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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.


Thursday, December 31, 2015

FUTURE

As you enter this new year, I know you are thinking about what your future may hold.  The important thing to remember is that I hold your future.  Before you were born divine appointments were written in your book of life. 

The works that I want you to accomplish in this new year are also written in your book of life. I want you to daily pray in My name and cancel out any assignments that My enemy has to delay, disturb, or destroy the plans that I have for you.

All the plans I have for you in this new year are for good, not for evil to give you both a purpose and a hope.  Ask My Spirit daily to help you stay on the same page of your book of life.  You will be amazed at the amount of kingdom work that will be accomplished in this next year.

JEREMIAH 29:11-14

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

RESOLUTE

People usually make resolutions at the beginning of the new year.  The advantage of making such resolutions at least gets the mind focused on accomplishing certain goals.  I am a goal oriented God who loves to see you set goals for your physical, spiritual, and mental well being at the beginning of every new year.

Successfully meeting those goals, however, does not depend upon your own effort.  I have sent you a "Helper" to help you meet those goals.  My Spirit will help you as you moment by moment listen for His guidance.  He knows your every weakness, and He will be able to help you not to give into your own fleshly desires.

Great things can only be accomplished through walking moment by moment in My Spirit.  Release your resolutions and goals to Me for this next year, and then be resolute to depend upon My Spirit to help you instead of trying to meet those goals by your own fleshly efforts.

PROVERBS 16:3

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

RELAX

The ability to truly relax can only be accomplished through Me.  Only I can give you the peace that passes your own understanding.  I know how many thoughts whirl around your mind every day, but as you focus on Me and give those thoughts to Me, I will be able to remove those thoughts of confusion and worry.

I am not the author of confusion or worry.  I gave you the invitation to daily give Me all of  your burdens.  I want you to do this the first thing in the morning as you arise from your sleep.  Take just a few minutes to give Me all of your concerns, and then relax with the knowledge that only I am able to perfect those things that are a concern to you. 

When you are able to relax in My peace, My Holy Spirit can prioritize your day in such a way that there will be times of complete relaxation in My presence.  Then your day will be filled with joy because in My presence there is fullness of joy.

MATTHEW 11:28; PSALM 138:8; PSALM 16:11

Sunday, December 27, 2015

RED

I know it is a Christmas tradition to decorate homes and gifts in the colors of red and green.  I like to think that the red represents My blood given for the remission of your sins, and that the green represents the peace that passes all understanding that I have given you as an inheritance.

Few people even think deeply about what these Christmas colors represent.  Pray for those who only think of Christmas as a time to receive gifts.  I am the gift that keeps on giving.  Remember this as you put up the presents you have received this Christmas.

My Father so loved you that He gave Me as the perfect sacrifice to reconcile you to Him.  My Father has purer eyes that to behold evil, and I took the sins of the world upon Myself when I died on the tree so that your sins will no longer separate you from knowing My Father's love.  Let every Christmas season be a time not only to remember My birth, but also My death, burial and resurrection that has given you abundant and eternal life, and most of all fellowship with My Father.

JOHN 3:16; HABAKKUK 1:13

Friday, December 25, 2015

BIRTHDAYS

This is the day that you celebrate My birth.  The story recorded in My Word is most amazing.  My mother Mary carried Me in her womb, and  Joseph and Mary parented Me throughout My childhood.

I know how hard it is for you to wrap your mind around the fact that I am God and Man.  From the foundation of the Earth, My Father appointed Me to be the "Lamb of God," the perfect sacrifice to die for the sins of the whole world.

Even though I was not born on this day, I love this celebration.  I am present at the conception of every person born on this earth.  I truly am the "Light of the World." Who lights every person who is born on Earth.  Pray for those who are still walking in darkness.  Pray that My Father will draw them by the power of My Spirit to come to know Me as their Lord and Savior so that the angels and I can celebrate their rebirth into My Kingdom.

JOHN 1:9, 3:16

Thursday, December 24, 2015

WEATHER

Ever since the Fall of mankind in the Garden, My enemy began his plan to not only corrupt mankind, but also to corrupt all of the world.  Since that time, Earth has been in a downward pattern of corruption. 

Even though the weather of Earth has suffered the abuse of mankind and My enemy, My Father is still in charge of the weather.  He withholds the rain and He sends the rain.  Just as you experience stormy trials, you will experience massive storms in the atmosphere.

When you go through stormy weather, I want you to pray for God's protection.  I have a defense system that is far beyond any weapon of My enemy.  My enemy's mode of operation is to destroy, distress, depress, and degrade.  My mode of operation is to defend, to restore, save and to redeem.  Keep in mind always that I have supreme power over all principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and wickedness in high places.  No weapon forged against you by My enemy will prosper.

EPHESIANS 6:12; ISAIAH 54:17

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

WASTE

I do not waste anything.  I am the greatest conservationist there is.  I know how often you ask yourself why certain things happen in life.  You may experience all kinds of trials and also watch others go through tremendous trials.  At the time of such trials, you cannot see My hand at work.

I did not promise that the life of believers would be without trials.  In fact, once you become a believer, trials may increase.  I do not send sickness, disease, or horrific accidents to people.  However, I use all of the tribulations that the world brings for My purposes.

I am the "Redeemer."  I am always able to buy back what My enemy has stolen.  You can only see what is happening through natural eyes.  Ask Me to open your spiritual eyes to see that I will use every trial to accomplish My purposes.

JOHN 16:33

Friday, December 18, 2015

COLLECT

This is the season when you collect many things.  You collect gifts, collect people at gatherings, and collect memories of past seasons.  During this special season, I want you to collect some things that are eternal. There are three things that will last forever.  I want these three things to be on the top of your eternal collection.  Those three things are My faith, My hope, and My love.

You have access to My faith daily when you hear My Word.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  Paul wrote that he lived by My faith.  My faith indwells you.  All you have to do is tap into it.

You have access to My hope daily.  I am your hope of glory, and there is no hope without Me.  You also have access to My love daily.  I am continually pouring out My love upon you.  The reason why these three things last forever is because faith, hope, and love are a part of My eternal soul.

1 CORINTHIANS 13:13; GALATIANS 2:20; ROMANS 10:17, 5:2; JOHN 3:16

Thursday, December 17, 2015

CONSTANT

Very few things in your life remain constant.  You live in an ever changing world.  There is one great change, however, that will be constant in your life.  That great change is that you are being changed from glory to glory as you yield yourself to the work of My Spirit.

I am constantly aware of all of your needs.  However, for those needs to be met, I want you to come to Me in prayer and ask.  When you ask, seek, and knock, the door to My abundant treasure house will be opened to you.  You have not because you ask not.

I am the keeper of this treasure house in heaven.  I love it when you ask in faith for what seems to be impossible in the natural.  My love for you is constant and never changes.  My love is not based on your performance.  I love you with an everlasting love that will be constant for all eternity.

2 CORINTHIANS 3:18; PSALM 100:5; LUKE 11:9

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DISAPPOINTMENTS

Things happen daily that may cause you to be disappointed.  You can be disappointed with people or certain circumstances.  When disappointments come your way, I want you to see them as divine appointments that will give Me an opportunity to show Myself strong on your behalf.

Expect everything of me and nothing of people.    I am the "Never Changing God," Who is in charge of your life.  Trust Me always to work things out for My glory when disappointments come your way.

Try not to view things from an earthly perspective.  Instead, turn your heart heavenward to Me.  I am the One Who created everything for My glory.  Depend upon My creative powers, and I can turn what seems to be a disappointing situation into a situation that will glorify Me.

EPHESIANS 3:20-21

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

COMPARE

It is so easy to fall into My enemy's trap of comparing yourself with others.  My Word says that it is unwise to compare yourselves with others.  The reason this practice is unwise is because you are unique.  I created you with certain gifts and you have a calling on your life that no one else can fulfill.

Sometimes you may even compare yourself with Me, and when you do, you feel as though you will never be like Me.  However, My Word guarantees that when you see Me face to face that you will be like Me.

As you daily yield yourself to My Holy Spirit,  you are being changed from glory to glory to be more like Me..  It is My Holy Spirit's job to conform you to My image.  Be comforted this morning with this truth:  When My Father sees you, He sees Me, and He loves you just as much as He loves Me.

2 CORINTHIANS 12:10; ROMANS 8:29 

Monday, December 14, 2015

ENJOY

It is difficult for some people to enjoy this season for many reasons.  They may have no money for gifts or they may even be homeless.  Some may have just lost loved ones, and this season makes them once again feel that longing in their hearts to have that one with them.  Others may have broken hearts caused by broken relationships.

I want you to remember in prayer such people.  You are a blessed person, but many do not know how I can bless them even during their dark days.  I came to heal the brokenhearted.  I came to give beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise to lift away their heaviness..

Release those people you know who are down during this season to Me, and ask Me to heal their hearts and to comfort those who mourn.  Speak My grace to the mountains in these people's lives.  Some may have financial mountains and other may have physical mountains. Remember these ones in prayer during this season.

ISAIAH 61:1-3;
 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

REASON

I often have heard people say, "Remember the reason for the season."  With all the commercialism that occurs during this season, many people do forget the reason for the season.  I am that reason, and I came to set people free from one of the major strongholds in the lives of many.

That stronghold is "reason."  I created people with the ability to reason.  However, many use this gift to reason that I do not exist.  People have a hard time believing what they cannot see.  I said to Thomas, one of My disciples, "Blessed are they who have not seen, yet have believed." 

