Father God, indeed you are a good God! Thank you for another new day. Help us to make the most of this day by keeping our minds stayed on you. Your word tells us that you keep in perfect peace those whose minds are stayed on you. In the name of Jesus, we also ask for continued spiritual, mental, physical and financial healing for us, our families and loved ones. Thank you for your mercy and grace! Thank you for healing!
2 Chronicles 36:5-8 and vs. 15-16 (NIV) explains that “Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the LORD. He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath in God’s name. He became stiff-necked and hardened his heart and would not turn to the LORD, the God of Israel. Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful, following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the LORD, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.” The LORD, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.
The Bible gives strong warnings to those who despise and ignore God’s instructions. Proverbs 28:9 says that “If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.” Looking at this scripture, meditating on it, I cannot help but understand that the prayers of people who refuse to listen to the Lords instructions are despicable, disgraceful, shameful, appalling and even vile. These are strong words! People who are unfaithful to the word of God and follow the vile practices of the world, those who are stiff-necked and hardened in their hearts against the Lord, those who become uncomfortable, agitated or get a little angry or defensive and refuse to pay attention to anything having to do with God, the Bible, Jesus or Holy Spirit…these people must understand that their prayers will not be answered because they are despicable to the Lord according to Proverbs 28:9. Furthermore, once God’s wrath is aroused against those who despise His instructions…there will be NO REMEDY!
Proverbs 20:3 NLT says avoiding a fight is a mark of honor, only fools insist on quarreling. Life brings many challenges that help build our patience. However difficult, quarreling, complaining and selfish people make it seem as though we’re fighting a battle that’s already lost. I find myself losing this battle or any battle, when I lose focus on who’s doing a new thing… quarreling is a recipe for ending up in wastelands. You see, Satan has willing instruments who throw us off our route. Once we swerve off course, we end up in the wastelands. Who’s making a way out of these wastelands? Isaiah 43:19 says “See, I am doing a new thing.” What new thing did God do? Brothers and sisters, God gave us a savior, a comforter, a guide and a get out of jail free ticket. God gave us freedom from bondage to sin and power to overcome the crafty tricks of the devil.
Born-again believers, saved by grace through Jesus Christ must utilize their God-given grace…their spiritual power and boldly engage in spiritual warfare. Ephesians 6:12 explains, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Satan uses people to push our buttons. Satan hates Christ followers. He’s not playing games. The devil wants us to go down with Him. He’s recruiting many people through emotional turmoil caused by button pushers. Brothers and sisters until the coming of Christ we must continue to engage in spiritual warfare. So from this day on do not allow aggressive people who love to quarrel get you down. Pick up the sword… your Bible; read it, study it, meditate on it, and learn to fight back and be effective in spiritual warfare. The Word of God is powerful against satanic attacks. It is a probing instrument. Hebrews 4:12 NIV explains that “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” The Word of God is a defense weapon. Ephesians 6:17 reminds us to take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Jeremiah 5:14 KJV says, “Therefore this is what the Lord God Almighty says: “Because the people have spoken these words, I will make my words in your mouth a fire and these people the wood it consumes.” Again, in Jeremiah 23:29, God spoke to Jeremiah saying, “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
Have you ever claimed you have faith yet nothing you do proves this to be true?
You met a poor homeless fella and told him to go in peace, do whatever it is that you do.
Did you even bother to give him fuel for his journey, did you share the word of God, the Word of Truth?
Did you tell him about the power and authority given to him who believes?
Why haven’t you shared anything to strengthen him so he won’t be so sad and blue?
It could be that he really wants to receive.
Turn back around and love this person, don’t just leave.
Tell him the truth so he can be free!
Silver and gold, you may have none,
But go ahead, show forth the power, be who God made you to be.
Let Gods Kingdom Come and His will be done!
Oh most gracious father, I thank You for including me in the blessings of Abraham through Christ. I am blessed through the promises You made to him. Your word tells me that things written in former days were written for my instruction and through endurance, and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. I know that obedience yields blessings and disobedience will make me a part of the promised curse. I am made rich because of Your blessings and I have no sorrow. Thank You for Your everlasting promises. Showers of blessing are round about me. Lord God, You are blessing me each day I live on earth. Thank You for blessing me with all spiritual blessings. Heavenly Father, let me not give up nor quit but persevere to walk in the blessings and to bless others on my journey. Let me never hold on to anything as if it were truly mine. Let my heart, mind, and soul be ever reminded that the earth is Yours and the fullness thereof. Blessed is Your Holy Name! Amen
Genesis 12:2; Job 29:33; Romans 15:5; Galatians 3:14; Deuteronomy 11:26-27; Proverbs 10:22; Ezekiel 34:26; 1 Corinthians 10:26
I AM BLESSED TO HAVE A MOTHER (ABOVE) ABOUT TO TURN 75 years old on March 20, 2012 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHER!
According to the Bible…
The Ten Commandments were only a reminder that we indeed needed a savior to cleanse us from what we inherited through Adam and Eve. The Ten Commandments was a constant reminder that we are sinners. Like a sign displaying the speed limit, we are reminded not to go over that speed limit, however it does that sign does not stop us from sinning. The Ten Commandments did not stop people from sinning and neither did all those sacrifices. Brothers and sisters, it is only through the indwelling Holy spirit that we can obey the ten commandments.God puts his word in our hearts when we invite Him into our hearts…We’re under a new promise…
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
We no longer need to be reminded of our old sinful nature, now we are to concentrate on our new nature, the born again nature put on the inside of all those who truly received Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour.
Now when God looks upon us, he see the Blood of Jesus instead of our old sinful nature. We are the only ones that continue to condemn ourselves, God has forgiven therefore, we must forget the old man and concentrate on the new man. God passed over our sins like in Exodus chapter 12:12 says:
On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
I don’t know about you but I am glad God sent Jesus…The Living Word!!! Our Savior!!!