Saturday, December 31, 2011
Blessings and God's peace to you all.
Praying this new year will be bright and full of hope.
That the Lord would be your delight.
That He would cause His face to shine on you.
That we all would learn to walk in His ways and rejoice in His
Come Lord Jesus!
Isaiah 43:16, 18-19
“Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
Friday, December 30, 2011
No matter the weather, the blue skies are there.
No matter the trouble, Jesus gave us His Peace.
No matter the fight, Jesus overcame the world and in Him so do we.
Look above the fray and know that Jesus is with you, giving you peace, and with Him the troubles are overcome.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
In Christ, we are free. But do we live like it?
Check your worries, and you'll find a chain and a lie wrapped around your neck.
And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
It's in Christ we find liberty and walking in His Way where liberty is actualized.
Study His Word and walk in the Blood-bought Liberty Christ won for you.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
And time to think on what we want to do in the coming year.
What's 2012 to you?
Not just resolutions, but seek the desires deep in your soul. Dust them off, look at them. And ASK!
4Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
So these four days we have left of 2011, let's seek what it is the Lord would have for us. What we desire to be. And ask for wisdom to make it happen. Small and large ideas set your sights and ask the Creator to show you ways to bring them about.
2012 - Get READY
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Immerse yourself in the Word of God. Get a good Bible - the Good Book - and dive in.
Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to teach and guide you. That the eyes of your heart are open to God's Divine revelation.
In these precarious times, we need to know the truth. For deception is here and will come in like a flood even into the church in the name of trying to grow numbers and keep people going to church.
But Jesus didn't die for man to make a religion.
HE died and rose again that we might live an abundant life following His way and His words.
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Read the Word, immerse yourself in His truth, and fellowship with Believers.
Monday, December 26, 2011
To take to the air and fly above the obstacles, how nice that would be.
We just celebrated Christmas. God with us.
Jesus come to give us abundant life.
So how do we fly?
Believe the Word. Speak it.
Look past the obstacle and into the Kingdom of Heaven where our Lord Reigns. His word is truth.
Need Hope - Psalm 42:5
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Man in darkness cried out for the light. From the time of Adam and Eve after the fall, they yearned for the promise. The Savior who would come and reunite them to relationship with the Father.
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
People watched. They were told He was coming. Then 2000 years ago, two babes, one a witness for the Light to come, and on that first Christmas the Light was born in human flesh. God and man in one child.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe
And Jesus, the Light of mankind, God with us, showed the way. And died for our sins.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
And Rose from dead, Alive forevermore. Placing His Light in those who believed on Him. To be His witnesses.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Today, you carry that Light. Shine that those groping in despair and hopelessness can see His Light.
Friday, December 23, 2011
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
What a marvelous mystery. Prophesied from the beginning, fulfilled 2000 years ago, and coming again.
Jesus. The mention of His name in faith causes demons to flee, the righteous to praise, and the unbelievers to react.
God humbling Himself to become flesh and enjoin His creation. To become one of us, with us, and in us.
He is the Way, the Truth, and the Light of mankind.
Reconciling man to God.
The breach that the fall of Adam caused, bridged by the cross of Christ, and causing believers to become new creations by His rising.
Rejoice, for unto you a Savior was born in Bethlehem. The Law fulfilled in one life. That any who believe on Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Our Redeemer, our Savior, JESUS.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Praise the Lord for He is good and worthy of all praise.
He wakens His saints. His sweet Words of Life whispering in their ears.
Look and see that the Lord is Good. He fires up the day. Waking the World with His warmth.
And as in the ancient days of the new earth, He walks with those who know Him. And is there for those who seek Him. Always wooing the prodigals, always showering His love and kindness on the lost to bring them to repentance.
Eternal life He offers. Love unconditional born in a manger, spread out on a cross to redeem, and risen forevermore to give the Hope of Glory.
Awake! Rejoice! and Listen!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Stand, Christians, Stand!
The forces of this world want us to sit down, be quiet, don't say that J word.
You've heard the drill -'I don't like it when they force their belief down our throats.'
But by being quiet, aren't Christians bowing to their beliefs or unbeliefs?
Think of blind Bartimaeus, crying loudly to the Lord. He was told to be quiet. Hush! But he received his sight because he ignored the world and cried loudly to the Lord. Mark 10:45-47
If you celebrate Christmas, the birth of the Savior, then say Merry Christmas. This isn't happy holiday season. This is the time we remember why we have hope.
