Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Answer 4 A Guilty Conscience

Hebrews 9:14 - how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot 2 God, cleanse your conscience from dead works 2 serve the living God?

Have u heard the voice of your conscience saying things like, “You deserve hell for the sins u committed against your wife three years ago” or “Why are u surprised that your child is not talking 2 u? You were never around when he needed u”?

You know, there are people who feel depressed all the time bcoz of a sense of guilt, and they “pay” for their sins in terms of illnesses. In fact, doctors are discovering that many psychosomatic sicknesses are caused by guilt and condemnation bcoz the conscience is saying, “You have done wrong. You must be punished. How can your sin not be punished?”

That is why u must have an answer that will satisfy your conscience. When your conscience says, “You have sinned. You must be punished for this sin or else God is not a just God,” u say, “Yes, I have sinned. But this sin and every other sin that I have committed were punished 2 the maximum in the body of Jesus Christ! So there remains no more punishment 4 me today, 4 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot 2 God, cleanse my conscience!”

My friend, the only way 2 bring peace 2 your conscience is 2 look 2 the cross. The cross of Jesus is the only answer that will satisfy your conscience.

So the next time your conscience condemns u bcoz of sin, don’t try 2 silence it with your good works. Look 2 the cross and say, “Father, thank You 4 Jesus and the cross. Jesus was totally condemned on my behalf 4 this sin, so there is now absolutely no condemnation left 4 me.” Then, your conscience will look at the cross and say, “Ahhhh... peace.” My friend, Jesus’ finished work at the cross truly sets u free!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Encouragement 4 SEP

Introduction: Everyone has those moments when we are silent and quiet in our soul; When we stop from being so busy 2 really Q what is important. Being busy is not always the answer, bcoz being busy does not mean we are productive, just that we are passing our limited days of our life. It is the 'maintaining of life' only, yet many folks get lost in the Big Forest and get stuck on the Trees [details]. Yet once in a while we come 2 our senses and step back, and C the Big Picture of things.  These devotionals bring that Hope and Encouragement when we need 2 find our answers.
                   Remembering that God has read our Book; The Chapters and Pages in our lives.. from page one 2 the last ... And all is well. When we think it is all over, God uses 'steps' of miracles 2 bring about our blessings that He has written in our Book, long b4 we lived it. He knew us b4 we were even conceived in our mother's tummy or were even a human in the glea of our Papa's heart. I come here often 2 remind myself.... when those Trees in my own Forest get me lost; To once again, find my way back home. Who but God can make all things work together 4 good 2 all those who love Him.. I do not know which page of my life I'm on, but I can feel a new Chapter about 2 begin as Summer's ending turns 2 Autumn's new hope...Praise God 4 always turning my page; bringing me new insight, so I can enjoy the beautiful Forest as well as each marvelous tree He created.  May u too; find something that inspires and brings hope 2 your life, whatever Season u may be experiencing...

01Sep  Perseverance Gets Results -Perseverance is the key 2 success in intercession. Laying down your life in prayer is necessary 4 God's Will 2b accomplished.   Demonic forces keep God's Will from being accomplished in people's lives. These forces must be broken down thru prayer so strongholds are destroyed and spiritual blinders are removed from the spiritual eyes of people.  God will not go against someone's will, but He will move thru your intercession 2 reveal Himself 2 them.  Persevere till u see results! 

Luke 11:8,9 - But I tell u this--tho he won't do it as a friend, if u keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give u everything u want--just bcoz of ur persistence.  v9: So it is with prayer--keep on asking and u will keep on getting. Keep on looking and u will find; Knock and the door will surely be opened.

02Sep   Go 4 Revelation Knowledge If u need something from God, determine right now that u are going 2 meditate on the Word 'UNTIL' u get a revelation. Knowledge that has been revealed directly 2 ur heart by the Spirit of God is called revelation knowledge.   The Word will 'light up' your heart if u meditate on it enough. It will absolutely revolutionize ur life.  Keep that Word b4 u until u receive a revelation of Jesus as ur Healer or your Deliverer or your Financier -- whatever u need Him 2b.  Don't settle 4 a shadow mental understanding of Him. Get a revelation!

