Thursday, September 30, 2010

Your God Is Able To Deliver You!


Daniel knew His God. How well do you know your Lord when put in a crisis situation? Daniel was a man of prayer and it was his praying that paved the way to be thrown into the lions den. He was a positive witness and even the king saw his innocence and wanted to see him delivered by his God. The king said, "Your God whom you serve continually, He will deliver you". (NKJV) Could the same be said about our witness for Jesus? Do people say about you, his God is able to deliver him?

Are you going through a crisis situation? Perhaps it is debt, or someone falsely accusing you. Are you seeing through eyes of faith that your God is able to deliver you?

In the eyes of man, Daniels demise seemed sealed but there was one greater than man who was indeed able and who did deliver him by sealing the mouth of the lions.

God is able to seal the mouth of the lion in your life. Whatever it may be it, is not too big for your God to deliver you!

Like Daniel continue to pray, believe and know that when you come out on the other side of your situation that it was the goodness and mercy of the Lord that delivered you.

36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Did Not Our Hearts Burn Within Us?

Did Not Our Hearts Burn Within Us?

And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? Luke 24:32

There is just something about being in the presence of Jesus that sets the heart on fire. This scripture came to mind this evening after pondering the things of the Kingdom. Jesus said the Kingdom of God is within us. It is not an outward Kingdom but first and foremost it is a Kingdom that is in the hearts of Gods elect. His heart needs to be burning in us. We are told to seek the Kingdom of God first and His righteousness and everything will be added unto us. If we seek Him first the Lord will take care of the rest. How awesome is that!

We need to take God at His word with all the cares of this life that are looming before us daily. We need to let Him take total reign in our hearts. Without this beloved the business of the Kingdom will not be completed. Christ must reign in our hearts and the cross applied to our hearts daily. Paul said, I die daily and we too must die daily to all that we would desire in our own flesh. Without Him we can truly do absolutely nothing worthwhile. It is Christ in us the hope of glory.
A repentant walk must take place and our flesh must die so that we might see His resurrection power pour forth from pure vessels. Are we desiring holiness? Are we wanting to walk in love one toward another?

The Kingdom of God is righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Ghost. To keep these three working in our hearts and reigning then we must keep that close relationship Jesus kept with the Father. There is just no way around spending time with the Father. Desiring the presence of the Lord above all else is what it is about beloved. Now there is none that has arrived, not one that has attained to this walk but we press on to the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Let there be that longing in your heart to come closer. The disciples summed it up so well. Did not our hearts burn within us! Is your heart burning and on fire for Jesus or have the earthly things of this world dimmed the light and fire in your life? Do you spend more time in ministry and ministering than ever settling down to one hour with Jesus? The disciples could not take one hour with Him without falling asleep. What is your excuse today? Are we spending time with the Father?

Softly tenderly the Spirit of God is calling. He is saying,come and spend time in the presence of the Lord. Come and meet with Me and I will tell you great and wonderful things. Come and spend time with Me and I will show you your heart. Come and meet with Me and I will show you the battle plans to combat the enemy. Come and spend time with Me and pray for the lost and I will save them. Come into the presence of the Lord and I will do a very necessary work in your life. Take time beloved, take time and just sit with Me awhile. The Spirit of God is entreating you to come to Him. Come to Him now and let Him take complete control of your life. You have struggled. You have almost given up so why not let Him do a complete and lasting work in your heart. Jesus is calling and saying, come closer and I will welcome you with open arms.

A Fragrant Aroma

A Fragrant Aroma

Jesus paid the ultimate price for you and me. He died on the cross, an act of sacrificial love that would put demons to flight as they saw Him rise again on the third day. All hell would look on and see that they had lost the battle. Yet, we see hell still rages on as if in total unawareness that indeed they lost the battle that day. So...we go on and continue to fight the good fight of faith, as soldiers of the cross and await our soon coming King. We need to pray in the Kingdom of God. Come Lord Jesus! needs to be our cry.

Indeed Jesus was an offering and sacrifice to the Father that satisfied Him with the fragrant aroma that Jesus had paid the price in full by shedding His blood for mankind. How glorious how wonderful that such a one should die for your sin and mine.

This leaves us with a need to walk in love as children of the King. We truly do need to love one another and realize that when one member of the body hurt, all hurt. When one cry's out in need all need to hear that cry and discern the Lords body. We need to hear the heart of the Father when it comes to our brothers and sisters. The body of Christ needs to put away its guns and stop shooting their wounded! The good Samaritan portrays vividly to those who take time to read it the need to cross religious barriers and walk in Kingdom love. We are hearing much about the Kingdom of God and Jesus said the Kingdom of God is within you. We are also told to seek the Kingdom first and His righteousness and everything will be added to us.

