travel from your head to your heart.

Understanding is that bridge.  Remind yourself daily to ask for a fresh anointing of My Spirit.  When you do this, you will receive My Wisdom and My understanding.  The knowledge you will gain is the knowledge of Me.  When you know Me in a deeper way, you will be able to trust Me with all of your heart.

ISAIAH 11:2

Friday, September 27, 2013

PAUSE

I have seen you press the pause button on your remote when you have to leave a movie on TV.  We did not have such inventions when I walked on earth.  However, My life was very much like a movie.  My Father was the director and I was the One who was on the scene to display His glory to the world.  I was not acting, but I did pause continually throughout the day to ask My Father what He wanted Me to do.

As I was in the world, so are you.  I desire for you to display My glory daily.  However, in order to do that, you need to be completely dependent upon My Holy Spirit as He directs your day.  He is always waiting for you to ask for His help.  When you pause to ask Him what you should do next, He will be faithful to direct you.

Press the pause button on the movie of your life moment by moment.  In Me you live and move and have your being.  As you pause just a few minutes to consult My Spirit before you do the next thing, you will be amazed at how your days will flow and how you will always be at the right time at the right place.

ACTS 17:28

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CONCERN

Always know that I am more concerned about every detail of your life than you are.  Not only that, but I am able to perfect those things that concern you.

That is My plan for you today and every day.  All I ask of you is that you cast all of your cares upon Me.  I hope you understand that you never burden Me with your cares.  I love to take every care so that then I can make perfect intercessions about those cares.

I want you to have rest for you soul always.  Come to me daily and just pour out your concerns to Me.  My peace will then envelop you throughout the day.

1 PETER 5:7

Monday, September 23, 2013

EXHORTATION

Daily I want you to exhort others to love and good works.  It is My desire that everyone who believes in Me to take every opportunity to encourage and exhort not only believers, but also people who have not yet come to know Me. 

People long to hear words of praise and encouragement.  I have placed in every human heart the desire to worship and praise.  However, many will never use that gift or they may use that gift in the wrong way.  Many believers run to get worldly counsel when they feel weak.  I have given the anointing of might and counsel to enable everyone who yields to My Spirit to be able to give the words in season that will draw out the gifts that I have placed in people.

When My body on earth exhor others to love and good works, people will be strengthened by My spirit of might and counsel.  They will not have the need to seek worldly counsel.

HEBREWS 3:13; ISAIAH 11:2

Sunday, September 22, 2013

DAYSMAN

My friend Job longed for a "Daysman" between God and himself. The word "Daysman" means a mediator who can bring people together.  I am that "Daysman."  I am that "Mediator."  I came to reconcile the whole world to My Father.  However, only those who believe in Me will be reconciled to My Father. I am the High Priest Who bridges man with God.

I want you to know with full assurance that every day you live is a day that I will be your "Daysman" as you yield to Me.  I want your relationship with My Father to be close and unhindered.  I died to cleanse you and forgive you of all sins so that now you can ask anything of My Father in My name, and I will do it.

Rejoice today because I have paved the way for complete fellowship with My Father.  I also can mediate every relationship in your life that is strained and not complete.  Give those relationships to Me, and see how I can bring you once again into a reconciled relationship with that one that you love.

JOB 9:33

Saturday, September 21, 2013

SCHEDULES

I know how you like to schedule things in advance.  However, sometimes those schedules are interrupted with emergencies and unexpected events.  This is why I want you to hold on to your schedule lightly.  Give your schedule to Me and commit all that you have to do to meet those schedules to Me.

My Holy Spirit is a great administrator.  He sees ahead.  As you give your days to Him, He will order your steps.  You may think in your mind that you just have to do something right away.  Whenever you feel pressed and hurried, that is a good sign that you are operating in the strength of your own flesh.  This is why you get weary.

When you give your moments to Me and release your plans to Me, there will be a flow in you life.  One thing will lead to another in an orderly way.  I know your future, so only I know the best order of your scheduling.

PROVERBS 16:9

Friday, September 20, 2013

CLOSURE

Most everyone likes to have closure on trials and circumstances that have been difficult.  I know how you like to finish a project.  I always hear you exclaim, "Thank You God, I have finally finished that!"