2Peter 1:2 - Do u want  more and more of God's kindness and peace? Then learn 2 know Him better and better.

03Sep  God's Country  -  The next time u are tempted 2 look at situations in this country as impossible, remember 2 Whom it belongs.  This country belongs 2 God!  God Himself stirred the heart and mind of Christopher Columbus and planted within him the dream of charting a new course 2 the West. God brought Columbus 2 America!  He had a special purpose 4 America from the very beginning.  God needed a country where the Gospel could be preached freely and not suppressed.  Remember, God's purposes will be fulfilled in this country.  It belongs 2 Him!

Luke 18:27 - He replied, "God can do what men cannot!"

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04Sep   Let God Be Glorified -  God is no respecter of persons.  His Word works 4 everyone. It's how it's received that makes the difference.  In other countries where people are not bound by religious traditions, they don't argue w/the Word of God.  They simply believe the messenger who tells them Jesus came 2 deliver them of sin, sickness and death.  They believe w/child-like faith.  When we learn 2 hear the Word of God like that, the same thing will happen 2 us.  God gets glory when the blind see and the lame walk and the maimed are made whole!   Don't let tradition keep God from being glorified.

Matthew 14:14, 15:30-31 - So when Jesus came out of the wilderness, a vast crowd was waiting 4 Him and He pitied them and healed their sick.  And a vast crowd brought Him their lame, blind, maimed, and those who could no speak, and many others, and laid them b4 Jesus, and He healed them All!

05Sep   Start Speaking Faith Now  - Speaking words of faith is good spiritual exercise.  If you will meditate on those words and continue 2 say them, the truth will begin 2 sink in.  They will take root in ur heart and begin 2 grow.  Eventually, u really will be speaking from the abundance of ur heart.  It takes faith AND words  put the law of faith in motion.  It's the words that come from the heart that produce results.  When that happens, it won't matter what u have been believing for, the devil himself won't be able 2 talk u out of it!
Matthew 12:34-35 - A good man's speech reveals the rich treasures within him. An evil-hearted man is filled w/venom, and his speech reveals it.

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06Sep  Under Pressure?  Plant! - Jesus has the answer if u feel like u are under pressure these days.  You can give ur way right out from under any pressure the devil brings 2 bear.  Giving is always Jesus' way out.   Jesus compares the entire Kingdom of God 2 a SEED.  Every living thing on the Earth came from a seed.  When satan puts u under pressure, go 2 Jesus and let Him tell u how and where 2 plant.  If you will do that, the seed will grow up until it breaks the power of darkness and lack.  Plant ur Time, ..  ur Money, .. even ur clothes!  Put the devil under pressure 4 a change!

Galatians 6:7 - Don't be misled; remember that u cannot ignore God and get away w/it: a man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows!

07Sep  Strike It Rich  -  Are u tired of poverty hanging around u?  Let the truth of Galatians 3:14 grow in ur heart, "If ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE."  The reality of that verse can connect u 2 the power of God.  God has already redeemed u from the curse of poverty.  Deuteronomy 28 says, "You are Blessed in the city, Blessed in the country.  Blessed going out, Blessed coming in.  Blessed in ur barns, Blessed in ur fields, Blessed in all the works of ur hands. "  Put the blessing of Deuteronomy 28 in ur heart and say it w/ur Mouth  You will see the results of Victory in ur life!

Galatians 3:29 - And now that we are Christ's we are the true descendants of Abraham, and all of God's promises 2 him belong 2 us.

08Sep   Plant a SEED and Watch It Grow!  - If u are facing a need, dont panic...plant a seed!  God's economy is always the same and it always works perfectly w/o fail.  If u have good earth, good seed and good water, u are going to have growth.   Your seed may take the form of money or Time or some other resources u have 2 give. Just make sure u put life in it by giving it IN faith and surrounding it w/Praise and Worship.  Plant your seed and watch it grow!