Pray for those you know this season who are bound with the stronghold of reason.  Pray that the eyes of their understanding would be open to realize that the spiritual world is more real than the material world.  Pull down the strongholds of reason and pride in those who do not believe in Me.  These two strongholds keep them locked in unbelief.

MATTHEW 13:15-16; JOHN 20:29; EPHESIANS 1:18

Saturday, December 12, 2015

BIRTH

This is the season when most believers celebrate My birth.  It is accepted throughout the world to celebrate My birth, but the angels in heaven celebrate more than My birth.  They celebrate when a person on Earth is born again.

Being born again is similar to the birth of a child.  To receive life, a new born child that has just come out of the womb must receive breath.  This is why the doctors usually spank the new born gently to get the child to open his or her mouth to cry out to receive the oxygen needed for their blood system to begin to flow.

When people are born of the Spirit, they must receive the breath of My Holy Spirit into them.  In order to do that, they must cry out to Me in repentance for their sins.  The life is in the blood and I am that life.  When they cry out to Me with godly sorrow for their sins, I fill them with the breath of the Holy Spirit, and I also give them My life within them that supplies both life eternal and abundant life.

LUKE 15:7

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

RECENT

I want you to live moment by moment in My presence.  I desire for you to share your most recent experiences with My Holy Spirit's  guidance.  It is always an encouragement to others to hear testimonies of how detailed I am in arranging the moments in your day.

I am no respecter of persons.  To put it in your terms, "I have no pets."  What I do for you, I can do for others.  When you share your recent encounters with My Spirit,  people are challenged to seek My guidance more in a day's time.

Today, look for ways that I have put you in the right place at the right time, and how I have given you opportunities in the day to share My love and My good news with others.  Then record these events in a journal at the end of the day, so that those events do not slip from your memory.

JOHN 16:13; PSALM 78:72

Monday, December 7, 2015

CLEAN

I know how you used to smell the fresh, clean smell of the sheets your mother just took from her clothes line.  When you were a child she would wave those sheets to get out the wrinkles over your bed, and then she would make up your bed.

At night you would take a bath so you would not soil those nice clean sheets.  When you live in My Kingdom, you can rest assured that you can daily enjoy the sweet smell of My presence with you, and the comforting knowledge that your sins are washed away.  Though your sins were as scarlet, now they are white as snow.

I shed My blood to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.  Rejoice today because you are clean in My Father's sight.

ISAIAH 1:18

Sunday, December 6, 2015

COVENANT

I am a covenant keeping God.  You enter this covenant relationship with Me when you finally recognize that you had nothing to do with your salvation.  It was only by My grace, not your works, that you were saved by faith.  Even the faith you have was a gift from Me.

When you recognize My covenant with you is eternal and cannot be broken, you will have complete peace and joy.  I am the One Who is faithful to fulfill your call on this Earth.  I am the One Who works diligently within you to both will and to do My Father's good pleasure.

You might ask then, what is My part of this covenant.  Your part is simply to believe and receive what I have already provided for you.  That provision sets you in My eternal kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

EPHESIANS 2:8; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Saturday, December 5, 2015

TEMPLE

The book of Ezekiel gives the measurements and an architectural description of the third Temple.  Many theologians have their own thoughts about when this temple will be built.  My Father knows the time table for this.  However, for now, I want you to be concerned about your body that houses My Holy Spirit..

You are the very temple of My Holy Spirit.  I chose your body to be that Temple to display My glory to others.  The Temple Solomon and Herod built were both glorious, but that glory was temporary. My glory can shine out of your mortal body daily and for all eternity.

Today, take time to receive a fresh anointing of My Spirit, and then let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.

EZEKIEL 40-47; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16-17;MATTHEW 5:16

Friday, December 4, 2015

MANGER

It does seem strange that My Father would choose such a strange place to lay Me after I was born.  My mother placed Me on the hay where animals come to feed.  However, this was an appointed place because My Father has chosen Me to be the bread of life and to feed many with the spiritual food  of My Word. 

Just as My Father supplied manna in the wilderness for the Children of Israel, I desire to give you fresh manna (spiritual food) every day. 

Take time this morning after your prayer time to listen to My Spirit.  He will lead you to a passage in My Word that will sustain you all the day long.  Digest and meditate on that Word and you will be strengthened both spiritually and physically to do My will this day.

JOHN 6:51

Thursday, December 3, 2015

DRIVEN

Whenever you feel driven to do or say something, take a moment to pray.  My Spirit never drives someone.  It is My enemy who wants you to do things in haste.  I am the "Prince of Peace," and I can give you My peace that is not like what the world offers.

The world offers you busy days when nothing of value is accomplished, confused thoughts that cause you to do things out of order, and anxious thoughts that cause fear in your hearts.

Today, pray before you say, and listen to My Holy Spirit as He directs you to do the next thing.  I am a God of peace and order.  My enemy, who is the god of this world, wants to distract you from doing My will.  Today will be a fruitful day for you when you slow down, pray, and listen to the leading of My Spirit.

JOHN 14:27

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

LAMB

I know you know the reason for this season.  However, in your culture today so many do not have their minds and hearts on My birth.  I am the "Lamb of God" Who was willing to become the perfect sacrifice to reconcile the world to My heavenly Father.

It was fitting that I was born during the lambing season in Bethlehem.  The shepherds were in the field that night when the angels announced My birth..  The time was not December, but instead, was early spring, around March on your calendar. 

The day and the very hour I was crucified was the exact time when the lambs were being slain as the sacrifice for Passover.  The day will come when you will behold Me as the "Lamb." On that day, you will be fully aware of all the benefits I purchased for you when I was slain as the perfect sacrifice.
Until that day, appropriate daily all that I purchased for you when I died on the tree, was resurrected, and ascended to My Father.

JOHN 3:16; REVELATION 22:1-4

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

VICTIM

I know it is so difficult for you to deal with people who show great disrespect for Me.  Some who you know even curse and blaspheme Me.  You may ask how that I am able to love such people.  I recognize that such people are victims of My enemy.  They are bound by many demonic spirits.

Always keep in mind that you do not wrestle against flesh and blood when you deal with people.  You are fighting principalities, powers, and wickedness in high places.  The spirits controlling such people are wicked, but I did not create them to be wicked.

I want you to pray for those in your life who are victims of My enemy.  Think about how so many of My disciples were bound before I was able to liberate them through My death and resurrection.  Your prayers will avail much.  I have called you to loose the bands of wickedness over people who do and say wicked things.

EPHESIANS 6:12; ISAIAH 58:6

Monday, November 30, 2015

SHARING

Sharing your life with another is so comforting.  This is why I desire for you to have much fellowship as you walk through your life on Earth.  I have such joy when I see My beloved sharing their thoughts, prayers, faith, love, and hopes with one another.

The writer of Hebrews exhorted believers not to forsake the assembling on one another together as the days draw closer to My second coming.  I want you to follow that exhortation. 

The world will become darker and darker before My return, but you are the light of the world.  When you gather to share and pray with others, the light that beams from your unison in prayer helps to dispel the darkness.  This week and every week take every opportunity to pray with fellow believers.

HEBREWS 10:25

Sunday, November 29, 2015

BIRTHDAYS

Birthdays are such special times of the year.  The celebration of someone's birthday who is near and dear to you is such a great time to express your love to that person by giving them gifts and most of all the gift of your time.

The world is standing ready in this season to celebrate My birthday.  I was not born in December, but even though the date is celebrated on the wrong day, I love to see families gathered to remember My birth. It is a time for people's hearts and minds to be drawn heavenward to Me, and I love this.

I was born in the spring during the lambing season in Bethlehem.  This is why the shepherds were in the field when the My host of angels announced My birth.  Use this season that celebrates My birth even though it is not the right date to draw close to Me.  Let it be a sweet time of giving Me the gift of your presence with Me every morning.

LUKE 2

Saturday, November 28, 2015

WITHOUT

No one wants to be without.  I do not want any of My beloved to be without. I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly.  My Father designed a plan that insures  those who believe in Me will never lack or be without.

The plan is that My Father is able to meet all of your needs according to His riches in glory through Me.  To receive those riches, you must believe in My Father and believe in Me.  Believe that My Father rewards those who seek Him.

I withhold no good thing from those who love Me.  Adam and Eve sinned because they believed that My Father was withholding something good from them.  Never believe the lies of My enemy who successfully deceived Adam and Eve.  My Father is the Father of lights Who wants to bless you with good things.  Receive these truths by faith.

JOHN 10:10; PHILIPPIANS 4:19,JAMES 1:17; HEBREWS 11:6; PSALM 84:11

Friday, November 27, 2015

SERVICE

I know how you appreciate good service when you go to a restaurant.  When those who are serving you are able to make you feel very special by attending to your every need, you are impressed.
I am impressed when you serve others this way.

I want you to recognize the fact that every person ever born is extremely special and precious to Me.
My Father so loved the world that He gave Me to the world so that whoever believed in Me could have eternal and abundant life. .

You will have a desire to serve others and to make them feel special when you remember that they are special to Me. When you have this view of others, you will not have a critical, judgmental spirit.

JOHN 3:16-17; GALATIANS 5:13

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

REDEMPTION

I told My disciples all that would happen in the end days.  Only My Father knows the exact day of My return, but you can know the season when you see certain events taking place.  You are in that season now. 

