November 21, 2008
“Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth” (Job 11:6b).
In this statement alone we know that our God is a merciful and loving God. The fact is because of the sin and iniquity that resides in man what we really deserved was hell and death. However, what the Father gave us was an opportunity for eternal life. In fact, those that have believed and received Jesus Christ as Lord not only have life but life more abundantly. Thus, because of his love for us he has punished us much less than we deserve. He has forgiven us for our sins and has adopted us into his family, whereby we have received an eternal inheritance. We who are believers ought to be thankful for this opportunity which God has given us through the shed blood of his son Jesus Christ. I’m so thankful that God is not like man; you mess up on man and they hold it against you forever; however, with God when you repent and confess your sin before him he forgives and doesn’t hold it against you. I give God the praise for your faithfulness in receiving encouragement from the daily word; however, I will not post a daily word again until the first week of December due to being out of the country on vacation. Thanks and as always may God bless you?
God Bless You.
November 19, 2008
2nd: Cor. 10:13—The Apostle Paul said “But we will not boast of the things without our measure (outside our sphere of authority) but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you”.
God has given us all some territory to win. In fact He told Joshua, that every place that the sole of his feet shall tread upon, He has given it unto him.
However, with all the territory that God has given to us… there is equally an enemy who desires to take all the territory that God proclaimed ours.
As Christians we have to know what territory or (rule of authority) God has given to us, and we need to know where it begins and where it ends. One of the territories that God has given us is the power to control what happens in our homes; we must first win our homes for Jesus, if we are planning to win anywhere else, such as our jobs, communities and schools. As a Christian it should be our desire to take back the land that the Devil has stolen from us. Take back our homes, our children, our finances, and our communities. God has placed the power in us to make a difference wherever we find ourselves. For example, if the devil has been showing out at my brother’s house and I show up there, at least while I am there the devil is going to have to submit to the power of God that is in me; but rest assured if I haven’t gotten the victory in my own house over the enemy, then victory at someone else’s house is impossible. Listen, win at home first, then other territories will be available for you to win. God needs us to get the victory in our on lives, so we can start winning victories on someone else’s behalf.
God Bless You
November 18, 2008
“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any” (1 Cor. 6:12).
The Apostle Paul let’s the church know that just because something is good to you it doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Fried chicken and banana pudding may be good to us, but too much of it is bad for our health. In fact, too much of anything other than God has the ability to be bad for us. It also has the ability to have dominion in our lives. It’s like a man who knows that he has a problem already with porn who decides to take just one last peek at the internet porn sight and promises himself that it will be the last time he does it, when the fact is we all know that it now has a hold on him. Or a woman who has a problem with shopping who says she’s only going to buy this last pair of shoes then she’s going to put the credit card away until she can get control over it, when the fact is that shopping and the credit card has control over her. Saints of God, if we are going to be dominated or brought under the power of any, it must be Jesus Christ because to be brought under the power of anything on earth is to be brought into bondage. And the Devil loves to use at least three things to bring us to a place of bondage on earth; they are money, food and sex. The fact is we need all three to sustain life, however, they shouldn’t become our focus; they shouldn’t become that which we place ahead of our relationship with God because if they do they become the very thing which binds us up.
God Bless You
November 17, 2008
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance” (Psalms 42:5).
King David found himself in a depressed state of mind. He recognized that his soul was in a down-trodden place. I’m sure many in the body of Christ can identify with David. In the state that the economy is in and many in the church either unemployed or under employed it’s easy to find your soul in a state of depression. However, the thing which brings our soul out of a state of depression is having hope in the Lord Jesus Christ that He will come through for us if we continue to live for him. You see David recognized that the very thing which will move us from a state of depression to a place of peace is to hope in the Lord and to praise him any how. Saints of God we can’t hope that man is going to come through for us because he may not; we can’t hope that the next politician is going to come through for us because they may not. In fact, you can’t hope that just because somebody calls themselves a Christian that they will come through for you. We must put our hope in the Lord. Listen saints, I don’t talk to you as though I haven’t been in the unemployment line; I don’t talk to you as though I haven’t had to make some very difficult decisions when I was unemployed for almost 5 months not that long ago. However, there was no one there to see my family through other than Jesus. I had to put all my hope in Christ and him alone. I’m sure there were those in the body of Christ who wanted to help, and whose heart probably hurt on my behalf, however, at the end the day all my family had was Jesus. Therefore I say to you, when your soul is cast down and all hope seems to be gone, hope in the Lord and lift up a praise in the midst of your circumstances and he will come through. He always does.
God Bless You.