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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

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

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

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

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


Friday, December 30, 2016

MARTYRS

Throughout history people have been martyred for their faith in Me.  You live in a day when martyrdom has increased in great measure. My Word says that it will be those who have been martyred for their faith in Me who will rule and reign with Me during the 1000 years when I set up My Kingdom on Earth.

Do not forget to pray for those who face martyrdom for their faith.  I have chosen to limit My intervention on Earth to answering the prayers of the saints.  Your intercession for those who are facing cruel martyrdom throughout the world will avail much.

I am captain of the heavenly hosts, and I can dispatch angels at your request.  Few believers understand how important their intercession for others is.  Your prayers are heard, and I always respond to your requests.

REVELATION 7:13-17, 20:4 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

REFLECT

Time spent reflecting on the past year is beneficial.  You can see My hand in many of the circumstances and events of your life.  Every day is a day that I can reveal My presence to you in a deeper way.

You have to be intentional to set your affection on the things that are above rather than the things on this Earth although I am very involved in your daily activities on Earth. Daily you can add to your "Book of Remembrance" that is recorded in heaven.  This book records all the times that you have spoken about Me or even thought about Me during each day. 

A worthy goal for you in this coming year is to fill each daily page of your "Book of Remembrance" with words and thoughts that glorify Me. When you do this, the awareness of My presence with you will deepen.

COLOSSIANS 3:2; MALACHI 3:16

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

RECOMPENSE

The word, "recompense" means something done to make up for a loss or injury.  When sin entered the world through the disobedience of Adam and Eve, there was great loss.  My precious spirit within them died. Satan proclaimed that they would not die if they ate of the forbidden fruit, and they did not die physically, but sin always causes spiritual death.

I came to Earth and gave My life as the perfect sacrifice for sin to recover all that was lost on that fateful day.  My Spirit within people now can be resurrected in those who believe in My death, burial, and resurrection.

There are many walking dead men and women in this world.  You know some of these people personally.  Your intercession for them to be born again by My Spirit will avail much.  Pray for the eyes of their understanding to be opened and for their ears to hear My invitation to them to come to know Me.

JOHN 3:16-17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

PENETRATE

My Word delivered by the anointing of My Holy Spirit has the power to penetrate the hardest heart.
My Word is like a two-edged surgeon's knife that is able to cut away all the excess spiritual fat and flesh around a person's heart.

I am the Master Surgeon Who came to heal those who have broken hearts.  Rejection is the spiritual fat around broken hearts.   Word curses in the past have wounded such hearts.  The spiritual flesh that needs to be cut away from those with broken hearts is pride.

Rejected people think mostly about themselves.  They have a hard time receiving and giving love.  Pray for those you know who have not yet come to know Me.  Pull down the stronghold of pride in their souls and release to them an humble, contrite spirit.  Pray for such people to be in the right place at the right time to hear My Word, and pray that they will receive the gift of faith to believe in Me.

HEBREWS 4:12' ISAIAH 61:1

Monday, December 26, 2016

PACKAGES

By now all your Christmas packages have been unwrapped and opened.  Each gift you received was a reminder of how much you are loved.  The greatest gift you can give to Me in this coming year is  time to fellowship with Me each day.

There are, however, packages that I want you to give Me throughout the year.  These packages are care packages wrapped in silver and gold.  When  you give your cares to Me, I receive them as cherished gifts that I have looked forward to receiving from you.

Peter wrote that one way to humble yourself before Me is to cast every care upon Me because I care for you.  You can do Me great honor this year by wrapping all of your cares in prayer and sending them to Me.  Once I receive your cares, I open those gifts with delight because I can then be active in perfecting everything that concerns you.  Make every day a celebration of My life in you by giving Me the gifts of your cares.

1 PETER 5:6-7

Saturday, December 24, 2016

GLORY

The message the angels gave at My birth was, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  At last My Father's glory was manifest in My flesh.  I denied My heavenly glory to come down to dwell dwell on Earth..

The ministry I had while I was on Earth was to demonstrate My Father's glory and His true character. This is also your ministry while you live on Earth.  You now possess the knowledge of the glory of God in My very face.

I want your face to shine today with My glory.  It is a season for lights and even today is the beginning of the Jewish celebration of the Festival of Lights.  My glory shines brighter through you when you spend time in My presence.  Take time today to thank Me for sharing My glory with you.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7

Friday, December 23, 2016

COLORS

Even though My birth did not actually occur in December, I still rejoice that many people during this season will remember My birth and My gift of salvation offered to the world. 

The colors used at Christmas time have special meaning for Me. The red symbolizes My blood shed for the remission of sins.  Without the shed blood, there is no remission of sins.  The green symbolizes My peace that I give to the world.  My peace is not as the world gives, but it is a lasting eternal peace that you can enjoy even when your world is falling apart.

This Christmas morning, I want you to think about the love My Father expressed to you when He sent Me to earth to provide the perfect sin offering for all mankind.  Also, I want you to know that your inheritance is My peace.  The evergreen trees that most people decorate in their homes are not an object for worship, but instead, they are a reminder that eternal life is to know My Father and Me.

LEVITICUS 10:17, 17:11; HEBREWS 9:22; JOHN 17:3, 14:27


Thursday, December 22, 2016

PREPARATION

You are almost finished with preparing the gifts and the food to celebrate My birth with your family and friends.  Even though I was not born at this time of the year, I rejoice when I see  families enjoying one another.  I rejoice always during the occasions throughout the year that cause people to remember what I did to save the world.

I was born during the lambing season in early spring when the shepherds stayed by their flocks all night so that they could assist the sheep that were about to give birth.  I am the lamb of God who willingly sacrificed My life to save people from the bondage of sin.

The world was not prepared for My first visitation, and many people are not prepared for My second visitation.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of those who have yet to believe in Me to receive My priceless gift of salvation.

JOHN 1:29

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

REACH

There is nothing beyond My reach.  I am able to invade the hardest heart with the light of My glory.  My Word says that I dwell in the midst of darkness.  This means that I know every dark heart that has been captivated by My enemy, and I am there in the midst of that dark heart.

Every person born has a God shaped hole in his/her heart that can only be filled by Me.  As you know most people are looking for something or someone higher than themselves to help them.  I can penetrate anyone's heart who is searching for answers because I am the answer.

Pray for those who you know are searching.  I place a hunger an thirst for righteousness in such hearts.  As the world you live in gets darker by the minute, many people will be searching for the purpose of life.  You have the answer.  Stand ready to give the answer to those who are searching.

PSALM 18:11, 107:14; ISAIAH 9:2, 42:16, 45:7, 49:9; MICAH 7:8; EPHESIANS 5:8

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

DREARY

There are many dreary days weather wise that you experience during the winter months.  I know how sometimes you would just like to stay snuggled in your bed for a few extra minutes instead of rising early to pray.  Never be under condemnation if you make such a choice.

I want you to remember always that I am with you throughout the day, not just during your quiet time with Me in the morning.  My one desire is that My light be shining through you all the day long no matter how dreary the day may seem.

I have caused My light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the knowledge of My glory in My very face.  I chose to put My light within you even though you are an earthen vessel.
This treasure shines through your earthen vessel so that the excellency of My power might be from Me, not you .  Keep shining brightly for Me today.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7

Monday, December 19, 2016

LEARNING

When I walked on Earth, My disciples seemed to be slow learners, but I understood their hearts.  I knew that they wanted to follow Me even when, on many occasions, they did not understand what I was teaching them.

In your life on Earth, you are ever learning, and the learning process will continue into all eternity.
I created you with the ability to learn new things daily.  I sent My Holy Spirit to be your teacher as you seek to learn more about Me and My ways.

Never be discouraged if you cannot understand certain passages in My Word.  I want you to be like Moses.  The children of Israel saw My works, but they still did not have the faith to enter into the Sabbath rest because they did not know My ways.  Moses understood My ways and so did  David.  Be like David and pray daily, "Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth: unite my heart to fear Your name."

PSALM 25:5, 86:11

Saturday, December 17, 2016

LOCK

Many of those who you lift in prayer daily for salvation have hearts that are locked.  I do stand at the door and knock, and if any man hear My voice and opens the door, then I will enter their hearts.  A spirit of rejection is usually the main lock that prevents people from hearing My voice.

The spirit of rejection is a wicked spirit that causes people to not be able to give or receive love.  In most cases, such people experienced rejection at an early age.  I hold the key of David and that key is able to unlock the hardest heart.

As you pray for people to receive Me as their Lord and Savior, bind the spirit of rejection in My blood, and then loose to them the spirit of power, love and a sound mind.  When you do this type of warfare, you will see results because I came to heal all those who have broken hearts because of rejection. I am the very spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.

REVELATION 3:20; 2 TIMOTHY 1:7

Thursday, December 15, 2016

TRAVEL

I know how you dread traveling by plane to places.  You even dread rode trips and also traffic delays in your own city.  Travel in My day was much less complicated.

There is a way that I want you to experience travel, and this way will give you great peace.  While you are standing in the security lines at the airport, pray silently for the people near you in the line.  When you are in what seems to be an endless traffic jam, pray for the people in the cars near you.

Time in prayer will help you not think about the delays.  Praying for others also is an investments in My Kingdom.

ROMANS 1:9

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

DOORS

I hold the key of David that can open doors that no man can shut and close the doors that no man can open.  I know how you have declared this verse over people who were seeking a new job.  However, I want you to understand that I can open the heart of a person or close the heart of a person.

Remember how I hardened the heart of Pharaoh.  I stand at the door and knock on the hearts of men and women, and if  they hear My voice and open the door, then I will come in and sup with them and they will sup with Me.

