Double Portion

Isaiah 61:7 (NKJV), “Instead of shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.  Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.”

Praise God, I receive it!  Do you all? Ahh the Haas avocado seed took a month later than the other avocado seed to sprout.  Surprisingly, it sprouted two stems on the one same root!

Job 42:10, “And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends.  Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

Zechariah 9:12, “Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope.  Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.”

Elisha to Elijah in 2 Kings 2:9, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” In verse 10, Elijah replies that only if Elisha sees Elijah be taken from him will he receive the double portion.  In verse 12 “And Elisha saw it and he cried out, ‘My father, may father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen.'”

Free Your Mind

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Ephesians 4:17 (NKJV), “This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,

Vs. 22-23, “that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

Colossians 3:10, “And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him Who created him,”

Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

It’s said the battle is in the mind. Is that why Jesus wanted us to believe Him and why God wants us to trust Him? Is this why Jesus taught the two greatest commandments are to love the Lord your God will all your heart, mind, soul and strength and to love your neighbors as yourself (Matt 22:36-40)?  “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17.

I believe You true Lord Jesus, my God, my Rock.

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For Families

“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.

“And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NKJV)

2 Corinthians 10:3-6, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

Malachi 2:14, “Yet you say, ‘For what reason?’

“Because the Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant.”

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9 (NIV)

Who else is SICK of families unraveling?  In Jesus’ name, we declare the enemy of darkness “hands off of the families and marriages”. Hedge about the families, protect them and keep out busy buddies.

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Reap in the Spirit

Galatians 6:8 (NASB), “For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”

Another farming analogy thank You Lord God.  I definitely want to reap eternal life in Your Spirit. Strengthen my arm to reap in Your rewards, in Jesus’ Name.

Matthew 9:37 (NIV), “Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.'”

John 10:28-30 (NIV), “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and the Father are One.”

Possess Your Soul

Luke 21:19 (KJV), “In your patience possess ye your souls.”

Jeremiah 45:5, “And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.”

Genesis 32:26 (NKJV), “And He said, ‘Let Me go, for the day breaks.’ But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

Acts 17:27 (NIV), “God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us.”

Jeremiah 39:18 (NIV), “I will save you; you will not fall by the sword but will escape with your life, because you trust in Me, declares the Lord.”

Lord Jesus, please bless those of us going through trials.  Help us to know You are here and to stay strong in faith in You.  Bless You Lord God!



Out of the House of Slavery

Deuteronomy 5:6, “I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”

This verse knocked my socks off when it was preached a few weeks ago, it has many implications.  God’s freed us from all types of bondage.  Gulp, He did it.  Thank You Daddy God.  Freed us from darkness, from being a slave to sin.

Genesis 18:14 (KJV), “Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

Galatians 5:1 (NIV), “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

Isaiah 61:1 (NIV), “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners.”



Let Jesus Be Your Role Model

“He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eyes will have many curses.” Proverbs 28:27 (NKJV)

“Give to everyone who asks of you.  And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back.

“And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.” Jesus says in Luke 6:30-31.

“Then He brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.

“Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will be no means enter it.’ And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.” Mark 10:13-16



Comfort Food

“If you love Me, keep My commandments.  And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.  I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:15-18 (NKJV)

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” John 14:26

“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.” John 15:26 

Attitude Adjustment

Psalm 46:9 (NKJV), “He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.”

Proverbs 21:1, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.”

“Isaiah 62:6, “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night, you who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,”

Matthew 10:26, 32, “Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.”

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.”

Acts 1:7-8, ” And He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.'”