There will be no complete closure in your life until you see Me face to face.  When you see Me face to face, I will say to you, "Well done, My good and faithful servant.  Enter into the joy of My Kingdom."

Until that day, continue yielding yourself to Me moment by moment.  Listen to the still, quiet voice of My Spirit as He leads you to do the next thing.  There is still much work to do in your life.  Look forward to the final closure of your life and pray daily that I will accomplish through you every work that I have planned for you to do from the foundation of the world.  I am the author and finisher of your faith.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; HEBREWS 12:2

Thursday, September 19, 2013

NEW

Remember always that old things have passed away and all things have become new.  When I died to reconcile you to My Father, you also died.  You are in Me and I am in you.  Daily reckon yourself dead to sin and alive to Me.  Your old man was buried in baptism, and now you are a new creature in Me. You still have to deal with you flesh, but give those fleshly desires to Me.  I will do battle for you.

Take each day as a new day.  Love takes no thoughts of suffered wrongs.  Also love takes no thought of past sins.  So far as the east is from the west, so far have I removed your transgressions.  I have forgiven you of all of  your sins - past, present, and future.  Now I see you are complete in Me.

Take each moment as a gift from Me.  I am your life, and I plan to use you in new ways everyday.
Look forward to dwelling in My presence moment by moment and every day will be filled with expectations of the new ways that I will reveal My love to you and the new ways I will lead you to reveal My love to others.

GALATIANS 2:20; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SAVINGS

I know how you love to go to a store and discover that there are some great sales.  You rejoice over all the prices that are lowered, and you can't wait to count up all the money you saved.  I love to give you savings too. 

I love to save you time and money.  When you yield yourself to My Holy Spirit, I can redeem your time.  Give your moments to me every morning and pray that I will put you in the right place at the right time.  When you invest monies into My Kingdom, you receive great dividends that are delivered to you in many ways.  The blessings that you receive from giving liberally are too many to mention.

It cost Me everything to purchase your salvation with My own blood, but all the riches in glory were restored to Me once I ascended into heaven to sit on the right hand of My Father.  Never forget that I am able to supply all of your needs according to the riches of My glory.  Look forward to the savings that I have for you.

PHILIPPIANS 4:19; EPHESIANS 1:18,3:16

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SENSES

I created mankind with five senses - touch, taste, see, hear, and smell.  These five senses were created for you to enjoy all of My creation.  These five senses are the gateways to your mind.  What you touch, taste, see, smell, and hear every day will determine whether or not you will stay close to Me during the day.  I want you to taste My Word every day.  It is your spiritual food.  When you read My Word and digest it by meditating on it all the day long, My enemy will not have a chance to seduce you into worldly thoughts and actions.

My enemy wants to use your five senses as gateways to tempt you.  The lust of your own flesh is one of his favorite doors to your soul that he wants to open.  Be on guard against his tactics.

The most important gateways to your mind are your ears, mouth, and eyes.  What you see; what you speak; and what you hear will affect your walk with Me.  Today, make it your goal to listen to the still, quiet voice of My Spirit.  Set no evil thing before your eyes.  Speak only those words that edify.  When you do this you will enjoy My presence all the day long and you will also enjoy My creation.

1 JOHN 2:15-17

Monday, September 16, 2013

LOVE

My Word says that you should love Me with all of your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the first commandment, and then I gave the second commandment that you love your   neighbor as yourself.  I further defined this second commandment when I exhorted My followers to love one another as I had loved then, that you also love one another

There is no way you can keep either of these commandments until you receive My love for you.  When you know how much I love you, I then will be able to express My love through you to others.

A good prayer to pray is, "Lord, help me to love others as You love them."  When you surrender your heart to Me, then the Holy Spirit will fill your heart with My love and My love will then naturally flow out of your heart to others.

MATTHEW 222:37-38; JOHN 13:34; ROMANS 5:5

Sunday, September 15, 2013

RECONSTRUCTION

I have heard people say, "Be patient with me.  I am still under construction."  It is true that daily My Holy Spirit is conforming you to My image, and that often is a slow process.  However,  My Spirit can not only construct you, but He can also reconstruct you.  After you have failed miserably and have given into your own flesh, My Spirit can reconstruct what strongholds have pulled down.