I told My disciples that when they see the signs I mentioned come to pass, they can look up because their redemption is drawing near.  I do want you to be looking for My soon return, but I also want you to be aware of the opportunities I am giving you daily to share My good news with others.

There are many still left on Earth who need My redeeming power.  They are walking in darkness.  Let your light so shine that men may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.  Be on the alert to give My message of redemption to those you encounter who need to be translated from the kingdom of darkness into My kingdom of light.

LUKE 21:28; MATTHEW 5:16

Friday, November 20, 2015

OUTLINE

I remember how you learned to study your textbooks when you were in school.  You began to outline the chapters of the textbooks before you had a test.  This helped you to know the key points of the material you just read.

I have an outline for your life.  There are key points that you will encounter along your life's journey.  You will be tested on those key points, but never fear.  I will always supply the answers you need and the strength you need to do well on those tests.

I do test hearts, but I do not do this for My sake since I already know what is in the hearts of people.  I test your heart during trials so that you might know how much I love you and how much you can depend upon Me to help you pass those tests and trials in your life.  This is why you can count it all joy when you encounter trials in your life.

JAMES 1:2-5

Thursday, November 19, 2015

DETAILS

I have heard that expression, "The devil is in the details."  This is true to a certain extent because the goal of My enemy is to confuse and clutter.  People do not move ahead because they are so concerned about details.  They want everything to be just perfect.

I am a detailed God.  You will make much more progress both spiritually and practically if you leave the details to Me.  Do not clutter your mind with details.  I have promised to perfect everything that concerns you.

Today, I know you have much to do.  However, if you will listen carefully to My Holy Spirit, He will tell you what needs to be done and when it needs to be done.  Commit your works to Me today, and at the end of the day you will have accomplished all that I wanted you to do during this period of time.

PSALM 138:8; PROVERBS 16:3

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SING

Whenever you sing to Me, I join you in your singing.  I love to sing songs over you and songs to My Father with you when you worship with others. 

I love to hear your songs of worship.  If you will take a few minutes to be quiet and still, you will hear My song over you.  I rejoice over you with singing everyday.

Whenever you are having a battle in your mind, begin to sing songs of praise.  I dwell in the midst of your praise, and My presence will calm whatever doubts or fears you may be experiencing.  My servant David knew the power of singing.  When you do not know what to sing, use the songs he wrote as your hymn book.

EPHESIANS 5:19; PSALM 100:2;

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

TREASURES

Most everyone loves to go on a treasure hunt.  They are so excited when they do find something of value.  There are three treasures that you can find daily that are eternal treasures.  Those eternal treasures are Me, My Word, and people.

In My presence there is fullness of joy. When you seek Me with all of your heart, you will find Me, and you will discover not only the treasure of My joy, but also the treasure of My love, and My peace. 

When you read My Word daily, you will discover the hidden treasures in My Word.  As you encounter people throughout your day, you will discover how they are My special, precious treasures.  Today, go on a treasure hunt.

PSALM 16:11; ISAIAH 55:6

Saturday, November 14, 2015

RUSH

When I left the inheritance of My peace to all those who believe in Me, I hoped that My beloved would avail themselves of that peace moment by moment.  The peace that the world offers is an absence of conflict or a pseudo peace that comes through some religions who try to empty their minds of all thoughts. 

You can avail yourself on My peace moment by moment by simply taking time to listen to My Spirit as He leads and guides you through your day.  Meditate on My Word in the morning, and then listen to My Spirit throughout the day.  When you do this, the rush, rush of life will slow down.

My Word says that in quietness and confidence will be your strength.  You will end the day with great strength when you obey My Spirit moment by moment.  My peace will envelope you even on your busy days.

JOHN 14:27

Thursday, November 12, 2015

DELIVERNCE

I am in the delivering business.  My word says that many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I deliver them out of them all.  Let that truth sink down deeply in your inner man.  Whenever you are going through a trial, know with great assurance that I, "The Deliverer" am on the scene.

The deliverance promised may not come right away, but it will come.  My enemy wants to rob you of hope and joy.  One of the major ways that he accomplishes this is by telling you that the difficult situation you are in will never change. 

There are difficult people around you also who you would love to change, but that is My job.  I often do not deliver you from difficult relationships, but instead, I change your attitude towards such people.  Pray for those who seem to be against you, and forgive them.  When you do, My enemy will never be able to rob you of joy and hope.

PSALM 34:19

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

TALK

Many of My beloved get caught up in small talk.  A little of this goes a long way.  I enjoyed joking with My disciples and telling stories to them, but all that I said had great value in My Father's eyes.  I never said anything unless I heard first from My Father.  This would be a great way for you to function as you have conversations with others.

I want you to be a good listener and also a good conversationalist.  I want what you say to come from My Holy Spirit, not just your mind.  I want you to pray quietly in the Spirit before you respond to someone's words to you. 

Daily pray this prayer, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of My heart be acceptable to You, My Lord and My Redeemer.  Of course there will be times when your speech does not glorify Me, but remember that I have the power to redeem difficult consequences that occur because you did not pray before you spoke. Make this your motto: "Pray before you say."

PSALM 19:14

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

COMPLETE

I know how you love to complete projects.  You have such satisfaction looking at what you have accomplished.  Did you know that I have the same joy as I look at you.  You are complete in Me and when I see you, I see a reflection of Myself in your face and I hear My voice through you as you speak My Word to others.

I know this is hard to believe, but in reality you are already complete in Me.  My Father had you in His heart from the foundation of the Earth, and now He rejoices over you with singing and so do I.

Do not ever struggle to be what you think you should be in order to please Me or others.  Be yourself and allow My complete work in you to flow through you as you walk in My Spirit.

COLOSSIANS 2:10

Monday, November 9, 2015

ANSWERS

There are so many questions that you have during a day's time, and My Holy Spirit can guide you to the right answers.  I love it when you inquire of Me.  I am all wisdom and wisdom is applied knowledge.  I know your future, and only My Spirit can speak to you about the decisions you need to make that will have an impact on your future.

So many of My beloved just shuffle through the day without depending upon My guidance.  I long to help them make good decisions, but often they do not seek My counsel.

Today and everyday this week, make it your goal to walk in the Spirit by just asking Me continually to guide you to do the next thing.  When you are making future plans also, listen to My Spirit's guidance.  My Spirit will be able to put you in the right place at the right time.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:30

Sunday, November 8, 2015

MY DAY

When I walked on Earth, the day believers set aside for rest, refreshment, and worshipping My heavenly Father was Saturday.  Today many still observe the 7th day as a day of rest.  It was not until My resurrection on the first day of the week that believers gathered to worship My Father and Me.
Many call this day "The Lord's Day."

My Father designed a day of rest for His people.  My Father rested on the 7th day.  It is important that people rest from their labors at least once a week.  I am grateful for whatever day you have chosen to gather with others to worship Me and My Father.  However, every day is My day.

I desire for you to meet with Me every morning to commit that day into My hands.  My servant David wrote that he would seek Me early in the morning.  Make it your goal this week to meet with Me every morning before you get busy doing duties for the day.  Commit your works to Me and commit yourself and your way to Me.  When you do this, every day will be My day.

GENESIS 2:2; PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3

Saturday, November 7, 2015

IRRITATION

Your irritation level will decrease at the rate that your expectations decrease.  Often people who you expected to do or say certain things disappoint you, and you become irritated with those people.  I never want you to be irritated with anyone.

The peace that I have to offer you goes beyond your understanding, and that peace only is accessed when you trust Me to handle situations.  Often you go ahead of Me, and sometimes you just expect too much of others. 

Lower your expectations.  Trust in Me, and give Me your expectations.  Expect everything of Me and nothing of others.  That way you will be pleasantly surprised when people come through with what you were hoping they would do.  Humble yourself today by giving every care to Me, and your "self-thoughts" of irritation will go.

JOHN 14:27; 1 PETER 5:6-7

Friday, November 6, 2015

COMMENTS

It seems so often that people want to add their comments to whatever another person says to them.
One of the greatest lessons you can learn in this life is how to be a good listener.  While people talked to Me as I walked the Sea of Galilee, I was praying silently to My Father.

This is the pattern of listening that I want you to practice daily.  It is so easy to fall into the pattern of thinking ahead about what you are going to say after a person has finished talking.  Pray silently in the Spirit as you listen, and never feel like you have to come up with a great comment.

When you pray silently as someone is conversing with you, My wisdom will flow through you, and you will be amazed at what comes out of your mouth. Only My Spirit knows what is in the heart of another, and I always want you to have heart to heart talks with others.

PROVERBS 4:23

Thursday, November 5, 2015

HEAVENLY HIGHWAY

You do not have to make reservations to travel the highway called "Faith" that is paved with a substance called "Hope." If you could have your eyes opened to the spiritual realm, you would see this lighted highway that goes straight to My throne room.

Daily, you can get into the vehicle called "Prayer" and travel this highway.  The substance that this highway is paved with is "hope."  This substance of hope is based on what I have promised in My Word.

I have made the way for you to boldly travel this highway all through your day.  The price I paid to purchase this "Faith Highway" was My shed blood.  I want you to travel this highway throughout your day, and always remember when you release your burdens to Me, I can perfect those things that are concern to you.

