Song of the Week: Mercy

  • Thursday, November 4, 2021
  • By Elevation Worship & Maverick City


When Tough Times Come

  • Friday, October 22, 2021
  • By Kenneth Copeland

Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

Acts 9:31

There are times when life on this earth is hard and uncomfortable...and even downright painful. When those times come, you deeply need the comfort that only the Holy Spirit can bring.

How do you receive that kind of comfort?

By doing just what the believers in Acts did. By “walking in the fear of the Lord.”

Now, when I talk about “the fear of the Lord,” please understand, I’m not saying you should be afraid of God. He’s your Father! You should be as secure and unafraid when you come before Him as a child who knows he is dearly loved. But you must also have so much respect for Him that whenever He reveals something you need to do, you do it immediately—even if it goes against your natural desires. That’s walking in the fear of the Lord.

Let me show you what I mean. Once, several years ago, I received a very disturbing phone call shortly before I was to preach at one of our meetings. It was painful news about a situation in which one of my children had been wronged. The news of it wounded my heart.

I cried, and in the natural, I wanted to get angry about it, to strike back in some way. But instead, I began praying in other tongues. As I prayed, I was prompted in my spirit to rejoice and praise the Lord.

I certainly didn’t feel like praising. I felt like stomping my foot. But, out of respect to the Lord, I put my feelings aside and obeyed. Next, the Holy Spirit impressed me to read a particular prophecy. As I did, I could tell I was being strengthened.

Then suddenly, I realized I was free. By my obedience, I had opened myself to the comforting power of the Holy Spirit. The anger and pain that had filled me just moments before were gone! They had been replaced by the gentle love and reassurance of the Lord.

No matter how tough or painful a situation you may be facing today, trust and obey the directions of your Father. He will make that same supernatural, Holy Spirit-inspired comfort available to you!


Applying The Written Word

  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • By Joseph Prince

Let me show you examples of how you can use the written Word to come against the attacks of the enemy.

Let’s say that while driving to work one morning, you hear some professor saying over the radio, “One in every five women will develop this disease by the age of forty.” That’s the time you must say, “It is written—‘Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence’” (Ps. 91:3).

If you do this, you are putting up a shield of faith and you are releasing power as you declare that regardless of what the reports of the world say, your God shall deliver you from every deadly disease!

Here’s another example of when and how you can quote the written Word. Suppose for some reason, you are crippled by vivid images in your mind of yourself dying young and leaving your spouse and little ones to fend for themselves. Again, this is the time to speak the Word of God against those fears. Declare, “It is written—‘With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation’” (Ps. 91:16).

Maybe you might know of an acquaintance who was killed in a fatal accident. Now, you are fearful that the same thing might happen to you. My friend, the enemy has just shot you with a fiery dart. We do not know what the other person believed. We can only be responsible for our own beliefs and lives.

Perhaps your relatives or family members have died from the same illness and the enemy is now attacking you with thoughts that you will also develop diabetes like your father and uncle did, or die from the same heart condition they had.

My friend, if you have been entertaining thoughts like these, NOW is the time to rise up and make this declaration: “A thousand may fall at my side and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall NOT come near me” (Ps. 91:7)!

For something to happen at your right hand means that it has to be really close to you. This means that even if something unfortunate happens to someone close to you, do not allow fear to hold you in its paralyzing grip. Speak forth the written Word of God!

This devotional is taken from the book The Prayer of Protection Devotional—Daily Strategies for Living Fearlessly in Dangerous Times.

Discernment and Wisdom

  • Thursday, September 30, 2021
  • By Joseph Prince

Jesus demonstrated how we can stay safe and protected by not acting presumptuously or irresponsibly, but by leaning in to God’s wisdom. When the devil tried to tempt Him to jump off the pinnacle of the temple, quoting Scripture to say that angels were supposed to bear Him up, our Lord Jesus responded by saying, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God’” (Matt. 4:7 NLT). Likewise, let us not test the Lord by making irresponsible and unwise decisions that ignore the written Word of God or the godly counsel spoken over our lives.

When you are led by His wisdom, the Lord can protect you from making unwise decisions. For example, someone may offer you “the investment opportunity of a lifetime.” On the surface, everything might seem to check out and it may appear to be a legitimate opportunity that is not to be missed. But before you rush to commit to anything, can I encourage you to first ask the Lord for His wisdom and leading?

There is a principle we can learn from in Isaiah 11, where it says of the Lord that “the spirit of wisdom and understanding” will rest on Him, and “He will not judge by what His eyes see, nor make a decision by what His ears hear” (Isa. 11:2–3 NASB). You see, there is a discernment and wisdom from the Lord that goes beyond looking at the outward appearance of a matter. When you call on Him, He will answer you and give you an answer of peace. If you don’t feel a peace to proceed, don’t allow anyone to pressure you into making a decision you will regret!

The Enemy Is Beneath your Feet

  • Friday, September 24, 2021
  • By Joseph Prince

In Luke 10, we see our Lord Jesus sending seventy disciples out against the kingdom of darkness, as “lambs among wolves.” Look in today’s scripture at the exchange between the seventy disciples and the Lord Jesus when they returned. My friend, the power and authority our Lord Jesus gave them to operate in is the power and authority we have as believers today!

Romans 16:20 declares that the God of peace will crush Satan underneath our feet! He is a defeated foe. The Bible is very consistent and always puts the devil beneath your feet (Gen. 3:15, Eph. 1:22). You are not at the mercy of the enemy’s attacks. Don’t put him on a pedestal, as if he has power and dominion over you. Remind yourself that in Christ, you are “far above all principality and power and might and dominion” (Eph. 1:21), and every lion and serpent you shall trample underfoot!

We exercise our authority as believers when we go on the offensive against the enemy today. How do we do that? We wield the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God! Our authority, our strength, and our victory are found in His Word.

Look at how the Bible describes the armor of God: “Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph. 6:14–17).

Do you see that the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, is the only piece of the armor that is offensive? That is why, for every round of attack the devil launched at our Lord Jesus, He fought back with the sword of the Spirit—He used the written Word of God.

When we pray the prayer of protection in Psalm 91, we are praying according to the Word of God and wielding the sword of the Spirit. So no matter what report is roaring at you, be it from doctors, bankers, or from the news media, take your place of authority and lay hold of scriptures for your situation. Fight back with the Word of God!

This devotional is taken from the book The Prayer of Protection Devotional—Daily Strategies for Living Fearlessly in Dangerous Times.

Song of the Week: I Believe

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • By Jonathan Nelson


Abba Father

  • Friday, September 10, 2021
  • By Rabbi Kirt Schneider

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
— John 10:10

Many times we don’t consider the fact that Jesus is bringing us into relationship with the Father. Jesus said, “No one comes to the Father but through

Me.” You see, Jesus is the way, but Father God is the destination.

First John 3:1 says this: “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (NKJV). And we read in Romans 8:14–16: “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God.”

Abba is the Hebrew word for daddy or father. I believe this is how God wants us to relate to Him, as our loving

Father. Yes, God is our Creator and Redeemer, and yes, He holds all power in His hands. But He does not want your relationship with Him to be distant. He wants it to have the intimacy a loving father has with his children. So I want to encourage you to watch how you are praying. If you are only addressing Him as “God” when you pray or only praying to Jesus, begin to address God as Father. Jesus taught us to pray in this way: “Our Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 6:9).

The Father sent Jesus to bring us to Himself. Jesus is the way, but Abba is the destination.

Father God, You sent Jesus to bring me to You. I cry out to You right now, Abba! Daddy! I pray that You give me a deeper revelation of Your fatherly love for me.

Tradition, A Killer!

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  • By Kenneth Copeland

When we think of killer diseases, those are the names that come to mind. But the truth is, there’s a far more deadly killer on the loose in the Church today. And it’s destroyed more lives than any of us can imagine. It’s called tradition. Traditions rob believers of their healing. They steal the power from the promises of God. Here are three you should beware of:

 

1. The tradition that says it’s not always God’s will to heal you. It is God’s will to heal you! It says so in His Word. If you don’t believe that it is, then you can’t pray in faith believing you’ll receive. You’re like the farmer who sits on his porch and says, “I believe in crops, but I’m not going to plant any seed this year. I’ll just believe, and if it’s God’s will, my crop will come up.” That farmer will never see his crop. Faith is the seed of healing—if you don’t plant it, it won’t grow. A prayer that includes the words “if it be thy will” won’t produce a healing harvest. You must know without a doubt that healing is always God’s will for you.


2. Another tradition we hear is that healing has passed away. That there are no miracles today. But the Word of God proves that’s not true. In Exodus 15:26, God says, “…I am the Lord that healeth thee.” He also tells us that He does not change (Malachi 3:6). He has never changed since the beginning of time. For healing to pass away, God would have to pass away…and He is not about to do that!

 3. The third dangerous tradition is this one: “God gets glory from Christians being sick.” That tradition totally violates the Word of God. The Bible says that people gave glory to God when they saw the lame walk and the blind see. God receives glory from your healing—not your pain!

 The world is looking for a way out of sickness and disease, not a way into it. Let’s break down those traditions and deliver a hurting world from the most dangerous killer of all.


Matthew 15:6 "Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition."

 

Light of the World

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021
  • By John Hagee

Centuries ago, God brought Abraham to stand under a night sky and urged him to count the stars. And He made a promise that, one day, Abraham’s descendants would be as innumerable as those twinkling points.

Thousands of years later at Jesus’ birth, the Light dawned on a people who sat in darkness, who lived in the shadow of death. When we invite Him into our hearts, this glorious treasure comes to live in our jars of clay.

God has chosen us to be the light of the world right here and right now. He calls us to be blameless and harmless in the middle of a crooked and perverse generation, to shine like the stars in the sky (Philippians 2:15).

He is not looking for a perfect people. God is looking for a people willing to live by His truth, to speak out against evil, to reach out and ease suffering – to shine a Light.

When we submit our wounds and jagged pieces to Jesus, He comes to heal and reveal Himself. Through all of the cracked places in these jars of clay, His Light spills out to reach those around us who still sit in darkness.

Today's Blessing 

Heavenly Father, make me shine! Help me to stop hiding and submit all my broken pieces to You. Come heal and shine through me to reach others who are waiting for the Light to shine on their hurting places, too. In the name of Jesus…amen.

Song of the week: Omemma ( You have done me well)

  • Sunday, July 4, 2021
  • By Judikay


The Helper

  • Sunday, July 4, 2021
  • By Apostle Grace Lubega

The Bible is not random in its allegories, names, places or events. God, the grandmaster of design seeks to show us a pattern through these precepts, verses and lines.

For example, the Bible gives us instances of how some of the matriarchs of the Bible met the patriarchs. It is no mistake that some of these meetings happened by wells. The first is Rebecca. She met the servant of Abraham, in his quest for a wife for Isaac at a well (Genesis 24). Jacob met Rachel at a well (Genesis 29). The same pattern is repeated in the life of Moses and Zipporah who met at a well (Exodus 2).

What is God telling the Church through this repetition?

The women in these stories represent the helper, the Holy Spirit in the New Testament. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to not only introduce you to the wells of the Spirit but also to help you draw from the bottomless depths of God.

In 1 Corinthians 2:10 (AMP), the Bible says, “for the Spirit searches all things [diligently], even [sounding and measuring] the [profound] depths of God [the divine counsels and things far beyond human understanding].”

This pattern in scripture teaches us that no intimacy with God can ever be achieved without the aid of the Holy Spirit.  May your life of communion be defined by this understanding.

Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY: Genesis 24, Exodus 2.

GOLDEN NUGGET: The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to not only introduce you to the wells of the Spirit but also to help you draw from the bottomless depths of God.

PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for Your Spirit in me. I live in His overflow. In me are more than just wells, but rivers of living water. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Sow Righteousness

  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021
  • By John Hagee

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.

God’s Word tells us that “righteousness exalts a nation” Proverbs 14:34. God does something in this verse : He combines an individual choice with a corporate organization.  The choices that we make as individuals create a blessing for the entire body. We often think of this in a backwards manner. Some believe that if we can get righteousness on a political platform, it will change everything. Wrong! Righteousness is not a political platform; it is a personal choice.  Righteousness is knowing to do right and following through with action. It is a choice I make. It is a choice that you make. No candidate, no policy can force us to think and act rightly. Righteousness cannot be legislated. The personal decision to live rightly exalts a nation. If I do right, if you do right, if we all do right corporately, we begin to get better. It starts with you and me. It is not an putside in change; it is an inside out change.

Change begins when we examine our lives, when we ask God to search our hearts and reveal any wicked way that He finds in us (Psalms 139: 23-24). When we acknowledge where we have crossed the line, where we have crashed through the borders that  He has erected for  our best lives, we can repent and run back within the borders of blessing.

Let righteousness begin with you. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good(Romans  12:21). Re-establish the borders of God in your life. Return to His word and His commandments. Change begins in you.

Today’s Blessing.

Heavenly  Father, search my heart. Show me the places where I am in opposition to You and Your word. Forgive me, and lead me back to right standing with you. I long to live and move and have my being in You. In the name of Jesus….amen.

Spending Time with God

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021
  • By Joyce Meyer

We all have the same amount of time each day, but some people regularly find time to spend with God while others never do. I have found that when we say we "don't have time to spend with God," it's simply an excuse.