My Spirit can help you pull down those strongholds that have put pressure on you and that have spoiled some of the construction process in your life.  It is never too late to surrender your life again to the work of My Holy Spirit.

When you yield to My Spirit, He can form the characteristics of My nature in you.  You can speed this process by studying the promises in My Word and by claiming and proclaiming those promises in your life.

ROMANS 8:29; 2 PETER 2:2-8

Saturday, September 14, 2013

REVERENCE

There is something missing in your culture today.  That something is what causes people to respect one another and to care for one another.  That something is reverence.  When you revere someone, you will respect and honor them because you esteem them higher than yourself.

A sense of reverence is often missing in believers as they gather to worship Me.  It pleases Me to hear songs of praise and worship.  However, if the songs of praise and worship are not offered to Me with a reverent heart that is prepared to obey Me, I am not pleased.

The heart of true worship is to obey the will of My Father.  If you just mouth words without focusing on Me and revering Me as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, you have missed what true worship is.
True worship only occurs when you are willing for My Holy Spirit to shed My love abroad in your heart to such an extent that you greatly desire to lift your voice up to Me in praise and worship because you recognize how much I love you. 

Today offer your praise and worship to Me with a willing heart that is ready to receive My love and thereby obey My will.

ROMANS 5:5

Friday, September 13, 2013

WATCH

I gave two important exhortations just before I left earth.  I told My followers to watch and pray.  The exhortation to watch has many meanings.  First I wanted My followers to behold Me daily.  I had been with them in a physical way, but soon they would only be able to see Me in the Spirit.  I wanted them to watch for My presence and behold My face in the Spirit.  There are many exhortations in My Word about seeking My face.  When you behold Me in the Spirit, you become more like Me day by day.  I exhort you today to spend time in My presence to behold My glory.

Paul wrote that you have a treasure in your earthen vessel.  That treasure is the light of My glory that you will see as you behold My face in the Spirit.  I am always face to face with you, and I love to behold  your face daily.  I especially rejoice when I see My glory shining through your face.

I also exhort you to watch out for My enemy especially as the days draw nigh to My second coming.
He is seeking to devour whoever he may.  Watch out for his subversive and seducing ways.
Keep My face ever before you as David did, and I will then be able to protect you from giving into temptation.

MATTHEW 26:41; 11 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ARRIVING/ LEAVING

You spend your life arriving and leaving.  It is wonderful to arrive on a new job that is just the right fit, but when you have to leave that job, you are anxious about finding another job.  It is exciting to move to a new location, but when you have to move again, you dread having to establish yourself in a new community.  These changes in life are usually difficult.

You arrived on this earth as a babe who was totally dependent upon your parents to sustain you.  When you leave this earth, you may be totally dependent upon your children to sustain you. 

I want to comfort you with these words as you think about arriving and leaving events in your life.
I hold the key of David, and I go before you to open doors that no man can close and to close doors that no man can open.  I am the One Who will lead you throughout your life.  I am the One Who will put you in the right place at the right time.  Rest in Me and look forward to the changes in your life.  I am the One Who will sustain you throughout your times of arriving and leaving.

REVELATION 3:7

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

LISTENING

As you read My Word, you will see how many times I said, "He who has ears, let him hear."  Most everyone I created has physical ears.  However, you have not only physical ears, but you also have spiritual ears.  I want your spiritual ears to ever be on the alert to hear My voice.  My sheep hear My voice.

Many of My believers have not come to the place in their lives when they can clearly hear My voice.  I relay My voice to you in many ways.  One of the main ways is as you read My Word.  My Word is a lamp to your feet to help guide you as you go through life, but My Word will even give you more direction if you will allow My Holy Spirit to narrate My Word to you as you read it.

I sent My Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth.  Depend upon My Holy Spirit as you read My Word and let Him give you a deep understanding of My Word.  He also will help you apply My Word to your life.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  The next time you sit down to read My word, listen to the still, quiet voice of My Holy Spirit as He gives you understanding, instruction and direction.