HEBREWS 11:1; PSALM 138:8

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

WORRY

Worry is negative meditation.  It is so easy to get into the "What if syndrome" when you are facing what could be a great trial.  My enemy wants you to be anxious and worried.  However, I instructed My followers to take no thought for tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself.

Paul also exhorted believers to be anxious in nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication to make their requests known to Me.  Peter exhorted believers to cast all their cares upon Me, and I give that invitation to you daily.

When you trust Me with your future, you will not play the "What If Game."  I hold your tomorrows, and you can be confident that the plans I have for you are for good, not for evil to give you a purpose and a hope.

MATTHEW 6:34; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7; 1 PETER 5:6-7; MATTHEW 11:28; JEREMIAH 29:11

Thursday, October 29, 2015

MONEY

So many of My beloved get into arguments with their mates about money.  I spoke a great deal about money when I walked on Earth.  When there is financial difficulty in your life, come to Me. I am all wisdom, and I can give you creative ways to get out of debt.

Paul exhorted My followers to "owe no man but to love him."  The burden of being in debt can be an overwhelming concern, but I can perfect those things that are a concern to you.

Release to Me your cares about finances, and then receive My wisdom.  I desire for you to journey through life without the cares of this world.  Peter learned to humble himself before Me by casting all of his cares to Me.

ROMANS 13:8; 1 PETER 5:6-7; PSALM 138:8

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MILES

You are on a journey to where I live with My heavenly Father and all the precious people who have believed in Me.  I do want you to look forward to seeing Me face to face and also your loved ones who are with Me.  However, I want you to focus on the miles as your journey through life.

I know that sometimes you feel like you have many more miles to go on Earth, but I want you to see those miles as moments.  You began eternity with Me when you came to know Me as your Lord and Savior.  You are living moment by moment in My presence.  Cherish each moment and embrace those moments as opportunities to share My love with others.

I am not miles away from you.  Live in My presence and live in the moment that I have given you.  Love in the moment with My love to others and rejoice that you have another day (24 hours) to spend with Me.  When you do this, you will discover the joy in the journey.

JOHN 17:3

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WEAPONS

I have given you many weapons for you to use against My enemy.  However, do you realize that I have created you to be a weapon to destroy the works of the devil.

Isaiah wrote: "Behold I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and make the hills like chaff.  You shall winnow them, the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them; You shall rejoice in the Lord, and glory in the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:15-16)."

I am that Holy One of Israel Who Isaiah prophesied about many years before I came to Earth.  I came to destroy the works of the devil, and I have given you the power in My name also to destroy the works of the devil.  Later Isaiah called you a instrument for My work.  You are the spoiler to destroy.
Be that weapon today.

ISAIAH 41:15-16; 54:16

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ENTITLED

So many who live in your day have a sense of entitlement.  They feel like they are entitled to live their lives anyway they please as long as they do not harm other individuals.  Such people have no idea of what they are truly entitled to if they become believers in Me.

Because you are a believer in Me, you are entitled to all the riches of My glory.  You are entitled to My peace that passes all understanding, My joy that is full of glory, and My love that is everlasting.  You are entitled to My total inheritance because you are a joint heir with Me.  You are entitled to My righteousness.

I paid the price of My own shed blood to purchase you all these blessings you are entitled to receive.  Meditate on what I have provided for you.  When you recognize all that you are entitled to receive not only in this life, but also in the life to come, you will live in continual thanksgiving with a heart that is willing to serve not only Me, but also others.

PHILIPPIANS 4:19; ROMANS 8:17; HEBREWS 11:7;

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

INNER

It is so easy to look at the outward appearances of people to determine your judgment of them.  I never look on the outward appearances.  The outward appearance of My disciples was not what attracted Me to them.  I could see their hearts.

You do not have that ability to see the hearts of others.  I am concerned with the inner man.  Many of the religious leaders I encountered when I was on Earth were attractive in their appearance, but I told them that their inner person was full of dead men's bones.

Sometimes you may appear to be weary on the outside, but be assured that I am renewing your inner man day by day.  All you have to do is tap into My Spirit within you, and you will be energized to meet whatever you may face in a day's time.

MATTHEW 23:27; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:16

Monday, October 19, 2015

AHEAD

I know exactly what lies ahead of you.  That fact should comfort you because you should never be afraid of what lies ahead of you in the future.  I do have a blueprint for your life, and I always complete what I begin.

I am the author and finisher of your faith, and all of My purposes for your being on Earth will be fulfilled as you yield yourself to My Spirit moment by moment.  I exhorted My followers not to think about tomorrow.  Tomorrow has enough troubles, and you certainly do not have to try to figure out what those troubles will be.

Know assuredly that I do hold your tomorrows, and that you are hidden with Me in My Father's heart.  This is a safe place to be.  With all the troubles in the world today, you can imagine all kinds of "what if scenarios," but that will not bring you peace.  Focus on Me and My good plan for you today, tomorrow, and for all eternity.

MATTHEW 6:34

Saturday, October 17, 2015

SITUATION

How you accept situations in your life will determine whether or not you can hear from Me.  I am always speaking to you, and I sent My Holy Spirit to lead and guide you through every situation that you may face in your life.  However, if you try to fix the situations without My help, you will not be able to receive My Holy Spirit's instructions.

I want you to accept every situation as a gift from Me.  If it is a situation that you consider as a great trial, trust Me to work both My will and My power through that trial.  I know that this statement makes no sense in the natural., but being content in every situation is the key to hearing from Me.

When your heart is to go My way and to obey Me moment by moment, everything in your life is either ordained by Me or allowed by Me for My purpose to be fulfilled in you.  There are no accidents in your life.  You will always be able to receive My best for you in every situation when you can hear the wisdom and instructions that I give to you.  I am beautiful for every situation.

PSLAM 48:2

Friday, October 16, 2015

RACE

Life is not a race.  Life is a step by step revelation of My light as I lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake.  The writer of Hebrews did exhort believers to "run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."

I certainly did not race to the cross, nor did I race when I walked the Sea of Galilee.  The race has nothing to do with the steady walk in obedience to My Spirit's leadings.  The race that is set before every believer is the race to bring in this final harvest. 

This race began when I walked on Earth.  The end of this race is near.  Time is short.  Take every opportunity today to share My good news with others.  The fields are truly white for harvest.  Pray for laborers to enter this race and keep on the track that I have set before you.

PSALM 23:3; HEBEWS 12:1-2; JOHN 4:34-38

Thursday, October 15, 2015

COMMON

The word, "common," can be a derogatory word or a positive word. I call no man common or unclean.  Everyone born is precious to Me.  After I ascended to heaven, My disciples decided to share their incomes and possessions in common with one another.  Kibbutz homes in Israel do the same.  I recognize that with the population you are now experiencing in this world, sharing all things in common would be an impossibility.  Sharing things in common spiritually is exemplary.

Today is your birthday, and I desire for you to be fruitful in the years ahead to fulfill My call which is to be a voice to share My Word in writing, teaching, and singing. 

Everyone in My body on Earth have a common call.  The major common call that all who believe in Me have is to share My good news (the gospel) to as many people as possible.  I challenge everyone who reads what I have spoken to you this morning to fulfill that excellent common calling.

ACTS 4:32, 10:28; JUDE 3

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WHY?

I love to watch four year olds who constantly ask the question, "Why?"  At that age their learning curve really increases.  I also love for My beloved who are adults to ask Me "Why?'.  I always stand ready to answer the questions that you relay to Me.

Some of the answers to those questions will have to wait until I see you face to face.  In the mean time keep asking Me "Why?". I will do My best to give you an answer that you can comprehend.

I have heard you ask the question, "Why do we have to wait to have our glorified bodies?"  You always add, "Really, Lord, I need that body now!"  If Adam and Eve had not disobeyed My Father in the garden, that question would be irrelevant.  When sin entered the world, the whole world and  human bodies began the process of aging.  When sin entered, death also entered.  For now, take care of your body and look forward to the day when you will be forever young.

ROMANS 5:17-19

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

ACESS

You have immediate access into My throne room because the veil of My flesh was rent to pull down the veil that separated you from My Father.  This was My gift to you.  When I died on the tree, I shed My blood as the lamb of God.  I became not only your High Priest, but I also became the perfect sacrifice that satisfied My Father's requirements to reconcile you to Him.

It was My joy to give you the gift of reconciliation.  Now, you can pray to My Father in My name and find immediate access to My throne to find grace in your time of need.

Never take for granted this precious gift of access to My throne room..  For the joy that was set before Me, I endured the cross to open the door wide for you to have complete fellowship with both Me and My Father. Rejoice today and enjoy that access moment by moment throughout the day.

HEBREWS 9:24-28; 12:2

Friday, October 9, 2015

RENEWAL

Renewal is My business.  There is no way that you can experience renewal of your walk in the Spirit without My help.  However, there are things that you can do to cooperate with My Spirit.  Paul gave good instructions to My beloved on how to stay filled with the Spirit.


He exhorted believers to sing spiritual songs. psalms. and hymns, and to make melody in their hearts continually.  He also encouraged believers to remain in thanksgiving. 


When you follow Paul's instructions, I will give you an abundance of grace and anointing to empower you to be renewed in the Spirit.


EPHESIANS 5:18-20

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MERCY

My mercy is from everlasting to everlasting.  At the same time, I am a just God.  My Father can no wise clear the guilty,  However, all that changed when I became the perfect sacrifice for the siNs of the world.