My Holy Spirit is able to help people hear My voice.  As you pray for people who need to know Me intimately, bind My enemy and his demonic forces who seek to close the spiritual ears of people.  Then pray for My Holy Spirit to speak to their hearts.

REVELATION 3:7, 20

Monday, December 12, 2016

ENCHANTING

Enchanting is a word that is used often to describe people or occasions that are charming and delightful.  I want My encounters with you to be enchanting.  I want you to understand the delight that is in My heart when you come to Me and say, "I delight to do Your will today OH LORD."

Sometimes this word, "enchanting" can mean bewitching.  I am enchanting, but I never bewitch you into doing My will.  I am Lord of all, but I never "Lord" it over you.  I have given you a free will to love Me and serve Me.

I love you even when you chose to go your own way in a day's time without turning yourself and your day over to My Spirit for Me to use you as an instrument of My righteousness, peace, joy and love.  Know that I am delighted in you always because My love for you is not contingent on what you do or say.  I love you with an unconditional, everlasting love.

PSALM 40:8

Sunday, December 11, 2016

CONDITION

The word, "condition," can be used many ways.  Before you buy something that is used, you want to know whether or not the item is in good condition.  People who are concerned about their physical health and welfare sometimes give Me thanks that their bodies are still in good condition.

You watch the news to find out in what condition your city, state, nation, and the world is.  People exercise because they are conditioning their bodies to have more strength.  I want to ask you the question, "Is your soul in good condition?"

John wrote his friend Gaius that he wished that he "would prosper and be in health even as his soul prospers."  This expresses My desire for you.  What you feel, what you think, and what you do has much to do with your health.  This is why David wrote, "I lift up my soul unto thee." Today lift up your soul (emotions, mind, and will) to Me and allow Me to condition your soul with the spiritual food of My Word and the spiritual exercise of prayer.

3 JOHN 1-2; PSALM 143:8








Saturday, December 10, 2016

TRUTH

Just before I was crucified Pilate asked me, "Are You a king then?"  I responded, "You say that I am a king.  To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world that I should bear witness to the truth.  Every one that is of the truth hears My voice.  Our conversation ended when Pilate asked, "What is truth?"

I am the truth. I sent you My Holy Spirit Who has the assignment to lead you into all truth.  I am able to sanctify you through My truth.  My Word is truth.

As you read My Word today, allow My Holy Spirit to lead you to not only have knowledge of My Word,, but also lead you to understand My Word with His anointing.  Understanding is the bridge between knowledge and wisdom.  Hear the voice of My Spirit today as He interprets My Word to you.

JOHN 18:37-38 and JOHN 17

Friday, December 9, 2016

RECOGNITION

My heart is to help people recognize their own sin.  So many in this world seem to not even be aware that what they are doing and saying is sin.  Only My Holy Spirit can convict another person of sin.

My Holy Spirit came into the world to reprove the world of sin.  Before people can repent of their sins, they first must recognize their sin.  My Holy Spirit uses My written word and spoken word as the convicting tool that causes people to turn from their own selfish sins to Me.

Pray for those today who have yet to recognize how they have sinned against Me.  Pray that they will read My Word or that they will hear the still quiet voice of My Holy Spirit Who can deliver My Word to their minds.  Cancel out the assignments of My enemy to keep these people from hearing My Word.  Faith only comes through hearing My Word.

JOHN 16:11-17; ROMANS 10:17

Thursday, December 8, 2016

CO-LABOR

It would be so easy for Me to bring a close to this age without your help.  I am over every principality, power, rulers, and wickedness in heavenly places. However, I have chosen you to be in My army..

When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, you also enlisted in My army.  Your main labor in this warfare is prayer and the weapons of your warfare are My name, My blood, and My Word.

Adam and Eve gave the devil the legal right to cause trouble when they disobeyed Me.  Do not weary as the warfare intensifies.  Remember that I am with you in every battle, and that I also have a mighty army of angels at your disposal.  Use your weapons today, and co-labor with Me as we together do battle against My enemy.

EPHESIANS 6

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MYSTERY

Most everyone loves a good mystery story.  Mystery stories contain intrigue and adventure.  Usually the plot is filled with various characters who could be the one who committed some crime.  My servants Mark and Paul speak of a mystery that is based on a true story.

Shortly after I presented the parable of the sower to the multitudes, I was alone with My disciples and I said, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables so that they will not perceive or understand the mystery.
Then I explained the parable of the sower to them.

You have the privilege of knowing the mystery of the kingdom of God.  The mystery of the gospel is that in the dispensation of the fullness of times, I will gather together in one all things in Me, both those things in heaven and in earth. On that day you will be the praise of My glory because you have trusted Me.

MARK 4:11; EPHESIANS 1:10-12

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

GIFTS

This is the season when both Jewish people and Gentiles wrap gifts to give to their loved ones.  Over 2000 years ago My Father gave Me to the world as a gift.  I was wrapped in swaddling clothes.  Ever since that time that changed the history of the world, people have unwrapped this gift from My Father's love and have been born again by My Spirit.

As you prepare the gifts for your loved ones this season, pray for those you know who have yet to unwrap Me and receive Me into their hearts. 

Be careful not to let the busyness of this season rob you of the recognition of My presence with you always because this is truly a gift that will change you moment by moment.

LUKE 2

Monday, December 5, 2016

CONSTANT

Very few things in your life are constant.  Even your body is constantly changing.  Tomorrow is never the same as yesterday, and sometimes you are very thankful for that truth.  Even the Earth is in constant change.

There are, however, several things that are constant.  My love for you is constant.  I love you just as much today as I loved you yesterday.  My Word is constant.  The truths in My Word will never change. My Holy Spirit's assignment to day by day make you more like Me will never change.

You live in a day when there will be much upheaval, but you are not a citizen of this Earth.  Your citizenship in heaven is constant, and this is why you can rejoice with thanksgiving no matter what your circumstances are.

JOHN 17:17;ROMANS 8:29;2 CORINTHIANS 5:1

Sunday, December 4, 2016

HASTE

Whenever you feel pushed and pressed to do something in haste just to resolve a situation, take a few minutes to inquire of Me.  I am all wisdom.  My brother James encouraged believers to ask Me for wisdom.  I love to receive your petitions for wisdom.

After you have asked Me for wisdom, remain silent for a few minutes and listen for My still quiet voice.  One of the main roles of My Holy Spirit is to lead and guide you into all truth.  So often, My enemy will try to force you to make a quick decision.  If you give into your flesh because you just want some problem resolved quickly, the ramifications of that quick decision will not be fruitful.

Today, as you face this busy season in your life, My enemy will tempt you to just push ahead quickly without taking time to hear from Me.  Submit yourself to Me in the morning before the day's activities get started, and then be prepared to inquire of Me in prayer all the day long.

Friday, December 2, 2016

LAW AND ORDER

These last days before My return will be a time of lawlessness.  Paul wrote to Timothy to be aware that seducing spirits would increase in the last days.  My enemy is trying to draw believers back into the world which offers only darkness and death.

There will truly be a great falling away before My return.  However, at the same time there will be great revival.  Sometimes it takes the invasion of darkness into the world to make the light of My saints shine brighter.

You are entering a time of great trauma in the world, but always remember that you are not of the world.  You are in My Kingdom and in that Kingdom of Light you can experience My peace, joy, and love in spite of all the darkness and lawlessness that surrounds you.

2 TIMOTHY 4:1-4; THESSALONIANS 2:1-3

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Water

As you finally experience rain after two months of drought, I want you to be aware of the spiritual water that is available to you.  I am the living water that can quench your spirit for all eternity.  I gave the invitation at the water libation service during the Feast of Tabernacles to those who were thirsty to come to Me and drink.  I promised to give living water to those who come to Me.  I am able to supply the living water (My Spirit) that will flow from the inmost part of your being.

Thank Me today for that living water and how I have promised to pour water out on the dry ground in your life and the life of your children.  Isaiah prophesied this many years before I was on Earth.

Pray also for the latter rain that I have promised to come to water all the seeds you and other believers have planted.  There will be a great harvest of souls before I return.

JOHN 7:37-39; ISAIAH 44:3-4;JAMES 5:7; ZECHARIAH 10:1

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ENTRANCE

It is difficult to gain entrance to some places on Earth.  Often there are guards at the gates or secret codes that stand in your way of entering.  There is nothing to prevent anyone from entering My kingdom. 

The only requirement is that people believe that I died to forgive them of their sins, they repent of their sins and receive Me as their Lord and Savior. A great transaction takes place the moment this requirement is met.  People are translated from the kingdom of darkness, and they find quick entrance into My kingdom of light.

Pray today for those who you know are still walking in darkness.  Your prayers for them will avail much.  Every time you lift their names up to Me in prayer, you penetrate the kingdom of darkness.

COLOSSIANS 1:13; ROMANS 10:8-10

Monday, November 28, 2016

LIGHT

I desire for you to walk in the light.  In order to do this, you need to surround yourself with people who are also walking in the light.  When you walk in the light, you will have fellowship with one another. Also when you pray with other saints, you can put to flight Satan's darkness.

I see you and all My beloved as saints in the light.  The moment you believed and received Me as your Lord and Savior, you were translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light,  At that moment in time, I commanded My light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the light of the knowledge of the glory of My Father in My very face.