Mark 4:30-32 - Jesus asked, "How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story shall I use 2 illustrate it? v31/32: It is like a tiny mustard seed! Tho this is one of the smallest of seeds, yet it grows 2 become one of the largest of plants, w/long branches where birds can build their nests and be sheltered."

09Sep  Exercise Your Rights - Once u receive Jesus as Lord of your life, all the rights and privileges God  originally intended u 2 have are restored.  Fellowship w/God, health and prosperity are restored.  But YOU are the one who has 2 exercise those rights!  The devil is an outlaw and even tho Jesus has taken away his authority in the earth, even tho he has no legal right 2 kill or steal from u, he will do it anyway--as long as u will let him get away w/it.  Resist the devil w/all you have got.  He will have 2 flee when u exercise your rights in the Name of Jesus!

Isaiah 53:5,6 - But He was wounded! and bruised! 4 our sins.  He was chastised /punished that we might have peace; He was lashed!--and we were Healed! v6: We are the ones who strayed away like sheep! We, who left God's paths 2 follow our own. Yet God laid on Him the 'guilt/iniquities' and sins of every one of us!

10Sep  His Still Small Voice - God has not given the Holy Spirit 2 just a few special Christians. He has given Him 2 u!  And if u will learn 2b sensitive 2 His Voice, He will guide u into all Truth.   Start tuning your ear 2 His still small voice within u. Think about how different your life would be if u knew the4 Truth of God about every situation.  You can be on the keen edge of what God is saying as u honor and welcome His guidance into your everyday affairs. Listen 4 His promptings and be quick 2 obey.  He is ready 2 speak 2 u now!

IJohn 2:27 - But u have received the Holy Spirit and He lives within u, in your hearts, so that u don't need anyone 2 teach u what is right. For He teaches u all things, and He is the Truth, and no liar; and so, just as He has said, u must live IN Christ, never 2 depart from Him.

11Sep  Don't Be Disturbed - When u make God your stronghold in the time of trouble, noone can overcome u.  God is on your side and that gives u the advantage.   Set your affections on the Lord. God's counsel will give u stability when all the world around u is shaking.  Evil tidings will not be able 2 steal your peace.  The thoughts of God will immediately rise up and rebuke the evil tidings from taking root in your heart.  If u are facing trouble today, do not be disturbed!  God's counsel stands forever.

Psalms 33:10,11 - And with a breath He can scatter the plans of all the nations who oppose Him, v11: but His own plan stands forever. His intentions are the same 4 every generation.

12Sep   Change the image - Look at the promises of God in the Word 'until' with your inner eyes--the eyes of your spirit--a picture is formed. It takes time 2 change an inner image.  Remember, it's faith that changes things, and w/o the inner image of hope, faith cannot work.  Go 2 the Word of God today and begin 2 change the images inside of u.  Change them from images of despair 2 images of hope.  Get a BLUEPRINT in your heart and your faith will build on it!

Romans 8:24-25 - We are saved by trusting. and trusting means looking forward 2 getting something we dont yet have --4 a man who already has something doesnt need 2 hope and trust that he will get it. V25: But if we must keep trusting God 4 something that hasn't happened yet, it teaches us 2 wait patiently and confidently.

13Sep   Real Intercession  -  The Lord is looking 4 people who are bold enough, committed enough 2 go 2 prayer 4 others. Real intercession is going 2 the Lord and going up against the devil on behalf of someone else.  The next time someone does u wrong, dont ask God 2 knock him in the head. consider the fact that God loves him enough 2 die 4 him and someone out there may be praying 4 his salvation.  So begin 2 pray 4 him instead of against him, uniting your prayer w/whomever else may be praying 4 him.  The next time u are tempted 2 clobber somebody, dare 2 change his life instead!