Now those who believe in My death, My resurrection, and My ascension can boldly enter My throne room of grace.  Those who believe in Me are now justified (just as though they never sinned) by their faith in Me.


It is My joy to be the One Who made it possible for you to come to the mercy seat and receive grace in your time of need.  I always mete My justice with mercy.  Rejoice today because you no longer have to beg for My mercy.  You have My mercy for all eternity.


HEBREWS 4:16

Saturday, October 3, 2015

REJOICE

I rejoice over you with singing! I want you to rejoice over Me, yourself and others with singing also.  One of the main ways to stay filled with My Spirit is to sing songs, spiritual songs and psalms. 


I love to hear you sing songs of praise to me every morning,  After you sing to Me, then wait in silence and train your spiritual ears to hear Me sing to you.  As you intercede for others, listen to hear Me sing a song over those people.


Songs of praise lifted on behalf of others to Me break spiritual bondages in those people.  Songs of praise invades the spiritual realm and causes the devil's plans for people to be put to confusion and to dissolve. I inhabit the praises of My people.


 EPHESIANS 4: PSALM 108:3, 22:3

Friday, October 2, 2015

BRIDGES

I have called all my beloved to be bridges.  My beloved are called to first bridge people with Me.  The early priests were bridges.  They offered sacrifices and confessed the sins of the people  They made a connection with My Father. 


I came to be the perfect bridge between My Father and you.  When I died for your sins, I reconciled all those who believe in Me to My Father.  Now I have given you the ministry of reconciliation.


Peter called those who believed in Me a royal priesthood, a holy nation.  The Hebrew word for priest is bridge. Today, I want you to fulfil your priestly role by praying and interceding for those who yet need to come to Me.  You can set people on the eternal bridge I have provided them whenever you share My good news with them. 


2 CORINTHIANS 5:181 PETER 2: 9.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PACK

When I walked on Earth, I never had to concern Myself with packing.  I traveled from place to place with just the clothes on My back.  I had no back pack like most people have now days.  Mary and Martha always washed My clothes when I visited with them. 

I know that every time you are about to go on a journey, you try to make of list of everything that you need to pack.  Then you check off that list.  Instead of doing this, I have a better idea.  I know you are intently trying to hear the voice of My Spirit more each day.

The next time you pack, I want you to listen carefully to the voice of My Spirit within you.  I know what the weather will be like where you are going.  In fact, I know all the surprises that are in store for you.  I want you to just listen carefully as you begin your packing, trust Me, and I will be able to tell you exactly what to pack.  I am concerned about every thing that is a concern to you, and only I am able to perfect all of your concerns.

PSALM 138:8

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

FAMILY

I attended all of the feasts, but I love the Feast of Tabernacles.  It is a great time for families to gather together under their sukkot to eat their meals with each other for seven days.  I used to look up to the heavens through the thinly thatched sukkot roof.  I knew My Father was looking down from His throne room as My family gathered to fellowship.

I well remember the time when I could not celebrate this wonderful feast with My family.  Jerusalem was all a stir, and many religious Jews sought to kill Me.  My brothers wanted me to go to celebrate in Jerusalem.  Even though they did not believe in Me at the time, they wanted Me to do some miracles for the people.

I told them that I would go later, and I did.  I stood in the shadows as I watched My family enjoying their delicious feast food under their sukkot.  I experienced the loneliness that many rejected people feel.  They often feel that they are on the outside looking in at people who are surrounded by loved ones. Suddenly My presence was revealed to all during the water libation service.  I cried, "If any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink!"  I was speaking about the Holy Spirit who could fill their inner beings full of powerful, spiritual rivers of water.  I give the same invitation to you today.  Come and drink from the wells of salvation.

JOHN 7:1-10, 37-39

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

RESTORE

I know how much you like to see pieces of furniture restored to their original brilliance.  I am in the restoration business.  I also delight to see those who have fallen prey to My enemy restored to fellowship with Me.

It is never to late for a person to repent (change courses in their life).  I have promised in My Word that if you confess your sins, I am faithful and just to forgive your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.

My restoration process is similar to the process used to restore precious antique articles.  First I get rid of the layers of dirt and filth that formed on that precious treasure.  Then I use My refining method to clear away the layers of old patterns of thinking.  Once that cleansing takes place, I am ready then to restore the joy of My salvation and the brilliance of My glory light on that special  treasure (the person who has turned to Me to receive My forgiveness).

1 JOHN 1:5-10

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

FOLLOW

When you commit yourself to follow Me, I know that you usually have the picture of  My back turned on you as you struggle to keep up with Me..  However, that is not the picture I want you to have.

The true picture that expresses My relationship with you as you take steps to become more like Me is the picture of a loving father who kneels at eye level with his arms outstretched to catch his little child as that child takes steps forward.

The father's instructions are always, "Don' t look at your feet.  Keep looking at Daddy.  I won't let you fall."  I exhort you today to keep looking at Me.  The only way you can keep taking steps to grow spiritually is to not look at your circumstances.  Instead keep your focus on Me.  I want to have eye to eye contact with you all during this day and every day.  My friend David, the psalmist, had the correct picture.  He said, "As for me, I will behold  Your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness (Psalm 17:15)."

PSALM 5:8; 17:15, 27:8,

Monday, September 21, 2015

DELIVER

I taught My disciples to pray that they would not be led into temptation and that they would be delivered from evil.  My Father tempts no person.  People are led astray by their own lusts.  When you are praying this prayer that I gave to My disciples, you are praying that My Father will protect you form situations that would open the door to your giving into one of your lusts.

Unfortunately, you will have the three lusts: the lust of the flesh (satisfying your five senses in a indulgent, addictive way); the lust of the eyes (covetousness and vain imaginations), and the lust of the pride of life (trusting in yourself and your resources rather than trusting in Me) until you die.

Today receive with thanksgiving the true fact that I am able to guard you from giving into temptation, and I am also able to deliver you from evil by the power of My Holy Spirit.  Rejoice today because I am the way of escape from being overcome with evil.

LUKE 11:4; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13

Sunday, September 20, 2015

PLACES

Over the years, you have been many places and seen many faces.  I lead you to places to see faces and to share my good news with those people.  As you move through your days, always be aware of the faces you see in the places where I have led you to be.

Every morning you pray that I will put you in the right place at the right time.  I am delighted when you pray this prayer because then My Holy Spirit can lead you to those people who have prepared hearts to receive Me as their Lord and Savior.

Be alert for those opportunities I give you daily to share My good news and My love with the faces you see today.

ROMANS 2:19-29

Saturday, September 19, 2015

UNSAVED

I know how you pray for many who have not yet come to know Me.  There is a way that you can employ effective spiritual warfare over such people.  The three major spirits that are over such people are the spirit of antichrist, the spirit of doubt, and the spirit of fear.

When you bind those spirits and lose the Spirit of Truth (the Holy Spirit) after you bind the spirit of antichrist, lose the spirit of faith after you bind the spirit of doubt, and lose the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind after you bind the spirit of fear, you will begin to see results.

There is always intense spiritual warfare involved when you are praying for the unsaved.  After binding and losing, begin to thank Me for sending the gift of repentance to those you pray for who are not saved.

1 JOHN 4:3; JOHN 14:17; 2 TIMOTHY 1:7;

Friday, September 18, 2015

RENDER

There were spies sent out to try to trap Me into saying or doing something that would have Me arrested by the Roman officials when I walked on Earth.  They asked Me, "Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?"  I then asked them to show Me a penny and then I asked them, "Whose image and superscription has it?"  They answered and said," Caesar's."  I responded, "Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's."

The word, "render" means to surrender a payment.  Everything in this world belongs to My heavenly Father.  Your life, your belongings, and even your beloved belong to My Father.  You are simply a steward of those things that are precious to you.

You belong to Me, and I paid for you with My own blood when I died on the tree.  You are My special treasure, and it was My pleasure to die for you and to pay a debt that I did not owe.  What can you give Me in return?  Render unto Me all the things that belong to My Father: yourself, your belongings, and your beloved.  When you give those precious things to Me, I then am able to take care of them because I am the Master of your household.

LUKE 20:21-25

Thursday, September 17, 2015

STILL

I remember the battle you used to have with your young children to get them to sit still in the church services you attended.  They seemed to really act out at the wrong times.  My beloved children are still restless.  They busy themselves with all kinds of computer games and social media. 

Restlessness is a fruit that My enemy really enjoys seeing in those who believe in Me.  My enemy does not want you to learn to still your soul so that you can hear from Me.

I know you faithfully observe your quiet time every morning, but how quiet is your quiet time?  Do  you take time to still your soul so that you can hear what I have to say to you every morning?  I challenge you to begin to spend at least five minutes in silence with your focus totally on Me.    Daily spend some time in quiet and listen for My still quiet voice.  Be still and know that I am God. I have much to tell you.

PSALM 131:2; 46:10

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ORGANIZATION

When I walked on Earth, I never had to organize My days.  My Father did the organization for Me.  I got up before the sun came up and I asked Father to lead Me by His Spirit to accomplish the works that He had for Me to do that day.  Then I listened carefully to the still small voice within Me as the Holy Spirit led Me to do My Father's will.

This is a pattern that you can apply to your days.  I do realize that your days are much more complicated than mine were when I walked on Earth.  However, when you commit your will to do My Father's will in a day's time, My Spirit will also speak to you about the kingdom works My Father has planned for you.