The truth is, if you spend time with God, He will multiply what you have left. Like the little boy with the loaves and fish who gave Jesus his small lunch for use in feeding thousands of people and ended up with more food left over than he began with (see John 6:1–14), you will end up with more time than you would have had by leaving God out of your busy schedule.

At this moment, you are as close to God as you want to be. What you sow, you will reap, so if you want a bigger harvest, then you simply need to sow more seed. If you want a closer relationship with God, spend more time with Him. He wants you to find more peace and joy in His presence.

Prayer Starter: God, I want to get as close to You as I can get. Help me make spending time with You a priority and I believe you will multiply the rest of my time. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

The Bridegroom Cometh

  • Sunday, May 23, 2021
  • By Kenneth Copeland

The Spirit of God is delivering a vital message to you today: Get ready for Jesus’ return! It’s an old message. But there’s a fresh urgency to it. An urgency you can’t afford to ignore.

Some believers make the mistake of saying, “Oh well, I just don’t think we’re supposed to know about the Second Coming. It’s supposed to come upon us like a thief in the night!”

But they’re wrong. The Word of God says that as children of light we shouldn’t be taken by surprise. We should be so keen in the spirit that even though we don’t know the day or the hour, we should sense that the season of Jesus’ return has come.

First Corinthians 2:10 tells us that God reveals His plans to us through His Spirit. I suspect that those who are walking in the spirit on the day the Lord comes again will actually begin to anticipate that something is about to happen.

Be like the five wise virgins in Matthew 25 who were prepared when the bridegroom’s arrival was announced. Stay full of the oil of the Holy Spirit and with your light shining!

Don’t get caught sleeping when Jesus returns. Wake up now to the Holy Spirit. Let Him put you on the inside track and get you ready for your Lord. Because just as Jesus foretold, there is a cry going out at midnight. The Spirit of the Lord is announcing His return.

Can you hear it in your spirit? Can you sense the Lord saying, Get up and come out to meet Me. Fellowship with Me. Get in the light now, and at that crucial hour, you’ll be on the inside of My plans.

Obey Him quickly. For, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh”!

Scripture Reading:

Matthew 25:1-13

Your answer is found in a Person.

  • Friday, May 14, 2021
  • By Joseph Prince

The flesh in us can produce a whole gamut of emotions and thoughts, from defeat, jealousy, greed, and lust to anger, inferiority, condemnation, and arrogance. As long as we are in this physical body, the flesh is active in us.

But we can rejoice because when Jesus died on the cross, the Word of God tells us that He “condemned sin in the flesh” (Rom. 8:3). All the negative thoughts and toxic emotions from the flesh have already been judged and punished at the cross. Today we can experience victory over the flesh through the power of the cross.

You can read all about the apostle Paul’s struggle with the flesh in Romans 7:18–19: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that practice”.

Did you notice how many times the words “I,” “me,” and “my” are mentioned in just the two verses above? I’m sure you can identify with the apostle Paul here in his struggle with the flesh.

It’s the struggle we all face when we are occupied with ourselves and warring with the flesh within us. It’s a life of vexation, angst, defeat, and despair.

This is not where God wants you to live, my friend. A believer doesn’t live in Romans chapter 7. Through Christ Jesus, we should be living in Romans chapter 8. Let’s read on and discover how Paul broke free from this bondage of self.

Just a few verses later, Paul cries out, “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Rom. 7:24). The answer, my friend, is found in a person, and Paul tells us this person is Jesus: “I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Rom. 7:25).

Only our beautiful Savior, Jesus Christ, can deliver us from the flesh. And in Christ we can step into the first verse of Romans chapter 8, which proclaims, “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (NASB).

This is where we as new covenant believers ought to live. Not in the domain of constant struggle and despair, but in the domain of no condemnation and victory.

When God lets go

  • Friday, May 7, 2021
  • By Priscilla Shirer

 

Throughout the Old Testament, God’s people stiffened their necks against God’s protective authority. Progressively, over a number of decades, His children  whom He’d rescued and redeemed refused a posture of surrender toward His divine care and guidance. Even worse, they’d turned their backs on Him, refused His loving advances, and they chased the wicked lifestyles and allegiances encouraged by their rebellious, godless leaders. The spiritual indifference and negligence had been offensive to God. Year after year. Decade after decade. Century after century. Until the sharpness of Ahab’s departure from the worship of the one true God had grieved the Lord even more. He did “more evil in the eyes of the Lord than any of those before him” (1 Kings 16:30 NIV). And at this low ebb of the declining arc, God did what fathers sometimes have to do.

He let go.

Judgment prevailed. The consequences of rebellion caught up with Israel. And like it or not, God operates the same way with us today. The sad reality is that the current culture we’re living in is experiencing some of the same effects of this divine relinquishing.

“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Therefore, God gave them up . .(Romans 1:21 24, ESV)

As children of God—saved, redeemed, and forgiven—the status of our relationship with Him never changes, just as Kamden’s relationship to his daddy never did. But it doesn’t mean our experience with Him is incapable of changing if we persist in refusing to honor Him. He will sometimes choose tough, letting-go love as the best option for reminding us that the ingredients we’re mixing into our lives are a recipe for disaster.

But, for ancient Israel, God would raise up a man, whose heart was fully His, who would awaken the people out of their spiritual apathy and call them back from the brink of spiritual disaster. The One True God was working a plan to rescue His beloved people then and He is working a plan to rescue His people now. Just when everything seems that it can only spiral downward, just when it appears that there is no hope toward, God will raise up a representative out of the rugged, obscure mountains of Gilead who would call His people back.

Don’t be discouraged.

Get ready.


Elijah is coming. 

Love and Trust

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • By Andrew Wommack

Matthew 9:18, 'While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.'

 Jesus could have healed this girl by His spoken word, but He did as He was requested to do. This illustrates how the Lord ministers to us according to our faith. Jesus ministered to him at the level where his faith was and didn't rebuke his little faith (Jas. 1:5).

There is a human faith which is limited to believing only what we can perceive through our five senses. But the supernatural, God kind of faith goes beyond what we can see, taste, hear, smell, and feel. God's kind of faith calls those things which be not as though they already were.

We exercise faith almost daily in such things as sitting on a chair and driving a car. But our faith is no better than the object in which it is placed. If I were to sit in a chair made of cardboard, I would go crashing to the ground. Regardless of how much faith I had, my faith would fall flat because the object of my faith was faulty. Hebrews 12:2, tells us that we are to be 'looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.' We must transfer our faith from human self reliance and independence, to reliance upon, adherence to, and trust upon Jesus Christ in all areas of our lives. Faith, in its simplest definition, is to trust, to rely, and to depend upon the resource of another. God's Word declares that the object of our faith, Jesus Christ, can never fail or disappoint us.

Love produces faith, or is what makes faith work. We naturally trust those who we know truly love us. A revelation of God's unconditional love for us will make faith just naturally abound in us. Are you struggling with faith? You have a deficiency in understanding how much God loves you. Let Him reveal His love to you today.

Song of the week : Goodness of God

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • By Ceece Winans


Song of the week : Talking To Jesus

  • Friday, April 16, 2021
  • By Elevation Worship & Maverick City


Bring Jesus Into the Picture.

  • Friday, April 16, 2021
  • By Joseph Prince

When you study your Bible knowing that the Lord is with you, you will be amazed at how God’s Word comes alive. That is how I read the Word. I don’t study it just to prepare for messages to preach on Sundays. I come to the Word to drink of the living waters from Jesus. Exodus 15:25

I am conscious that Jesus is by my side, teaching me, speaking to my heart, and I can tell you that we have the best conversations during these times and I always come away from such times feeling refreshed and energized.

Reading His Word has become a great personal time of intimacy between Jesus and me. I get completely lost and absorbed in His presence until I lose track of time. I can’t tell you the number of times when I had looked up at my clock after digging into His Word and realized that it was already five in the morning!

You know what it's like when you are enjoying a steaming cup of latte in a café with friends that you love, and you are having so much fun, laughing and sharing, that time just seems to disappear? Well, you can enjoy Jesus’ presence in the same way!

Once you are conscious that Jesus is with you, reading the Bible no longer feels like a chore or duty. You won’t catch yourself watching the clock going tick . . . tick . . . tick . . . tick . . . tick . . . and feeling as though an eternity has passed even though only five minutes has lapsed!

That is what a chore feels like—as if time is standing still and you can’t wait to get it over with. Bible study divorced from His presence is a dead work. But when it is like catching up with your best friend, there never seems to be enough time!

So see the Lord in the midst of everything that you do and learn to bring Him into the picture. He makes everything beautiful in your life. When you look at your past, the scars of yesterday may still be throbbing in your memories.

Perhaps you were sexually abused as a child or you were emotionally hurt by someone you trusted. As you look back now, you may still feel angry, frustrated, and disappointed all at the same time, and the hurt still pierces your heart.

But in the midst of your pain, I want to challenge you to start involving Jesus. See the Lord holding you, gently healing your wounds. Jesus is right there restoring you, putting courage into your heart, and taking away all the sense of shame and guilt.

Beloved, He wants you to know that your past will not determine the future that He has for you. Once you involve the Lord and put Him into your bitter waters, He will turn the bitterness into sweetness.

That is what the Lord did for the children of Israel. When they came to a place called Marah, they could not drink its waters because they were bitter. Moses cried out to the Lord and the Lord showed him a tree, which Moses cast into the waters. When he did that, the Bible says that “the waters were made sweet.”

Why did the foul-tasting, undrinkable waters become refreshing and sweet? The answer lies in the tree that was cast in. The tree is a picture of the cross on which our Lord Jesus hung, bearing every broken heart and every sting of betrayal.

When you bring Jesus into your situation, He can cause every bitter experience to become sweet! Talk to Him and allow His presence to restore you to wholeness today!

Get on the right Road.

  • Thursday, April 8, 2021
  • By Kenneth Copeland

God’s going to get you for that! Most of us have said that kind of thing jokingly for years. We’ve somehow believed that God slaps us down with pain and punishment every time we sin. But that’s just not true. There are deadly wages for sin, but God is not the one who’s doling them out.

You see, the Bible tells us there’s been a curse in effect for thousands of years. And the devil is the cause of it, not the Lord God. God gave warning of it in Deuteronomy 30:19. After describing in detail the blessings that fall upon those who followed God and the terrible suffering that would befall those who separated themselves from Him, He said, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”

Think of it this way. Curseville is out there. God warned us about it and urged us not to travel the road that leads there. But He has promised to give us freedom, and He’ll allow us to choose our own way. If we get on the road to Curseville and don’t get off of it, we’re going to wind up there. Is that because God sent us there? No! He urged us not to go.

The vital thing to realize is this: At any point of the journey—whether you’re on the road to Curseville or living right in the middle of it—God will save you from it. He’ll take you out of there and deliver you. He’ll deliver you from diseases, addictions, or anything else that’s been holding you captive.

Today if you find yourself on the wrong road and see destruction ahead, just repent and get on the right road. Just commit your way to Jesus and He’ll deliver you from whatever may be holding you captive. You can begin by praying, “Lord Jesus, I’ve chosen the wrong road and right now I ask You to forgive me. Today I choose life by choosing Your way. Please deliver me from this bondage and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Thank You, Lord!”

Remember this: No matter what you’ve done, God doesn’t want to get you for it, He wants to forgive you of it. He doesn’t want to slap you down, He wants to save you and lift you up. Trust Him and let Him put you on the road of life today!

Scripture Reading:

Deuteronomy 30

Song of the week : Bigger Everyday

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021
  • By Moses Bliss


The Four W's

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • By John Hagee

Warrior. Winner. Whiner. Wimp.

We all know people who fit neatly into these categories. No pointing fingers! Eyes on the page!

We celebrate warriors. We enjoy winners. We are irritated by whiners. Who has any use for a wimp? Each of these people earn the title. While they may be greatly different, they have one thing in common: they earned the title they wear based upon how they responded to struggle.

A winner is not crowned as champion until she overcomes the struggle. A warrior demonstrates valor only when he endures the adversity of battle. We recognize the whiner right away when trouble breaks out and the complaining commences. The wimp invariably puts her faith in fear, her head in the sand, and waits for someone else to solve the problem. The common denominator is struggle.

Job assured us that struggle is inevitable: “Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7). The headlines shout at us – global conflict, economic inequities, political stalemates, racial strife, class discrimination. No shortage of struggles exists.

On the home front, you may be wrestling with questions that seem to have no answers. You may be staring at a zero balance wondering when provision will come. You may be contending for a marriage that seems shattered beyond restoration.

In this world, we will have trouble (John 16:33). How will you respond? Will you engage like a warrior? Complain like the whiner? Or ignore it like the wimp? Rise up, and be what God created you to be – a winner!

Jesus Christ bought you with His blood, so you are able to stand and declare, “I am more than a conqueror!” You were born to win. When you came to faith in Jesus, an amazing transformation occurred: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Regardless of the circumstances or the person that you once were, the day that you received Him by faith, you were born to win.

Song of the Week: He is exalted

  • Friday, February 12, 2021
  • By Maranatha music


In His Image

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021
  • By Billy Graham

You were created in the image and likeness of God. You were made for God’s fellowship, and your heart can never be satisfied without His communion. Just as iron is attracted to a magnet, the soul in its state of hunger is drawn to God. Though you, like thousands of others, may feel in the state of sin that the world is more alluring and more to your liking, some day—perhaps even now as you read these words—you will acknowledge that there is something deep down inside you which cannot be satisfied by the alloy of earth. Then with David, the Psalmist who had sampled the delicacies of sin and had found them unsatisfying, you will say, “Oh God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.”