The time that we remember who redeemed us.
The time that we remember God humbling himself into flesh, a child. To grow and lead us to eternal life.
No this is not a time to be silent. To bow to the pressures of the world. Let them go on in their blindness. But we who are the redeemed should say so. and Loudly!.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
But as we tell others of the Good News, we need to remember we are not in this alone.
The Holy Spirit is working on hearts, and ultimately it is between each person and the Lord.
No one can make another person be a believer. There is only one way to be Born Again into the new life and that is through Belief.
We can speak the Word. some will plow hard hearts, other water readied soil, and others reap the harvest.
What we can do is be ready with the Word and Pray. Don't be stressed. You can't change a person, that is God's job. We are a team.
In Ephesians, there is a prayer that Paul prayed. If you have someone you're concerned about - pray this prayer and insert their name where appropriate.
This season, tell others of the Good News and pray that they see with the eyes of their hearts and are born again.
Monday, December 19, 2011
In Jeremiah 17 - see many parallels for our land and the times we live in. What really stood out to me was in Jer 17:6b ...and shall not see when good comes.
And this is a result of trusting in man and the strength of the flesh.
This Christmas season, watch how we as a people are set up for disappointment. What do you want and what are you going to get. Commercials assault us with all sorts of tempting goodies, toys, and desires. Look at Occupy Wall Street, whose mantra may as well be 'give me' and 'it's not fair' - poster children for the generation who can't see when good comes. Can't see that God is good. Can't see that man does not have the answers they seek.
Truth - God is Good. Trust Him and see that it is good.
This season - give God the gift only He is worthy of. The gift of Praise and Worship. The gift of your heart, making room for Him amidst the clutter of these crazy times.
See the Good. Make a list. And Praise the King of Kings. Born to us in Bethlehem some 2000 years ago. God's gift to mankind.
See the Good.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Friday, December 16, 2011
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Today is a day of Hope, of Life, of the Glory of God.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
... but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart:...Exodus 35:35
Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart,...
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?
John 1 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
- Did you know archaeologists of today study the Bible to find ancient cities?
- God caused an ax head to float in the river. 2 Kings 4:6
- When animals first had fear of man. After the flood - read Genesis
- Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided Gen 10:25
- Psalm 22 describes the crucifixion of Christ long before there were crucifixions
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
... for he hath said, I will never leave thee, norforsake thee.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
Monday, December 5, 2011
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
- JEHOVAH-RAPHA.........Exodus 15:26
- meaning "The Lord our healer"
- In need of provision
- JEHOVAH-JIREH.........Genesis 22:13-14
- meaning "The Lord will provide"
- In need of peace:
- JEHOVAH-SHALOM........Judges 6:24
- meaning "The Lord is peace"
- God is All. Almighty, Alpha and Omega, Life, the Way, the Truth, Light, Deliverer, our Redeemer, Prince of Peace, Eternal God, the Great I AM,
- Check out His name. Look them up in Scripture, and Rejoice that He is our God.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.
14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
It is time to come out of the spiritual fog. Pray for ears that hear and eyes that see and willing hearts to obey.
Friday, December 2, 2011
22And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
This is right after Jesus tells of the Good Shepherd. The people were divided. A few verses later Jesus proclaims.
30I and my Father are one.
The people took up stones to throw at Him and He escaped out of their hand and went away to the Jordan where many recognized His miracles and believed.
What season are we in? Surely, many throw words of stone at Jesus. Failing to recognize the miracle of His birth, they don't believe. In fact, the world is intent on wiping Christ from all public discourse. It is an offense to those who do not believe.
As the grass has whitened, so are the fields of harvest. Winter is upon us, this season, be ready to give account of Who it is you believe. Tell of the wonderful things the Lord has done, and I believe we will see many believe in Jesus, the Son of God, born of a virgin in a manger in Bethlehem.
The season of winter is coming.
Shout of His coming. And His coming again.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
- Dump the excuses.
And they all with one consent began to make excuse.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
- Be accountable -- Time is a gift, a talent in Bible terms even. What I do with it determines what I will accomplish.
- Journal my time -- Write down what I spend my time doing. Yikes - I am sure I will find wasted minutes, hours even -- Games, FB, TV,
- Seek the Lord and establish His goals for me. He has called me to write - so write I must do. His goals come first and are not the leftovers.
- Rejoice in Him. He knows what will happen, what I need to do.