Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Encouragement 4 APRIL

========     Spring has arrived and it brings with it, new ideas, creativity, our hopes and goals and new promises. A time of happiness and newness. But a thought rages in my mind that says, what happened last Spring? And the one b4 it. What about those who have lived b4 us and what can we learn from it?  Those who have lived b4 us experienced the same things we go through, they surely had their dreams and hopes as we do. So what encouragement can we gain this month from all this? It is my deepest desire that this month, I will be more focused on completing things than beginning them, for when I do, I find order instead of chaos in my life, and with it, the security we long for. Please be encouraged and blessed, there is HOPE 4u.

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01Apr - Let Your Life Shout
Use Wisdom in everything  u do that both your heart and your life shout loudly, "My God reigns!" U would never say with your mouth that there is no God. But do u sometimes say it by your actions?  Dont make the foolish mistake of publicly proclaiming Jesus as your Lord, and then privately denying Him with one little action at a time.  U may think sinning a little here and there wont matter.  U may go 2 an immoral movie or have a gossip session about the Pastor, ignoring God's command 2 the contrary.  Let your life shout loudly, "My God reigns!"

Psalms 14:1 - That man is a fool who says 2 himself, "There is no God!"  Anyone who talks like that is warped and evil and cannot really be a good person at all. [NIV]

02APR - THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS:  - Now comes the season of the prophesied blessing.  This blessing shall come upon u bcoz u have been determined 2 go through.  You have gone forth in battle array and u have fought the good fight of faith.  You have demonstrated a remarkable perseverance in this last season.  You have held fast 2 My word.  You have used the weapons that I have given u.  You have, indeed, fought the good fight of faith.  And, for this reason I now come 2 bless u.  You are about 2 enter into the season of great blessing that will extend beyond your wildest dreams and the imaginations of your heart.  For, I come 2 bring My bride in the fullness of her treasure.  These are the days of the demonstration of My kingdom, and I will demonstrate the kingdom through u.   You have believed and therefore u shall receive, says the Lord God Most Holy.

02APR -  Watch and be amazed at the expansion of your spiritual awareness and experience.  The realm of the spirit is being opened 2 u in ways u could not have imagined until now.  Prepare yourself 2 move into this wide, open expanse by dealing quickly with worldly issues and concerns.  Set yourself 2 seek greater revelation of My kingdom, says the Lord.

Acts 26:16  - But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared 2 u for this purpose, 2 make u a minister and a witness both of the things which u have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal 2 u.

02Apr - What a Future!
Have u ever wondered why God saved u?  The Word of God tells us He did it so that in the ages 2 come, He could show u the exceeding riches of His grace. What a future!  God gave His begotten Son, Jesus, bcoz He loved the world.  Through Jesus, God has many sons and daughters, and He plans 2 spend the eons of time showing His children the exceeding riches of His grace.  As a believer, u have the most glorious future ahead of u.  But u don't have 2 wait until u get 2 Glory. U can enjoy it now.

Ephesians 2:6-7 -...He [God] lifted us up from the grave into glory along w/Christ, where we sit w/Him in the Heavenly realms--all bcoz of what Christ Jesus did.  And now God can always point 2 us as examples of how very, very rich His kindness is, as shows in all He has done 4 u thru Jesus Christ.

03APR - Maintain flexibility so that when I give instructions for your next step u are able 2 move quickly and easily with the flow of My Spirit.  Hold your plans loosely instead of being rigidly entrenched in your goals and desires.  Your obedience will be tested, and the condition of your heart will become  apparent during this time.  Don't give fear an open door in this season, but be sensitive 2 My wisdom and guidance, says the Lord.

Proverbs 18:15 - The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

03Apr - Born Again!
If u feel unworthy 2 receive the rich blessings God has 4u today, start meditating on what God has done 4u thru Jesus.  U have a Covenant w/Almighty God!  When a baby is adopted into a family, he is given a new set of parents. Thru that adoption, he becomes an heir. It is not bcoz of anything the baby did. It is bcoz of the Love  in the new parents' hearts 4 the baby.  When Jesus said, "Ye must be born again," He was talking about grace, a new relationship of favor, a new Family, a new Authority, a new Power.  Discover what it means 2b a blood-bought born again child of God!