I am the light of the world, and I put My light within you even though you are an earthen vessel that will sin from time to time.  I chose you to receive My light because I knew you would recognize that it is My Father who works within you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. I am the excellent One who enables you to live a life of spiritual power and excellence.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Sunday, November 27, 2016

REJECTION

Most everyone wants to be accepted by others.  When rejection occurs, individuals often will develop a broken heart.  Rejection is a wicked weapon that My enemy uses to destroy lives.  He was rejected by My Father and thrown out of heaven, and ever since that time, he has tried to envelope others in the wicked cycle of rejection.

The cycle of rejection is abominable.  What happens often is that people who have experienced much rejection will not be able to trust others or Me.  Trust is the basis for all relationships.  Rejected people are not able to completely receive My love because they do not trust Me.

Pray for those you know who are in the vicious cycle of rejection.  I came to heal those who have been wounded by rejection.  I came to heal all broken hearts.  Pray that I will be able to minister to rejected people so that they can be set free to love Me and others.

ISAIAH 61:1


Friday, November 25, 2016

REPENTANCE

It is impossible for you to get people to repent, but you can pray that when they are confronted with the truth that My Holy Spirit, Who is the Spirit of Truth, will be able to penetrate their hearts.

There are two things that will bring repentance to an individual: godly sorrow or the goodness of God, My Father.  Persist in prayer for those you know are resisting recognizing their own sin.
Recognition of sin always precedes repentance.

When people recognize how much I love them in spite of their sins, My unconditional love poured upon them will draw them to repentance.  While they were still sinners, I gave My life to redeem them from sin.  When people begin to grieve over how they have sinned with godly sorrow, I stand ready to cleanse them of all unrighteousness.

2 CORINTHIANS 7:9-10; ROMANS 2:4

Monday, November 21, 2016

MORNING

My friend David, the psalmist, always prayed early in the morning.  I also prayed a great while before dawn.  I understand that many of My beloved are rushed in the morning and this is why they do not seek Me early.  I long, however, for them to at least say, "Good morning" to Me in prayer.

I want to set the sails of My beloved to blow with the wind of the Holy Spirit all day long.  It only takes a few minutes for a sailor to lift the sail of his boat, and it only takes a few minutes for My beloved to look upward to Me.

This morning, take just a few minutes in My presence.  Release every care to Me, and allow Me to be the glory and lifter of your head.  When you look upward to Me, you are setting your affections on the things that are above.  You are also allowing Me to set your sails to flow with the wind of My Holy Spirit.  My Holy Spirit will then be able to safely lead and guide you through whatever storms you may face during the day.

PSALM 63:1; COLOSSIANS 3:2

Sunday, November 20, 2016

ESTEEM

When there are differences between My beloved and actions are taken that are hurtful or in haste, such relationships can be worked out when both parties are willing to trust God with one another.
It is a lack of trust that opens the door for My enemy, "the accuser of the brethren," to do his diabolical work which is usually to divide and conquer.

Be very careful to see each person that I have created as a person of infinite worth to Me.  Esteem one another higher than yourself.  Be willing to humble yourself when differences occur, pray together, and seek Me for wisdom.

At the end of time, My beloved will be judged for rewards.  I am mainly interested in how they have treated one another.  I judge not only your actions and all the actions of My beloved, but I also judge the motive behind the actions.  I want you to receive many rewards, so treat one another with kindness, gentleness, long suffering, and be careful not to take actions in haste.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3

Saturday, November 19, 2016

ENEMIES

I set the example of humility when I humbled Myself, denied My Kingly glory, and came to Earth.  I was a man of no reputation when I was birthed. I was misunderstood and many wanted to kill Me.  I was despised and rejected of men, but through it all I never defended Myself.

I even loved those who persecuted Me.  I died to make it possible for everyone who believes in Me to love their enemies and to even pray for them.

You too, may be persecuted for righteousness sake, but I have given you the power to love even your worst enemy.  Always remember that people who come against you are not your enemy.  They are under the influence of Satan, the enemy of all mankind.

LUKE 6:27-29

Friday, November 18, 2016

OFFENSE

You create an offense whenever your actions cause another person to foster resentment, have hurt feelings, or displeasure.  I want you to be very careful not to cause others to be hurt by your actions.

Weigh very carefully your words if you are trying to rebuke or correct someone in the body of Christ.  Words are containers and they can contain accusatory words.  You do know who is the accuser of the brethren.

When you need to correct or rebuke someone in the body of Christ, make sure that you have scriptural basis for that correction, and make sure that you are not judging the motive in someone's heart.  Only I do know the motive in the heart of another.  Examine also your motive as you rebuke or correct a brother.  Are you rebuking in love or are you being legalistic? Allow Me to examine your heart, and always ask Me what I would do in such a situation where rebuke or correction might be necessary.

1 TIMOTHY 5:1, 10; 2 TIMOTHY 4:2 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FACTIONS

It grieves Me when I see factions in My body on Earth.  I had to deal with many factions that were caused by clicks, offenses, jealousy, pride, and competition.  Whenever there is division in My body on Earth, Satan is able to take advantage of My beloved.

Mark My Words, it is the spirit of anti-Christ that causes division.  The fruit of that spirit is divorce, church splits, and strife among the brethren.

I want you never to give Satan an advantage over you by entering into factions.  The witness to the world that I am real and gave Myself as a love offering to the world is how My body on Earth  loves one another.  Let love be your goal as you gather in fellowship with others in My body.

JOHN 3:15-16

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PLANS

It is good to plan ahead.  However, always remember that faith can only operate in the moment.
So many of My beloved make plans to be more diligent in their Bible study or more consistent in their prayer times with Me.

I want you to communicate with Me moment by moment.  Also find a few verses from My Word that you can meditate on all day long.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  When you speak My Word out loud as well as meditate on My Word, your faith is built. Faith can only operate in the present moment.

Make your plans today and every day to listen for the voice of My Spirit moment by moment and to communicate with Me by asking Me what the next thing is that you should do.  I will direct your steps when you delight yourself in Me moment by moment.

ROMANS 10:17; PSALM 37:23

Saturday, November 12, 2016

EMBRACE

I know you cannot feel My embrace, but I embrace you every morning and throughout the day.  I want you to know this by faith.  It pleases Me so when you receive My love daily.

Many of My beloved cannot believe how much I love them.  You are chosen as My own to embrace others with My love.  Share with them how you received My love and encourage them to spend quiet time with Me.

Often people are too busy to take time to just be silent before Me.  It only takes a few minutes for you to feel My presence.

PSALM 16

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DRAMA

Most everyone loves an exciting drama.  Nothing, however, can be more exciting than the real life dramas that unfold as My beloved walk in the power of My Spirit.  Those who are not believers watch the dramas of My beloved and stand amazed at their perseverance through trials and their love and peace that is displayed no matter what trial they are experiencing.

I am the author of all of the dramas of My beloved, and I am also the One Who performs the dramas through those who are surrendered to My will.  Every believer has a part to play, and it is My Holy Spirit within them Who gives them the power to speak My Word and to do My will.

Look forward to the drama that you will experience today.  Always remember that I am not only the author of the drama, but I am also the producer and director.  Depend totally upon Me today and when the curtain falls as night encloses the day, review how I helped you live out the drama I have prepared for you.

HEBREWS 12:2; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

LISTS

You love to make lists, and you are pleased when most everything gets marked off the list. I have a "To Do List" for you that has eternal rewards.  Most of this "To Do List" can be accomplished in the morning during your quiet time with Me.

Every morning I want you to write down three things that you release to Me in prayer.  Then at the end of the day, I want you to write down how I responded to your list that day. The list is simple:

Commit yourself (body, soul [mind, will, emotions] and spirit) to Me (Romans 12:1-2)
Commit your way to Me (Psalm 37:5).
Commit your works to Me (Proverbs 16:3).

When you release this list to Me in prayer every morning, you will be amazed at how I have preserved your body, given peace to your mind, and stability to your emotions.  You will see how I have put you in the right place at the right time, and you will see how I have established your thoughts by prioritizing your day.

ROMANS 12:1-2; PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3



Monday, November 7, 2016

CONFIRMATION

I always want you to inquire of Me whenever you do not know what step to take next.  I have given you My Holy Spirit Who will lead and guide you into all truth.

As you listen to My Spirit, and feel like you have received direction, then turn to My Word for confirmation of what you heard.  Also, share the direction you feel that My Spirit is leading you with two trusted believers Who know Me well.  Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses something can be confirmed.

Look at the circumstances you are experiencing.  Those circumstances also will help confirm the direction that My Spirit is leading you.  Above all, take no action until you have complete peace in your heart.  My enemy can counterfeit many things, but he cannot counterfeit the peace that only I can give you.

DEUTERONOMY 17:6; JOHN 16:13, 14:27






Saturday, November 5, 2016

FOUND

I know how you rejoice when you find something that you lost.  Your rejoicing does not compare to My rejoicing when those who have been lost finally slow down enough from the busyness of life to hear the voice of their "Good Shepherd."

I am the glory and lifter of your head, and the day came in your life when you finally allowed Me to lift your head to see Me by faith and to hear My voice.  I am relentless in seeking after the lost.  You think that you found Me, but in reality I chose you to be one of My sheep from the foundation of the world.

Pray today for those you know who still have not allowed Me to rescue them.  I hear your prayers, and I answer your prayers for the salvation of those you lift up to My throne room in prayer.  Persevere in prayer, and you soon will rejoice with Me.

MATTHEW 18:11; LUKE 15:4-6

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

COMPARISONS

My Word says that it is not wise to compare yourself with another person.  I  do understand that it is human nature to compare yourself with others.  You usually do this to make yourself  feel better since the person you compare yourself with is in more trouble than you are.