Prayer for the day

How I long for You, God, yet so often my heart is drawn away from Your leading. Like David, I desire a clean heart.


God's Word Is Out To Bless You

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • By Joseph Prince

In the early church, whenever the Word of God was preached, there were miracles of salvation, healings, and other signs and wonders. The demon-possessed were set free. The paralyzed jumped up and walked. People received their loved ones back from the dead.

I remember saying in one of our church services that there was an anointing for couples, who were told that they could not conceive in the natural, to receive the children they had been believing God for. As the word went forth, many couples received their miracle in that service.

One of the ladies who received was serving that day as an usher. She and her husband had been believing God for a child for a few years. A few months after that service, she realized that she was pregnant—with twins! God’s anointing is always greater than our asking.

I believe with all of my heart that we are truly coming to the place where as the Word of God goes forth, it produces the very effect that the Word promises. So if the Word on healing goes forth, know that healing is already exploding in your body. Your miracle has already happened.

Very often, as you are reading the Word on your own or listening to anointed preaching of the Word, you will feel God’s peace and joy, and feel faith springing up in your heart. As the Word goes forth and you find that you are strengthened to receive your miracle, that is the time to say, “Lord, I receive my healing right now.” That is the time to say, “I receive Your restoration for my marriage.” That is the time to say, “I receive Your breakthrough for my finances.”

You don’t have to wait until a church leader or friend prays for you. Every time your faith is strengthened as you hear the Word, release it through your mouth to receive your miracle, for God’s Word is out to bless you!

HAPPY NEW YEAR : THE YEAR OF DIVINE STRENGTH.

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021
  • By John Hagee

Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. - Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)

It is a new year, a new beginning, a season filled with tremendous hope and great possibilities.

As we enter this new year let’s forget the things of the past and look ahead with great expectation to the promises from God that are yet to unfold.

The above passage from Isaiah 43 says it so well. Let’s not spend another day looking back on the “what ifs,” but let’s look forward and have confidence that God will open up the windows of heaven and pour out blessings that you will not be able to contain (Malachi 3:10).

May you and your family be blessed with an overflowing sense of God’s peace, love and joy through this coming year. God bless you and those you love.

Happy New Year from the Lighthouse family. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  • Friday, December 25, 2020
  • By Joel Osteen

Jesus was not born in the comfort of a warm, cozy room, but in a cold manger. There was no room for Him in the inn (see Luke 2:7), so that there will always be room at the cross for your healing, deliverance, wholeness and provision, and a mansion in heaven waiting for you!

My friend, if all is silent and dark in your life now, and you feel like you have been left out in the cold, just know that Jesus came to be your Savior at such a time as this.

Jesus was born very quietly, so quietly that the Bible says that only a group of shepherds came to Him, while the rest of Bethlehem slept (see Luke 2:8–9). Like manna falling quietly from heaven in the Old Testament, the true bread from heaven came quietly. It was a silent night, but that was not all.

Jesus was also born during the darkest time in Israel’s history. Israel was under the tyrannical rule of the Romans. It was during this time, when everything was so dark, that Jesus was born. Beloved, He will come to you in the darkest period of your life. 

On that cold and silent night, the shepherds were afraid when the angel of the Lord stood before them. But the angel said, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

Beloved, it was not a judge or lawgiver who was born. It was a mighty Savior. He came to save His people. He came to save you and me. So even if you are in a cold, dark period of your life, don’t be afraid—the Savior has come and He will save you to the uttermost! Merry Christmas once again!

Kept By His Presence

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020
  • By Apostle Grace Lubega

Jude 1:9(MSG); The Archangel Michael, who went to the mat with the Devil as they fought over the body of Moses, wouldn’t have dared level him with a blasphemous curse, but said simply, “No you don’t. God will take care of you!”

The power of the presence of God in your life supersedes even the power of death.

Even though Moses was dead, the anointing kept his body useful, even to the devil. The effect of death on his body was inconsequential because to the enemy, this body could still serve a great purpose.

A similar experience can be drawn from the life of Elisha. Though dead in body, the anointing in his bones was alive and could give life to a dead man (2 Kings 13:21). Death did not diminish the power of the presence of God upon him.

The anointing has no respect for death in any form. It gave Moses’ body a life span after death, it gave Elisha’s bones power to give life and when it got Jesus Christ in the grave, the anointing thrust aside the jaws of death and raised Him up after three days.

Something may seem dead to you but God has proven to us that His presence mocks death and gives life where there seems to be lifelessness, hope where there is despair and light where there is darkness.

Child of God, it doesn’t matter how dead something in your life may look, as long as you keep in the presence of God, it will come alive and become useful once again. 

 

Further Study2 Kings 13:21, Romans 8:11

 

Golden NuggetThe power of the presence of God in your life supersedes even the power of death. It doesn’t matter how dead something in your life may look, as long as you keep in the presence of God, it will come alive and become useful once again. 

 

PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. Your presence and anointing are working mightily through me. Dead dreams, visions, businesses and careers are coming to life. In this understanding, my hope is revived, strength is renewed and the boldness to pursue greatness is stirred up once again. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Righteousness in the Lord

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • By John Hagee


They shall utter the memory of your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness.

Our expectations are not just built on faith. The things for which we hope and believe are influenced by how people have acted in the past.

Our expectations are determined by what others have done. People may have failed to fulfill our hopes, discouraged us, and let us down. There is One, though, who never disappoints those who put their trust in Him.

Consider the powerful gift God gave us through His Son. God clothed Jesus in our unrighteousness, so we might wear robes of royalty. Christ went to the grave where we were supposed to lie to give us everlasting life instead.

He rose again – victorious over death, hell, and the grave – so we could be more than conquerors. He emptied Himself, so we might be filled with His splendor.

He made amends with God and paid the price, so we could boldly approach the throne of our Father. When we raise our voices, God no longer hears the sinners of old; He hears the children of God who have been set free by the blood of Jesus Christ!

This same God Who loved us so much that He sent His cherished Son is the same One Who watches over us today. His past goodness proves that we can still expect the unexpected – above what we can even ask or imagine!

Today's Blessing:

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Give thanks to Jesus for dying your death, so you could receive His abundant life. He has redeemed you to be His very own.

Song of the Week : Guilty by Association.

  • Sunday, November 29, 2020
  • By Pompi


Stumbling in Darkness.

  • Friday, November 20, 2020
  • By Billy Graham Evangelic Association.

The one who is the true Light arrived to shine on everyone coming into the world.
—John 1:9 (TLB)

 

The world is stumbling in darkness from one crisis to another. The crises are getting worse and worse, and are coming closer and closer to home. Inflation, population explosion, hunger, dominate vast areas of the world. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. You follow me and give your life to me and I’ll take you out of the darkness of this world, out of this confusion, out of this mess that you’re in, and I’ll give you peace and joy. A light will burn in your heart and mind that you never had before. I will command the light to come on in your life.”

Prayer for the day

Your light shines in the darkest place and gives me hope, Lord Jesus.

Release Your Faith

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020
  • By Joel Osteen

Scripture says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” That means you can be obedient and yet have a sour attitude and not please God. You can give, help the poor, and volunteer, which are good things we should do, and not please God. If you’re not believing for things bigger than you can accomplish on your own, if you’re not expecting difficulties to turn around, if you’re not anticipating new levels, and thanking God that He’s opening doors you can’t open, thanking Him that He’s bringing promises to pass, then you’re not releasing your faith. You have to stir up what God put in your heart.


Maybe you’ve been praying, believing, expecting for a long time. Stay in faith; it’s going to happen sooner than it looks. Get ready because God is full of surprises. Many times He’ll do it suddenly, out of the ordinary, you didn’t see it coming. Expect His goodness, and you’ll please God.

Prayer For Today:

“Father, thank You that You are on Your throne and You are bigger than anything I am facing. I know that You work in Your own perfect timing, so I thank You that it’s on the way. I’m looking for Your goodness and Your favor today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

YOU ARE RELEVANT TO GOD

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020
  • By Prophet Xavier Kale Alpha

YOU ARE RELEVANT TO GOD

Ephesians 3:9-10(KJV) And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

It is important to understand that it is by the church that the manifold wisdom of God is made known. For as long as there is such a thing called church on the face of this earth, the intent of God for it is that the manifold wisdom of God might spread all over the world.

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 1:30, that the person of the wisdom of God is Jesus Christ. In other words, the person of Christ is the totality of the wisdom of God. Meaning, in making known the manifold wisdom of God, we as church are making the person of Jesus Christ known. So, until the wisdom of God is with the church, then we are making known that which is not consistent with the person of Christ.

Listen, for as long as you are of the church of our Lord Jesus Christ, God has intended that by you the manifod wisdom of God, who is Jesus, should be made known unto principalities and powers. This means that, we have been ushered into a place where we are exposed to the very degree and measure of commitment that God gave to Jesus because of the ministry that Jesus had.

God is so committed to you today. Why? Because you are that entity by which the world that He died for comes to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. So, as a minister of the gospel you provoke participation in the realm of the spirit. That thing that you carry on the inside of you has the support of the Spirit of God.

With this you understand child of God, that whenever your name is mentioned in heaven, participation is provided. Your name carries signification to urgency. In other words, there is no delay with you when it comes to what the spirit world must render. So, the day you stand to preach the gospel concerning Jesus Christ, the realm of the spirit arrives on time.

This is the reason why you should be proud to be called a minister of God. God is as committed to your ministry as He was to the ministry of His Son. You are relevant to God. Hallelujah!


Further Study

1 Corinthians 2:6-8

1 Timothy 2:4

Matthew 28:19-20


Confession:

Thank You, Lord, for this knowledge. Because I have the wisdom of God with me, I have the attention of the spirit world. As I make known this wisdom to men, angels of God and the person of the Holy Spirit are present to participate along. Therefore as a minister of the gospel I refuse to be intimidated by anything for I know that I am relevant to God, in Jesus' name, Amen.

We See Imperfectly

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • By Joel Osteen

Today's scripture 

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.
1 Corinthians 13:12, NLT

Today's Word:

We all go through painful times when we’re hurting, lonely, undergoing medical treatment, and on the surface, the pieces of our life don’t make sense. We think they can’t be a part of God’s plan. Pain is a part of life, and it often feels like a dark place. It’s easy to get discouraged and think, God, why did this happen? You have to trust that even then, God doesn’t make any mistakes. He’s already designed your life and laid out every piece down to the smallest detail. He never said we would understand everything along the way. God didn’t promise that there wouldn’t be any pain, suffering, or disappointment. But He did promise that it would all work out for our good. That piece that’s painful, that doesn’t look as though it makes sense—when everything comes together, it’s going to fit perfectly in place. You just can’t see it now because the other pieces are not in place.

Prayer For Today:

“Father, thank You that there is a purpose for whatever pain comes my way and that You only allow what I can handle and what is for my good. Thank You that though I may not understand it now, the day is coming when I will see it clearly and understand. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Song of The Week : God I Look To You

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • By Bethel Music


Song Of the Week : Do It Again

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • By Elevation Worship


The Time is Now

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • By John Hagee

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed

A significant and essential change needs to occur in this nation to combat the deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons that have hypnotized us!

We do not need a shift in our governmental system, for a certain party to come to power, or a dynamic voice to come to the forefront. The most vital and necessary change that needs to happen in this country is for apathetic, sleeping Christians to wake up!

Current circumstances are shaking us awake from our deadly slumber. The world is sleeping in the dark, but we have fallen asleep in the light. If we do not begin to use our freedom to defend our freedom, we will lose our freedom!

We are at a tipping point. The scales of justice and Truth are not just out of balance, they are in danger of toppling over. The scales of political correctness will not set us aright. The social scales will not reinstitute balance and order and peace.

The time is now to shake ourselves from sleep, to rekindle the flame in our hearts, and to stir up our passion for Jesus and His kingdom once again. Rise from your couch of complacency, and go into the entire world. Wake up!

Today's Blessing:

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May God send a Holy Spirit wind and fire into you, your church, your city and state, and this nation! May He do great and mighty things here again!

Choose Your Fountain

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • By Joyce Meyer

You and I have two huge vats of information within us. One is carnal information that comes off the top of our head. The other is spiritual information (truth) which wells up out of our hearts. One is like muddy, polluted water, and the other is like pure, clean drinking water. It’s up to us to decide which source we’re going to drink from. Some people try to drink from both sources—which is what the Bible calls being double-minded—and it only leads to confusion and discouragement.

Do you know what it looks like to be double-minded? It means that your mind is trying to tell you one thing, but your spirit is trying to tell you just the opposite. Instead of saying, "I'm not going to believe that because it's a lie," you get caught in a crossfire, going back and forth between the two thoughts.

If you and I are ever going to live the happy, victorious, and successful Christian life Jesus wants for us, we’re going to have to decide which fountain of information we’re going to drink from. We are going to have to learn to draw from the well of our spirit and not out of our own reasoning. When we do this, life is so much better, and we can actually move forward in our walk with God!