Isaiah 59:16-21 - He saw no one was helping u, and wondered that no one intervened.  Therefore He Himself stepped in 2 save u thru His mighty power and justice. V17: He put on righteousness as armor, and the helmet of  salvation on his head. He clothed Himself w/robes of vengeance and godly fury. V18: He will repay his enemies 4 their evil deeds--fury 4 his foes in distant lands. V19: Then at last they will reverence and glorify the Name of God from West 2 East. For He will come like a flood-tide driven by Jehovah's breath.  V20: He will come as a Redeemer 2 those in Zion who have turned away from sin.  V21: "As 4 ME, this is My promise 2 them, " says the Lord: "My Holy Spirit shall not leave them, and they and their children and their children's children forever."

14Sep   Take Correction  -  There is one thing u can do that will accelerate your spiritual growth more than almost any other thing: learn 2 take correction form the Spirit of God and from His people.  [Proverbs 1:7] says, "Only fools strike out at, or despise, correction."   When your pastor or anyone else in the Body of Christ has a word of correction 4 u, receive it gratefully. Appreciate those who share the wisdom of God w/u.  Make up your mind 2b teachable and receive correction.  You will be able 2 grow in spiritual things more quickly!

Proverbs 9:8-9 - If u rebuke a mocker, u will only get a smart retort; yes, he will snarl at u. So dont bother w/him; he will only hate u 4 trying 2 help him. But a wise man, when rebuked, will love u all the more. Teach a wise man, and he will be the wiser; teach a good man, and he will learn more.

15Sep   How's Your Spiritual Maintenance? - Have u become so entangled w/the affairs of this life that u find yourself becoming a 'maintenance man"?  It's possible 2 have 2 maintain so many natural things in your life that u dont have any time left 2 maintain your own spirit!   Natural things in your life can soffocate your spiritual life if u allow it.  When u find yourself in that situation, it's time 2 simplify your life.  Nothing is as important as spending time in prayer and in the Word w/the Heavenly Father!   So, if there's something u want in your life, ask yourself if u can spiritually afford it!

Mark 4:19 - ... all 2 quickly the attractions of this world and the delights of wealth, and the search 4 success and the lure of nice things come in and crowd out God's message from their hearts, so that NO crop is produced.

16Sep   Stand Up and Be Counted - Start praying now about the coming elections. Dont wait until election time is here b4 u start seeking God 4 whom 2 vote.   U are commanded 2 pray 4 your country and leaders.  But having prayed, God expects u 2 Act. The elections in the United States are vital 2 the future of this Nation.   Thank the Spirit of God 4 His Wisdom concerning 4 whom u vote.  Thank Him 4 giving u His wisdom 2 declare the Name of Jesus and declare that this shall be a God-indwelt, God-ordained, God-overseen administration.   So register. Pray, Vote.   Than stand up and be counted!

ITimothy 2:1-2 - Here are my directions: Pray much 4 otheres; plead 4 God's mercy upon them; give thanks 4 all He is going 2 do 4 them.  Pray this way 4 kings and all others who are in authority over us, or are in places of high responsibility, so tha we can live in peace and quietness, spending our time in godly living and thinking much about the  Lord.

17Sep   Be Courageous - If u are going 2 fight the good fight of faith 2 the finish, u will have 2 do just like Joshua did. U will have 2 continually draw courage from the Word of God.   Living a life of faith takes courage--courage 2 stand up in the face of sickness, 2 believe 4 prosperity when poverty is everywhere.  The battle of faith isn't fought only once.   If u want 2 keep living in Victory, u have 2 fight it again and again.   Bcoz Joshua obeyed the Lrod and meditated on His Word day and night, He found courage and was able 2 lead the Israelites into the Promised Land.   We 2 can be changed from a coward 2 an over comer.  Be courageous!

Joshua 1:7 - U need only 2b strong and courageous and 2 obey 2 the letter every law of Moses gave u, 4 if u are careful 2 obey every one of them u will be successful in everything u do.