How do we seek the Kingdom of God? First and foremost by spending time with the Lord who inspired all scripture. Taking time to love the Lord first makes everything else fit into place. We also need to fellowship with those of like precious faith and pray for His divine connections to be put on our path, in His good timing. Jesus said, we would be known as His disciples by our love, one toward another.

We are also admonished to let His fragrant aroma work in our life. We need to walk in love and walk carefully without sin in this present world. At the same time we are told that if we sin we have an advocate with the Father. When we repent of our sin He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Let us pick up our cross and follow Jesus! Let us know without doubt that on that day, a fragrant aroma went up before the Father and that we too are to be that fragrant aroma to our brothers and sisters and to a lost and dying world.

Today ask of the Lord, "how may I be a fragrant aroma to those around me and walk in Kingdom love knowing the price paid by our soon coming King".

Come Lord Jesus!!!

2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. Eph. 5:2

Sunday, September 19, 2010

God Is Calling!

God Is Calling!

Rest in Me. Cease and desist from all unnecessary activity. Weigh all by My Spirit. Is it needful and is it of Me? Be still and know that I am God. The work being done in you is a lasting work. Peace be still and know that I am God. Time with Me now pondering My Word, resting in Me, will bring fruit now and for eternity.

2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Genesis 2:2-3

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Little Lesson On Trust

A Little Lesson On Trust

Our loving Heavenly Father is working even when we do not see it. Our hearts are ever needing changed and transformation into His image takes place daily. Yes,we may be changed and saved for many years and the sanctification process may have had its work but there are still more changes within us that are necessary. Little by little He is changing me, from earthly things to the heavenly is a song that we sung years ago and it is so very true. Transformation from the inside out is taking place daily. There are those little things in our character that are being refined. The rough edges are being rubbed off and He is preparing us for eternity.

Now I do not know about you but the refining process in this fire seems a little hot right now. Yes, there are moments that my flesh is going ouch. My Spirit is so very willing for all the changes that are coming in the earth but My flesh screams. God touches this little thing. Then another and another. It seems like He is endlessly rearranging things so that we will trust only in Him.

The subject of trust in our Father is one that needs to be addressed. Are we truly trusting in God? Are you trusting Him in every area of your life? Finances are an area that can be difficult especially when the cheque is not in the bank as usual and you like bills paid on time. The bill collector may not be at the door but if you are one that likes all things done decently and in order then you understand what I am speaking about.

Earlier this week we received my husband's pay after a good wait before receiving it. Praise God! The dilemma was that he was here and the pay cheque was several thousand miles away and our son was working and could not deposit it though he had picked it up for him. Tonight I arose at 2am pondering how the cheque would get deposited.

Being a helpful wife I called my husband who just put his feet on the ground after a long flight and told him that I was glad he had landed. Then gently I let him know the cheque was not yet deposited. You see I was trusting God or perhaps not, in hoping praying that it would not get washed in our sons pant pocket when he did the laundry. My husband said he would deposit in the morning and to the Lord I said,"Father forgive me for not trusting in you".

You see, worry is sin. When we sin we need to repent as we are not trusting in our loving Heavenly Father.The Lord is working in each one of us in different ways but of one thing I am sure. We are all learning new lessons daily on how to trust our Father in heaven in an even greater way. Each one of these little lessons on trust is taking us deeper into TRUST so that we do not just mouth the words but truly believe our God loves us enough to provide our needs. Let us stand on His Word today and put total trust in Him. The Lord will supply all your need according to His riches in glory. Trust Him.

Matt 6:30-31 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ (NKJV)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Let Faith Arise In Your Heart!

Called For Such A Time As This


There has been an onslaught against My people and it has seemed relentless but I say to you do not give up! Continue to believe Me for that which I have spoken to you, that which I have prophesied to you and spoken to you through My Word. I the Lord keep My word and will honor your faith as you continue to look at the impossible and speak it into existence. That which is impossible with man is possible with God. I am God of the impossible. I honor faith and will honor you pressing in against all that has come against you. These situations are temporary and you must remember this. All that you are going through will pass away and in eternity you will remember them no more. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. Let faith arise in your heart! Arise and walk in overcoming victory and overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony.

Some of you are discouraged, some feel so defeated by your circumstances but as you begin to praise and worship Me this attack will lift. You will know freedom as you praise Me in your circumstances. Let the Spirit of the Lord arise in your heart. I have seen you in the night hours. I have seen you in pain and I have seen your tears but know that I have watched over you and brought you through. Fear not that which the enemy says will happen to you but fear Me and believe My Word. Do not fear the future but trust Me and put your hand in mine and I will bring you through, says the Lord.

26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matt. 19:26