Sometimes you compare yourself with those who seem to be closer in their relationship to Me or who appear to be much more fruitful in doing My works and carrying out My Father's will than you seem to be.

I have good news for you. There are no pets in My kingdom.  There are no over achievers or under achievers in My kingdom.  I  see everyone as My special  treasure who I considered worth purchasing with My shed blood.  Instead of comparing yourself with others, try to see others as I see them.  Special treasures should be treated with much love and care.

2  CORINTHIANS  10:12


Monday, October 31, 2016

RECENT

Most  everyone wants to hear about the most recent news.  The news on Earth may change daily, but My good news always is the same.  I want you to be able to share My good news when the opportunity presents itself.

My Father so loved the world that He sent Me to redeem people from sin.Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.  When I died on the tree, My shed blood provided the payment  necessary to atone for the sins of the world.

Those who believe in Me will not perish for their sins, but instead will inherit eternal life.  I died and was resurrected and am alive today to save all those who will receive this free gift of salvation.

JOHN 3:16-17
 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

RECEIVE

I know that you have seen many people who have received various awards. When you enter heaven, you and all believers will receive rewards for the things that you allowed Me to do through you on Earth.  Those rewards will pale in comparison to receiving in all fullness My perfect love.

You have experienced My love in measure on Earth, but when you reach your heavenly home, you will know My imeasurable love. Until that time, daily ask Me to reveal more of My everlasting, extravagant love to you.

My Holy Spirit will respond to your request by filling you with a fresh measure of My love daily.  You are to give away what you receive by touching others with My love and by telling them how much I love them.

JOHN 3:16-17

Friday, October 28, 2016

ANTICIPATION

When I walked on Earth, I woke up anticipating the fruitful day that I would experience that day.  I had spent most of the early hours before dawn in conversation with My Father.   He told Me the experiences I would have during the day, but He always left a few surprises for Me.

The interruptions that occurred as I walked the Sea, turned out to be divine appointments that My Father knew about, but I did not.

Look forward to this day with great anticipation because  there will be divine appointments during the day. Know with assurance that your day is planned by My Father, so listen carefully to the Holy Spirit as He directs your steps.

PSALM  37:5

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

VISITS

I know how you look forward to having a visit with relatives who live far away.  You plan each day with joyful expectation of the fun times you will have together and the good conversations you will share.

In reality, I am your closest relative, and I am as close to you as your next breath.  I want you to joyfully expect having many visits with Me throughout each day.  You can be intentional in planning these visits or you can look forward to many surprise visits when I interrupt your thoughts with a word of encouragement from Me.

I am so glad that you are in My family.  When you awaken every morning, I look forward to the times we will spend together.  Of course, I am always with you, but sometimes you get busy and forget this true promise.

MATTHEW 28:20




Sunday, October 23, 2016

INVISIBLE

What you see with your natural eyes is temporary.  What you see with your spiritual eyes is eternal. Everyone born has more than one set of eyes.  Your physical eyes can see colors, flashes of light, and darkness.

Your spiritual eyes can be opened to behold Me and My love.  I am eternal and My love is also eternal.  Pray for those who only see with their physical eyes.  Pray for their spiritual eyes to be enlightened to understand Who I am and why I came to Earth.

Thank Me today for opening your spiritual eyes to see Me by faith.  I may seem invisible to many, but I am more real than anything visible.  I want your eyes today to visibly reflect My eternal love for you and the others.

JOHN 3:16-17

Saturday, October 22, 2016

PERCEPTION

The way you perceive people usually determines your inter-action with them.  When I walked on the shores of the Galilee and also taught in many synagogues around the sea, I inter-acted with many people. I depended upon the Holy Spirit to help Me see each person as My Father saw them.

It is so easy to make quick judgments of people when you judge according to their outward appearance.  Only My Holy Spirit can help you see the person within.  Ask My Spirit to help you perceive others as I do.

Every person you encounter daily is precious to Me.  I desire to have them know Me as I know them.  I am counting on you to express My love to all you meet, and also I want you to pray that they may come to know and love Me as you know and love Me.

JOHN 3:16-17

Friday, October 21, 2016

DIVISION

I prayed that all those who believe in Me might be one as the Father and I are one.  The Father and I were unified in our purpose and plan.  I am making intercession continually that the answer to this prayer be manifested on Earth.

Pray that My love would bind My body on Earth together so that My kingdom will come and My will shall be done on Earth as it is in heaven.  Bind the spirit of anti[Christ in My blood and release My Spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.

When you gather together with other believers, allow My Holy Spirit to pour My love into and out of your hearts so that the world will be amazed at how you love one another.  Do not allow division.  How lovely it is when brethren dwell together in unity.  United you will be able to successfully stand against Satan.

JOHN 17:20-21

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DETAILS

I am a detailed God.  So many of My beloved get all worried and anxious about the details of future events that they are planning.  I want you to release those details to Me.

I am perfect in every way, but I am not a perfectionist.  Often when someone is planning a special event, they are paralyzed when they think about all that they have to do and how in the world will it all get done.

I want you to relax, enjoy the moment, and simply ask My Holy Spirit the next thing that needs to be done.  Leave the details to Me.  My Spirit is a wonderful administrator, and He knows exactly what needs to be done and what can be left undone.  When you walk in the Spirit, I am so pleased because it demonstrates to Me that you trust Me even with the smallest details in your life.

PSALM 37:5


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CHALLENGE

You face challenges every day as I did when I walked on Earth.  The major challenge I had was to keep My focus on what My Father wanted Me to do moment by moment.  The crowds sometimes were distracting, and I had to really tune My ears to hear the Holy Spirit above the noise and clamor of the crowds.

Because I was both God and man, I experienced the same challenges that you have daily.  I learned to stay in constant communication with My Father by asking Him throughout the day to tell Me the next thing to do.  I only did what My Father told Me to do, and I only said what My Father told Me to say.

Today, I want you to tune your spiritual ears to hear the instructions My Spirit gives you as you seek instructions for the next thing to do.  The key to living in the Spirit is to live in the moment.  Be alert to hear Me speak to your spirit throughout this day.

JOHN 5:19, 


Monday, October 17, 2016

RESCUE/RESTORE

I came to rescue you from the enemy's plans.  His plan was to steal, kill, and destroy.  My plan for you is to give you abundant life (abundant peace, joy, and love).

When someone is rescued from drowning, the work of the rescuer has only begin.  The water that was swallowed by the person who almost drowned needs to be expelled, and then the rescuer must breathe breath into the lungs of that person.

I came to rescue you from drowning in sin. Then I sent My Holy Spirit to breathe his breath into you.  Shortly after I was resurrected, I breathed the Holy Spirit into My disciples.  This began their restoration from a life filled with thoughts of self to a life filled with love for others and for Me.  You are still in the restoration process.  Today breathe in the fresh anointing of My Spirit, and breathe out all fleshly, selfish thoughts.

JOHN 10:10, 20:19-23

Sunday, October 16, 2016

RANDOM

There is nothing random in My kingdom.  From the beginning of time and even before the foundation of the Earth, My Father had a plan.  That plan will move forward unhindered by what you may consider impossible odds.

There are no odds in My Kingdom.  My servant Paul wrote about the plan My Father has when he wrote his letter to the church at Ephesus.  He wrote, "that in the dispensation of the fulness of times, He (My Father) might gather together in one all things in Me, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him: that we (His saints) should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Me."

At the end of time, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that I am Lord.  Pray for those  you know who have not yet made that choice to believe in Me.  Your prayers will avail much.

EPHESIANS 1; ROMANS 14:11; PHILIPPIANS 2:10

Friday, October 14, 2016

FORGET

I know that as a person ages the short term memory begins to lose some of it efficiency.  I do not want you to worry or fret over this because where you are weak, I can make you strong. 

Make it your goal to renew your mind daily by reading and applying My Word.  Understand that it is true that your body will not function like it used to when you were young because of the aging process.  This never would have happened if Adam and Eve had not sinned.

I came to redeem and restore what the enemy stole from Adam and Eve that fateful day in the Garden.  Call upon Me to strengthen you daily, and speak this word, "As your days are, so will be your strength.

GENESIS 3;2 CORINTHIANS 12:10; PSALM 105a;118:14

Thursday, October 13, 2016

EVENINGS

Evenings were the times I looked forward to the most when I was on Earth.  I knew that My disciples and I would be stopping soon to either camp out and fry fish or go to Peter's home where we were always welcomed by his Mother-in-law.

One night when we arrived at Peter's house, his Mother-in-law was sick with a fever.  I took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she was able to minister to us.  When the sun had set many came to Peter's home to be healed at My hand.

The lesson I want you to learn from this episode is that you also must take what is at hand, and then follow the lead of My Spirit to do what He speaks to your heart to do.  Too many of My beloved miss the moment that I have given them as a gift.  Treasure every moment and listen to My Spirit because who ever you are with at the moment needs My love demonstrated to them in some way.

MARK 1:28-32

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SCHEDULE

I had no schedule when I walked on Earth.  It was my custom to spend the early morning hours before dawn to talk with My Father, and then I just listened to the Holy Spirit Who led and guided me to be at the right place at the right time.

This is the way walking in the Spirit works.  When you tune your spiritual ears to hear from My Holy Spirit every morning and ask Him to lead and guide you, you will never miss out on any divine appointments.  What a joy it is to surrender your days to My Spirit because then you are not pressed and pushed for time

Whenever you are pressed and pushed for time, you are vulnerable to receive the subtle suggestions of My enemy who always wants to get you on a path that I have not prepared for you.  Commit your way to Me today, and I will bring to pass the will of My Father in your life, and I will also empower you to walk in His ways.