John 3:3 - Jesus replied, "With all the earnestness I possess I tell u this: Unless u are born again, u can never get into the Kingdom of God."

04APR - Be aware that discontentment will open the door 4 a seducing spirit, which will take u 2 places physically, spiritually and emotionally that u really do not want 2 go.  The plan of the enemy is 2 get u out of the flow of My Spirit and 2 distract u from maintaining spiritual vitality.  This is a time when u must make a supreme effort 2b about the Father's business, says the Lord.

1 Timothy 6:6 - Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
04Apr - Be Loyal                                                       Visit this shop
God honors those who honor Him.  Determine in your heart today 2b loyal toward God in every word u  speak.  God will never 4get the seeds of loyalty u sow.  He will give them back 2 u in a harvest of blessing.  There is a realm of blessing that will take an eternity 2 explore when u honor God w/your life and your lips.  Make up your mind once and 4 all that nothing in your life is as vital as honoring Him.  Keep speaking words of faith.  Seek His Kingdom FIRST.  It will work deliverance 4u in this life -- and in eternity, you'll be glad u did.

I Samuel 2:30 - Therefore, I, the Lord God of Israel, declare that although I promised that your branch of hte tribe of Levi could always b my priests, it is ridiculous 2 think that what u are doing can continue. I will honor only those who honor Me, and I will despise those who despise Me.

05APR - That sense of boredom that u have experienced is about 2 give way 2 fresh excitement and new adventure.  You will experience yet another shift where doors will open in the Spirit 2 provide new opportunities for development in both the natural and spiritual realms.  Don't be afraid 2 let go of what has been in order 2 reach forward 2 what is ahead.  Feeling bored is more often than not a precursor 2 change.  Be prepared 2 move ahead, says the Lord.
Exodus 40:36 - Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys.

05Apr - We Need Each Other
Start today making a daily effort 2 make yourself available 2 God 2 pray 4 others.  Join w/others in the Body of Christ in faith and unity.  Step into oneness today.  Jesus prayed in John 17:21 4 His Church 2 become one in Him.  He knew it would take unity in the faith 2 win the war against the devil.  When the Body of Christ comes together and functions as one, we will begin 2C the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in full measure.  Then, all the demons of hell wont be able 2 overcome the Church.  Offer God your measure of faith today.

John 17:21 - My prayer 4 all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind, just as U and I are, Father--that as u are in Me and I am in U, so they will be in us, and the world will believe U sent Me.

06APR - Take time 2 evaluate where you've been and 2 remember the things that u learned through your experiences.  Do not give in 2  the temptations that come for u 2b a victim of the difficulties u have endured, but rather use those lessons as a platform and a launching pad into greater wisdom and spiritual effectiveness.  Those things have made u stronger and have the potential 2 increase your faith if u maintain a proper perspective, says the Lord.

Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good 2 those who love God, 2 those who are the called according 2 His purpose.
06Apr - Sorrow Not!
U are the redeemed!  You have been redeemed from the Curse of grief and sorrow by the Blood of Jesus.  Stand against grief an sorrow just like u do sin and sickness.  Remember who u are.  You are the one who shall obtain Gladness and Joy.  You are the one from whom sorrow and grief shall flee.  Determine not 2 partake of anything but the Joy of the Lord bcoz u have given your body as a sacrifice well-pleasing unto the Lord.  Quote the Word 'until' that heavy spirit leaves and the Joy of the Lord comes.  Remember you are redeemed!

Isaiah 51:11 - The time will come when God's redeemed will all come Home again. They shall come w/singing 2 Jerusalem, filled w/Joy and everlasting gladness; sorrow and mourning will all disappear.

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07Apr - Resurrection Life
As a resurrected creature, you are no accident going somewhere 2 happen.  Your life is not just a loose web of events and circumstances.  God has plans 4 u!  Once u truly understand that u have the life of God inside u, you'll begin 2 act just like Jesus did.  You will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.  You will cast out demons and preach the Gospel 2 every creature.  Come out from the tombs and start resurrection life.  You have been raised w/Jesus!

Luke 24:1-3 - But very early on Sunday morning they took the ointments 2 the tomb--and found that the huge stone covering the entrance had been rolled aside.  so they went in--but the Lord Jesus' body was gone.