18Sep   Why Did God Create You? - Dare 2 believe u are something really special today!   U are a one-one-of-a-kind creation made by God in His very own Image.   U were made 2 have fellowship w/God!   God made u so He could give His Love 2 u.  He does not want 2 dominate u.  He wants 2 Love u.  God wants  2 communicate w/u, 2 share His heart w/u.   Dare 2 receive God's Love today, and dare 2 Love Him back!

IJohn 1:3 - Again I say, we are telling u about what we ourselves have actually seen and  heard, so that u may share the fellowship and the joys we have w/the Father and w/Jesus Christ His Son.

19Sep  A Word About Angels - Angels are real!  If u are a believer, they are a vital part of your life.  You have a right 2 expect Angels 2 watch over u and protect u bcoz u belong 2 God! Angels are at work today just as they have always been.  They have not retired.  They have been at work down thru the ages taking care of God's people. Angels are not little fat babies w/long blonde hair and bows and arrows in their hands. They are big, strong warriors!  God's promise 2 u is that your Father has given u Angel(s) 2 watch over u-- so dont be afraid, stand fast!  You will be watched over and kept in all your ways!

Psalms 91:11-16 - For He orders His Angels 2 protect u wherever u go. V12: They will steady u w/their hands 2 keep u from stumbling against the rocks on the trail.  V13: U can safely meet a lion or step on poisonous snakes, yes,even trample them beneath your feet! V14: For the Lord says 2 u, "Bcoz u love ME, I will rescue u; I will make u great bcoz u trust in MY Name  V15: When u call on ME I will answer, I will be w/u in trouble, and rescue u and honor u.  V16: I will satisfy u w/a full life and give u MY Salvation."

Special Note:  It is amazing 2 read these words above even as I type them, but even more amazing is that just last night b4 I even read today's Devotional, God's Love 4 me thru His Angels was at work!

Testimony:   I was sitting on the couch watching a movie 2 unwind and relax after a long hard week. It was a weekend and I thought 2 just get some snack and drink and enjoy some rest. Half-way during the movie, I looked over 2 my left at my pillow on my couch beside me, and I saw a SCORPION walking on my pillow, just a breathe away from my left arm! At first I feared as is natural, but all of a sudden, peace filled me and I got up, and took the pillow slowly 2 the table and took a boot and killed the scorpion, what was amazing it that the scorpion was angry bcoz it opened it's arms where the claws were, I did not hesitate 2 kill it.

I was tired after the movie but kept thinking about the scorpion, FEAR returned as I tried 2 sleep, thoughts raced thru my mind, and I could not sleep due 2 fear that I did not fear the scorpion, but where and how and what was going 2b nearby me again. What if I had not had the lamp on, I thought and are there more of them, and HOW did it get in my home and couch? I prayed asking God 2 forgive me that I put the movie over stopping and reading my Bible, even tho I HAD prayed, still that fear was persistent.

As I woke up today and found this day's devotional, I could not help but cry tears of Joy as well as disappointment in myself. O God I prayed, thank You 4 always protecting me!

How often we do not put God in His proper place! First place in all we do and think! What a lesson today is even 4 me, the one writing this 2 encourage others have felt Papa-God's Love first-hand! Amen Lord!

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20Sep   Time 2 Get Serious -  When the devil launches a serious attack against your body, dont hesitate.  Get serious about the Word.  Put yourself under its constant care and it will take care of u.   There are times
when u will have 2b downright extreme about the Word of God.   U may be facing a sickness so severe that u will need more than just a few moments in the Word and a quick prayer 2 receive your healing.   U have 2b serious about the Word of God if u are going 2 live in Divine health!   Continually consider Jesus UNTIL thoughts of Him push the thoughts of that sickness right out of your mind!

Psalms 63:1,6 - O GOD! How I search 4 You! V6: I lie awake at night thinking of You--of how much You have helped me--and how I rejoice thru the night beneath  he protecting shadow of Your wings.