PSALM 37:5


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BARRIERS

There are many barriers that limit people from advancing spiritually.  Most of these barriers are strongholds that have formed in the minds of people.  These strongholds may be generational or they may be formed by indoctrination, environment, or experience.

Some people put up their own barriers by continually giving in to certain lusts such as the lust of the flesh (the attempt to satisfy the five senses in an addictive or obsessive way)  Others cannot resist Satan when they are tempted to give in to the lust of the eyes (greedy longings in the mind and vain imaginations such as pornography).

The main barrier that keeps people from receiving My gift of salvation is pride.  The lust of the pride of life is trusting in yourself and your own resources more than you trust in God.  Everyone born on Earth has these three lusts until they die.  These lusts are a part of the soul (mind, will, and emotions).
Only I can help you to resist Satan when you are tempted to give in to these lusts.  I am both the barrier and bondage breaker.  Give the battle to Me.

1 JOHN 2:15-16

Sunday, October 9, 2016

POSTPONE

I know how disappointed you are when future events that you were looking forward to are postponed for some reason.  You were eagerly awaiting that special vacation or celebration of an event. 

There is one event on your calendar that will never be postponed. That event is My soon return to Earth.  Only My Father knows the time of that event, but He will not postpone it.  He already has that day in mind, and My return will occur right on His time.

There is a crown of righteousness laid up for those who look forward to and love My appearing.  When Paul wrote his letters to the churches, he eagerly anticipated My return.   Paul thought that I could return at any moment of his life.  I want you to think that way also.  My Father has been preparing My house to receive you, My bride.  When it is ready, I will return.

2 TIMOTHY 4:8


Saturday, October 8, 2016

IRRITATION

I had many opportunities to become irritated with people when I walked along the Sea of Galilee.  So many people came to Me with so many problems.  I easily could have become overwhelmed and even irritated with some people.

It took the power of the Holy Spirit to help Me not to become continually irritated with the Pharisees and Scribes.  As you know, I did lose it on occasion with those who took advantage of others.  It was righteous indignation that I expressed when I turned over the tables of the money changers who were cheating people when they bought their sacrifices. They had defiled the Temple that was designed to be a house of prayer.

Be on guard against irritation in your life.  Irritation is a fruit of pride.  When things do not go your way or when people disagree with you, you can easily become irritated with situations and people.  Keep in mind that I consider every person a person worth the shedding of My blood to save them.  This thought will help you to be patient with people who could irritate you.

MARK 11:15-18

Friday, October 7, 2016

DESTROYER

I came to destroy the works of the devil, and I have given you the power to do the same.  Isaiah wrote these words, "Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.  No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment, you shall condemn.  This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,, and their righteousness is of me, says the Lord (Isaiah 54:16-17).

Isaiah was prophesying that all those who are servants of Mine will have all power over all the power of the enemy.  You are that instrument that I have created to do My work to destroy the works of the devil.

Isaiah also wrote, "Behold, I make you a new sharp threshing instrument that has teeth, you shall thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shall make the hills as chaff.  You shall fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and  you shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall glory in the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:15-16)."  I have given you all power in My name to dissolve every mountain the devil has put in your path.  Use that power today.

ISAIAH 54:16-17; ISAIAH 41:15-16

Thursday, October 6, 2016

SHIELD

I am a shield for you, and I am your glory and the lifter of your head.  When you are facing hard trials, I want you to allow Me to lift your head upward to see Me in the Spirit.  I never turn My back on you.  I am always face to face with you.

My beloved David, the psalmist, knew the secret to traveling through trials with Me.  He always kept My face before him.  Of course, he could not see Me with his physical eyes, but he looked heavenward to Me and cried out to Me for help.

There is only one way to rise above the trying circumstances you face.  That way is to face Me.  I will shield you then and give you wisdom about the steps you should take to get through whatever trial you are facing.  When David wrote that I am his glory, he was saying that I would manifest My presence to  him in a tangible way.  I want to lift your head today.

PSALM 3:3, 105:4

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

FIGHT

I am the One Who fights your battles.  I am Captain of the Heavenly Hosts.  I have angels who are ready to do My bidding, but few even of My beloved call upon Me to do battle for them.  My myriads of angels stand ready to help you.

As you read My Word, you will see how often My angels came to the rescue of people who were in trouble.  My Word clearly says that the Angel of the Lord is encamped around about those who fear Me.  David was writing about Me when he wrote Psalm 34.  I am the Angel of the Lord Who was the manifestation of My presence on Earth even before I was born in the flesh.

I was the One Who led the children of Israel into the Promised Land.  I was the One Who appeared to Joshua just before he went in to conquer the land.  I am with you now, so you have nothing to fear.
Give your battles to Me, speak the Word I give you to speak, and cooperate with Me as I fight your battles.

PSALM 34:7

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CALL

Jeremiah 33:33 is My telephone number.  This verse says, "Call  upon Me, and I will answer you and who you great and mighty things that you know not.  Too few of My beloved place that call to Me daily.

Today and every day I want you to call upon Me.  The great and mighty things that I will show you are My grace (My supernatural power to do what is impossible in the natural); My wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, and most of all My mercy, long-suffering, and love.

It is My joy to answer you whenever you call.  I am expecting your call today.

JEREMIAH 33:33:

Monday, October 3, 2016

EVENING

I loved spending My early evening times with friends who hosted Me.  I attended all the feasts in Jerusalem, and My Jerusalem friends usually invited Me to share evening meals with them near the Feast of Tabernacles. 

I also loved spending time with My family as we broke bread together in the evenings during the Feast of Tabernacles.  The last time I went to the Feast in Jerusalem, I was led by the Holy Spirit to wait until close to the end of the Feast to make My journey to Jerusalem.  My brothers wanted Me to go up to Jerusalem for all of the Feast, but I knew I had to wait.

It was difficult for Me to see My family enjoying their meals in their succah during the feast.  I was on the outside looking in as they had their meals together.  This was one of the occasions when I identified with those who are lonely.  Family is so important, and that is why My Father always wants to set the lonely in families.  Pray for  those who are lonely during these High Holy Days and later during the Feast of Tabernacles.

JOHN 7; PSALM 68:6

Friday, September 30, 2016

ISRAEL

I am the God of Israel.  Many who claim they  are believers do not love Israel.  Even in your country, some churches are turning their backs on Israel.  My Word has never changed.  Those who bless Israel will be blessed, and those who curse Israel will be cursed.

Israel is My "Promised Land" to My beloved Jewish people.  Many, however, who live in that land do not yet know Me as their Messiah.  When they turn to Me, the veil over their eyes will drop, and My plan to gather them to Myself will be fulfilled.

I exhort all those who believe in Me to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  When you pray this prayer, you are praying for My return because there will be no peace in that land until I return to Earth. Pray daily for the leaders in Israel to have My wisdom, and pray for the leaders in your country to never turn their back on Israel.

NUMBERS 24:9; PSALM 122:6

Thursday, September 29, 2016

DOORS

I hold the key of David that can open the doors that no one can shut and close the doors that no man can open.  I have the power to open the doors for you and all those you are lifting in prayer.

I lead you and all My loved ones in paths of righteousness for My name's sake that I may be glorified in every work that I have prepared for you.  Those works are many, and they are written in your book of life.  I have prepared specific works from the foundation of the earth for each of My beloved.

Listen carefully to the instructions of My Holy Spirit as He leads you to those paths where I wait with the key that unlocks doors of ministry for you.  My Spirit will give you names of people to see and talk with in the future, and My Spirit will lead you to the people that I have assigned to help broaden the borders of your tent.  This is the time in history where My works will be manifested in a greater way through the vessels I have chosen.

REVELATION 3:7-8; PSALM 23:3; EPHESIANS 2:10

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SILENCE

Many of My beloved never hear My voice because they have noise in their ears all day long.  My Holy Spirit speaks very softly.  He never demands or forces His way into your day.  He stands along side you and within you to instruct and counsel you.  However if you are hearing what the world has to offer all day long, you will never hear His voice.

I exhort you to continue doing your work during the day, but begin to make music in  your heart.  You can have an ongoing conversation with My Holy Spirit in your heart.  Those conversations will drown out the distractions of unnecessary voices.

When you do hear from My Holy Spirit, be quick to obey.  You will be able to discern whether or not My Spirit is speaking to you only if you abide in My Word.  My Word is your help because it is able to discern even the thoughts and intents of your heart.

PSALM 46:10; HEBREWS 4:12

Monday, September 26, 2016

UNDERSTANDING

Solomon prayed for wisdom to lead his people, and My Father granted that.  He was the wisest man on Earth before I came to Earth.  However, he lacked understanding.  This is why he disobeyed Me and gathered wives for himself and even allowed them to bring their gods into his kingdom.

My Word says that a man who commits adultery lacks understanding, and he kills his own soul.  All the riches that Solomon had did not satisfy him.  He considered that all life was simply vanity.

Solomon searched for the purpose of life towards the end of his life, and he finally understood that purpose..  He said, "Fear God, and keep is commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."  Understanding is the bridge between wisdom and knowledge.  Pray today that you will keep the purpose of life in your heart and mind, and pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint you with the Spirit of understanding.

2 CHRONICLES 1:8-12; PROVERBS 6:32; ECCLESIASTES 12:13-14; ISAIAH 11:2

Sunday, September 25, 2016

HEARING

One of the manifestations of old age is hearing loss.  Like it or not, your physical body starts the down hill journey of physical aging moment you are born.  However, when the tent that your true self (your spirit) dwells begins to age, your spirit can increase in strength.