08Apr - Get on the Right Road
Today if u find yourself on the wrong road and C destruction ahead, just repent and get on the right road.  NO matter what u have done, God does not want 2 get u 4 it, He wants 2 forgive u of it.  God says in His Word, " I have set b4 u Life and Death, Blessing and Cursing, there4 choose Life, that both u and your seed may live."  Just commit your way 2 Jesus and He will deliver u from whatever may be holding u captive.  God wants 2 save u and life u up.  He does not want 2 slap u down.  Trust Him and let Him put u on the road of Life today.

Deuteronomy 30:19 - "I call heaven and earth 2 witness against u that today I have set b4 u Life and Death, Blessing and Cursing. Oh, that u would chooseLife; that u and your children might live!"

09Apr - Leave the Past Behind
If depression has driven u into a spiritual nose-dive, break out of it by getting your eyes off the past and onto your future--a future that has been guaranteed by Jesus thru the great and precious promises in His Word.  Replace thoughts of yesterday's mistakes w/scriptural promises about your future.  Dont become frozen in your tracks 4 fear that u might fail again. Unbelief looks at the past and says, "It cant be done."   But faith looks at the future and says, "It can be done, and according 2 God's promises, it is done!"  U can do all things thru Christ!

Philippians 3:13 - No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be but I am bringing all my energies 2 bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking 4ward 2 what lies ahead..

10Apr - Feed on the Word
Read the Word today! Dont just think about it.  Lay hold on God's promises concerning your situation.  That is your first step 2 victory.  There is a power in keeping the Word in front of your eyes and going into your ears.  Feed your spirit with the Word, go directly 2 it, remember it.  That is how the Word gets in your heart, so u can live by it.  Feed on those promises and grow strong!

Proverbs 4:20-21 - Listen child of mine, 2 what I say. Listen carefully.  Keep these thoughts ever in mind; let them penetrate deep within your heart, 4 they will mean real life 4 u, and radiant health.

10APR - In a vision I saw a water skimmer, which has the unique ability 2 move effortlessly on the surface of water.  And, I heard the Lord say:  You have skimmed the surface of the knowledge of biblical concepts long enough.  If u will allow it, I will bring u 2 greater knowledge and understanding of My kingdom.  And, I will open the scriptures 2 u in the way of deeper revelation.  This will only happen when u desire 2 tap into more profound spiritual truth, and that desire will cause u 2 seek more diligently.

Luke 11:9 - "So I say 2 u, ask, and it will be given 2 u; seek, and u will find; knock, and it will be opened 2 u."

11Apr - It's Not Over Till It's Over
No matter how long u have been living by faith, no matter how much u have learned about it, every once in a while u are going 2 suffer a setback.  Those setbacks are just 'temporary'. U may have lost a battle, but u are not going 2 lose the war!  When those setbacks come, ask God 4 Wisdom.  Seek more knowledge of God.  Overcome the habit of quitting bcoz of temporary setbacks.  Be steadfast in your faith.  The Bible says when it is all over, u will have Won!  So refuse 2b knocked out of the game of life.  In the end, your Victory is guaranteed!

I Peter 5:9-10 - Be careful--watch out 4 attacks from satan, your great enemy.  He prowls around like a hungry, roaring lion, looking 4 some victim 2 tear apart.  Stand firm when he attacks.  Trust the Lord; and remember that other Christians all around the World are going thru these sufferings too.  After u have suffered a little while, our God, who is full of kindness thru Christ, will give u His eternal glory.  He personally will come and pick u up, and set u firmly in place, and make u straonger than ever.

11APR - Be aware, beloved, that a haughty spirit is trying 2 find an inroad that could cause u 2 stumble.  It will try 2 find a way in thou misunderstanding and offense.  But, u are well able 2 discover it and avert its purpose, which is 2 divide and conquer.  Stay alert 2 the possibilities bcoz u know that pride goes b4 a fall and a haughty spirit b4 destruction.  These are not results that u want 2 endure.  Stay ahead of this one, and u will be strengthened, says the Lord.