Prayer Starter: Father, please help me develop the habit of drawing from Your Spirit in me instead of my old ways of thinking. Thank You for renewing my mind today! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Song of The Week : Thank You For it All

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
  • By Marvin Sapp


The Promise

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020
  • By Pastor Robert Kayanja

God cannot establish His covenant with you until certain things change about you, around you, and for you. And what you’re lacking is not money, education or nationality, but what you are lacking is power. You’re powerless. That’s why after He died on the cross and before He went to heaven, He said, 'go to the upper room, and you shall receive power after the Holy Ghost has come upon you. Child of God, get this, He would have said I am going to send you a trillion angels or something else; No He said, you’re powerless. Whether we like it or not, the church is powerless. We talk about everything else, but we are powerless. That’s why God cannot establish His covenant which He sown to our forefathers. He is a God of covenants, and He made a covenant. 

Do you know that He delivered the Hebrews out of bondage, out of Egypt because He remembered a covenant? He said, Moses I am sending you back in Egypt; I know they wanted to kill you when you were a little baby; I know they put you on river Nile; I know someone in Egypt hates you; I know Rhamaz doesn’t like you; I know you killed a man over there but because I have remembered a covenant, GO BACK! Go back [Moses] and show forth my power. Though I have remembered a covenant, I cannot send you powerless. God made Moses powerful, and a god before Pharaoh. And on the last day when the lamb was slaughtered, blood put on the doorposts of the slaves that the Hebrews got favour. The bible says, And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them [such things as they required]. And they spoiled the Egyptians [Exodus 12:36]. Power and favour are coming to you. 

If you’re dealing with Israel, power and favour are the currencies that they have to use. Power and favour is what you’re going to use to purchase land. May God give you power to create wealth. You shall receive power and then create wealth. Power doesn’t come to you because of military might, not because of numbers but because of the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit therefore, is the one who gives us the power to create wealth. You are a wealth creator for the purposes of establishing God’s kingdom. For the purpose of establishing His covenant, He has made you a wealth creator. By His power, by His Holy Spirit, you’re a wealth creator. Deuteronomy 8:18, But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day. So, you’re no longer just a believer or follower or disciple, according to this verse, you’re a wealth creator, and you’re using God’s power which comes by the Holy Spirit [Acts 1:8]. 

God delivered the Hebrews out of Egypt because He remembered a covenant, but the covenant couldn’t be fulfilled until the blood was shed; until Moses was empowered, and returned to Egypt. I prophesy, you’re about to return to your home, where you were born and grew up from; no matter what they did to you, but because you’re returning as a wealth creator, you’re returning in the power of the Holy Spirit. Look at Jesus Christ, He had left His mama and His siblings, He left papa (Joseph) and went to be baptized and the Holy Ghost took Him in the wilderness, and while He was there, He was filled with the Holy Ghost and came back with power. And the bible says, Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about [Luke 4:14]. Child of God, whether you like it or not, you may have left powerless and in shame, but the LORD is going to cause you to return in the very place, so that God may establish His covenant that He made with your forefathers. 

God has already made a covenant and He has promised to deliver you. He says, I will take you out of bondage; I will take you to your land and establish you; I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Child of God, what we need to cry to God is to receive the power, but how do we receive the power? We receive it when the Holy Spirit has come upon us. The Holy Spirit is the gift which was promised by the Father, and this is in the book of Joel. He says, And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. So the Spirit is for all the flesh; whether you have a job or not; whether you have a degree or not; as long as you have flesh and you are a human being, the Holy Spirit is coming upon you, and is going to also fall on the other flesh (cows, chicken,… because you can use chicken to get out of bondage; you can use goats and you become a billionaire), and then He said, your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions [Joel 2:28]. That is what God does when He promises. God Almighty in His authority and power, He said, “I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh.” Are you the flesh that the Lord is going to pour His Spirit upon?

Child of God, the quickest way to create wealth is by power. But how do you receive the power? Do you go somewhere and they hook you on the Bujagari dam? No. You don’t go to the dam at Bujagari, rather you get to the upper room; you get to the Holy Spirit; you get to the place where the holy Spirit comes, and once you receive the Holy Spirit, you receive the power. Verse 29, And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. Verse 30, And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. He said, I am going to show wonders in the sky, in the heavens. Why? Look at Revelation 12:1, And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. Child of God, I want you to get this: because Jesus was born, because the church is ready to produce a revival, because you’re ready to get into the move of God; we are the church and the bride of Christ. We are pregnant with the will of God, and because you’re pregnant with the revival and the will of the Father, there’s a place prepared for you. I declare after this COVID-19, the church of Christ is going to give birth to a revival, and we are returning in the power of the Holy Spirit, and there will be a sign and a wonder in the heavens. I declare, you’re about to see what you have never seen before. The earth is about to be set on fire. The glory of God is about to be revealed. We are about to see the dead come back to life. We are about to see wonders everywhere because the people of God are being  filled with the Holy Spirit. 

He said, “your sons and your daughters shall prophesy…” In other words, they will move to the prophecy, as you are moving to the promise. God promised you good stuff; He promised you good things, miracles and deliverance. You’re about to see prophecies turning into promises. And the promises of God are “Yes” and “Amen” [2 Corinthians 1:20]. He said, I am getting you out of bondage and taking you to the land I swore to give to your forefathers. *Our God is a land giver and a house builder.* He will build your house and establish His plans for you. 

When the Holy Ghost comes upon you, you don’t just become a disciple or an apostle, you become a wealth creator. Listen: a prophet is the one who speaks before things happen. You divinely project and categorically specify what is going to happen and when it will happen. In the name of Jesus Christ, you speak of what is coming, and the believers grab unto the promise. When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you become His witnesses to the world. As you saw Him do it, you SHALL see Him do it again. In other words, you are the voice that speaks, that you saw it happen, and you saw Him build you a house, pay the bills for your family, and now you’re going to tell it to the world, and the world shall receive it because you’re an eye witness. Why? Because you are under the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Child of God, the Holy Spirit is coming upon you, and you shall be His witness. In other words, you’re going to testify. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony [Revelation 12:11]. In this COVID-19, may God give you a testimony. People have looked at you and said that, it will never happen, but am here to tell you, it is already happening. You’re going to talk about what you know and what you have seen, not what you hear, or what others say, not quoting others. You’re going to see it in Kampala, at your village, because the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You are more than a conquerer and a child of the living God. 

I Believe

  • Friday, October 2, 2020
  • By Apostle Grace Lubega

John 16:8-9(KJV); And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me;

The most basic of all sins is the sin of unbelief. It is unforgivable. In fact, the reason why the gates of hell yawn open is not to swallow up imperfect men but those that rejected life when they refused to believe.

The Message Version of John 16:9 lends deeper clarity to this truth. It says, “He’ll show them that their refusal to believe in me is their basic sin.”

The refusal to believe in itself is pride and sets one against God. In unbelief, men demonstrate to God that they do not need His redeeming love.

In unbelief, men demonstrate to God that they have enough power in themselves to accomplish whatever they desire.

In unbelief, men reject the priceless gift of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Your greatest qualification in the life of salvation is your faith. Not only the faith by which you received Christ, but also the faith with which you live the life in Christ.

Everything begins with faith and you must exercise yourself in this consciousness lest you be found to offend the Spirit.

Give in faith, fast in faith, worship in faith and serve in faith.

 

GOLDEN NUGGET: Your greatest qualification in the life of salvation is your faith. Not only the faith by which you received Christ, but also the faith with which you live the life in Christ. Everything begins with faith and you must exercise yourself in this consciousness lest you be found to offend the Spirit.

PRAYER: Loving Father, I believe in You. I believe Your Word and Your great promises. You said that I am the head and not the tail, Lord I believe it. You said that the lines have fallen unto me in pleasant places, Lord I believe it! I believe that by Your stripes I was healed, I believe that my path shines brighter and brighter unto a perfect day. I believe. Amen.

Song of The Week : We Love Your Name

  • Friday, October 2, 2020
  • By Jaye Thomas


How To Win

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • By Steven Furtick


Song Of the Week : In Jesus Name

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
  • By Darlene Zschech


Call To Me

  • Friday, September 18, 2020
  • By John Hagee

"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know"

Daily Truth

As Daniel studied the ancient scriptures, he realized that Israel’s time of captivity was drawing to a close. Prophesy foretold that, after seventy years, the captives would be allowed to return to their land.

Daniel began to pray and fast in sackcloth and ashes. Hebrew scholars have timed how long it took him to utter the heartfelt words recorded in Daniel 9. They estimate his prayer lasted a maximum of three minutes.

While he was still speaking, Gabriel came to him in swift flight. The angel informed him that, at the very beginning of his prayer, a command went out, and he was sent to talk to Daniel, because he was “greatly beloved” (Daniel 9:23).

Heaven lies somewhere far beyond the North Star which hangs 2.4 quadrillion miles from earth. Light travels 186,000 miles per second, so the light from that star takes 680 years to reach earth.

In three short minutes, God heard Daniel’s prayer and sent Gabriel to respond! Isaiah 65:24 assures us that: “…before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.”

If you are discouraged in your prayer life today, take heart! Like Daniel, you are “greatly beloved.” Continue to draw near to the throne of grace. From the edges of our universe, He will hear and answer.

Today's Blessing

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Pray without ceasing. Whatever you ask in the name of the Father will be done. His answer is on the way!

Today's Bible Reading

Isaiah 28:14-30:11

A Right Spirit and the Future.

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • By Brian Houston

Your spirit is the key to unlocking your life and your future.

Proverbs 20:27 says, “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.”

God’s Spirit speaks to our spirit through His Word. Our spirit is where we hear God’s voice speaking to us and how we receive ‘light’ to illuminate or bring direction to our life’s path. If we are to hear God’s voice clearly then we must have a right spirit – uncluttered and unhindered. John 16:13 in the Amplified Bible says,

But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].”

You can see why a right spirit is crucial to your future and why the devil does everything he can to derail it. Satan means adversary which means he opposes us but 2 Corinthians 2:11 tells us not to be ignorant of his devices. Failure, success, somebody else’s spirit, an unteachable spirit or whatever it is that tries to rule our spirit, can I encourage you to take responsibility for it because my spirit is my responsibility and your spirit is your responsibility.

As you continue on your path into the future with God, remember to always guard and protect your spirit. God has only good things for you, but remember you also have an enemy who will try to hijack your spirit and sabotage your future. Refuse to let that happen by taking responsibility for your own spirit because your future depends on it.

 

Prayer: 
Father God, thank you for the reminder that you alone are the captain of my soul, the protector of my heart and that your Holy Spirit dwells within me.  Teach me what it means to maintain a right heart and righteous spirit before you, and may the words of my mouth and meditations of my heart continually bless your name. Amen.

Suggested  Reading:
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)
1 Corinthians 2:9-16 (Amplified)

 

Song of the week : You are Holy

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020
  • By Hillsong


God's New Creation

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020
  • By Andrew Wommack

John 12:23 'And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.'

JOHN 12:20-23

Philip and Andrew had just brought word to Jesus that certain Greeks or Gentiles were seeking Him at the feast. He had ministered to other Gentiles, but this is the first time that the Gentiles came specifically to seek Him instead of what He could do. Apparently, this was an added signal to Jesus that His time had come and that He could no longer confine His ministry to only the Jews. Therefore, He made statements about His death and glorification, that would break down the middle wall of partition between the Jew and the Gentile.

There was a physical wall of partition that symbolized this division in the Jerusalem temple. The Gentiles could come into a designated area of the temple known as the court of the Gentiles, but a stone wall, about five feet high, stopped them from going further. A sign standing before the wall stated, 'No man of another nation is to enter, and whosoever is caught will have himself to blame for his death!'

Many regulations and rules separated Jews and Gentiles for centuries. Christ's work on the cross abolished that separation by removing the law and thus removing the barrier between these two groups. Instead of changing the Gentiles into Jews or the Jews into Gentiles, God made a brand new creation.

It's like crossing a horse and a donkey. The result is not a horse or a donkey, but a brand new animal called a mule.

In the New Testament church there is no such thing as Jew or Gentile, bond or free, for God has created something absolutely new. It's the 'one new man,' the new creation in Christ Jesus, the church, Christ's body, the fullness of Him, that filleth all in all (Eph. 1:23). Remember who you are 'in Him.'


DO YOU LOVE HIM?

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020
  • By Joyce Meyer


  In the story that contains today's scripture, Jesus asked Simon Peter three times if he loved Him. All three times when Simon Peter said, "Yes," Jesus answered with, "Then feed My sheep," "Tend My sheep," or "Feed My lambs," (see John 21:15–17 NIV). On several occasions He referred to Himself as a Shepherd and His people as sheep, so Peter knew He was telling Him to love and help His people.

I believe Jesus was saying in these verses that if we love Him, we should be helping other people, not simply gathering in buildings on Sunday morning to follow rules and rituals. If a church is not involved in reaching the lost and helping oppressed people, then they’re not fully functioning in God’s will for His children.

The apostle John said that we know we’ve passed out of death into life by the fact that we love God’s family, and that someone who doesn’t love others stays in a state of spiritual death (see 1 John 3:14 NIV). In the same way, if a church is not overflowing with the genuine love of God, how can it be filled with life?

The early church grew rapidly and had a wonderful reputation because it was filled with people who genuinely loved one another. What this world needs is love, and God is love. If we get involved in helping and genuinely loving the people around us, we can transform the world for His glory!