When you sit down to organize your day, simply commit all the things that you feel you need to do that day.  Commit those works to My Spirit, and My Spirit will be able to prioritize those works and establish your thoughts, so that you will have a fruitful day.

PROVERBS 16:3

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

FELLOWSHIP

My heart is grieved when I see so many of My beloved out of fellowship with others in My body on Earth.  It is so important that My beloved realize that they can never experience the fullness of My presence unless they attach themselves to one of My gatherings of believers on Earth.

My beloved John wrote that in order to keep walking in the light, you must have fellowship with those who are in the light.  Otherwise, you will be walking in darkness.

The enemy loves to take advantage of those who have left their churches because they have been hurt.  He can easily pick off those sheep that are not connected to a flock.  Today pray for those you know who are not connected to one of My flocks.  More than ever as the day draws near to My coming, My beloved must not forsake the assembling of themselves with fellow believers.

HEBREWS 10:25

Monday, September 14, 2015

GREETINGS

What you say when you greet people is extremely important.  My friend Paul was an expert at greeting My beloved in his letters to the various churches.  He usually started his letters with this greeting:

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  I thank my God upon every remembrance of you (Philippians 1:2-3)."

You are not aware of it, but I greet you every morning with these words.  I speak grace and peace over you and then I thank My Father for you.  Tomorrow when you have your quiet time, listen for My greeting.  When you intercede for others speak grace and peace over those you lift in prayer and give thanks to Me for them.  Such a greeting during intercession sets My Holy Spirit and My angels to work on behalf of you and all those you lift in prayer.

PHILIPPIANS 1:2-3

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NEW

This is the season when My chosen and beloved celebrate the new year.  My Father, however, chose the month of Nisan as the time for the new year.  The month of Nisan is in the spring when new blossoms, new grass, new warmth from the sun begin their new year of beauty. 

The celebration of the Feast of Trumpets actually comes during this season.  The day will come when the trumpet blow will sound and those who believe in Me both dead and living will receive new immortal bodies.  At the end of My 1,000 year reign on Earth, there will be a new heaven and a new Earth.

In the mean time, every day you live should be new to you.  Allow the past to be behind you, and press on to a new closer walk with Me than ever before.  Behold I make all things new.  I provide a new and better way to live each day.  That new and better way can be enjoyed as you abide in Me, My Word. and My love.

JOHN 15

Saturday, September 12, 2015

ENTER

I am with you always, but sometimes you have a difficult time feeling and knowing My presence with you moment by moment.  I want to share with you the best way to immediately recognize My presence with you moment by moment.

My Word gives the answer in Psalm 100:4: "Enter into His courts with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful to Him, and bless His name."  .Stay in thanksgiving and praise by singing some of the psalms and hymns throughout the day.  Sing in the Spirit and sing with your understanding.  Give thanks in all things and for all things.  Bless My name by speaking My names that are listed in My Word.  I am Jehovah Jireh, your provider.  Review those names. 

Paul gave these very instructions to teach My beloved how to stay filled with My Spirit (Ephesians 5:19-20).  When you stay filled with My Spirit, we can have Spirit to spirit conversations all the day long.

PSALM 100:4; EPHESIANS 5:19-20

Friday, September 11, 2015

WAIT/WASTE

Sometimes the answer I give you when you present your requests to Me is to wait.  I know you do not like that answer, but it is during those waiting times that you can draw closer to Me.

Do not waste those precious times of waiting.  During those times, I want you to build your faith by  reading and hearing My Word.  I also want to help tune your spiritual ears to hear My voice more clearly.

Waiting on Me can be an exciting time because it is during those times that I will strengthen you  physically, mentally, and spiritually.  Use those times to stay in continual praise and thanksgiving to Me.  Your praise and thanksgiving to Me demonstrates your faith that I will answer in My timing.

ISAIAH 40:31

Thursday, September 10, 2015

ENCOURAGEMENT

My friend Paul wrote that all prophecy was for edification, encouragement, and comfort.  He also said that all believers could prophecy to one another.  Many of My beloved believe that prophecy is to speak of future events.  Sometimes prophecy is for that purpose, but the main purpose of prophecy is to built up or edify the church, not to paralyze My body on Earth with fear.

Today you have the opportunity to prophecy over those you encounter during this day's time.  Pray that My Holy Spirit will give you words of encouragement, edification, and comfort to those you meet today. 

You live in a dying world where many people are hopeless.  You have the good news that will give them hope.  Share that good news today.

1 CORINTHIANS 14:3

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

RESOLUTE

The actual word, "resolute" is not found in My Word, but I gave it to you this morning because you are living in a time when you and all My beloved need to be resolute in their faithfulness to Me.  A person is resolute when he or she has a fixed, firm purpose and is determined to fulfill that purpose.

Your purpose in these end days is to glorify My Father in heaven.  What you do and what you say as the days draw nigh to My second coming will have the power to affect people's lives for all eternity.

Do not take for granted those opportunities I give you to share My good news with others.  There are many hungry souls just waiting for you to feed them My Word.  You have divine appointments today and every day.  Listen carefully to My Spirit as you are led to speak and to do things that I anoint you to speak and do.

ACTS 17:26-28

Monday, September 7, 2015

CIRCUMSTANCES

You will be faced with circumstances that will trouble you, but you also will be faced with circumstances in life that will bless you.  I said that in the world you will have tribulation and that is because you live in a fallen world.

No matter what circumstances you are facing right now, I am with you every step of the way.  When you go through trying circumstances, remember how I was in the fire with Daniel's friends.  When you walk through the fire, I will not allow you to be burned.

Know with assurance that I can work for good every circumstance in your life because you love Me and you are called according to My purpose.  I will fulfill all that I have purposed to accomplish in your life.  If you stray off the path I have prepared for you, I am your "Good Shepherd," Who will lead you back on the path of righteousness for my name's sake.

PSALM 23:3; JOHN 16:33; DANIEL 3:23-27

Sunday, September 6, 2015

CHANGE

I have seen the times that you have prayed that things would change in your circumstances and in the circumstances of others.  You have also prayed that the hearts of others would change.  These prayers are heard, but you might not like the answer.

The answer that I give you is that things may not change the way you would want them to.  The thing that needs changing is your attitude towards those you want to see changed and those situations that you want to see changed.

I am the unchanging God, Who always stands ready to change your own heart.  Your first priority in life is to love like I love.  My love is rooted in forgiveness, mercy, longsuffering, grace, and truth.  Ask Me to change your heart to be more like My heart, and you will have a joyful answer to your prayers.

PHILIPPIANS 4:11-13

Saturday, September 5, 2015

REPRESENT

I remember how your mother used to tell you, "Remember dear that wherever you go, you represent our family."  That was good advice.  Her advice prevented you from getting into trouble.  I want to give you the same advice.  Remember that wherever you go, you represent your Holy Family (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

I want your light to so shine before men that they might see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.  In fact, the whole purpose of your existence on Earth is to glorify My Father.  I glorified My Father while I was on Earth as His representative.  Now it is your turn to glorify My Father.

You glorify My Father whenever you make His presence known on Earth by what you do and what you say.  Today, look for ways to glorify My Father, and My Holy Spirit will empower you to be the best representative of your Holy Family.

MATTHEW 5:16

Friday, September 4, 2015

BLUEPRINT

There are many blueprints in heaven.  My Father has blueprints for building the kingdom of God on Earth.  There are also individual blueprints for building the kingdom of God in individuals.  The kingdom of God is not meat or drink, but it is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Daily as you submit your will to Me, My Holy Spirit is able to help you accomplish the works that are written in your blueprint for the day.  When your heart is to obey Me, My Holy Spirit will tell you the next thing to do so that by the end of the day you will have accomplished those works that I have designed for you.

Every day, commit your works, your way, and your will to Me, and you will stand amazed at how fruitful your days will be as you seek to help build My kingdom on Earth.

ROMANS 14:17; PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3

Thursday, September 3, 2015

GIFTS/FAITH

Faith is so important because without faith it is impossible to please My Father, and I know how much you want to please My Father.  Another way to give Me the gift of faith is by exercising your faith daily by what you say and what you do.

Faith is never silent.  Faith is always active.  Paul wrote, "The word of faith is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith that we preach; that if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus , and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.

Faith dwells in your heart, and when you confessed Me as your Lord and Savior, My faith indwelled you.  Tap into My today, and manifest My faith by what you say and do.

ROMANS 10:8-10

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

GIFT/FAITH

I am always pleased when My beloved give Me the gift of faith.  I am concentrating on this one gift because it is vital for you, especially in these last days.  Remember always, that if you feel like you lack faith, you can always ask Me to give you the gift of faith.

My Word says that many will depart from the faith in the last days and that their hearts will fail them because of fear.  Fear is the greatest robber of faith.  As you know, My servant Peter was in great fear when he denied Me three times.  I told him that Satan wanted to sift him like wheat, but that I would pray for him that his faith fail not.

In a moment of fear, Peter did deny Me, but he did not lose his faith.  There will be times in your life when you will ask, "Where are you, Lord?"  It is in those times that you can give Me the gift of faith simply by crying out to Me for help.  Whenever you just call upon My name, you are giving Me the gift of faith.

LUKE 22:31-34

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GIFTS/FAITH

The only way that you can receive anything from Me is by faith.  Your desire to grow in faith is a great gift to Me.