LUKE 14:25; JOHN 10:27; ROMANS 10:17

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

REVIEW

There is great value in reviewing your life to discover the many ways I have strengthened you and helped you along your life's journey.  My enemy always seeks to cloud your memory of the times when I have done battle for you and given you the victory. 

The psalmist David knew the value of reviewing past victories and also reviewing My goodness and the various aspects of My nature.  Whenever you feel down and think that I am not answering your prayers, take time to review how I have answered your prayers in the past.

I love for you to review some of the promises in My Word that have been fulfilled in your life.  Speak those promises out loud and you will soon find yourself in an attitude of gratitude.  Thanksgiving to Me then will not be a sacrifice, but instead it will be a delightful offering to Me.

PSALM 27

Monday, September 9, 2013

REPORTS

I want you always to believe My reports and not the reports of this world.  Most of the reports of this world are negative.  My reports are always positive.  Some of the My reports are as follows:

I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly.
I love you with an everlasting love.
My grace is sufficient to supply strength in those times that you feel weak.
I will supply all of your needs according to My riches in glory.
There is nothing to hard for Me.
I send My Word and I heal.
I always order the steps of a good man.
You are hid with Me in My Father's heart.
I am always present with you and will never leave you.
Greater am I in you than he that is in the world.
Call upon Me and I will always answer you.
I give you My peace, not as the world gives, give I unto you.
I am the bishop of your soul.
I am your hope and your ever present help in times of trouble.
I rejoice over you with singing.

These are just a few of My reports.  Meditate on these reports and add to this list today, and your soul will be filled with joy.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

THRILLS

I know exactly how human nature works.  One of the reasons that I had to tent Myself in flesh and come and live among the people on earth was so that I could identify with humankind.  When I was on earth, I was touched with all the feelings that people have with the exception of lusts (the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life).

I know every weakness that you have, and this is why I want you to always call upon Me when you are tempted to give in to one of your worldly lusts.  My enemy wants to seduce you by promising you thrills if you will give in to his temptations.  Every person has a desire to experience thrills in their lifetime.

The truth is that there is nothing in life more thrilling than living a life submitted to My Holy Spirit.  My Spirit has adventures planned for you that will fulfill your need to experience thrills.  Submit to His guidance daily, and you will be amazed at the thrills that await you.

HEBREWS 4:15

Saturday, September 7, 2013

CALCULATE

I know how you try to calculate in your mind those things that you need to do in the days ahead.  It is good to plan, however, some things in your mind just do not add up.  You see things from a temporal view so often, but I have an eternal view.

Instead of trying to figure things out in your mind like an accountant calculates a balance sheet, release your plans to Me.  I can do exceedingly, abundantly more than you could ever ask or think, according to My power that works within you.

Look forward to the surprises I have in store for you.  I go ahead of you to prepare all things, and My calculations never fail.  My plans for you are for good, not for evil to give you a purpose and a hope in this life and an expected end.  Trust Me with your future and rest your mind from these constant calculations.

EPHESIANS 3:20; JEREMIAH 29:11

Friday, September 6, 2013

POSSESSION

You are My precious possession.  I purchased you with My own blood.  I have already paid the bride price to have you as My bride forever.  Meditate on that fact today. 

So many on this earth want to accumulate possessions.  However, the more you have the more you have to take care of and worry about.  I want you to simplify your life so that you can spend more time focusing on Me instead of the things of this world.

There is one thing that I want you to possess.  I want you to possess your soul.  By that I mean that I want you to be careful to not let the things of this world crowd out your thoughts of Me in your mind and your praise and worship of Me with your soul.  Lift your soul up to Me daily and with patience possess your soul.  It is the busyness of this world and worldly cares and worries that will choke out your fruitfulness.  Keep your mind stayed upon Me and your soul will be at peace all the day long.

LUKE 21:19; ISAIAH 26:3

Thursday, September 5, 2013

COMPARE

It is not wise for you to compare yourself to others.  Others may seem to be more advanced in their spiritual walk with Me than you, but always remember that I have no pets.  Every believer is precious to Me, and I never compare one with the other. 