You have spiritual ears and spiritual eyes.  Instead of regretting the signs of aging, think of the latter  season of your life as one in which your spiritual eyes and ears can increase in their sensitivity to My presence.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  Make it your goal to tune your spiritual ears to hear My voice as you read My Word.  My Word is able to renew your mind, and spending time in My Word will also renew your spiritual senses. The eyes of your understanding will be enlightened, and you will be able to clearly hear the instructions of My Holy Spirit.

ROMANS 10:17

Saturday, September 24, 2016

RESOLUTE

A resolute person is determined, unwavering, and resolved.  That person has a firm, fixed purpose.  I want all of My beloved to be resolute in their walk in the Spirit.  When you keep your eyes fixed upon Me, you will be able to walk victoriously in the power of My Spirit. When you know that your only purpose on Earth is to glorify Me both in word and in deed, you will be unwavering as you yield each day to Me.

Commit your day, way, works, and body to Me daily.  Be resolute to daily train yourself to hear the voice of My Holy Spirit as He gives you gentle impressions throughout the day.  Obey those impressions.

Only when you turn your focus upon yourself will you be hindered from making progress in your walk with Me day by day. 

PALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3; ROMANS 12:1 












Friday, September 23, 2016

LOVE

I have noticed how many of My beloved have difficulty receiving My love.  My love is extravagant, eternal, and unconditional.  No human can love the way I love.  However, My Word says that if you are willing to open up your heart to Me, My holy Spirit can fill you to overflow with My love.

Many people quote 1 Corinthians as part of their vows when they marry.  Few realize that the "Love Chapter" is not talking about human love.  That chapter describes My love which is impossible for any human to demonstrate unless they allow My Holy Spirit to fill their hearts with My love.

Rejection, bitterness, unforgiveness, a judgmental and critical spirit, anger, pride, rebellion, and ungratefulness are the main attitudes that block My Holy Spirit from carrying out His assignment to fill your heart with My love.  You will know you are making progress in loving Me, others, and yourself when you stop thinking about yourself and instead, esteem others higher than  yourself.

ROMANS 5:5; 1 CORINTHIANS 13; PHILIPPIANS 2:3

Thursday, September 22, 2016

REPORTS

Waiting for certain reports such as doctor's reports, reports on exams, and reports or evaluations of your work performance can be difficult.  It is human nature to imagine that you may not receive a good report. When you are forced to wait to hear whether or not those reports are good or bad, I want you to think about the one report about you that is always good.

I do not grade you on your performance on Earth.  However, the reports I give about you to My Father are always good.  I see you as complete in Me.  Your destiny is to be conformed to My image, and you will have a good report when you see Me face to face.

When you do receive a report on Earth that is not good, consider My report.  Believe My report.
You are precious to Me and I will give you the strength to victoriously get through every trial.

PSALM 16:1-3




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

FILTER

The purpose of a filter is to remove all unwanted elements from whatever liquid is about to be used.  I have sent you a filter that will filter the unwanted elements from your soul.  That filter is My Holy Spirit.

My grace is always pouring down from heaven to you.  My grace is given to you to enable you to do what is impossible in the natural.  My grace is unmerited favor for you.  However, often My grace that brings blessings upon blessings to your life is not received.

My grace is blocked from activating in your life by the three worldly desires that are in your heart and everyone's hearts.  Whenever you give in to one of these lusts: the lust of the flesh (seeking to satisfy your senses in an addictive, obsessive way); the lust of the eye (greedy longings in the mind, covetousness, and vain imaginations); and the lust of the pride of life (trusting in yourself more than you trust in God), you have refused to receive My Holy Spirit Who will help you filter these unwanted elements in your soul. Refuse today to give in to these worldly desires, and you will have a blessed day.

1 JOHN 2:15-17

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

DELIGHT

I long for My beloved to experience delight when they have their quiet times with Me.  Just a few minutes in My presence will set your sails to go with the wind of My Holy Spirit.  When you delight yourself in My presence, I can instill in you My joy that will strengthen you throughout your day.

My Word says that the steps of a good man are ordered by Me when he delights in Me.  Look at the word "delight."  "Delight" contains the word, "Light," and I am able to light your path for the day.  I lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake.  This means that I have plans for you to glorify My name in every relationship and in every situation you may encounter today.

I also can lighten your load today.  My burden is light and I stand ready to take every care you have this day.  Release those cares to Me because it is My joy to perfect everything that is a concern to you.

PSALM 16:11, 37:23, 138:8; 23:3; MATTHEW 11:28-30;

Monday, September 19, 2016

FORBEARANCE

I exhort you to forbear with others.  When you forbear with others, you are willing to patiently put up with their shortcomings. If you have difficulty forbearing with others, the fruit of My love that needs to be developed in you is self-control.

When people disagree with  you, I do not want you to take this personally.  You never have to prove your point.  Use patient restraint and refuse to argue with the person.  Simply say, "I will consider and pray about what  you have shared."

Be patient with others because often they are not on the same  page as you are.  You need the anointing of My Holy Spirit when dealing with other people.  That anointing includes the spirit of wisdom, understanding, and counsel.  Always remember, I have created you to show forth My glory in every relationship.  Also remember that the person you disagree with is of infinite value to Me.  I died on the tree and shed My blood to redeem that person from My enemy.

ISAIAH 11:2; GALATIANS 5:22-23; ROMANS 3:23-26

Sunday, September 18, 2016

TRUST

One of the major reasons that people do not pray or come to Me with their problems is because they have no relationship with Me.  Relationships always begin with an introduction.  After the introduction, the people in the relationship need to get to know one another through conversations and activities together. 

Only when one meets frequently with another is trust established in the relationship.  A person can know all about My character by reading My Word, but not until they begin to communicate with Me on a daily basis do they begin to trust that what they have read is true.

Encourage those you know who have recently believed in Me to continue establishing a relationship with Me through daily spending time in My presence.  In My presence is fullness of joy, peace, and love.  When people experience My presence they will soon be able to trust Me to take care of all of their cares.

PSALM 16:11

Saturday, September 17, 2016

COMFORTABLE

Sometimes when My beloved receive instructions from My Holy Spirit, their response is, "I just don't feel comfortable doing that."  My Holy Spirit is the comforter, but His assignment is not to make you comfortable.  His assignment is to get  you out of your comfort zone and cause you to be bold to share My good news with others.

Think about My disciples and what happened to them after they received the promise of My Father.  Without hesitation, they followed My commission to them to "teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you."

My promise to them was that I would be with them until the end of the world.  This is My promise. I reminded them that I had been given all power in heaven and in earth. I am the One Who will empower you to get out of your comfort zone so that  you can follow the lead of My Spirit.

MATTHEW 28:18-20

Thursday, September 15, 2016

INVOICE

I know how you dread getting an invoice that lists all the money that you owe for a credit card or medical bill.  Each item is listed, and usually you check to see if what has been charged matches with your records.

There is one invoice that you do not have to check.  That invoice matches exactly with the record in heaven.  The invoice of your sins committed past, present, and future has a zero balance. You owe nothing.  I have paid your debt.

I paid your debt for sin and I bore your punishment for sin.  Few people recognize fully what I accomplished when I died on the tree and willingly gave Myself as the perfect sacrifice for sin.  Study My Word and you will discover that the invoice written in heaven frees you from much more than just your debt for sin.

ISAIAH 53

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SLEEP

A scribe came to Me and said, "Master, I will follow You wherever You go, and I replied, "Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay His head.
I am well acquainted with sleepless nights.  I spent many of them in prayer with My Father.

You live in an age where the world seems to be falling apart.  I do not want you to have sleepless nights because you are fearful about your future.  The way to counter sleepless nights is to pray.  When I prayed to My Father, He helped Me make up for a sleepless night spent in prayer the next day.  I  was able to have a sweet sleep the next night because I had no anxiety or fear.

I exhort you to get up out of bed and pray when you cannot go to sleep.  Release every care to Me, and then return to your bed.  You will then have a sweet sleep.  It is My joy to give My beloved sleep.

MATTHEW 8:20; PSALM 127:2  

Monday, September 12, 2016

RANSOM

When someone is kidnapped, the kidnappers usually require a ransom to be paid in order to set the victim free.  If the ransom is not paid, the kidnappers threaten to kill their victim.  This scenario relates to what Jesus died on the tree to set us free from Satan.

We were kidnapped by Satan when he was successful in capturing Adam and Even.  Their glory garments were changed to unrighteous rags because sin entered their hearts. 

When Jesus died to pay the ransom to redeem us from Satan, we were set free.  Satan had no other choice than to give those in bondage to his vicious deed back to our Father who chose to pay the ransom through the shed blood of His own son.  Our glory garments were restored and now we are safe in our Father's heart.  This scenario should make you shout "Hallelujah!" today.

MATTHEW 10:18; JOHN 3:16-17

Sunday, September 11, 2016

DEMONSTRATION

I am the only One Who knows the hearts of people.  However, you can know whether or nor My love is in the hearts of people by their actions and words.  I said, "You shall know them by their fruits."

When there is no fruit, there is no root.  Paul prayed that believers might be rooted and grounded in My love.  Paul listed the demonstrations of the fruit of My love when he wrote his letter to the churches in Galatia. 

When you see Me face to face, I will review your life, and you will be able to see those times you allowed My love to flow from your heart to others.  Think about this truth today, and your actions and words will be more loving.

MATTHEW 7:16; EPHESIANS 3:17; GALATIANS 5:22

Saturday, September 10, 2016

DESIGN

Believe it or not, you were designed to conform to My image.  What does that mean.  You might ask, "What is My image?"  The main part of My image that I want you to replicate is My love.  My Father so loved you that He sent Me to die to free you from guilt and shame.