Trials that you experience in life will never help you grow in faith.  I know you are asking, "Then how can I grow in faith?"  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  Does this mean that you have to hear teachings and sermons to grow in faith?  Definitely not. 

I sent My Holy Spirit to speak My Word to you Spirit to spirit.  My Holy Spirit is the great teacher Who can give you knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and revelation as you read My Word.  When you tune your spiritual ears to hear My Holy Spirit teach My Word to you, you will grow in faith.
Today, tune your spiritual ears to My Holy Spirit as you read My Word.  He is the best story teller, teacher and narrator on Earth, and He lives inside of you.

ROMANS 10:17; JOHN 14:16-17, 26, 15:26

Monday, August 31, 2015

GIFTS/FAITH

Your gift of faith to Me always pleases Me. Every thing in your walk with Me is based on faith.  You cannot see Me.  You cannot see My Father. You cannot see My Holy Spirit.  Yet, We are constant companions with you. 

You walk by faith not by sight.  I have given you a divine imagination, however, that you use as you worship and praise Me.  During your intimate times of communion with Me, you often picture Me right in front of you.  My servant David wrote about how My face was ever before him.  My face is ever before you.  I never turn My back on you.

Whenever you feel you lack faith, tap into My faith.  You live by My faith within you, not your own faith.  Faith will grow in your life as you hear and heed My Word.  Tomorrow I want to share more with you about this precious gift of faith that you can give Me every day.  Without faith it is impossible to please My heavenly Father.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:7; GALATIANS 2:20; PSALM 17:15

Sunday, August 30, 2015

GIFTS/LOVE

I am love.  It is true that I have no need of anything, but the commandment to love Me with all of your heart, soul, and strength is for your benefit, not mine.  However, I love for you to give Me your heart as you express your love to Me not only in words, but in deeds.

People will know that you love Me as you give My love to others.  I sent My Holy Spirit to help you love others as I love them.  Loving others as I love them is impossible in the natural.  My grace (supernatural ability to do what is naturally impossible) has been extended to you so that you can manifest My love on Earth to others.

Allow My Holy Spirit to dispense My love to you.  As My Spirit fills your heart with My love, give My love away to others today.

DEUTERONOMY 6:5; ROMANS 5:5

Saturday, August 29, 2015

GIFTS/TIME

One of the greatest gifts you can give Me is your time.  I live in eternity where there is no time or space.  However, you are limited by time.  .

You have sixteen waking hours.  In the early days, My disciples set aside three times a day to pray and worship Me.  Those times were sun up, three o-clock in the afternoon, and sundown.  My servant David wrote, "From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised (Psalm 113:3)."

I am delighted when you choose to tithe your time as well as your money to Me.  A tithe of your time would only be 1 hour and 36 minutes.  I want to challenge you to give Me your undivided attention for 30 minutes three times a day.  You can fill those three half our periods with praise, thanksgiving, worship, reading My Word and communing with Me in prayer. Ask My Holy Spirit to help you meet this challenge. When you fulfill this commitment of time, I will be able to redeem your time by helping you accomplish all that  you need to do in a day's time.

PSALM 113:3

Friday, August 28, 2015

GIFTS/WORSHIP

Another gift you can give Me is worship.  Worship is more than just singing songs of worship to Me.  The highest form of worship is doing My Father's will.

When you wake up in the morning and come to Me with a sincere desire to do My will during the day, I rejoice.  Not only do I rejoice, but I also give you the grace to accomplish My will that day.
Grace is the enabling power of My Holy Spirit to work through you both to will and to do of My Father's good pleasure.

Do you know what My Father's good pleasure is.  It is My Father's good pleasure to give you His kingdom.  His kingdom is not meat or drink, but it is righteousness, peace, and joy in My Spirit.  When you delight to do My Father's will, your whole being will be filled with My peace and My joy.  Not only that, but you also will be able to make decisions throughout the day that will glorify My Father on Earth.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; ROMANS 14:17

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GIFTS/PRAISE

I have been speaking to you about the gifts you can give Me.  Another gift you can give Me is praise.  Remember, I shared yesterday that you can enter My gates with thanksgiving.  Those gates are the gates that open wide for you to enter into My presence. 

The psalmist David added this, "Enter My gates with thanksgiving and into My courts with praise."
These were My instructions to help David draw near to Me.  The four sacrifices that you can give to Me now that are so pleasing to Me are your body, thanksgiving, praise, and worship.

Praise is the devil's death knell.  When you begin to praise Me, not for what I do, but for who I am, you are able to even draw closer to Me.  My Holy angels love to hear your songs of praise and your words of praise.  Today, take time often during the day to praise Me with a song or with words, and I will join your songs of praise. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

PSALM 100:4

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GIFTS/THANKSGIVING

I know how you look forward to feeling My presence with you.  I have promised to be with you always until the end of the world.  However, recognizing My presence with you is sometimes difficult for you during your busy days.

Let Me suggest a way to recognize My presence with you throughout the day.  Stay in an attitude of thanksgiving all the day long.  The psalmist David exhorted believers to enter My gates with thanksgiving.  This is the secret to experiencing My presence with you moment by moment.

Instead of looking for things to complain about or criticize, look for ways to thank Me moment by moment throughout the day.  Your continual thanksgiving to Me is one of the best gifts I could ever receive from you.

MATTHEW 28:20; PSALM 100:4

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GIFTS/CARES

I Have been talking to you about the gifts you can give Me that are not monetary.  Some of the best gifts you can give Me are your cares.  When you give Me all of your cares each day, I see those cares wrapped in gold and silver as they spin their way heavenward.

I call those cares that you send Me "Care Packages."  I am just excited over those care packages as people who receive care packages on Earth are.  It is not until you release your cares, that I can then begin to do something about those things that concern you.

My goal is to perfect everything that is a concern to you, but I cannot do this if you tightly hold on to your cares and try to work things out without My help.  When I receive your cares, I hold them close to My chest and dance around heaven with them.  As I pass some of the saints in heaven, I say, "Look, at the gifts I just received."  I can't wait to pray about every care.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; PSALM 138:8

Monday, August 24, 2015

GIFTS/YOU

I have been speaking to you about giving.  Most of My beloved desire to tithe and give offerings, but few take time to understand how many gifts they can give Me that are not monetary.  Today I want to talk to you about the most important gift you can give Me.

The most important gift that you can give Me is yourself.  I really do not need your money.  Frankly, I have need of nothing.  However, what makes My heart rejoice is the gift that you give Me every morning.  When you offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice to do My will each day, My heart is filled with joy.

When all of My beloved take time to offer their bodies to Me, they are worshipping Me in a way that is so meaningful to Me.  Worship is not just singing songs to Me.  The highest form of worship is doing My will.  Thank you for the gift you gave me this morning.

ROMANS 12:1

Saturday, August 22, 2015

GIVING

Whenever you are concerned about your finances, and you wonder if you can continue to tithe or sow into My Kingdom, I want you to continue to be a cheerful giver.  It is time to give when you go through lean financial times.

Giving more during lean financial times makes no sense in the natural. However,  the principles of My Kingdom are not worldly principles.  In fact, they are just the opposite of worldly principles.  My servant and friend Paul wrote this promise:

He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly: and he who sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give: not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work: (as it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains forever."

2 CORINTHIANS 9:76-9

Friday, August 21, 2015

CONSISTENT

I long for My beloved to be consistent with their communication with Me.  I am with My beloved moment by moment throughout the day, but often they forget to acknowledge My presence with them.

I want you and all My precious ones to be intentional in their communication with Me and in their awareness of My presence throughout the day.  My Holy Spirit will help to train you to acknowledge My presence, and He will also help tune your spiritual ears to hear His still, quiet voice as He leads and guides you during each day.

I promised to be with you always even until the end of the world.  Let that promise flow through your soul today, and ask My Holy Spirit to remind you constantly of My presence with you.  Practice My presence with you today, and you will be amazed at how your day will glorify My Father in heaven.

MATTHEW 28:20

Thursday, August 20, 2015

DOCTRINES

Be very careful in these last days to make sure that any doctrine that you hear line up with My Word.  My servant Paul warned Timothy that in the last days many believers would be influenced by seducing spirits and that they would leave the faith and preach the doctrines of devils.

This is why I exhort you to abide in My Word.  I pray for you daily that your faith not fail you.  I prayed that prayer for Simon Peter.  Even though he did deny me, his faith did not fail.  He repented with godly sorrow after he denied me three times.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  There is only one way for your faith to be strengthened and that way is by abiding in My Word.  Do not let My enemy distract you from reading and heeding My Word because My Word has the power to keep you moving ahead in faith.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1-5; LUKE 22:32; JOHN 17:6

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

READING/HEEDING

There is a big difference between reading and heeding My Word.  Many of My beloved read My Word daily, but they do not apply the knowledge they gain from My Word to their hearts.  Wisdom is applied knowledge.

Pray before you read My Word, and ask My Holy Spirit to give you understanding and wisdom in addition to knowledge.  Ask for the anointing of My Holy Spirit, and then receive that anointing by faith.The anointing of My Holy Spirit will give you wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, and strength when you read My Word.

My Spirit will teach you to fear Me.  You will see this phrase, "the fear of the Lord" often in My Word. You fear Me when you  humbly respect My awesome power and have a willing heart to obey My Word. 