My desire is that you only focus on Me as you go through your life.  You have your function in My body, and I will enable you to fulfill that function.  I am faithful to call each believer to position themselves to do My will as they labor with others in My Kingdom.  I am not only faithful to call you,  but I am also faithful to do My will through you.

I am the One Who works through you both to give you the will and the enablement to accomplish the works that I have planned for you to do.  As you depend upon Me moment by moment, you will be amazed at how fruitful in My Kingdom you will be.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:12; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

REMARKABLE

You have experienced many remarkable events in your life, and you will continue to experience even more remarkable occurrences in your life.  The reason for the remarkable events in your life is because I am a remarkable God.  As you pray daily to be led by My Spirit to be in the right place at the right time, you will see how I have already prepared the way for you to walk in daily.

I know your heart is to minister to others, and I will see to it that you have those opportunities.  When I walked the Sea of Galilee, My Father led Me to the people who had prepared hearts to receive His powerful touch through Me. 

When you drive your car, you are always looking down the road to be sure that you do not encounter any dangers.  My Father always looked down the road for Me and He does the same for you. When you give your day and your moments to Me, you can look forward to the remarkable appointments with people that I have ordained for you to make.  Pray daily not to miss out on any of the divine appointments that I have designed for you.

JOHN 16:13-16

Friday, August 30, 2013

EDIFICATION

It is so important that you speak to others with words that edify (build up) instead of pulling them down.  Strongholds in other people's lives can be pulled down when you lift people up in prayer and also lift them up with edifying words of praise. 
Sometimes your prayers to Me do not flow into My throne room because you speak negative things over the people you are lifting before Me.  If you truly believe that I can change the hearts of others, then you will call those things that are not as though they are.

Ask Me to give you a faith picture of the people you are lifting before Me in prayer.  See them as I see them.  Your prayers then will be much more effective.

ROMANS 14:19; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:11

Thursday, August 29, 2013

RESTORATION

I am your redeemer Who can restore all broken relationships.  I can restore the years the locusts have eaten.  My enemy is a liar and he loves to deceive people.  The major deception he uses is to cause a person to feel like there is no way a relationship can be healed and restored.  This is a wicked lie because I am the healer of broken hearts and I am the restorer of broken relationships.  I am the way the truth and the life. 

When a relationship seems to be dissolved, I wait with open arms to embrace the one who humbles himself or herself and comes to Me for help.  There is no such thing as irreconcilable differences when the two in a relationship are seeking My help and trust Me with all of their hearts.

My heart is grieved when people believe the lies of the enemy.  The truth is that there is nothing too hard for Me and there is no heart that is so hard that I cannot soften. Pray for those today who feel that there is no hope for restoration.  This is a lie because I am their hope.  To restore means to make better than before.  I long to do this in every broken relationship.

JOEL 2:25

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

UNION

Marriage is a union of a husband and wife to one another.  This is why Paul compared marriage to the union between Me and My bride.  For a union to take place in a marriage, both spouses must be willing to lay their life down for one another.  Many marriages do not last because one spouse wants to have more out of the marriage than they are receiving.

Satan knows that he cannot prevail against the church, so he has taken the tactic of destroying marriages to demonstrate that people on this earth cannot be one in spirit, soul, and body.  Division in churches and marriages is the work of the powerful anti-Christ spirit.  However, My Holy Spirit is more powerful than any anti-Christ spirit.

Satan especially enjoys attacking the marriages of those who believe in Me.  When marriages are threatened, pull down the strongholds that are causing division and selfishness in the marriage.
Whenever a spouse wants his or her way, the spirit of pride has also entered.  The fruits of pride are jealousy and contention.  The holy union of marriage can only be broken when one spouse is unwilling to esteem the other spouse higher than themselves.  Every relationship in life would be healed if one person in the relationship is willing to lay his or her life down for the other.

EPHESIANS 5

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

LIGHT

I am the light of the world, and the light of My glory is within you.  My Father commanded the light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the light of the knowledge of the glory of My Father in My very face.  You have this treasure within your earthen vessel, so that the excellency of My power might be of My Father and not of you.

You experience troubles every day and they seem to come to you from all directions.  You may be persecuted for righteousness sake, and you may be even at the point of despair.  All this happens to show forth My glory within your vessel and out from your vessel to the world.