Prayer Starter:Father, please help me be intentional to love those around me today. Thank You for giving me the wisdom and ability to bless the people You’ve put in my path. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Peace, A Pillar Of Wisdom

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • By Apostle Grace Lubega

Wisdom has pillars and these pillars are presented to us in James 3:17.

The Bible says, “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

Peace is a pillar of wisdom.

The scriptures speak of Solomon and his great wisdom that was admired by the great and the small and by kings and servants alike. One notable thing about the reign of Solomon is that “he had peace on all sides round about him.”(1 Kings 4:24). He was a wise man and this wisdom was demonstrated through his reign of peace.

In this life, you will have men that will bring wars to your doors and to your gates; some will launch unprovoked attacks on your ministry, business or career. As a child of wisdom, you ought to seek peace.

In Hebrews 12:14, the Bible says, “Pursue peace with all men.”

Every time critics sharpen their pens with glee, some quickly assemble their literary arsenal in preparation for an angry showdown.

Others are very quick to fight back because that is their only definition of strength.

God has called the wise to fight with a different set of weapons; we war with love by forgiving, by praying for those who revile us and sometimes by allowing our silence to speak because there are those who hear us even when we say nothing.

God’s name be praised.

FURTHER STUDY: 1 Kings 4:24, Hebrews 12:14

GOLDEN NUGGET: God has called the wise to fight with a different set of weapons; we war with love by forgiving, by praying for those who revile us and sometimes by allowing our silence to speak because there are those who hear us even when we say nothing.

PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. Thank You for Your great wisdom that is at work in my spirit. I know when to speak and when to keep silent. I know how to stand in the face of persecution. The pursuit of peace is the testimony of my life, to the glory of Your name, Amen.

Therefore comfort one another with these words

  • Friday, August 14, 2020
  • By John Hagee

A global pandemic, racial tension, murder hornets, and a Saharan Desert dust cloud – 2020 has been a turbulent onslaught of challenges. Current headlines come straight from the pages of Scripture.

On the other side of this chaos shines a promise that causes us to live above the fray, a comfort that floods our hearts with the profound peace of God. Jesus’ foot is poised to step onto the clouds of glory.

Paul says that the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout – a symbol of victory over death, hell, and the grave.

He will descend with the voice of the archangel – an announcement of the appearance of royalty – the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Prince of peace.

He will come with the trump of God – the clarion call that precedes the arrival of a king.

All of that noise is going to wake up the dead, and they will emerge from their graves to rise first. Then, those believers who are alive and remain will be caught up in the clouds to finally meet our Savior in the air. What will only take moments here will result in our forever family reunion in heaven!

In the face of the tumult around us, comfort one another with these reminders. Stand up straight, raise your head, and rejoice! Our redemption is oh so close!

Blessing:

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Paradise awaits at the end of that trumpet blast! All praise and glory to the Faithful and True with Whom we will reign eternally!

Today's Bible Reading:

Old Testament

Ezra 8:21-9:15

New Testament

Corinthians 5:1-13

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 31:1-8

Proverbs 21:1-2

But he who endures to the end shall be saved

  • Thursday, August 6, 2020
  • By John Hagee

As the signs of Jesus’ return increase, we have a choice to make. We can be blown about by the calamitous winds or we can choose to anchor our lives in Christ and His Word.

God did not leave us ignorant concerning the dark days to come. Daniel prophesied of an Antichrist who will become so powerful that he will dare to challenge the very Prince of princes (Daniel 8:25). He will have complete authority over a one-world government with a one-world economy, and a one-world religion, executing anyone who opposes him.

Jesus foretold a time of tribulation that has never been witnessed since the world began. Unless those days are shortened, no human will survive (Matthew 24:21-22).

As we perceive the signs of His appearing, our world grows increasingly fearful, running to and fro, accumulating knowledge in hopes of curing the ills of this current age.

Instead of being overwhelmed by confusion and dread, we must make a decision to abide in Jesus. We must hide our lives in Him, so that we are not shaken. We must study to have discerning eyes and ears. We must not only be people who hear His Word, but those who perform it – even in a culture that refuses to recognize Him. Sticking with Jesus to the end will save us!

Blessing: 

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13)!

Today's Bible Reading: 

Old Testament

2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23

Who Is Saved?

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020
  • By Andrew Wommack
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.Luke 13: 22-27
Jesus said that many will seek to enter salvation and will not be able to. There are many reasons for this, but it is not because God refused salvation to anyone. "The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men . . ." (Ti. 2:11) and God "is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Pet. 3:9).

There is effort involved in obtaining salvation. The effort is not for the purpose of earning salvation. That is a free gift (Rom. 5:15); but we do have to fight the good fight of faith (1 Tim. 6:12). Faith in Jesus' goodness is what saves us - not our own goodness - and Satan is constantly trying to destroy our faith. We have to earnestly contend for the faith. True salvation is not just mental assent, but a real heart-felt commitment.

Many people today think that going to church and associating with Christians will provide them with salvation. Some people think that they are Christians because their parents were. But salvation is having a personal relationship with the Lord. You cannot inherit salvation through the natural birth process. "You must be born again."

We can rest assured that all those who hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled (Mt. 5:6). "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Answers in Times of Great Disaster

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • By Doctor Charles Stanley

Deuteronomy 29:29

Almighty God reserves the right to reveal some things and conceal others. Although we may not know why natural disasters occur, the biblical truths we do know with absolute certainty allow us to trust the Lord even in times of great suffering. These include:

1. God is in control (Ps. 103:19). Nothing in heaven or on earth is outside of His rule and authority. He does not react to events but sovereignly ordains or permits them to run their course. Although we cannot know for certain if He has sent a catastrophe or allowed it, we can trust in His goodness and wisdom.

2. The Lord loves people and wants them to be saved (John 3:16-17). Giving His Son for the salvation of the world proves without a doubt that He loves each person. This truth stands firm despite the fact that many reject the Savior. He cares for us, even when we can’t feel it or won’t accept it.

3. God ordains or permits events for His good purpose (Isa. 46:10). Though we cannot fully comprehend what He is doing in each incident, every disaster is a wake-up call for humanity. He is alerting us of the need to repent—so the lost can be saved and the saved can be revived to live totally for Him. Catastrophes open our ears to hear from the Lord.

The One who loves us perfectly is in full control, working everything out according to His good purpose. Knowing this should fill us with hope, even in the midst of crisis situations. The Lord even promises to turn disaster to good for those who “are called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28).

KEEP THE WEEDS OUT.

  • Thursday, July 9, 2020
  • By Kenneth Copeland

So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground.

Mark 4:26

Jesus compared the kingdom of God with the planting of seed and reaping the harvest. It's a simple concept. One all of us understand. Why, then, aren't all of us producing bumper crops every season? Because we're sitting around waiting for God to do all the work.

He doesn't operate that way. He'll work with you, but He won't do it all. There are some essential things you must do by faith if you want to have a crop to reap at harvest time.

First, you must sow the seed of the Word in faith, expecting it to grow. You must find precious promises from God in His Word, plant them in your heart and in your life.

Next, you must water the seed. Water it every day with praise. Water it with the spiritual water of the Word. That Word contains life and those seed promises can't grow without it.

And finally, you have to keep the weeds out! When the weeds of unforgiveness, doubt, fear, discouragement (and all the other junk the devil tries to sow into your crop) try to enter in, get rid of them. They'll choke the Word.

That's going to take some diligence on your part. No one else will do it for you. You're going to have to weed your own crop. So get tough about it. When a little weed pops up, kill it! Don't hang on to it for even a moment. Pull it up by its roots. Spray it with the Word. Don't be tempted to keep a wildflower when you can have the best—God's best.

Don't sit around waiting for God to produce your harvest. Start planting. Start watching over your land (your heart and your mind) to keep it moist, watered with the Word and free from weeds.

Commit to do your part and trust God to do His. You will have a bumper crop this season!

Scripture Reading:

Ephesians 4:22-32

Song of the week ; Promises

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • By Maverick City feat. Joe L Barnes & Naomi Raine


BE A BARRIER BREAKER

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • By Joel Osteen

Today's scripture:

“I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.”
John 17:14, NIV

Today's word:

The Scripture speaks of how we are in the world, but we are not of the world. You may be in a limited environment, but you don’t have to be of it. Don’t let that environment get in you. If you see struggle, lack, and poverty long enough, your mind can become conditioned to thinking, This is who I am. I’ll never have enough. No, that’s where you are, that’s not who you are. That may be what’s been normal. The good news is, you’re a barrier breaker.


Some people try to put you in a box. They’ll tell you such things as, “You’ll never afford a nice house, never get well, never meet the right person.” Because their thinking is limited, they’ll try to put their limitations on you. You have to put your foot down and say, “I refuse to be mediocre because people around me are mediocre. I am a barrier breaker. I’m going to set a new standard.”

Prayer for today:

“Father, thank You that You didn’t create me to be average or to live a mediocre life. Thank You that You’ve given me the power, the favor, and the talent to break out and go further than the limitations around me. I believe that I am a barrier breaker, and I will set a new standard. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

song of the week: Great is thy faithfulness.

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020
  • By Austin Stone Worship


PRAYER IS A CONVERSATION

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • By Billy Graham

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:22)
Prayer is a two-way conversation; it is our talking to God, and His talking to us. As a Christian, you have a heavenly Father who hears and answers prayer. Jesus said, “All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Every man or woman whose life has counted for the church and the Kingdom of God has been a person of prayer. You cannot afford to be too busy to pray. A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian. Jesus Christ spent many hours in prayer. Sometimes He spent the night on a mountaintop in solitary communion with God the Father. If He felt that He had to pray, how much more do we need to pray!


Prayer for the day

There is inexpressible joy as I come to You in prayer, my heavenly Father.


Song of the week : Glorious ruins

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
  • By Hillsong


Glorious ruins : Song of the week

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
  • By Hillsong


Song of the week: Graves Into Gardens

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020
  • By Elevation Worship

The Lord is able to turn your situation around. Trust Him and take Him at His word.


Enjoy this week's music video from Elevation Worship

Begin To Praise

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020
  • By Gloria Copeland

Rejoice in the Lord, O you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you upright, in right standing with God]; for praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright [in heart].

Psalm 33:1, The Amplified Bible

Praise. According to the Word of God, that’s the most appropriate, becoming thing that you as a believer can do.

Let me warn you though, God’s idea of “appropriate” praise and your idea of appropriate praise may well be two very different things. The praise He calls for is joyous and uninhibited. And, at times, it’s just plain loud!

If you don’t believe it, look in the Bible and see the kind of praise that goes on in heaven. Read Isaiah 6 and find out how they act in the throne room. The seraphim shout in there until the doorposts shake! And when they do, the glory of the Lord fills the house.

When you get to heaven, you’re going to be praising like that too. You’re going to be leaping and praising God with every part of your being. But don’t wait until then to start. Begin now.

Decide today that instead of praising God the way you like, you are going to start doing it the way He likes. Begin to release those praises joyously, uninhibitedly. Don’t wait until you get to heaven to praise God with all your being. Do it now. He deserves it!

Scripture Reading:

Isaiah 6:1-8

Come Alive Today

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • By Gloria Kopeland

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Resurrection. What do you think of when you hear that word? Most people think of the past. Of a stone rolled away. An empty tomb. And a risen Lord.

Praise God, Jesus is alive today, isn't He?

What we don't fully understand is this: He's not the only One who has been resurrected. We've been resurrected too!

We were spiritually resurrected the day we made the Lord Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives. That day we passed from death to life. The greater part of your resurrection has already happened!

Think about it. When you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, the Spirit of God hovered over you. The glory of the Lord came into your being. And that glory consumed the old, sinful man that you were. That old man died. And in his place a new creature was born.

Oh yes, there will be a day when the earthly body you live in will be raised and glorified—but you don't have to wait until then to be free from sin and from the sickness and poverty and failure that goes with this natural world. You're free from all that right now!

You may be sitting there thinking, Well, if I'm so free, why can't I quit smoking? Why can't I lose this weight? Why am I always sick?

Because you've let Satan convince you that you're still under his power. You've let him talk you into living as if you're still spiritually dead!

So, today I want you to begin considering yourself alive! Begin thinking of yourself as one who already has the life of God instead of an earthly being who's waiting for the Resurrection. Consider yourself dead to sin and alive to the power of Jesus. You'll find yourself living a whole new life today!

Scripture Reading:

Romans 8:1-14

The Habit of Holiness

  • Monday, March 9, 2020
  • By Gloria Kopeland

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John 14:21


There's a dimension of living you can only experience when you make a decision to please the Father in every activity of your life. In that dimension, Jesus becomes real to you and manifests Himself to you.

Just after the turn of the 20th century, God poured out His Spirit and started a revival on Azusa Street. It was an awesome time, a time when people's entire lives were turned inside out. Everything else in their world seemed to lose importance. Supernatural things were happening. God was manifesting Himself in their presence.

The people involved in that revival soon began to be known to the world as "holiness" people. They got that title because they were so obviously different from everyone else. They would let go of anything they thought didn't please God. They were so caught up in the power of the spiritual realm, they lost interest in natural things.

Few believers today even know what "holiness" means. Even fewer understand the outpouring of God that comes to those who dare to step into it.

