“But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.'” Jesus in John 15:25
“And John tried to prevent Him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?’
“But Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then he allowed Him.”
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”
“I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God…” Colossians 1:24-25
“So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your unbelief, for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matt 17:20
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Jesus in John 15:12
We have people in our lives who won’t change or get better, in our timing anyway. Pray for God to send Christians in their lives, and give them revelation, visions and dreams of our Lord.
“So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.” Romans 14:12-13
“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” Song 2:1 (NKJV)
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” Jesus says in John 15:5.
“He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” 1 Peter 1:20-21.
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth…” Colossians 1:16
“And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.” Caleb says to Joshua 14:10 (NKJV)
No one will stand in your way when God has made a way. You are a son or daughter of He Who rules the universe! Amen. Though others meant evil toward you, God means to for good (Gen 50:20).
Psalm 41:2, “The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.”
You have compassion, like the cotton in a pill bottle, it keeps the pills from being harmed.
People want more of that.
Jesus washing the disciples’ feet (John 13:3-17)
God’s servants (Matt 20:25-28)
Compassion (Matt 18:27, 33)
Shortness of time (Matt 25:13, Revelation 22:12)
Praise God, above is part of a prophecy given to me last month. I can stay focused on God and His word, look for ways to serve others and communicate God’s love to them. People want Jesus not us, but we who’ve been with Him, reflect His compassion.
Heard this in my spirit when contemplating some circumstances.
Jesus says, “this kind goes out only by prayer & fasting.” (Matt 17:21)
Do you try to look beyond circumstances? Because in the Spirit God’s doing far greater things than the part of the picture we see (1 Corinthians 13:12).
My Utmost for His Highest, October 3rd, “When you are brought face to face with a difficult situation and nothing happens externally, you can still know that freedom and release will be given because of your continued concentration on Jesus Christ…face it and get through it into the presence of Jesus Christ. Then that very problem itself, and all that you have been through in connection with it, will glorify Jesus Christ in a way that you will never know until you see Him face to face.”
***Please ask your Pastor before beginning a fast***
My former church proclaimed corporate fasts for the new year and other special occasions.
Recently, the Lord led me to fasting and praying on Saturdays. Usually it’s sporadic lasting one to three days. I drink tea in the morning, then water during the day and whenever the hunger pangs arise. Reading the Word and devotionals, singing worship songs and praying, going about the day.
James 4:8 (NKJV), “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Matthew 6:16-18, Jesus says, “When you fast…”
Isaiah 58, “…is this not the fast that I have chosen:…to let the oppressed go free…”
The Lord spoke this to me while waiting for prayer at a service. It hadn’t occurred to me yet, because I was focusing on forgiving the other person.
“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
Ephesians 4:29-32 (NKJV)
“Love your neighbor as yourself,” says Jesus, Mark 12:31
“Submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:21
A song sung during an Alaskan mission trip at the park. It encouraged me because all the other singers performed secular music and I was so far from home and felt lonely, even though I was amongst other believers.
“God made everything with a place and purpose; even the wicked are included – but for judgment.” Proverbs 16:4 (The Message).
“For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16 (NIV).
I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.
The Lordis gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lordis good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.
All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, And Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power, To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lordis righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The Lordis near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, And all flesh shall bless His holy nameForever and ever.