Proverbs 15:1 - A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

12Apr - Weapon Of Praise
The next time the devil tries 2 stifle your effectiveness, 2 drain u of the strength and wealth and victory that is yours in Jesus, turn him back 2/the powerful weapon of Praise.  Praise is more than a pleasant song or a few uplifting words about God.  Praise is releases the very Presence of God in a situation.  The devil is turned back! Sickness and disease cannot stay in your body.  Poverty cannot stay in your house.  >Ift your hands and your VOICE and your whole heart towards God.  Praise Him by remembering all the miracles that He helped bring in your in your past. Let those miracles be a beacon in your mind of what was that will be again. If God helped u b4, He will help u again bcoz He has written the ALL the pages of your life, every chapter and ever single word.. all 4 your victory, so Praise God !

Psalms 9:1-4 - O Lord, I will praise U with all my heart, and tell everyone about the marvelous things You do.  I will be glad, yes, filled w/Joy bcoz of You.  I will sing your praises, O Lord God above all other gods. My enemies will fall back and perish in Your presence, You have vindicated me; You have endorsed my work, declaring from Your throne that it is good.

12APR - When u know the right thing 2 do and do not do it the result is darkness and oppression.   However, faithfulness always results in joy.  If u desire 2 experience the joy of the Lord, the first step is obedience and being a good steward over what u have been given and over what you've been given 2 do.  I delight in faithfulness in My people, says the Lord.  Do not underestimate or minimize the results of obedient action and a grateful attitude. 

Matthew 25:23 - "His lord said 2 him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; u have been faithful over a few things, I will make u ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'"

13Apr - Leaving the Pain Behind                              Beautiful shop
Base your forgiveness on faith rather than 'feeling's.  True forgiveness does not have anything at all 2 do with how u feel.  It is an act of the will.  It is based on obedience 2 God and on faith in Him.  You are  2 forgive as God forgives. Release that person from guilt permanently and unconditionally.  Operate as if nothng bad ever happened.  As u purposely forget all well as forgive, something supernatual will happen inside of u!  The power of God will wash away the pain caused by that incident. Learning 2 forgive and forget will open a whole new world of blessing 4 u. Bcoz u allow God Himself 2 take care of all that happened, and He can take care of it much better than u ever could.

ICorinthians 13:4, 5 - LOVE is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude.  LOVE does not demand it's own way. It is not irritable or touchy.  it does not hold grudges and will harldy even notice when others do it wrong.

13APR - You have entered a season of blessing in which the doors will open for opportunities 2 advance spiritually and naturally.  You will be surprised and delighted as u progress through this extraordinary time.  It is a time of revelation and resolution as things that have seemed 2b beyond your ability 2 grasp will now be within your reach and will create a sense of freedom that u have longed for.  Draw near 2 Me, says the Lord, for I will give light, discernment, and truth where things have seemed 2b murky.

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- Jesus said 2 him, "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes 2 the Father except through Me."

14Apr - Use God's MO
Do u want 2 operate in God's power?  Then, use His MO, His 'mode of operation'.  God does not do anything w/o SAYING it first.  He uses WORDS 2 create.  SPEAK out God's words until they take on form and substance and become a reality in your life. God spoke of Jesus coming all thru the Old Testament.  After 7,000 years, John wrote, "The Word became flesh and dwelt among men."  U might think it takes your blessing a long time 2 manifest, but I guarantee u, it will not take 7,000 years!  Use God's MO, and u will have a life full of blessing.

Hebrews 11:3 - By FAITH--by believing God--we 'know' that the World and the stars--in fact, all things--were made at God's command; and that they were all made from things that cannot be seen.

15Apr - Live the Love Life
U can live the love life.  God has recreated your spirit in the image of love.  He has sent His love Spirit 2 live in and teach u how 2 love as He loves.  There is nothing--absolutely nothing--that is more important than learning 2 love.  How accurately u perfect the love walk will determine how much of the perfect will of God u accomplish.  Every other spiritual force derives its action from Love.  Faith, prayer, tongues and prophecy, and giving will not work without Love.  All of God's Truth workds by Love.  U can live the love life.

IJohn 2:5-6 -  But those who do what Christ tells them 2 , will learn 2 Love God more and more.  That is the way 2 know whether or not u are a true Christian.  Anyone who says he is a Christian should live as Christ did.  [ICorinthians 13:1-13].