There is no way that you can replicate what I did for you when I died to shed My blood to cleanse you of all unrighteousness.  That unrighteousness included removing as far as the east is from the West  your transgressions, iniquities, and sins.  The image of My death to free you and forgive you cannot be repeated.  When I said, "It is finished." I was saying that My work in bodily form on Earth was completed.

The day is coming when I will return to Earth in bodily form, but until that day you are called to be My hands to reach out to others, My feet to follow My Father's will on Earth, My mouth to proclaim the good news of My perfect sacrifice, and My arms to embrace those who are brokenhearted.  You can replicate My love to others, and today would be a great day to begin.

JOHN 3:16-17

Friday, September 9, 2016

VALUE

You are of infinite value to Me.  The price I paid to redeem you or to buy you back from My enemy was My blood that is more precious than silver or gold.  I know your frame.  I know your thoughts.  I know your every act and every Word.  You do not ever have to feel that I do not accept you even with  your unpolished ways.  I love you just the way you are.

I already know your heart, but I try your heart so that you can discover those things in your life that need to be released to Me.  As you release those things in your life that do not reflect My character, My Spirit is able to conform you to My image.

Your value to Me will not change because I consider you as priceless.  However, as you allow Me to live within you and daily walk in the power of My Spirit, your value in My kingdom on Earth will increase.  My Word says that precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of a saint.  This simply means that when you leave this Earth, it is costly to My Kingdom on Earth because My glory light and love that shined from you to others will no longer be on Earth.

PSALM 116:15

Thursday, September 8, 2016

DETRIMENT

It is a detriment to those who do not submit themselves to Me and resist My enemy.  The damage My enemy can do to such a person is great.  This is why I have called My intercessors to pray for such people.  So many in this world have no idea of how to pray for themselves or how to receive My love.

My heart is so grieved when I see people victimized by My enemy.  There are boundaries to My intervention on Earth.   I have chosen to limit My intervention on this Earth through My body on Earth and their prayers.

Prayer is the connection between heaven and Earth.  I constantly make intercession for people who have been lifted up to Me by the prayers of intercessors.  I lay on the hearts of My beloved the people they are to lift in prayer daily.  Be sensitive to My leading of how to pray and what to pray for people you know who have been victimized by My enemy.

REVELATION 8:4

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

INITIATE

Taking the first step to share My good news with someone is often difficult.  There are many things that will stand in the way.  First of all, My enemy will try to intimidate you by telling you that the person you would like to speak to will not receive what you have to say.  He will also cause you to be fearful.  Do not receive these bombardments of thoughts that he sends you to keep you from initiating a conversation with that person.

Do your warfare ahead of time.  Bind the spirit of antichrist in My name and loose the Holy Spirit of Truth to that person.  Pray in the Spirit, and also pray for an open door for you to share with this person.

Look at how I initiated conversations with people as I walked along the Galilee.  I spent time in prayer with My Father before the dawning of a new day.  I knew then that My Father would direct My steps by the Holy Spirit, and that He would see to it that I would encounter those with prepared hearts that day.  I exhort you to do the same.

MARK 1:35

Monday, September 5, 2016

WRITING

It is so important that you write down the inspirations that I give you.  Many of My beloved fail to do this.  The Bible is My Word given directly to the writers through the power of My Spirit.  Every word is important.

When you write down the inspirations that you receive from My Spirit as you read My Word, what you have written can be passed down to future generations. 

Always remember that I have written you on the palms of My hands, and that I delight in writing My principles on the tablet of your heart.

ISAIAH 49:16; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:3


Sunday, September 4, 2016

REGRETS

Regrets only develop when you plan your days without submitting your plans to Me.  So many of My beloved have lived too many days without first submitting their day to Me.

I want you to have a blessed day every day.  I want you to have a day without regrets.  Your submission to Me every morning will position you to conquer whatever My enemy's plans for you are that day.

My enemy wants to take your focus off of Me and on to what is happening in the world.  He wants to bombard you with accusations and negative thoughts about those you will encounter in a day's time. You are not in a position to fight those thoughts if you have gone your way without communing with Me before you leave your home.  Commit yourself, your works, and your way to Me, and you will have no regrets at the end of the day.

JAMES 4:7; PROVERBS 16:3; PSALM 37:5

Saturday, September 3, 2016

STILL

I am still your Savior, your Redeemer, your mediator, your "Good Shepherd," your lover, your friend forever, your healer, your restorer, your glory, your wisdom, your discernment, your counselor, your all in all.  Without Me, you can do nothing.

Sometimes My beloved forget that I am the "Unchanging God."  I am still the same as I was before the beginning of time and I will be the same always and forever.  These truths should give you great security because you live in an ever changing world.

I am your High Priest and the Bishop of your soul.  Often your soul (mind, emotions, and will) will experience trauma and turbulence, but I am your anchor when the waves of adversity seem to drown you.  I want you to take time today to still your soul.  As you sit in quietness, remember Who I am to you.  You can do all things through Me. I stand ready to strengthen and help you.

HEBREWS 13:8

Friday, September 2, 2016

LIVING

I am the Word made flesh.  I am the living Word.  I came so that your day by day living would be abundant in My love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and power. 

There are many who feel like their life has not been abundant.  This is because some of My beloved have not yet reckoned themselves dead to sin and alive in Me.  When I died on the tree, a great exchange took place.  Many do not understand that when I died, those who believe in Me also died, and when  I rose again from the dead, they were also raised with Me.

It is only when you, as a believer, receive the true fact that you were crucified with Me, and  the life you now live in the flesh, you live by My faith. Your life is no longer your own.  The mystery is that you and I are now one.  When you understand these truths, you will not be easily hurt and you will not count up the suffered wrongs in your life.   I love you and gave My life so that I can now live My life through you.

GALATIANS 2:20

Thursday, September 1, 2016

AVAILABILITY

I always want you to be available to minister to My beloved.  In order to be available, you need to be flexible.  I know you have your plans for the day, but nothing is more important than ministering to those in need.

So many in My body on earth are under great stress.  The major strategy of My enemy is to wear out the saints in the last days.  He has two ways of doing this.  The first way is to make them so busy that they will not have time to commune with Me and receive the strength from Me that will carry them throughout the day.

The second way he seeks to wear out the saints is to put them under untold pressure in their work situation or in their family relationships.  Make it  your top priority to minister to those in My body who are under great attack from My adversary.

REVELATION 13:7

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ACCUSATIONS

Whenever a person accuses you, consider the source.  The source is My enemy who is the "ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN." Be on guard and recognize immediately the strategy of My enemy.  He wants you to respond to accusations with anger and disrespect. 

Never, never receive accusations.  Instead, simply do not respond, and recognize that the person accusing you is under the influence of My enemy.  When you are secure in My love, you will be able to even love the person who has accused  you.

My enemy wants you to receive his thoughts of condemnation.  He wants you to have a "Pity Party."
When you have a "Pity Party," you invite demons of guilt, fear, rejection, and condemnation to the party.  Do not ever defend yourself when accusations come  your way.  I am your defense, and always remember that your righteousness is of Me.  Speak that phrase ("My righteousness is of Jesus Christ") out loud when you are accused, and My enemy with his gang of demons will flee.

REVELATION 12:10; ROMANS 8:1-4

Monday, August 29, 2016

DELIBERATE

You have to be deliberate when you make an effort to change your attitude about something.
Every morning when you wake up, you have a choice.  You can choose to have a thankful attitude or you can choose to give in to the old habit pattern of murmuring and complaining when things do not go your way. 

When something occurs in a day's time that could in the past cause you to murmur or complain,  make a deliberate choice of your will to receive that circumstance with thanksgiving.

My Word exhorts you to give thanks FOR ALL THINGS and IN ALL THINGS.  It takes My power to establish positive attitudes to replace old negative attitudes.  Ask My Holy Spirit today to help you.

EPHESIANS 5:20; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:16

Sunday, August 28, 2016

DEFENSE

Spiritual warfare is difficult.  My Word exhorts believers to first submit themselves to Me and then resist the devil.  You can only have a good offense if you first have a great defense.

Your defense against Satan is simple.  I am your defense.  I am the One who can win every battle for you.   However, first you must submit yourself to Me.  How do you do that?  Daily give yourself to Me.  Offer the members of your body to be used to demonstrate My righteousness, peace, joy, and love.

Hide yourself in Me daily by committing your will, your works, and your way to Me.  When you do this faithfully, I will be your defense against My enemy.  Then pick up your offensive weapons to resist the enemy.  Your offensive weapons are My name, My Word, and My love, and My blood.  Speak these words out loud against Satan:  "Through the blood of Jesus I am forgiven, sanctified, glorified, healed, justified and made righteous.  Satan has no power over me and no place in me."  Declare these truths out loud, and Satan will flee.

JAMES 4:7

Saturday, August 27, 2016

REALITY

It is often difficult for My beloved to face the reality that one day they will die.  They cannot imagine what dying might involve.  Will dying involve months of treatment only to delay the inevitable?  Will there be much pain?  Thinking about the process of dying can be depressing.

I want you to always think about the process of living.  Live each day as though it will be your last, and enjoy the moment.  Enjoy My presence, and recognize that you will always for all eternity be in My presence.

When one of your loved ones dies, ask My help to get your mind focused on things that are eternal. 
The things that are eternal are My Word, people you love who know Me, communion with Me, faith, hope and love.  The most important focus is love because there will no longer be a need for faith and hope in heaven.  Lose yourself in love, and when you do, the missing loved one will always be with you even though the physical presence is no more.

