2 Corinthians 1:8,9 - “For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;”
Paul didn’t break, and he didn’t die! Likewise, if you hold on and fight right where you are, you also won’t break or be destroyed! God’s deliver
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hears my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me." - Revelation 3:20
Re-open your hearts to Him. For now He comes, and knocks fresh on your heart. For He has come to take away disappointments, shame, grief, humiliation. He has come to cover you in His robes of righteousness. For He declares, and decrees over you, you are perfect in His sight; you are holy set aside -- peculiar and strange. H
Acts 20:24 - “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus.”
Whatever your revealed purpose in Christ, you will be energized by opening your mind to ideas, and closing the narrow mental corridors of convention and sameness. Life in the Spirit has much to offer, and pursuing your destiny can be exciting and thrilling. But it also requires your entire being.
Destiny chasers en
James 4:2,3 - “You have not because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss.”
What does it mean to pray wrong? In many cases, it simply means to pray without expecting results. Many Believers use prayer as a kind of spiritual wishbone.
Start praying to in the Name of Jesus according to the Word of God, and expecting to receive what you ask for every single time – this is bold and you have a scriptural right to be bold. According to scripture, you have a standin
Ephesians 3:19 - “Be filled with all the fullness of God."
We want our whole being to be so full of the life of Jesus that the Holy Spirit can speak and act through us. We want the Word in our heart and the faith it produces. We want to live always in Him.
We cry out for the inspiration of the God of power. We want to act in the Holy Spirit. We want to breathe out divine life. We want the glory, miracles, and wonders that work out the purpose of God for our life.
We want to be
Psalm 17:15 -- "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness."
Many read the Scriptures simply to reinforce their current beliefs. Although they read the entire Bible, their mind only sees certain doctrines. Instead of believing what they read, they merely read what they already believe. Rarely do they find new truths in the Word.
Baptists see from their perspective, Pentecostals and charismatics each have theirs, while Catho
"You have not because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss." - James 4:2,3
What does it mean to pray wrong?
In many cases it simply means to pray without expecting results. Many Believers use prayer as a kind of spiritual wishbone.
Start praying to in the Name of Jesus according to the Word of God, and expecting to receive what you ask for every single time -- this is bold and you have a scriptural right to be bold.
According to scripture you have a st
2 Timothy 1:7 - “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.“
The innocent desire you have to protect yourself will cost you dearly when it comes to walking with God. It infected the Israelites to such a degree that they forgot the signs and wonders (Exodus 14:11). Suddenly they saw themselves as just people again - - not people with whom God dwells, but just people.
Satan will get you into a natural rather than a supernatural perspective – that you are
Romans 8:11 - "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."
As the dead body of Christ was given life and brought out by the Holy Spirit, may we be given eyes to see and ears to hear and a tongue to speak as the oracles of God. "If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God" (1 Peter 4:11).
We are dependent on the Holy Spir
Romans 8:11 - “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.“
As the dead body of Christ was given life and brought out by the Holy Spirit, may we be given eyes to see and ears to hear and a tongue to speak as the oracles of God. "If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God” (1 Peter 4:11).
We are dependent on the Holy Spirit to bre
Colossians 1:18,20 - "And He is the head of the body, the church....to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross."
The work of the Cross of Christ made it possible for Believers in Him to receive right standing with the Father. Jesus' righteousness became theirs. They could now enter into fellowship and favor with God. Satan had been deprived of his one great weapon. The people who put their trust in
Luke 6:22,23 - “Blessed are you when men shall hate you…for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy for your reward is great in heaven…"
When persecution comes, when friends or family criticize you because you love Jesus, and aren’t afraid to say so, rejoice! Shout hallelujah and leap for joy!
Paul said, "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us (Romans 8:18).”
1 Kings 19:9 - "Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?"
Elijah had come to Horeb and lodged there in a cave. Soon, the word of the Lord came to him, “what are you
doing here Elijah?”
Three of the most important questions God can ever ask us are:
1. What are you doing here?
2. How did your service to Me become so dry and desolate?
3. When was it that you left your first love?
Psalm 32:8 - “The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you."