Holiness simply means "separated to God." It's what you do with your life day by day. It's ordering your conduct according to the Word of God and the promptings of the Spirit. Holiness is the habit of being one mind with God, of turning away from the ways of the world and living instead in agreement with Him. Holiness doesn't happen to anyone by accident. It requires a decision of the will. Make that decision today.

Love God with all your heart by keeping His commandments. He'll show His love to you by manifesting Himself to you in powerful new ways. He'll pour Himself out on you just like He did on those believers at Azusa Street—and revival will truly begin in you.

Scripture Reading:

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Circle of Friends

  • Monday, March 2, 2020
  • By Joyce Meyer

A confident person doesn’t fear being unloved, because they know and believe that they are loved unconditionally by God. Every single one of us needs and wants acceptance, both from God and others.

To be whole and complete, the first thing you have to know is this: you are deeply loved by God. Although not everyone will accept and love you, some will. I encourage you to concentrate on those who do love you and forget about those who don’t. God loves you more than you can imagine, and He can provide the right people in your life to love you as well.

I believe we need to have what I call “divine connections.” In other words, pray about your social circle. Don’t just decide what group you want to be part of and then try to get into it—follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in choosing your close friends. As you trust Him to direct your steps and connect you with others, He will open doors for godly relationships.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for bringing the right friends into my life! Give me wisdom and discernment to know who to welcome into my inner circle, and help me build strong, healthy relationships with them. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Been There, Done That

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • By Bonny Mulder-Behnia

 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

God . . . comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Parents who have suffered the death of a child have a special understanding of one another’s pain. The same can be said of war veterans, chemotherapy patients, abuse survivors, and recovering addicts. Empathy is a tie that binds.

The apostle Paul explains that there can be a higher purpose in our suffering: we can pass along to others the comfort we have received from God. In a world where the focus is increasingly on our individual needs, God’s plan is that we would have compassion for one another. God wants us to look beyond ourselves to the needs of the people around us, being like Jesus to them.

The first time I was diagnosed with melanoma, I had to register with a large cancer center in Los Angeles. I felt sad and overwhelmed as I watched dozens of other patients in the waiting room—many had lost their hair, were pushing walkers, or appeared frail and weak. I was now a member of a club I had never sought to join.

But now I am better equipped to comfort cancer patients with the same comfort I have received from God. I can testify that I’ve “been there, done that”—and God has never left my side, despite a recurrence.

Our comfort abounds in Christ, and in his strength we can pass along God’s love and comfort to others.

Prayer

Lord, you have been so good to us. In times of trouble, your Spirit comes near and comforts us. May we give generously of your comfort as we meet others who are hurting. Amen.

 

 

Gripped by God's Love

  • Monday, February 17, 2020
  • By Bonny Mulder

Scripture Reading — Romans 8:31-39

[Nothing] will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 8:39

Have you ever watched a movie in which a prisoner is being tortured at increasingly horrible levels of pain until they either give up a secret or give in to death? This is what comes to mind when reading the apostle Paul’s dread-list of the worst things that could happen to God’s people. Which of these might cause them to doubt God’s love?

In this passage Paul was naming some of his own hardships and then confirming to his own soul, and to ours, “No, not persecution. No, not famine. No, not that, or that, or that.” Why? Because God’s love is unshakable, and God gives us the strength not only to face but also to conquer the enemy’s attacks. How? Through the finished work of Christ’s victorious death and resurrection.

Paul says neither the present nor the future shall threaten our confidence in God’s loving grip on us. This passage has been a stronghold for my Uncle Ivan over the past 45 years since his wife, Ruth, woke up one day and was unable to move. Her increasing paralysis changed their future dramatically, but they have trusted in God every step of the way.

Is there anything in your life that feels too overwhelming to handle? The power of the living God guarantees a strong grip on you as you face your hardship head-on. Never give up.

Prayer

Lord, we are weak, but you are strong. When the troubles of life pummel us, help us to find comfort in your love that never lets go. Help us to keep looking to you. In Jesus, Amen.

 

Bright Hope for Tomorrow

  • Friday, February 14, 2020
  • By Bonny Mulder

Scripture Reading — Psalm 33:16-22

May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. — Psalm 33:22

When I say, “I hope my cancer doesn’t come back again,” it’s both a wish and a prayer. But when I say, “God gives me hope for the future,” that is confident assurance in the promises of the God who has never failed me.

Most people hope for a long life, lasting relationships, good health, and happiness. Yet we know that in a matter of minutes life can be turned upside down and inside out, and it can feel like our hopes are dashed.

For the people of God, hope is drawn from a deeper well. As the psalmist explains, we cannot rely on our own armies and horses—our own resources—to deliver us. The beautiful image is that of the God whose eyes are locked on us, whose love never fails, who is our help and shield. God paints a positive picture of our forever future.

When our hope and trust are firmly connected to our unchangeable God, we know deep in our souls that God’s love will sustain us through this life and into eternity. This means that even if our struggles return, our hope in God remains. This kind of hope is contagious. Maybe you know someone who needs to hear these words of hope today: the Lord sees you, loves you, and will sustain you.

Prayer

Lord, sometimes our hope falters as we face troubles and heartaches. Renew our hope, strengthen our trust, and help us to embrace your unfailing love and share it with others. We love you. Amen.

Encourage One Another

  • Friday, February 14, 2020
  • By Lighthouse Television

Scripture Reading — 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Loving others includes encouraging one another. In Romans 12:7-8, Paul lists encouragement among the gifts of grace. When people accomplish a common objective together, all are encouraged. Fellow believers encourage one another to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

The Thessalonian Christians faced struggles and an uncertain future. Paul wrote to encourage them, reminding them of their faith and love and hope in Christ, all of which prepared them to be ready for the Lord’s return. And with these assurances they could keep encouraging one another and building each other up.

The gift of encouragement is important in our lives. En­cour­agement is a gift in the home, the workplace, the church—wherever we find ourselves. We can come alongside others and be there for one another. We can listen, comfort, console, affirm. It’s a way of living out the command to love one another.

Take time to recall the people who’ve been encouragers in your life. They’re the ones who were there when you thought you’d never laugh again. They were the ones who listened to you; whereas others just talked. Then ask yourself, “When was the last time I encouraged someone?” It’s not difficult, and the people you encourage are so blessed by it.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, help me to recognize the struggler or the lonely—anyone who needs your encouragement of love and hope today. In your name, Amen.

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE WEEK - IN THE MIDDLE OF HURRY AND HUSTLE

  • Monday, February 3, 2020
  • By Lynn Cowell

“My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.” Psalm 62:5 (NASB)

Each year, the beautiful new planner sits on my desk, a collection of blank pages ready to be filled. This calendar may seem silent, but don’t let it fool you. In reality, it is sending me messages, the same messages I’ve heard for years. Action leads to achievement, it whispers to my mind. You had better get moving; time is ticking by.

Much of my life, maybe like yours, has been dedicated to developing my talents and abilities,  increasing my capacity and getting it all done. As a young professional, my worth hung on the words of my employer — positive or negative. As a mom, I needed to hear I was doing a good job. In this new, empty-nest season I call “just us,” you would think this inner drive would slow down. But it doesn’t.

See, it’s not my surroundings that drive me. It comes from me, deep inside. My worth has been unable to survive on the daily grind of doing it all. There is too much beyond my control to make something so valuable hinge on something so volatile.

Maybe a new year does this to you, too? You hear the sounds of “hustle harder,” so you make all the goals, begin the new plans and start a fail-proof system. That has defined my January for many years.

Recently, I’ve started listening to a different voice and giving myself freedom, especially in the month of February. It’s a voice that has been there all along; I’d just failed to hear it. This voice speaks to me to set aside all the demanding expectations I feel and breathe a short prayer. It calls to me with calming words, directing me to be still with God.

Habakkuk 2:20 says, “But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him” (ESV). This voice is the Holy Spirit, the One who has been with me and in me since the day I said yes to Jesus, accepting His new life and giving Him mine. He calls me to quiet and to peace. He calls me away from hustle and hurry.

I’m learning not only to listen better to this still, peaceful voice, but also to remind myself throughout the day of the messages He sends me in His Word: “My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him” (Psalm 62:5).

Stillness — it goes against much of what you’d think the list of goals and new planner stands for. Yet it is everything our soul longs for: peace, contentment and serenity. Now, I’m beginning to see a new way where both my work and peace can live together.

No matter how much hustle you hoped for in January, maybe this month you can make a shift and focus on God’s peace and stillness. Whether we hit our goals or not, let’s redefine our Februarys. God’s peace is still there for us, along with His love.

Oh, Jesus, thank You for calling to me to come and be still. It goes against not only the culture, but sometimes the voice inside of me. Help me to still my heart and come to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR THE WEEK:
Exodus 14:14, “The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (ESV)

Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (ESV)


Angels Around Us

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • By Billy Graham

But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth . . .

—Acts 5:19

Demonic activity and Satan worship are on the increase in all parts of the world. The devil is at work more than at any other time. The Bible says that because he realizes his time is short, Satan’s activity will increase. But his evil activities are countered for the people of God by His ministering spirits, the holy ones of the angelic order. Christians should never fail to sense the operation of angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light. If you are a believer, expect powerful angels to accompany you in your life experiences. And let those events dramatically illustrate the friendly presence of “the holy ones” as Daniel calls them. Certainly, the eye of faith sees many evidences of the supernatural display of God’s power and glory. God is still in business.

PRAYER OF THE WEEK

When I am tempted by Satan, I will remember Your angels are around me, Lord.


Your Prayers Are More Powerful Than You KNOW

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • By Billy Graham


Billy Graham - Your Prayers Are More Powerful Than You KNOW Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

Do You Know God?

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • By Billy Graham

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John 10:14


Unless God is revealed to us through personal experience, we can never really know God. Most of us know about God, but that is quite different from knowing God. We learn about God through the agencies of the church, the Sunday school, the youth activities, the worship services. Many people stop in their quest for God at this point. It is one thing to be introduced to a person, but quite another thing to know him personally.

    PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Lord, You are, indeed, the good Shepherd, who leads me each day. Help me to love and know You more deeply so that others may be drawn into Your fold.

HAPPY NEW DECADE, 2020

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • By Lighthouse Television




What About Love?

  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • By Billy Graham

What about love? How can you be certain you’re in love? I suggest these simple measures that you can apply to yourself. Is your love patient? Is it considerate? Can it wait until marriage for physical fulfillment? Experience says that true love’s patience is inexhaustible. True love does not assert itself, claim rights, or demand privileges. It always thinks first of the other person. The biblical phrase is it “is not self-seeking.” True love never thinks evil of the beloved. It is never suspicious, but always supportive and inspiring. True love bears all things. Nothing weakens or undermines it. It is a rock, an anchor, a foundation for all the years to come.

These simple tests are a mirror that millions have used. Physiologists, psychiatrists, and marriage counselors attest their validity. They were first recommended almost two thousand years ago by a man named Paul, in 1 Corinthians, chapter 13. That chapter provides the finest definition of love the world has received.

PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Your limitless love causes me to see the narrowness of mine, Lord Jesus. Fill me with Your loving Spirit.

What About Love

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • By Billy Graham

What about love? How can you be certain you’re in love? I suggest these simple measures that you can apply to yourself. Is your love patient? Is it considerate? Can it wait until marriage for physical fulfillment? Experience says that true love’s patience is inexhaustible. True love does not assert itself, claim rights, or demand privileges. It always thinks first of the other person. The biblical phrase is it “is not self-seeking.” True love never thinks evil of the beloved. It is never suspicious, but always supportive and inspiring. True love bears all things. Nothing weakens or undermines it. It is a rock, an anchor, a foundation for all the years to come.

These simple tests are a mirror that millions have used. Physiologists, psychiatrists, and marriage counselors attest their validity. They were first recommended almost two thousand years ago by a man named Paul, in 1 Corinthians, chapter 13. That chapter provides the finest definition of love the world has received.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY

Your limitless love causes me to see the narrowness of mine, Lord Jesus. Fill me with Your loving Spirit.

Faith Pleases God

  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  • By Billy Graham

You can never please God without faith, without depending on him. Anyone who wants to come to God must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely look for him. 

Hebrews 11:6 Living Bible (TLB)

Faith pleases God more than anything else. The Christian life is dependent upon faith. We stand on faith; we live on faith. Faith is loved and honored by God more than any other single thing. The Bible teaches that faith is the only approach that we have to God. No man has sins forgiven, no man goes to heaven, no man has assurance of peace and happiness, until he has faith in Jesus Christ. You may be saying, “God, I believe you are a great person, but I do not believe your Word; I do not believe what you say.” In order to please God, you must believe Him. Perhaps your faith is small and weak. It does not matter how big your faith is, but rather, where your faith is. Is it in Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross for your sins?

PRAYER:

Lord Jesus, may my faith in You and Your abundant promises be ever increasing each day.

Run the Race - The Faith in Christ that Perseveres

  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  • By Moving Works

Faith in Christ is a pursuit…a fight…a race. It’s a journey laden with difficulty, but at the finish line awaits an imperishable reward that is given to those who persevere…Christ Himself.


DON'T LIMIT GOD

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • By Nick Vujicic


Nick Vujicic has overcome life's challenges through strength & hope found in Jesus Christ. Regardless of your limitations, you can find everything you need in Jesus.