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16Apr - Take Some New Ground
Jesus said that if any 2 would agree as touching 'anything' they ASK, it shall be done! The prayer of agreement is one of the most powerful resources given us by the Lord Jesus.  Find someone 2 agree w/u in prayer today.  Be sure 2 base what u pray on the Word of God.  U may have differing opinions about everything else, but u can be in agreement about the Word.  U can launch a powerful attack against the strategy of division when your prayer of agreement is total--spirit, soul and body.  U can take new ground 4 the Lord!

Matthew 18:19 - I also tell u this--if 2 of u agree down here on earth concerning anything u ask 4, my Father in Heaven will do it 4 u.

16APR - THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS - The gates are open.  Go through the gates.  Raise the standard.  Run the race.  Believe and u shall receive.  My glory is coming upon My people -- coming 2 u 2 provide a spiritual atmosphere in which u will be forever changed.   Come and abide in My presence, says the Lord.  Come and receive the anointing.  Come and receive the glory and let it nurture u; let it strengthen u; let it heal u; let it bring u higher within My kingdom than ever b4.  I Am now providing hinds feet 2 My people so that u can climb the mountain and come up 2 Zion's hill into the glory.  Come!

16APR - Be reminded that "NO" is an anointed word, and u don't have 2 apologize for using it as often as is necessary.  The enemy will accuse u of being heartless and will send a hefty dose of guilt and condemnation your way, but this attack is a seduction.  It is designed 2 lure u into countering a haughty spirit with haughtiness and control with a power struggle when "no" is sufficient.  It doesn't have 2b a fight, just stand your ground and maintain good boundaries, says the Lord.

Proverbs 26:17 - He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a dog by the ears.

17Apr - No Offense
Whenever u find yourself stumbling into failure or sin, check your love life. Ask the Lord 2 show u if u are in strife w/anyone or if you have taken an offense.  If u have, the devil can come in and trip u.  Taking offense never comes from God.  If someone says something that rubs u the wrong way and u catch yourself being offended, get right down on your knees and repent b4 God. Do not let the devil steal the Word from u.  Reject those 'feeling's of offense.  Give yourself 2 that person in love and prayer.  When u are rooted and grounded in Love, u will never stumble.

I John 2:10 - But whoever loves his fellow man is 'walking in the light' and can see his way w/o stumbling around in darkness and sin.

17APR - Surrender yourself completely 2 Me, says the Lord.  ASK and I will show u areas of your soul where u have reserved the right of exercise and control.  Those places of thought and feelings will remain a battle ground for the enemy 2 use against u until they are completely surrendered and redeemed.  It won't be hard for u 2 recognize those areas bcoz they have repeatedly been the source of difficulty in your life.  Look in the realms of bitterness, condemnation, failure, fear, and worry.  The act of surrender must be a deliberate act of your will.  If u surrender, I will do the work of redemption.

Philippians 2:13 - ..for it is God who works in u both 2 will and 2 do for His good pleasure.

18Apr - Throw Open the Door
Have u ever wanted 2 get God's attention?  Mark 12 is an example of a certain kind of boldness, a certain kind of faith in giving that will get His attention every time.  The widow woman gave in faith--not in fear. She boldly threw in all she had, expecting God 2 take care of her.  If u have a need right now, get God's attention by giving with boldness. Start holding your offerings up 2 the Lord in confidence, throwing it boldly into His service, expecting His blessing in return.  Throw open the door of your household by throwing everything u have at Jesus!  Let God know that He is your source, Trust Him, 4 even little innocent children get attention when their pure heart is recognized.

Mark 12:41-44 -  Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury.  And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans [2 pennies].  So He called His disciples 2 Him and said 2 them, "Assuredly, I say 2 u that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given 2 the treasury, "for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."

18APR - In a vision I saw a little pink pig.  It looked pretty clean and was on a grassy knoll.  But, it began 2 root around and dig as if 2 make a wallow.  And, the Lord showed me that a weapon is being formed against the body of Christ 2 convince us that our efforts 2b spiritual just aren't working.  It's too hard 2 keep praying; it's too hard 2 continue 2 war against the enemy; it's too hard 2 overcome the flesh.  The enemy wants us 2 give up and go back 2 wallowing in the mire.  The Lord says, refuse 2 give up.  Your walk in the Spirit will prepare and cause u 2 overcome the flesh, the world, and the devil.