ISAIAH 11:1-2;

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

APPOINTMENT

Most people want to make their appointments on time.  There is one appointment that most people wish not to make.  That appointment is death.  One person out of every one person die.
We all have this appointment in common.

The writer of Hebrews says that it is appointed once for man to die and then the judgment.  I hold the keys if hell and death.  Pray that you will make the appointment with death right on time, not a day early or a day late.  That appointment is written in your book of life. 

You never have to fear death.  I have taken the sting out of death and the grave has no victory.  Trust Me to keep you on Earth for the time period I have designated.  I always want you to pray for those who are very ill to recover.  Also, I want you to pray that they might live according to the days written in their book of life.

HEBREWS 9:27; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:55

Monday, August 17, 2015

ENLIGHTEN

I am the light of the world Who lights every man who comes into the world.  I am present at every conception.  Light came into the world when I came to live on Earth.  I am the living Word of God and I have the power to enlighten people from the darkness.  Sadly, many choose to walk in darkness rather than the light.

My servant Paul prayed that My Father might give to you the wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Me and that the eyes of your understanding would be enlightened to know what is the hope of your calling and what the riches of the glory of the inheritance is for those who will believe in Me.  He also prayed that you might be enlightened to know My great power.

Pray today for My Father to enlighten the eyes of the understanding of those you love so that they might know all the riches and all the greatness that I can give to those who believe in Me.

EPHESIANS 1:17-19

Sunday, August 16, 2015

DOOR

When I walked on Earth, the good shepherds led their sheep to the sheepfold at night where they would be safe from the beasts that wanted to devour them.  The sheepfold had walls of stacked stones with briars on top.  There was an opening for the sheep to enter, and once they had entered the shepherd sat all night in the space where the sheep had entered.  He became the door to sheepfold.

I am the door Who protects you and all of My sheep from the evil one who wants to steal, kill, and destroy.  I never slumber or sleep.

I also hold the "Key of David" that opens doors for you.  I can open the door that no man can shut, and I can close the door that no man can open.  The door may be to a new job, a new church, a new neighborhood, or a new, higher spiritual place with Me.  Thank Me today for being the door of protection and opportunity for you.

JOHN 10:1-18; REVELATION 3:7

Saturday, August 15, 2015

TRAINING

I know you have heard the Proverb,"Train up a child the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  The most formative years of a child are from infancy to six years of age.  Mothers have a choice to be home to train their children with My values or to allow another person who may not have the same values to train their children.

There is not much written about My childhood in My Word, but I was trained as a child.  I had a loving mother and father who were faithful to always take Me to the Temple, and we prayed with one another.  My prayer for mothers today to recognize that training their own children by teaching them My Word and displaying My love to them is the most fruitful labor they can have on Earth.

You also are in training, and your trainer and teacher is My Holy Spirit.  Stay in His classroom daily and allow Him to teach you My ways and My Word.  I want you to pass every test that is given to you, and if for some reason you do not pass the first time, always be comforted to know that I will give you a make up test.

PROVERBS 22:6; JOHN 14:16-17

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DISTRACTION

I want you to understand the assignments Satan (the devil) has to fulfill in your life.  When you are aware of these assignments, you will better be able to resist him in My name and through My blood. 

The devil has the assignments to destroy, deceive, depress and oppress, and distract.  My enemy has demonic spirits who want to fulfill these five major assignments.  Be on the alert to resist and to cancel out those assignments daily, but first submit to Me daily. 

Bind in My blood and in My name every spirit that cannot confess that I am God in the flesh.  Loose those spirits from their assignments and send those spirits to Me where I will deal with them.  I am over all principalities and powers, rulers of darkness, and wickedness in heavenly places.  However, you must use your spiritual weapons (declaration of what My blood has purchased for you and the declaration of My Word out loud in prayer).  Remember the devil is a defeated foe, but you are responsible to enforce My victory by skillfully resisting the devil.

JAMES 4:7; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

PRESSURE

Some people do not do well when they are under pressure, and My enemy knows this.  When you are under pressure and yield to that pressure instead of Me, you will say and do things that do not glorify Me.. I do not condemn you for those times.  In fact, I want to help you during pressure times.

I sent My Holy Spirit to be your helper.  Sometimes when you are under great pressure all you can say out loud is, "Help me Jesus."  I know you do not look forward to "Help Me Jesus Days," but I love to hear those words as you cry out to Me.  I will always answer your cry.

Do not allow My enemy to put you under pressure.  When you feel those pressure bands circling your head, just commit your works to Me and I will establish your thoughts.  Today may be a "Help Me Jesus Day."  If it is, don't forget that I am standing by with My Holy Spirit Who is the "Helper" plus a host of angels who can minister to you during those pressure times.  They ministered to Me when I was in agony in the Garden.

PSALM 54:4; HEBREWS 1:13-14; PROVERBS 16:3

Monday, August 10, 2015

PROCLAMATIONS

Usually people respond to proclamations.  They tune their ears to those proclamations, especially if the proclamations have something to do with them.  I came to proclaim the year of the Lord, but very few seem to be paying attention to this proclamation when it is a life or death matter for them.

On what is called the "Day of the Lord," in My word, I will be revealed to all mankind.  It will be a day of mourning for many who have not known Me.  On that resurrection day when the graves will be opened, all will see Me.  It will be both a day of vengeance and a day of comfort.

I came to comfort all those who mourn to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.  This is good news. That day is fast approaching, so more than ever, My beloved need to proclaim Who I am and what I came to do.  Today take every opportunity to declare the good news that I came to save the world, not to condemn it.

ISAIAH 61:2-3

Sunday, August 9, 2015

GAIN

The world system you live in is founded on how much a person can gain.  However, My kingdom is founded on how much can a person lose. Most people in the world seek to gain recognition, gain money, gain promotions, gain good grades, and about the only thing in the world that is not founded on gain is weight.  Most people want to lose weight.

The abundant life that I want to give everyone who believes in Me can only be gained through loss.  One must lose his own ambition, his own prejudices, his own plans, and his own money.  Sometimes the believer is required to lose the relationships that in the past pulled him away from Me.

My servant Paul said that he suffered loss of all things that he might win Me.   I said, "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  The cross is you with every selfish thought of gain.  Are you willing today to give yourself fully to Me and allow My Spirit to fill every part of your being?"

PHILIPPIANS 3:7-8; LUKE 9:23 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

RESIST

I have given you all the weapons of warfare that you need to pull down strongholds.  I have also given you the keys to the kingdom to bind and lose demons.  However, you need to use those weapons of warfare and you need to use those keys.

If you need instruction on how to use those weapons and how to use those keys, that instruction is set forth in My Word.  I came to destroy the works of the devil, and I have given you the power to do the same.

Today and every day, submit yourself to me in the morning.  Place My blood and My armor over all your family members. loved ones, pets and possessions.  Also extend the shield of faith over them.
Declare out loud that your righteousness is of Me.  When you do this faithfully every morning, no weapon that is formed by My enemy against you will prosper.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7; MATTHEW 16:19; EPEHESIANS 6; ISAIAH 54:17; LUKE 10:19

Friday, August 7, 2015

TALKING

Some of My beloved do not realize that I am talking to them all the day long.  They just do not take time to listen.  There are so many voices that compete with My voice.  Daily you will hear your flesh speak to you.  Any time you hear, "I feel, I think, I will," you are hearing your flesh or your soul speak to you.

You also hear all kinds of voices coming to you from your television, computers and radios.  Be alert to such voices because often their talk will place strongholds (patterns of thinking) in your mind that are not godly.

Sadly, you will also hear the voice of Satan with his demons as they try to seduce you to give in to their temptations.  Their talk usually encourages you to do things in haste without seeking Me.
Be aware of the talks that you hear today.  You can drown out the talk that will not benefit you by staying tuned to My voice.  You will be on the right "talk station" when you  abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love.

JOHN 15

Thursday, August 6, 2015

DIVISION

One of the tactics of the anti-Christ spirit is to divide and conquer.  That spirit is the ruling spirit who causes divorce.  It is also the ruling spirit that causes church splits and divisions in government bodies and families.  Pray for your country because it is under the influence of this wicked spirit.

How should you pray?  You have been given all authority in My name over the devil and his works.  I came to destroy the works of the devil, and I have given you the keys to the kingdom to do the same.  My Word says whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever you lose on earth is loosed in heaven.

Stand in the full armor of My righteousness, and gather with others to bind this spirit, curse its fruit of division, and lose the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind and unity over your nation, your church, and your home.  One can put a 1,000 to flight and two can put 10,000 to flight. I have given you the power to tread on serpents and scorpions. Be faithful to do this warfare.

1 JOHN 4:1-3; MATTHEW 16:19; LUKE 10:19

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PRESENCE

So many of My loved think that they have to sit still and have a devotional time in order to experience My presence.  I long for them to recognize that when I declared to My disciples, "I will be with you always even unto the end of the world," I was speaking this promise for all those who will believe me.

I am with you always.  You, however, do have to be intentional to recognize My presence with you all during the day.  It is very easy for you to know My continual presence.  All that you have to do is communicate with Me and listen for My responses.  I want to become your favorite person to share conversations with often.

I will keep you in perfect peace when your mind is stayed on Me.  Also when your mind is stayed on Me, My enemy does not have a chance to invade your thought life.  In My presence is fullness of joy.  Have a blessed, joyful day today.

MATTHEW 28:20; ISAIAH 26:3; PSALM 16:11