God Wants to Stretch Your Faith Today

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • By Chris Russell

Not long ago I read a book called Fitness After 40. It was an intriguing book that helped me to understand pretty much everything that has gone wrong with my body over the past couple decades!

The list of changes was quite lengthy, but one of them had to do with the way we tend to become less and less flexible in our muscles and joints as we grow older. Every athletic coach I’ve had over the years has always told me how important it is to stretch, but this book seemed to flip a light on in my mind as I began to understand just how important stretching is for our bodies... over time.

In a similar way, we must also remember to stretch SPIRITUALLY as we grow in the Lord over time. And when we stretch spiritually, it always has to do with our faith. God wants us to stretch in our faith.

Paul lays out an amazing list of Bible personalities in Hebrews 11 who demonstrated their faith in powerful ways. This passage has come to be known as the “Faith Hall of Fame,” and we can find many examples of how to live by faith.

Faith is absolutely central to the Christian experience. We enter into a relationship with God through faith (Romans 10:9-10), and Hebrews 11:6 tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith is a big deal!

And faith is powerful! Jesus said that if we will have faith as a grain of mustard seed, we can pray and see mountains cast into the ocean. I wonder how small my faith must look in that type of comparison!

As you read this, I’d like to suggest to you that it is likely that God wants to stretch your faith. And just like physical stretching, spiritual stretching is not easy. Stretching requires us to push beyond our normal level of comfort.

I’ve seen some pretty amazing feats when watching MMA fighters on TV. It’s stunning to see how a fighter can effortlessly swing his foot over the head of his opponent with no thought at all. But one thing I know about that fighter is that he took many, many years to stretch those muscles so that he could get to that level. And the stretching in his gym was always designed to push him beyond what felt comfortable.  And so it is with our faith. God wants to stretch you beyond your normal comfort zone. And that is where you will begin to see growth and progress like never before.

An Important Point:

It is likely that God wants to stretch your faith today.

Consider the following when it comes to the ways God may want to stretch you:

God may want you to DO something. God may want you to STOP DOING something. God may want you to GIVE something. God may want you to SAY something. God may want you to STOP SAYING something. God may want you to SELL something. God may want you to BUY something. (presumably for a person or ministry in need). God may want you to START something.

God may want you to END something. God may want you to LOVE someone. The chances are great that God likely wants to stretch you today!

When it comes to your spiritual fitness, don’t forget to stretch!


Spill Your Heart Before God

  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • By Max Lucado

As a member of God’s family, come to Him— not as a stranger, but as an heir. Earnestly make your requests known to him; not because of what you have achieved, but because of what Christ has done! Jesus spilled his blood for you. You can spill your heart before God.

Jesus said if you have faith, you can tell a mountain to go and jump into the sea (Mark 11:23). What is your mountain? What is the challenge of your life? Call out to God for help! Will he do what you want? I cannot say, but this I can say, “He will do what is best.” That includes any force that is seeking to drive you out of the Promised Land. “Ask and it will be given to you,” Jesus said in Matthew 7:7.  It is a battle, but you do not fight in vain. Call on God for great things!

A Good Relationship

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • By Dr Myles Munroe

Dr Myles Munroe Speaks on How To Achieve a Successful Relationship

The Passion to Obey

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • By Dr. Charles Stanley
John 14:15
For a sermon I gave several years ago, I jotted down a list and titled it "The Evolution of a Passion to Obey God." That passion doesn't just spring up, full-blown at salvation. We do enter our new life in Christ with a desire to please Him, and that does include obeying Him. But an intensely determined pursuit of His will develops more slowly.
 
In fact, the first stage--fear of the consequences of disobedience--barely qualifies as reverence for God. But as we progress in our faith and form a commitment to obey the Lord, we eventually reach the final stage, which is love and devotion to Christ. Wouldn't you rather follow Him out of love than out of fear?
 
Getting from the first stage to the last begins with what you might expect--an increasing knowledge of Jesus Christ. As we dig into God's Word to see how He provided for the saints, we develop a desire for His best. Men like Moses, David, and Paul weren't satisfied with what the world had to offer, and we won't be either when we witness His work in the lives of His followers. So we test out obedience and discover that God's promised blessings are real. As we acquire a record of consistent rewards for doing His will, we recognize the wisdom of obedience.
 
Can you find yourself on the spectrum between fear and devotion? It is my hope that you have committed to obeying God and that you are reading His Word daily to learn how to keep your promise. God wants your best--your passionate pursuit of His will--because He is giving His best to you.

Learn To Live The Life God Has Called You To

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • By Nick Vujicic


In this message, special guest Nick Vujicic talks about how we live the life God has given us. Regardless of your limitations, you will find everything you need in Jesus. Satan wants to take your joy and distract your focus, but God's love for you never changes

Second Chances

  • Monday, November 4, 2019
  • By Max Lucado

It was small enough to overlook. Only two words. I know I’d read that passage a hundred times. But I’d never seen it.

But I won’t miss it again. It’s highlighted in yellow and underlined in red. You might want to do the same. Look in Mark, chapter 16. Get your pencil ready and enjoy this jewel in the seventh verse (here it comes). The verse reads like this: “But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee.

Did you see it? Read it again. (This time I italicized the words.)

“But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee.”

Now tell me if that’s not a hidden treasure.

If I might paraphrase the words, “Don’t stay here, go tell the disciples,” a pause, then a smile, “and especially tell Peter, that he is going before you to Galilee.”

What a line. It’s as if all of heaven had watched Peter fall—and it’s as if all of heaven wanted to help him back up again. “Be sure and tell Peter that he’s not left out. Tell him that one failure doesn’t make a flop.”

Whew!

No wonder they call it the gospel of the second chance.

Those who know these types of things say that the Gospel of Mark is really the transcribed notes and dictated thoughts of Peter. If this is true, then it was Peter himself who included these two words! And if these really are his words, I can’t help but imagine that the old fisherman had to brush away a tear and swallow a lump when he got to this point in the story.

It’s not every day that you get a second chance. Peter must have known that. The next time he saw Jesus, he got so excited that he barely got his britches on before he jumped into the cold water of the Sea of Galilee. It was also enough, so they say, to cause this backwoods Galilean to carry the gospel of the second chance all the way to Rome where they killed him. If you’ve ever wondered what would cause a man to be willing to be crucified upside down, maybe now you know.

It’s not every day that you find someone who will give you a second chance—much less someone who will give you a second chance every day.

But in Jesus, Peter found both.

The Work of the Believer

  • Monday, October 28, 2019
  • By Dr. Charles Stanley
Romans 12:5-7
 
The world's definition of success differs greatly from God's. Take the role of a pastor, for example--it would be easy to accept accolades for church growth, as many people equate high attendance numbers with a minister's effectiveness. But the Lord desires that we obey Him with humility. Whether we draw a crowd or not, success is measured by obedience.
 
This looks different for each believer. Some Christians have very visible jobs, so their efforts are public and obvious. Others serve Christ in quiet, less noticeable ways.
 
God bestows upon His followers gifts tailored to each one's ordained assignments. The Holy Spirit reveals our calling, and we're to give our best effort. Of course, no matter what the task may be, the result will be worthless unless the Father breathes life into it. In other words, we are entrusted with God-appointed work. He assigns the duty, provides the skills, and causes growth. The Lord deserves all of the glory. We are blessed simply to be a part of His plan.
 
As mere vessels that God uses, we should be thankful for anything He accomplishes through us. And by giving Him all the credit, we need never feel defeated with disappointment. Rather, in spite of how things may appear, we trust Him to achieve His good purpose.
 
Honor is misplaced unless it goes directly to the One who creates, sanctifies, and sustains. God created you for specific tasks to further His kingdom. He wants to use your life--and will allow you to watch His powerful hand at work. Listen for His leading, and praise Him for all He accomplishes.

Your Life Is Your Time

  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • By Charles Stanley

Ephesians 5:14-17

 
Our lives are governed by time. That's why we're surrounded by clocks and calendars that dictate our activities. As the minutes tick by, we wonder where the day went. When responsibilities and pressures mount, we complain, "I just don't have time to get it all done!" But the reality is that God has given us enough time to do exactly what He's planned for our lives. Perhaps the bigger issue is whether we are using our time to do our will or the Lord's.
 
Time is a gift from God, and He has allotted each of us a measure in which to live and accomplish His purposes. We have only two options—to spend it temporally on our own interests or invest it eternally. Since time can never be retrieved or reversed, it's critical that we make the most of every opportunity the Lord provides.
 
The key to investing in eternity is following God's plan for your life, not just filling your days with activities. Jesus was allocated just thirty-three years of life on earth, but only the last three were spent in fulfilling His Messianic ministry. To us that seems like a waste of time. Yet Christ accomplished everything His Father gave Him to do. That's why on the cross He could say, "It is finished" (John 19:30).
 
Scripture compares earthly life to "a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes" (James 4:14), but eternal life never ends. It's foolish to spend your life on a vapor when you can reap everlasting benefits by following God's will for your time here. Each day is an opportunity to choose.

FROM MODEL TO MISSIONARY || My Christian Testimony

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • By Melissa Faisst

See the powerful christian testimony of how Jesus took me from MODEL TO MISSIONARY. God saved me from almost being a Playboy pinup and turned me into a preacher. I lived a broken life of depression, abuse, self hatred, and eating disorders, but His love and His grave set me free forever. And my story, can be YOUR story. My name is Melissa Faisst, and this is my Jesus testimony.


God Can Provide Through Any Faucet

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • By Rick Warren

“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today”(Deuteronomy 8:18 NIV).

The Bible teaches that God is the source of our finances. He is the one who provides for our needs.

What does this mean? It means that instead of looking to your employer for financial security, you look to God. It means that instead of looking to your savings account for financial security, you look to God. It means that you don’t look to anyone or anything other than God to provide for your needs.

Let me illustrate it this way: When you turn on the water, you know the water doesn’t actually come from the faucet. The water comes through the faucet. The water actually comes from a reservoir or a well, and the way you happen to receive it is through the faucet.

In the same way, the income that God wants to give you may come through a job or through something or someone else.

But the source is always God.

You don’t need to worry about which faucet God uses to supply your needs. In a sense he says, “If I turn off one faucet, I can just as easily turn on another. If you lose one job, I can give you another. Your job isn’t your source. Your bank account isn’t your source. I am your source.”

Worry reveals the places where we aren’t trusting God. Ask God to help you understand what causes you to not trust him, and ask him to teach you to start trusting him. Look for how he does that. And when you start to worry, talk to God about your concerns.

To Be Productive, You Must Be Connected

  • Monday, August 26, 2019
  • By Rick Warren

“A branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:4-5 NLT).

In the Bible, the vineyard is a picture of the church. It’s a metaphor describing how a church family helps you grow like fruit on a tree or grapes on a vine.

Fruitfulness in Scripture revolves around being productive. No one wants their life to end and feel like it was unproductive. We want our lives to count. To be productive, we must be connected.

In God’s garden, in his vineyard, our lives become productive when we are connected.

God has all kinds of fruit he wants you to bear during your lifetime. But your calling will not happen until you’re connected to God’s family, the church.

If you really want the life God created you to live, you need the power to live on, the people to live with, the principles to live by, the plan to live out, and the purpose to live for.

God created the church to meet all of those needs. You won’t find that outside of the church.

The Bible says, “A branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:4-5 NLT).

Sometimes getting connected means taking a step (or two) of faith and being uncomfortable at first. It’s not always the easiest thing to do. But it’s one of the most important things you’ll do with your life.

It’s time to plug in. It’s time to get connected. Take a step forward today!

Don’t Worry—Worship!

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  • By Rick Warren

So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today’” (Matthew 6:31-34 NLT).

How do you know you’re not experiencing the love of God?

You’re worried.

You can’t simultaneously worry and worship God. Every time you worry, you’ve forgotten how much God loves you. Worry is really acting like an atheist. It’s pretending you’re an orphan rather than a child of God.

Jesus said, “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today’”(Matthew 6:31-34 NLT).

Jesus tells us there’s a truth that’s much more important than anything we’re worrying about: We have a heavenly Father who created us, loves us, wants what is best for us, and is watching over us. He is working for our good and has given us hundreds of promises of his faithfulness.

Worry is pretending you don’t know any of that.

My son Josh doesn’t like to fly when there’s turbulence. A few years ago, he was on a plane experiencing constant turbulence. He told me later, “I had to decide whether I would worry or worship. So instead of worrying, I put in my ear buds and put on a bunch of worship songs.”

You’ll either worry or worship for the rest of your life. You’ll either panic or pray. You’ll either look at your problems or look at God.

Which will you choose?

Out of the Pit

  • Monday, August 5, 2019
  • By Brigitte Straub


Years ago, I fell into a season of total despair. And although I knew God was with me, the more time passed and my circumstances didn’t change, I struggled deeply with trusting Him and keeping hope alive.

Misery, confusion, destruction… these are all areas in which the enemy lurks and uses to keep us from believing that God is good and that we can fully put our hope and trust in Him.

God loves to get in our business. In fact, nothing is too messy for God. No slimy sin, vile deeds, or dreadful situations can keep God away when we turn our hearts towards Him.

Not only does our God stoop down into the muddle of our life, He delights in pulling us out. He places us on well-founded ground, established in Him.