2 Peter 2:20-22  - For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse 4 them than the beginning.  For it would have been better 4 them not 2 have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, 2 turn from the holy commandment delivered 2 them.   But it has happened 2 them according 2 the true proverb: "A dog returns 2 his own vomit," and, "a sow, having washed, 2 her wallowing in the mire."

19Apr - Be of Good Cheer                                          Visit this beautiful shop
Instead of crying out 2 God today in desperation, take a faith stand!  God's Word says He will deliver u from every situation, so don't panic. Be of good cheer.  Being cheerful may take more determination than anything u have ever done b4, but God will give u the strength 2 do it.  He will give u the power 2b cheerful in the middle of the most ungodly darkness the devil can bring. Here is the secret; Sing and Rejoice and Praise God 4 your deliverance! U can be sure God will bring u through the storm just fine! The secret is 'remembering' u are NOT alone in the storm, but He watches over u and loves u truly!

Acts 27:22-  "And now I urge u 2 take heart, 4 there will be no loss of life among u, but only of the ship.

19APR - Re-establish your spiritual focus.  I am alive, says the Lord, and My kingdom is already established.  It is finished.  It is real, and the way has been provided for u 2b one with Me in the invisible realm of the Spirit.  Come and commune with Me in the secret place.  Rise above your worldly concerns and let us have sweet fellowship together.  Don't delay.  Come now that your joy may be full.

John 15:9-11  - "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved u; abide in My love.  If u keep My commandments, u will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.  These things I have spoken 2 u, that My joy may remain in u, and that your joy may be full."

20Apr - Be Supernatural God's Way
Do u want 2 start moving in the supernatural thing of God?  Moses did not have the power 2 part the Red Sea, but he did have the power 2 stretch his rod over it. And when he did that in obedience 2 the Lord's command, the Holy Spirit did the rest. Start doing your part one step-at-a-time and supernatural things will start happening 2 u.  FEED on God's Word, PRAY in the Spirit, and LISTEN 2 what the Spirit say 2 u.  As u begin 2 move in obedience 2 God, u won't have 2 struggle and strain and try "to part the sea.."  U will just stretch out your rod and watch the miracles roll!

Exodus 14:15-16 - And the Lord said 2 Moses, "Why do u cry 2 Me?  Tell the children of Israel 2 go forward.  "But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

20APR - Allow Me 2 move u into the place of abiding in Me.  Let Truth, Righteousness and Peace be the result.  Make a quality decision 2 yield 2 this work of the Spirit IN u, for My divine government is being established on the earth one soul at a time.  I call u 2b part of that government by faith and 2 rule and reign with Me.  Faith without works is dead, so I ask u 2 surrender your life completely 2 My kingdom purposes, says the Lord, and let the fruit of the Spirit become evident in your life.

Isaiah 9:7 - Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, 2 order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

21Apr - God of Your Trouble, God of Your Heart
Does trouble seem 2 surround u on every side?  Are u concerned about a failiing economy, a failing marriage, a failing business or failing health?  God has promised 2 deliver u in the midst of these overwhelming problems!  If u want God 2b God of your trouble, then u must let Him be God of your heart.  Honor Him by going 2 His Word and doing what He says u should do. Seek the Lord, cry out 2 the Lord, and fear the Lord in the midst of your trouble.  When u do that, all of Heaven will get involved in your deliverance.  Triumph is guaranteed!

Psalms 32:7 - You are my hiding place; U shall preserve me from trouble; U shall surround me with songs of  deliverance.....Selah  [Think about this]

22Apr - He Really Does Care 4 U
The next time u are facing a problem, give it 2 God. U were never meant 2 solve life's problems by  yourself. Make God your partner and give it 2 Him. He really does care 4u!  Let HIM be the one who is concerned about it. It is not irresponsible not 2 worry about your problems.  When the devil begins 2 attack your mind telling u no one cares about u, your ministry, or your problem, get out those promises from God's Word that guarantee your needs will be met.  Roll all those cares over on God.  U can trust God 2 do His job well.  He is volunteered 4 the job bcoz He cares 4u!  If God gives great detail 2 all He has created, please 'know' He truly loves u, U are His masterpiece!

I Peter 5:7 - ...casting all your care(s) upon Him, 4 He cares 4 u.