COLOSSIANS 3:2

Friday, August 26, 2016

LAWLESSNESS

You are living in the age of lawlessness.  Of course, there has always been lawlessness recorded from the beginning.  The first was the rebellion of Adam and Eve.  This set in motion the lawlessness and rebellion that My Father had to deal with when He sent the flood.

Soon after that fresh start, more lawlessness occurred because the lawless one, Satan, is the author of lawlessness.  He rebelled and was expelled from My heavenly realm to the atmosphere where you live.

Your only hope in combating lawlessness in your city and country is prayer.  Intercede for your leaders in city and national government.  Pray for the Josiah spirit to invade your government.  Josiah had the law read, and he was so grieved at the lawlessness in Judah that he called for the priests and elders to remove all the abominations that were present in Judah. This was accomplished.

2 KINGS 22-23

Thursday, August 25, 2016

STRESS

One of the main strategies of My enemy is to pressure you.  He wants you to make unwise decisions in haste, and he delights to see you stressed out.

You have a choice.  The choice is to release every situation and problem to Me.  I have the answer to those problems that are causing you stress.  If you try to figure out those problems in your own strength, you will continue to make unwise decisions.

Today and everyday, ask Me for wisdom.  Release whatever you are stressed out about to Me.  I can then do battle for you in the spirit realm and I can also give you godly wisdom, not worldly wisdom.

JAMES 1:5-8

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

INFORMATION

I want you to receive truthful information.  Do not believe everything you hear, see, or read.  Most media information is slanted.  Half-truths are what My enemy loves to present, and remember always that my enemy is the "Prince of the Power of the Air." He dwells in the second heaven (spiritual atmosphere), and he loves to twists information before you hear it.

The information that you can always trust is the information you receive from reading My Word.  However, just reading My Word is not enough.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you understanding of My Word. 

My Holy Spirit is the "Great Teacher," and His goal is not just to give you information.  His goal is to give you wisdom which is applied knowledge.  Before you read My Word daily, pray this prayer: Holy Spirit help Me to not only understand God's Word, but also to apply what I learn to My everyday life.

EPHESIANS 2:2; JOHN 16:13

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SEARCH

There are many who are searching for the answers to life in the day that you live because  the whole world seems to be falling apart.  Some people will search for answers in places that offer a  counterfeit peace.  They only find that those places do not satisfy.

The only way that  you can find lasting, eternal peace even in trying times is to come to Me.  I am the "Prince of Peace."  I offer a peace that the world cannot counterfeit.

Peace and rest is what people long for in the world that is filled with busyness, superficial activities, and worldly commitments.  The world offers only temporary peace.  I invite you, as I do daily, to come to Me.  Cast your cares upon Me because I care for you.  You can live a care-free, pecace-filled life if you release all of your cares to Me.

JOHN 14:27; MATTHEW 11:28-30; 1 PETER 5:6-7

Monday, August 22, 2016

POSITION

So many of My beloved do not position themselves to receive from Me.  I long to bless and answer their prayers, but often they are not ready to hear and receive the answer. David, the psalmist, understood the steps he needed to take to position himself to hear from Me. Psalm 34 includes these steps:

1.  Have a grateful heart (v.1)
2.  Brag on Me by telling others what I have done for you (v. 2).
3.  Put Me first in your life (v.3).
4.  Fellowship with Me daily (v. 4).
5.  Cry out to Me when you need deliverance from troubles (v. 5).
6.  Stand in awe of My goodness and worship Me (v. 7).
7.  Enjoy Me.  Delight yourself in Me and taste My goodness (v. 8).
8.  Trust in Me with all of your heart (v. 8).

PSALM 34

Sunday, August 21, 2016

TRAFFIC

We did not have traffic problems when I walked on Earth.  Many of My beloved sit in their cars for hours while they wait for traffic to clear.  It is so easy to become impatient even when a light takes a long time to change.

I believe in redeeming the time.  I suggest that you keep a Bible beside you when you are driving.  If you come to a light that has just changed to red, you have a minute or two to read one Psalm or to pray for someone. 

When you embrace this pattern of spending time with Me in your car, your impatient moments will begin to dissolve.  You may be in the driver's seat, but always remember Who is directing your path.

PROVERBS 3:5-6

Saturday, August 20, 2016

WAY

The prophet Isaiah wrote that when you do not know whether to turn to the left or to the right that you would hear a word behind you saying, "This is the way.  Walk you in it."  I am the way and I am the word that you will hear to give you direction in this life."

Sadly, few seek My direction.  Instead, most go their own way and often that way leads to destruction.  When you seek Me, you will find Me when you search for Me with all of your heart. When you find Me, you will not only know the way to walk, but you will also have the power to walk in all My ways.

My servant Solomon wrote, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on you own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Me, and I will direct your path."  Acknowledge Me today, and I will direct your steps.

ISAIAH 30:21; JEREMIAH 29:13; PROVERBS 3:

Friday, August 19, 2016

CLAIM

When you claim a prize that you have won, you go and show your prize winning ticket to those in authority.  Those in authority check to be sure you have met the qualifications required to receive the prize.  Claiming My promises works in a similar way.

All the promises in My Word are "Yes" and "Amen" when those promises are claimed in My name.  My Father is the one in authority who checks to see if you meet the qualifications.

What are the qualifications to receive My promises?  I shared those qualifications with My disciples at My last Passover meal with them. I told them to abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love.  I promised them that whatever they asked in My name if they fulfilled these qualifications would be granted. When you meet these qualifications, you will be asking according to My will, and if you ask anything according to My will, I not only hear you, but I also answer your requests.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:20; JOHN 15; 1 JOHN 5:14-15 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

EXERCISE

The doctors advise one half hour of vigorous exercise daily to keep your body in shape.  My Word says that bodily exercise profits little.  Your body is simply a tent for My Spirit.  However, I do want you to number your days and apply your hearts to wisdom.

I want you to do what you can to keep your body functioning well until it is your time to be with Me face to face.  I also want you to do your spiritual exercise throughout the day.  Your spiritual exercise is prayer (communing with Me). 

Eating a balanced diet is also what the medical doctors advise in order for you to keep in health.
Your spiritual food is My Word.  Doctors advise that you eat 6 small meals a day.  Follow this pattern with you spiritual food.  Read a portion of My Word 6 times a day and end the day with a reading from Psalms, then  you will sleep like a baby.

1 TIMOTHY 4:8; PSALM 90:12

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

FORWARD

Without faith it is impossible to please Me.  Faith can only cause you to move forward when you appropriate in the present moment what I did for you when I died on the tree and was resurrected.. 

Faith speaks. It calls those things that are not as though they are already accomplished.  
Faith can only be activated in the present moment.  By faith you receive with thanksgiving the supplications and petitions that you require of Me.

When you awake every morning, I do not want you to look back at past trauma and trials.  Instead, I want you to look forward to what I will do for you in the future.  Your eyes have not seen and your ears have not heard of all the things that I have prepared for you. When  you receive this truth by faith, your moments will be filled with joy.

HEBREWS 11:6, 1; 1 CORINTHIANS 2:9

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PLANTS

You are My planting.  I have sent My Holy Spirit to water you with My Word.  You will not grow into a tree of righteousness unless you allow My Spirit to water you daily by spending time in My Word.

Do not allow the thorns to choke out your growth.  The thorns are the lusts that you have in your soul (mind, will, and emotion).  When  you open the door to one of these lusts, your growth will be stunted.  Those lusts are the lust of the flesh (seeking to satisfy your five senses in an addictive or obsessive way); the lust of the eye (covetousness, vain imaginations like looking at pornography); and the lust of the pride of life (trusting in yourself more than you trust in Me).

If you continually give in to one or all of the lusts, your growth will not only be stunted, but also your soul will be oppressed by My enemy.  My enemy will implant his thoughts in your mind.  He will weaken your will to resit him, and he will bombard you with negative emotions such as fear, panic, anxiety, and rejection.

1 JOHN 2:15-17

Monday, August 15, 2016

FACE

The day will come when you will be face to face with Me.  Until that time, you and all My beloved are chosen to reveal My face to the world.  The very same glory that was upon Me is upon you now.

My beloved David, the psalmist, said that My face was ever before him.  My countenance was so real to him because he praised me seven times a day and spent time alone with Me.  This is why he was a man after My own heart.

As you abide in Me, My Word, and My love daily, the glory that is upon you will increase.  People are hungry to see compassionate eyes, a smile that relays great joy, and a countenance of peace in a person's face on Earth.  Pray for My face to shine upon you, and pray for face to face encounters with people who need to see My face,

PSALM 17:15

Sunday, August 14, 2016

ENTANGLED

You live in a world that is much more complicated than the world I lived in when I walked on Earth.  Worldly knowledge has increased.  People have many more choices than I had, and this has given My enemy a platform to give  you many more unholy thoughts than ever before in history.

The only way that you can avoid being entangled with the three worldly lusts is to guard your mouth, eye, and ear gates to your mind. The three worldly lusts are: the lust of the flesh (seeking to fulfill  your five senses in an addictive, obsessive way); the lust of the eye (vain imaginations, covetousness);  and the lust of the pride of life (thoughts that exalt themselves against Me and trusting in yourself and your own resources instead of Me).

Of course, you are in the world, but not of the world.  This is why the first choice you have to make every day is to go My way.  Offer your body as a living sacrifice, make a covenant with your eyes not to behold evil, and ask My Holy Spirit to guard your tongue from speaking evil.

1 JOHN 2:15-17; PROVERBS 4:23