Do not murmur and complain about your circumstances.  Instead, understand that you have been chosen to reveal My light to the world through the joy, patience, peace, hope, and love that you display in the midst of those circumstances.  Stay steadfast in your faith and soon you will see My glory displayed in your life in a mighty way. Give Me thanks continually and rejoice.  Remember to rejoice in Me always even in the midst of trials.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-10; JAMES 1:2-4

Monday, August 26, 2013

TRESPASS

The prayer that I taught My disciples was a prayer that My Father loves to hear.  When that prayer is prayed with a sincere heart, My Father's will in your life will be manifested.  One of the key exhortations in that prayer is to ask My Father to forgive your own debts as you forgive your debtors.  Then I added that "if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Later I exhorted those who believe in Me to make sure they have forgiven all those who have wronged them when they pray..

When someone offends you, it is vital that you forgive them.  If you find yourself reviewing all the ways people in your life have hurt you, that is evidence that you have not sincerely forgiven them.
Love takes no thought of suffered wrongs. 

Your prayers will be most effective when you make sure that you have forgiven all those who have hurt you.  True forgiveness occurs when you can release all judgment of those people who have hurt you to Me.  When you do this, you will see the answers to the prayers that you have been praying for years.

MATTHEW 6:12, 15; MARK 11:25-26;

Sunday, August 25, 2013

CONSIDERATION

It amazes Me to see the lack of consideration that many have towards others.  When you see people as I see them, you will not fall into the fleshly trap of seeing yourself above others.  When you see yourself above others, you will be judgmental and critical of them.  You also will often be rude to others. 

I want you to have My view of people.  I died for the whole world.  When you encounter people today, remember that I died to save them as well as you.

Consider the following truths from My Word before you call someone a "jerk" or evil.  Paul exhorted believers to speak evil of no man.  The evil you see in others is instigated by Satan.  You are not fighting a flesh and blood battle.  You are warring against demonic forces that display their fruits in others.  Keep this in mind when you encounter difficult people.  I have called you to love your enemies, to bless those who curse you, to do good to those who hate you, and to pray for those who despitefully use you, and persecute you. When you consider these truths, you will not be prideful.  Instead, you will esteem others higher than yourself.

TITUS 3:1-2; MATTHEW 5:44

Saturday, August 24, 2013

RESTRAINT

My love for you is without restraint.  My love is boundless, unlimited, extravagant, and abundant.  People put restraints on My love.  They feel like they are not worthy of the boundless love that I offer them daily. Some feel sufficient in themselves and do not think that they need My love.  When I died on the tree of sacrifice, the doors were open wide for the whole world to embrace my love. However, so many in this world have gone their own way and refused to come to Me and allow Me to embrace them with My everlasting love.

If someone offered you a love that was without conditions, wouldn't you want to receive that love?  Yet many have refused the gift of My unconditional love.  There is only one condition that must be met in order for you to receive My love.  That condition is simply to believe in Me.  Believe that I died to forgive you of all of your sins (past, present and future).

Many are still trying to earn My love.  My love is free.  I gave My love to the whole world when I died, was buried, and was raised from the dead.  Your mandate is to help people understand how much I love them.  When they embrace My love, they then will have fruitful, meaningful lives.

JOHN 3:16-17

Friday, August 23, 2013

PARTiALITY

My wisdom is without partiality. My love is also without partiality. What does this mean?  This means that I am a God Who has no pets.  I died for the whole world.  Yet, so many in this world will not believe and receive the fact that if they were the only one in this world, I would have died for them.  I have a heart for every individual and it breaks My heart when I see people going their own way instead of coming to Me.

I want you to live a life without partiality.  I want you to treat every person as My personal treasure Who I gave My life's blood to save.  When you believe that the person you are talking to or spending time with is a person who I considered worthy of My laying My life down for, you then will enter a life that will be open to My love being demonstrated through everything you do and everything you say. 

When you are without partiality, you will never be rude or unkind to people.  You will not gossip about people.  You will not judge and criticize people.  Instead, you will love them with My love and My love is without partiality.