23Apr - Oppose the Devil
If u have been crying about asking God 2 run the devil out of your life, STOP!  You are the one who is supposed 2 resist the devil.  Become conscious of the Truth that Jesus lives in u.  The light of the world resides within u and that light will push back the darkness.  Everywhere u go, as u walk in faith and oppose the devil, darkness is pushed back.  Everywhere u go, Jesus goes w/u.  U can live your life knowing that the Son of God is in u.  Resist the devil in Jesus' Name. Oppose the devil.  Then watch him flee from u as one who runs in terror!

James 4:7 - Therefore submit 2 God, Resist the devil and he will flee from u. Draw near 2 God, and u can be sure, He will draw near 2 u.

Q:  Why must u draw near first?
A:  Bcoz God is a tender and kind gentleman, He does not force, but waits 4 the invitation of your heart. Do not fear 2 submit 2 His love today and discover His love 4 u personally.

23APR - THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS   -  I hear the wind blowing, the river running, and the fire burning.  And, the Lord says, if u will only but believe that which I have spoken then u shall have it.  You shall make it your own and it shall become a living reality in these coming weeks.

23APR - Watch for the little things that need attention.  Details that u overlook at this time could interrupt your spiritual flow and present a bigger problem later on.  Your thoroughness now will be of great benefit 2 u and those around u in the future.  Take the time u need 2 do every job well, says the Lord.  You will be glad u did.

Song of Solomon 2:15  - Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.

24APR -  My Love for u is an everlasting Love and transcends all natural affection.  As u draw close 2 Me, that Love will manifest in u and through u 2 others so that your love for others is also unconditional and NOT based on your needs, desires, or personal prejudice.  Let Me transform your heart, says the Lord, and bring u 2 a higher level of Love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the Truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
24Apr - Inside Out
Jesus wants 2 clothe u in His radiant presence today. As u gaze at Jesus, behold His Word and obey His Voice, u will start showing outward expression of the glory inside u.  Little by little, u will be turned inside out!  When u were born again, the glory of God took up residence in u.  As u fellowship w/the Lord and renew your mind 2 understand who u are in Christ, u will continue 2b changed into His image on the outside as well.  So be clothed in His radiant presence and let His glory shine through.  You will look beautiful!

2Corinthians 3:18 - But we all ,w/unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory 2 glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

25Apr - It's Beginning 2 Rain
Your prayers and intercession joined together with other believers will release the great outpouring of God's Spirit. God promised an end-time spiritual flood.  This outpouring of the Spirit will bring in the greatest harvest of souls ever seen.  There are rivers of living water inside u that God will use 2 bring forth the signs and wonders and miracles the prophets of old foretold.  Fervent prayers will cause that power 2 flow.  Make this mighty flood of spiritual power a priority in your prayer life.  Pray 4 a Holy Ghost gully washer!

Joel 2:23 - Be glad then, u children of Zion [Heaven], and rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given u the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain 2 come down 4 u--The former rain [Autumn], And the latter rain [Spring] in the first month [April].

25APPR  -  I am shining a light on things hidden in darkness.  I speak not only of strategies and weapons formed against u from the realm of darkness, but also revelation of My kingdom that has been obscured until now.  There are things that have been unclear 2 u that will suddenly be understandable.  The sword of the Word will become holy wisdom that will produce effective action through faith, says the Lord.  This is a time of clarity.

Luke 8:17 - For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come 2 light.

26Apr -  Press On in Patience
When the results of your faith seem slow in coming, do not give up!   Be patient!  Patience is just as important as faith when it comes 2 receiving from God.  Patience will encourage u 2 hold steady in the promises of God.  Patience has the courage 2 refuse the lie of satan that says the Word is not working.  Patience will not draw back in fear, but will press forward in faith until the answer comes.  U will surely receive the promise of God when u continue  put the Word 1st w/patience.

Hebrews 6:11-12 - And I desire that each one of u show the same diligence 2 the full assurance of Hope until the end,  that u do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through Faith and Patience inherit the promises.

26APR -  Beloved, u are in an equipping phase.   U are being equipped and given proper equipment 2 accomplish what I have set b4 u 2 do in the days ahead.   U may even be surprised by the things I Am preparing u for, but I WILL show u the way.  There is no place in this transition for anxiety or fear that u will not be ready.  When I Am in the lead, your steps are perfectly ordered, says the Lord.  Let Me move u.