John 3:17 says that Jesus came to save us and not to condemn us. His perfect love for us overwhelms any darkness that tries to overtake us.

Whatever pit you might be in that is trying to keep you from being secure and established, keep trusting in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. You will come out of the pit not only being more assured and confident in God, but also with a fresh and active testament to God’s amazing grace and works in your life, as I did with my situation.

Heavenly Father, I thank You that I can trust You and know that You are a good God who is always with me. I put my hope in You alone and ask that You would enter into this area of my life that I am struggling with and deepen my faith, making me more assured and confident in You. Amen.

Dependency on God

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • By Helen Lescheid

The world looks at dependency as immaturity. The Bible teaches that dependency upon God is the right and natural way to live.

Jesus modeled for us complete dependency upon God. He went to a lonely place to pray, that is, to grow in the awareness that all the power He had was given to Him; that all the words He spoke came from His Father; and that all the works He did were not really His but the works of the One who had sent Him.

God encourages our dependency on Him, not because He delights to be boss, but because we were made to be dependent beings and we function best when we live in dependency on Him. God made us to be wired into Him.

I visualize my dependency on Christ as being a branch in a tree that expects to be nourished moment by moment by the sap that flows through the tree. When I feel empty, I hear Jesus saying, “Tap into my wisdom, my patience, my love, my energy.” There’s no danger of running out, for His supply is inexhaustible.

If we would practice this moment-by-moment dependency upon God, how much more relaxed we would be! We’d have more poise and confidence.

Thank you, Father, that I’m a branch in the Vine, Christ Jesus, and His resources never run out. I count on His strength and joy today.

Like A Sweet Perfume

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • By Dr. Bill Bright

“But thanks be to God! For through what Christ has done, He has triumphed over us so that now wherever we go He uses us to tell others about the Lord and to spread the Gospel like a sweet perfume” 2 Corinthians 2:14

We can certainly learn a lesson from the apostle Paul. He frequently begins a chapter or a verse with a note of praise. To say that he had a thankful spirit would be understating the case. That perhaps is the key to victory in every area of our lives, to begin with thanksgiving.

It is God who leads us to triumph over principalities and powers. And in leading us to triumph, He is then able to use us to tell others of His love and forgiveness through the Lord Jesus. As we rest in His victory and in His command, with its promise of “Lo, I am with you always,” we spread the gospel like a sweet perfume.

In your own home and in your own neighborhood, perhaps, are those who need the sweet perfume of the gospel, that heavenly aroma that comes first from God, then through us as His servants, and finally in the message itself: the good news of sins forgiven and a heavenly home assured.

Around the world, literally, I personally have seen multitudes of men and women, old and young, become new creatures in Christ. The aroma indeed is one of sweet perfume, for tangled lives have become untangled to the glory of God, and joy abounds in hearts and lives where only sadness and despair had been known.

Bible Reading2 Corinthians 2:14-17

Dear Lord, help me to bear a heavenly aroma as I share the sweet perfume of the gospel with others.”

STOP WORRYING AND HEAR GOD CLEARLY!

  • Friday, July 5, 2019
  • By Priscilla Shirer

GRACE FOR EXPLOIT! Bringing you the highest quality and edited motivational videos to help and also strengthens you in this journey of life.

THINGS AREN'T FALLING APART, THEY ARE FALLING INTO PLACE!

  • Friday, July 5, 2019
  • By Grace For Purpose


Have you ever thought that everything you are going through...all of the tough times, all of the storms are God preparing you for what's to come!

Guilt and Grace

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • By Max Lucado

Sometime ago I read a story of a youngster who was shooting rocks with a slingshot. He could never hit his target. As he returned to Grandma’s backyard, he spied her pet duck. On impulse he took aim and let fly. The stone hit, and the duck was dead. The boy panicked and hid the bird in the woodpile, only to look up and see his sister watching.

After lunch that day, Grandma told Sally to help with the dishes. Sally responded, “Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen today. Didn’t you Johnny?” And she whispered to him, “Remember the duck!” So, Johnny did the dishes.

What choice did he have? For the next several weeks he was at the sink often. Sometimes for his duty, sometimes for his sin. “Remember the duck,” Sally’d whisper when he objected.

So weary of the chore, he decided that any punishment would be better than washing more dishes, so he confessed to killing the duck. “I know, Johnny,” his grandma said, giving him a hug. “I was standing at the window and saw the whole thing. Because I love you, I forgave you. I wondered how long you would let Sally make a slave out of you.”

He’d been pardoned, but he thought he was guilty. Why? He had listened to the words of his accuser.

You have been accused as well. You have been accused of dishonesty. You’ve been accused of immorality. You’ve been accused of greed, anger, and arrogance.

Every moment of your life, your accuser is filing charges against you. Even his name, Diabolos, means “slanderer.” Who is he? The devil.

As he speaks, you hang your head. You have no defense. His charges are fair. “I plead guilty, your honor,” you mumble.

“The sentence?” Satan asks.

“The wages of sin is death,” explains the judge, “but in this case the death has already occurred. For this one died with Christ.”

Satan is suddenly silent. And you are suddenly jubilant. You realize that Satan cannot accuse you. No one can accuse you! Fingers may point and voices may demand, but the charges glance off like arrows hitting a shield. No more dirty dishwater. No more penance. No more nagging sisters. You have stood before the judge and heard him declare, “Not guilty.”

YOUR WORDS ARE POWERFUL

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • By Grace For Purpose


OVERCOMING FEAR

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • By Dr Cindy Trimm


Listen to this interview, as I teach you how to overcome fear in your life! You have not been given a spirit of fear. You have been given POWER, LOVE, and a SOUND MIND!

THIS IS HOW FASTING CHANGED MY LIFE

  • Monday, June 10, 2019
  • By Kytia L'amour

In this video I talk about a few ways God has used fasting to drastically change my life for the better. For some, fasting is a confusing topic, and I hope to shed some light on how, when, and why you should fast.

LETTING GO OF HURT: THE POWER TO FORGIVE

  • Monday, June 10, 2019
  • By Nicki

One of the hardest things to ask the human heart to do is forgive. Letting go of past hurt and forgiving those who have hurt and betrayed you.  It’s not an easy thing for one to do and no one forgives overnight. For many years, I thought forgiveness was a myth. I did not think it was possible. Even though I was in Christ, heard tons of sermons about forgiveness, I just did NOT believe it was something I personally could do at the time. I was filled with malice towards those I felt had wronged me. I wanted to pay them back with evil. I wanted to hurt them in the worst way possible. I was angry and did not want to forgive them. I didn’t feel they deserved forgiveness for what they had done to me.

Then I realized refusing to forgive those who had hurt me was blocking my blessings AND the Holy Spirit cannot dwell in a heart where malice and bitterness resided. I started to pray about it. I have spent a lot of nights crying and asking God why me? I didn’t deserve any of this. But I also spent a lot of nights laying those hurt at the feet of Jesus. I did it so much I don’t know even know when I was set free from those I held captive in my heart for years.

Friend, are you struggling to forgive today? Here is what the Word of God says,

Romans 12:17-21

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


The scripture indirectly addresses forgiveness. You ought to live at peace with everyone. There will always be the one-off situations. But even with those situations, Christ calls for you to love them. You can love others from afar. You can forgive them but use wisdom when dealing with those individuals. You don’t need to hate them. The Lord said if your enemy is hungry still feed them. Friend, did you notice while Christ was on the cross, He forgave those who crucified Him?
Jesus realized the only thing that was keeping Him from entering the kingdom of God was forgiveness and He forgave all those who persecuted Him. It wasn’t easy but He did it. All the hard work He had done on the cross for you and I would have been for nothing. You were on the mind of Jesus so He chose to forgive.Refusing to forgive others can keep you from your blessings and prevent you from entering the kingdom of God. That is the power of forgiveness. No one deserves your power.
When I began to release the people I had held captive in my heart for many years. Doors began to open for me. Happiness began to dwell in my heart. Honestly, it’s been so long I didn’t realize I let those people go. I’m more at peace in my life. I’m not bothered by who does not speak to me or love me.
I’m just like eh whatever!
I’m over it.

Thank God this is now a thing of the past for me. I have finally learned to let go and let God. I feel so much lighter and so much more powerful. I use to think, forgiveness meant giving the other person power over you. But it meant taking back your power from them. You’re not forgiving them for them, you’re doing it for YOU!
Forgiveness means to release the person from your grip hold. It doesn’t make you weak. They don’t deserve to have control over your life. I want you to understand, when someone hurts you they draw power from you and when you don’t forgive they keep the power. Friend, they don’t deserve to have such power over you. In fact, no one does. They’ve done enough damage in your life.  God has given you power and when you choose not to forgive others, you’re allowing them to access the power God has given to you.

So many people struggle with forgiving others. There are people who are holding on to grudges and bitterness with people who are dead and gone. They refuse to release them from their heart. That’s a dangerous place to be. Because the dead can’t do anything for you. You will never get to hear the word “I’m sorry.” The time has passed. Friend, you may not be able to forgive, but God can give you the strength to let it go today. If you desire to release anyone you may have in your heart today. I encourage you to pray to God and ask Him to give you the grace and strength to forgive. There is no need to continue to block your blessings from flowing. God can set you free from resentment, bitterness and hurt.

BREAK THROUGH TO THE REALM OF PROSPERITY!

  • Friday, June 7, 2019
  • By Cindy Trimm

If there’s one message the enemy comes against, it’s the message of prosperity. In this week’s 4-Points Broadcast, you will learn biblical keys to breaking through to the realm of prosperity—for good!

God wants to show you Kingdom principles for living in a wealthy place.

I don’t want you to compromise your vision for lack of provision! You are going to be able to build financial margin in your life so you can fulfill God’s original plan and purpose—you won’t have to wonder how you’re going to underwrite the vision God has given you. 

This is the last day you will feel as if you must minimize your dream because of an income stream!

I decree you will have the resources and capital to underwrite whatever vision God drops in your spirit—and an overflow to underwrite the Kingdom-inspired visions of others. You will learn to activate the principles of Kingdom economics and biblical finance to bring Heaven’s dreams and visions to pass!

DISCUSSION GUIDE

Read Haggai 1:6-11

What do we learn from this passage of scripture?

How might you have experienced what Haggai describes here?

Discuss how we can adjust our motivations and mindsets to access productive wealth?

Read Matthew 28:12

What is the number one reason why people don’t receive a return on their giving?

If it’s not the lack of money that creates poverty, what is it?

Discuss how most people convert money into the wrong things. Instead, what types of things should we be investing in?

Read Deuteronomy 15:10 and 30:9

What do we learn about God’s will from these verses?

Discuss five things we must understand about money if we are to truly prosper.

What repels and attracts wealth?

Read Job 1:1-3

What do we learn from Job about the power of our emotional energy?

How can you reframe your goals and motivations to strategically target your energy?

Discuss three actions steps you will take this week to break through to the realm of prosperity.

DEFY THE STATUS QUO!

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • By Cindy Trimm


“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 NIV

There are so many believers in the world who let life happen to them, not knowing they are in a position to affect change.

There are so many gifted and talented people living miserable lives because they are confined by restrictions imposed upon them by others.

The days of restricted living are over.

Dare to go beyond the boundaries and expectations of others.

Dare to stretch past the walls and barriers that have been imposed upon you.

Dare to imagine and ask for more.

Dare to “do immeasurably more…according to His power that is at work within us.”
Ephesians 3:20 NIV

Dare to defy the status quo!

Your destiny is attached to the decisions you dare to make every day.

If you want to live into the immeasurably more that God has for you, you must learn to adopt a make-it-happen mindset.

Your destiny is contingent upon your decisions.

When we talk about destiny, we’re talking about where a person ends up at a future point in time based on the decisions they make now or have made in the past.

I am always surprised by the numbers of people who don’t have a clue that they can “decide for a change”—that they can change anything the moment they embrace their identity as a divinely-ordained change agent.

You are divinely created to create change.

You are a creative being with the power to imagine new outcomes—and endowed with the divine agency to act on what you’ve imagined.

You’ve probably heard me on a number of occasions describe the three types of people I’ve observed: 

1. Those who watch things happen

2. Those who ask, “What happened?”

3. Those who make things happen

History is made by those who make things happen. Change is made by those who make change happen. Success is made by those who make success happen. Wealth is made by those who make prosperity happen. 

A difference is made by those who make a difference happen.

Life is never fair; success and prosperity happen on an uneven playing field.

I used to think the playing field was level—that we are all given the same opportunity because we are all given the same number of hours in a day.

But the field is never completely level, and you will trip if you fail to see it for what it is. You need to run toward the end zone with your eyes wide open so you don’t stumble when you encounter a dip—let alone a defensive tackle.

You must be quick to adjust to make the goal.

We’re living in a world where we hear a great deal about discrimination—where we hear about marginalization, injustice, and inequality.

Most people believe that these are the types of things that determine their destiny.

However, it’s not inequity that determines your destiny, but how you react; it’s how you respond to the obstacles you encounter that determines your future.  

This is how you defy the status quo.

You take action.You learn not to be reactive, but to be proactive. 

It takes courage to go against the status quo—to go against tradition or the socio-cultural constraints of a nation; to speak up against unjust legislation.

It takes courage to proactively stand and speak out on behalf of those who haven’t yet found their voice. 

It takes strong inner conviction to disrupt the status quo.

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