Sometimes you may look around and see that things have changed and that you need to move in another direction. While your vision is still the same, the provisions God is using to bring about that vision have changed.
And now, in order to continue moving in God’s purpose for your life, you will have to employ new tactics and venture on a
Galatians 2:20 - "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me."
Satan wants us to feel alone and abandoned. We are never disconnected from the Lord because He lives in us. We don't always feel the presence of God but He is always in us.
We stay "God-inside minded." We live by and through Him. He is our wisdom, strength, peace, righteousness, and everything else we will ever need. We simply need to believe that Christ in us is the hope of glory
What would you do with the might of His Spirit? Would you allow it to flow out of you? Would you allow it to change you, and raise you up in His own glory?
Do not let man cause you to fall, to slumber, or to come halfheartedly before His throne. But press forward, and come in boldly, for you have an appointment through His Blood.
Let His Blood come and transfuse back to you the might of His Spirit, so you too can do signs and wonders, and come to the understanding of
John 15:4 - “Live in me, and I will live in you. A branch cannot produce any fruit by itself. It has to stay attached to the vine. In the same way, you cannot produce fruit unless you live in me.”
God created you to exalt and bring glory to His name. When you bear fruit, God is glorified. His name is exalted whenever you use the abilities He stored in you. From His storehouse of riches, God will supply all you can imagine, and more because He wants you to fulfill His purpose f
Luke 10:22 - “All things have been committed to me by my Father."
As the Holy Spirit reveals Jesus. He is real – the living Word, effective, acting, speaking, thinking praying, singing. It is a wonderful life, the substance of the Word of God, which includes possibility, and opportunity, which confronts us, bringing us to a place undaunted.
Jesus has given us power over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). All must be subject to His power. What should we
2 Corinthians 12:9 - "And he said unto me. "My GRACE is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
As we yield our wills and ways to the control of God's Holy Spirit, we begin to experience the walk of grace, as Jesus lives His life through us. The fire of passion burns brightly with this deposit of grace.
Luke 3:2 - "The word of God came unto John the son
Luke 11:38 - "When the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised that He had not first ceremonially washed before the meal."
If we are still "doing" acts of holiness to get God to move in our lives, then we are still operating under a "law" mentally that is not faith (Galatians 3:12).
The legalist thinks, 'I can GET God to heal me by confessing "by His stripes I am healed.'" The person who understands God's grace will not confess God's word with the motive of trying to GET God to heal him but wi
2 Corinthians 4:6 - “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ."
Let your heart take time to wait silently before God that He might reveal His glory. In such times of silent waiting before Him, God will place His thoughts in your heart so they become a great blessing to you and to others.
He will create within you desires and dispositions that will be
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised." - Luke 4:18
God is bringing us to a place where we know the Spirit of the Lord is upon us. If we have not got to that place, God wants to bring us to the fact of what Jesus said in John 14, "...I will pray the Father, and He shall give
John 3:29,30 - “The bride belongs to the bridegroom….He must increase, but I must decrease.”
His life is manifested power overflowing. We must decrease if the life of God is to be manifested. There is not room for two kinds of life in one body. Death for life – that is the price to pay for the manifested power of God through us.
As we die to selfish desire, there comes a fellowship within, perfected cooperation, you ceasing, God increasing.
John 15:1 - “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.” Jesus says, “I am the True Vine.”
By this statement He implies that there are vines or sources that are not genuine. The potential of the branches and the vine needs the attention of the Gardener. Cutting off the old leaves that stop the vine from producing its full potential, the Gardner starts to clean up the vine.
Are there some old leaves in your life that have been hanging around for five, ten or fifteen years? D
Isaiah 60:1-2 "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee...the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee."
A central role of us being here on earth is to establish the Throne of God where we are. Whenever we worship, pray, preach or engage in any activity of God's Kingdom, it is so that God's authority and rule would be established in the hearts of people, cities, regions and nations. Our role is to manifest His glory so