Test ME

A woman in the bookstore line related how she’d fallen earlier, right in front of the Ministry Team who prayed for her.  Looking for a bright spot, I said, “Well, God says, ‘Test Me’ (Malachi 3:10)”.  A young man nearby nodded in agreement.

Later in the conference, the Pastor quoted “Test ME,” too.

More of Your word, Lord, please. You are faithful, we are wrong when we lose faith in You.  You, Lord, are always right and good, if we are patient, we’ll see it.  In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouses, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

Malachi 3:10 (KJV).

 

Answered Prayer Wall

Giving God all the glory, thanks, praise and honor!  Remembering His great love!

You deserve all the glory and honor, we praise Your holy name! Thank You Father, Thank You Jesus!

After seeing a wall in a Vineyard sanctuary devoted to Answered Prayers, we made one wall of the bedroom devoted to God’s answered prayers in our lives!  At the Vineyard, anyone can add an answered prayer with the paper and pen nearby.

Ours is a white board, entitled, “GOD Answers Prayer,” encircled with cork to which we pin notes of thanks and praise about answered prayer.

And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 (KJV).

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 (NIV)

The Sword

And take the helmet of salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God;” Ephesians 6:17.

“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…”  2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NKJV).

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“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. ” writes Paul (again) in Hebrew 4:12 (NIV).

We can be heroes for Christ, sticking up for Him. Be partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4).  He has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen. (Revelation 1:6).

God’s Boundaries

David says in Psalm 18:25-27 (NKJV),

With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful;
With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;
With the pure You will show Yourself pure;
And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.
For You will save the humble people,
But will bring down haughty looks.”

“You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, that they may not return to cover the earth. Psalm 104:9 (NKJV)

Jesus says in Matt 5:7-8,Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

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The Puzzle

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV).

500 Pieces may seem impossible to put together.  Your heart drops, piece by piece you connect them, all the time looking to the picture of what it’s supposed to be.

So we are to keep referring to the vision Jesus gave us, thou in the beginning it looks so far fetched, like the visions were meant for someone else. But God is always right.

Oswald Chambers speaks on visions here in July 6 My Upmost for His Highest: https://utmost.org/visions-becoming-reality/

Lord, forgive us for when we gave up, You give more than we could ever want or imagine.

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Your Word Says

“It is finished,” Jesus said in John 19:30.

“By Your stripes we are healed,” 1 Peter 2:24.

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35.

“The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want” Psalm 23:1

“Here am I, Send me” Isaiah 6:8.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11.

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled” Hebrews 13:4.

Father God, thank You for the beauty and clarity of Your word.  We live our lives by It. In Jesus’ Name!

Hearts Burning

“For God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:29.

“They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”” Luke 24:32.

Ignite the coals of your heart for the Lord, people, instead of making incendiary comments.

Against You, You only, have I sinned Lord (Psalm 51), by not harkening to Your commands and by putting You last when Your words are life and all life comes from You (2 Peter 1:3). Burn off the chaff O Lord, so that all that remains is YOU.

“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor, gathering His wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” says John in Matt 3:12 (NIV).

 

The Nose Knows

Praying for fully healed senses: eyes, ears, nose, mouth, touch; physical and in the spiritual for discernment, especially spiritual eyes.

Ephesians 1:17-23 (KJV)

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him:

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power,

Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.”

“Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people?” Solomon prayer in 1 Kings 3:9 (KJV). (God granted his request in vs 11 and 12).

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.” 1 Corinthians 2:14-15.

 

7 Times A Day

I will praise You, reads Psalm 119:164.

Pastor Carol Arnott (Catch the Fire Toronto church) taught that every 10 minutes when her timer went off, she praised and worshipped God!

There is no limit to the number of times and ways we can praise God.

Daniel 6:10, says: “Daniel prayed 3 times a day.”

Father God, thank You for being the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8).  Thank You for this new month, year and season in our lives.  Thank You for the fresh wind, fresh start – halleluia, I will give thanks to You forever (Psalm 30:12)!

 

All Things Are Possible

David said in Psalm 34:7 and 17 “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.”

Jesus said in Mark 10:24-27:

And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”

But Jesus looked at them and said, With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.

Gabriel to Mary in Luke 1:35-37:

And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.  For with God nothing will be impossible.”

Do you now believe?” Jesus replied in John 16:31 (NIV).

Forgive us, Father Jesus, You’re always honest and true and we are wrong when we lose faith in You.  You’re exceeding abundantly MORE than all we could ever ask for or imagine (Eph 3:20).  Praise God!