Isaiah 52:12 - For u shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; For the LORD will go b4 u, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

27Apr - Obedience: No Small Thing
No matter how insignificant God's Instructions may seem, obeying them is not a small thing.  Minor disobediences will affect the flow of the Spirit just like the major ones will.  If u are feeling dried up in the spirit, backtrack and find the 'last' thing God told u 2 do that u did not do yet--and do it quickly and now!  Pick up where u left off and do what God directed.  It is those simple acts of obedience that will make your spiritual house stand--or fall.

Luke 6:49 - Jesus said, "..he who hears My Words and does nothing is like man who built a house on the earth w/o a Foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell.  And the ruin of that house was great."

27APR -  You've heard it said, "Do not let the sun go down on your wrath."  But, I also tell u not to let any day end with strife, contention, or division in your own heart or between u and someone else.  Seek peace and let it be established in u and in your environment.  Set your mind on things of the Spirit and not on trouble in the world.  Let your soul be established in righteousness, peace and joy, says the Lord.  This is especially crucial in the current political climate in your nation and around the world.

1 Peter 3:11 - Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
28Apr - Follow Your Dream
Have u ever had a Holy Spirit inspired dream, a dream of doing something really great 4 Jesus?  The Living God is w/u!  Dare 2 follow your dream!  U do not need a history of successes behind u 2 answer God's call.  when the devil tells u, u are a failure and u will never be able 2 do what God has called u 2 do, tell him all u need is the Presence of the Lord.  U and God are a team, u do not do it all by yourself, but w/God's help as your partner in all things; U do not need a string of spiritual credentials.   U have all u need--the Spirit of the Living God.

Exodus 3:11-12 - But Moses said 2 God, "Who am I that I should go 2 Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?"  So God said, "I will certainly be w/u.  And this shall be a sign 2 u that I have sent u:  When u have brought the people out of Egypt, u shall serve God on this mountain."

29Apr - Don't Let the devil Put One Over on U
The next time the devil tries 2 make things look as tho God's Word is not going 2 work 4 u, just say, "I do not care about appearances. I believe the Word and I refuse 2 doubt it."  There is a deceiver at work in the world.  A deceiver who is busy doing the same thing he has been doing ever since the Garden of Eden--tricking mankind into believing God's Word is not true.  He is a master deceiver!  Learn 2 trust and rely on the Word in such a way that the father of lies will never be able 2 put one over on u!

 John 8:44 - Jesus said, "U are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father u want 2do, He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, bcoz there is no truth in him.  When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it...

 30Apr - Be a Cheerful Giver
Put the 'pain' of giving behind.  Cheerful, full of faith--even hilarious giving--is the Key that Unlocks the Treasure House of God.  The concept of 'giving til it hurts' did not come from God, but the enemy 2 keep your blessings from u.  God would rather u give 10.00$ w/joy than 20.00$ grudgingly.  God wants u 2 give w/eager willingness. With a heart full of love when u give.  Repent 4 the times u have given grudgingly.  Ask God 2 give u a willing heart.  Your blessings will abound when u become a cheerful, joyous, hilarious giver!

I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying, My people have forgotten 2 come to Me in their time of need in faith, believing that I will interact on their behalf.  So, today, I say come.  Come and be renewed.  Come and be healed.  Come and be the child that I have called u to be.  Come and walk with Me in relationship.  Come and be with Me in Spirit.  Let the power of My Spirit invade your lives.  Let My voice be a beckoning power 2 u.  Get up this day from your place and come unto Me with the full assurance that I will touch u; I will speak with u; and I will nurture u.  I, Myself, will come.  
30APR - You are at a point when the order of the day is decisive action.  Indecision will only hinder your flow in the Spirit.  Seek My face and examine your own heart and then make choices based on what u know, understand, and desire.  The river of My Spirit is moving rapidly at this time, and being in the flow will be exciting and exhilarating, says the Lord.

 Psalms 37:4 - Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give u the desires of your heart.

2Corinthians 9:7-8 - So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; 4 God Loves a cheerful giver.

God Bless u, and stay encouraged!

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