JAMES 3:17

Thursday, August 22, 2013

SILENCE

I know how difficult it is for you to find a time to be quiet and silent in My presence.  However,
this is so important because it is during those quiet times that you can hear My voice clearly.
When you have your morning times with Me, just be still and quiet for a few minutes.  I want to sing songs to you, and I want to feed you My Word.

Focus on My presence with You and allow My Holy Spirit to be your teacher as you read My Word.
Some people neglect to have those quiet times with Me because they think those times have to be lengthy.  I can give you a word that will strengthen you for the rest of the day if you will spend a few minutes in silence in My presence.

There is much I want to tell you, but often the busy hours of the day crowd those quiet times in My presence out of your day.  My servant David was king and he had many duties.  This is why he covenanted with me to seek Me early in the morning.  Just a few moments spent with Me early in the morning will make your day fruitful and rewarding.

PSALM 63:1

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WAIT

My beloved often think that waiting upon Me means doing nothing.  However, you wait upon Me every time you minister to Me by offering the beautiful spiritual sacrifices of praise and worship.
You wait upon Me when you offer your body as a living sacrifice.

I am a God of action and faith is always active.  I hold the keys of David that open the doors that no man can shut and close the doors that no man can open.  Walking in the Spirit means just that.  You have to keep walking by faith not by sight.  Faith is always active.  As you move by the leadership of My Spirit, you will go through the doors that I have already opened for you.

When you wait upon Me, you may slow your walk in the Spirit down a little in order to tarry in My presence. When I told My disciples to tarry or wait in Jerusalem until they received the promise of My Father, they were doing something.  They were praying.  I want you to keep moving, praying, and stepping out in faith with the great expectation of what is awaiting you.

ACTS 1:4; LUKE 12:35-40

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

RECOMMENDATION

People who are looking for a new job often ask for references (people who can give them good recommendations).  You can trust Me to always give you a good recommendation.  The recommendation I give you is more than a temporal recommendation.  It is an eternal recommendation.

When I died on the tree of sacrifice, I paved the way for all those who believe in Me to have a spotless recommendation to offer My Father.  When you became a believer in Me, My Father saw you perfect, without spot or blemish, and righteous.  You are clothed in My righteousness, and My favor (excellent recommendation) surrounds you as a shield.

You can have strong confidence whenever you have to apply for a job because I am your confidence. 
Whoever interviews you will see something different about you.  They will see My love, My joy, and My peace by your words, actions and the countenance of your face.  Your job on earth is to display My glory to every one you encounter.  Part of the word "recommendation" is commendation.  You have the highest commendation there is.  You are a saint in My Kingdom.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:21

Monday, August 19, 2013

CAPTURE

The word "capture" usually has a bad connotation.  However, today I want you to see how wonderful it is that I have captured you.  I was able to capture you out of the enemy 's camp.  I was able to translate you from the enemy's kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of My light. 

Now that I have captured you, you are mine forever.  I will never let you go.  You are hid with Me in My Father's heart and you are safe from the enemy.  No weapon that is formed against you now will prosper because I have placed you in the safe place of My pavilion far away from the strife of tongues.

Today meditate on how I have captured your heart. Now your heart beats with the same rhythm that My heart beats.  We are One.  I will never leave you or forsake you. You are mine for all eternity.  It was My joy to capture you so that I can rapture you and the end of time,

COLOSSIANS 3:3; ISAIAH 54:17 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

CONSEQUENCES

My grace is continually pouring down from My throne room to you.  The only thing that can stop my grace from being fully experienced in your life is pride.  When you think that you can do things on your own, be on the alert because there will be consequences.

I resist the proud and give grace to the humble.  This is why I exhorted believers to humble themselves by casting all of their cares upon Me..  The consequences you will experience when you do not release yourself and every care to Me are definitely not punishments delivered at my hand..

I want to give you a gift that few believers are willing to receive.  That gift is the gift of helplessness.  When I deliver this gift to you, you will at last turn to Me and release whatever burden you have to Me instead of trying work things out on your own.  I always stand ready to help you in time of need. You have free excess to My throne room. Today make it your goal to come to Me immediately with every problem.  When you depend upon Me, you will avoid troublesome consequences.

JAMES 4:6; 1 PETER 5:6; HEBREWS 4:16