21Sep   Unity of Faith - It's time 2 walk in Love.  It's time 2 walk in the unity of the faith.  To be truly powerful in the Kingdom of God and 2b a real threat 2 the real enemy, the devil, NOT people, u have 2 walk in unity w/other members of the Body of Christ.   Refuse 2 fall prey 2 division and isolation.  U are not an island unto yourself.  U cannot do anything w/o affecting other members.  The Body of Christ is held together by God and one another.  The Body must grow up together as one Family unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-13 - Some of us have been given special ability as apostles 2 others He has given the gift of being able 2 preach well, some have special ability in winning people 2 Christ, helping them 2 trust Him as their Savior, still others have a gift 4 caring 4 God's people as a shepherd does his sheep, leading and teaching them in the ways of God.  V12: Why is it that He gives us these special abilities 2 do certain things best?  It is that God's people will be equipped 2 do better work 4 Him, building up the Church, the body of Christ, 2 a position of strenth and maturity;  V13: until FINALLY we all believe alike about our Salvation and about our Savior, God's Son, and all become full-grown in the Lord -- yes, 2 the point of being filled full w/Christ.

22Sep   A Little Every Day - There is no such thing as an overnight success in the Kingdom of God. Real strength and real growth come as u consistently and constantly keep the Word b4 your eyes, in your ears and in the midst of your heart.   Make up your mind 2 begin  the daily process of constant growth today.  Determine 2 start putting the Word in your heart consistently.  A seed planted in the ground doesnt spring up in full growth overnight.  It grows constantly, 24 hours a day.  Your faith can be bigger than u ever dreamed it could be as u meditate daily in the Word and Act on it 'regardless of how u feel!''

Luke 13:18-19 - Now He began teaching them again about the Kingdom of God:  "What is the Kingdom like?" He asked.  "How can I illustrate it?  V19: It is like a tiny mustard sed planted in a garden; soon it grows into a tall bush, and the birds live among its branches.

23Sep   Rekindle the Fire - Have u grown lukewarm toward God and His Word?  Has the fire inside of u dwindled into a little flicker 4 the things of God?  There is an answer.  Rekindle the fire!  God's Word says 2 draw near 2 Him and He will draw near 2 u.  Delight yourself in His Word.  Whatever has been stealing your time away from His Word must be removed.  Become diligent again.  If u will give your attention 2 the things of God, soon your desire 4 God will increase.  Pray in the Spirit again.  Believe and Act on the Word.  That all-consuming fire can be yourse again!

James 4:8 - And when u draw close 2 God, God will draw close 2 u.  Wash your hands, u sinners, and let your hearts be filled w/God alone  make them pure and true 2 Him.

24Sep   God's Will is Liberty - It's time 2 take up where Jesus left off and set the captives free. God wants people free.  If u could put the will of God into one word, it would be liberty-- liberty from sins and sickness, poverty, oppression, and every other curse.   The Father's will is accomplished here on the earth through u.  Jesus said u would do His works and ever greater!  He has given u the Holy Spirit 2 empower u 2 do His will.  so quit questioning the will of God and start carrying it out.  His Will is Liberty!

2Corinthians 3:17 - The Lord is the Spirit who gives them life, and where He is there is freedom [from trying 2b saved by keeping the laws of God].

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25Sep   Move Closer Every Day - Right now, make a decision  give yourself 2 the things of God. Abiding  in Jesus isn't something that comes automatically.  It's a life-style that involves discipline and effort.  In this natural world, u are surrounded by ungodliness. U live in a body that is totally natural.  Unless u purposely counter that with daily prayer and time in the Word, your body and your mind will simply give in 2 the pressures around u and go the way of the world.  U have 2 choose 2 give yourself 2 God, 2 give Him first place.  Move closer 2 Him today.

John 15:5 - "Yes, I AM the Vine; u are the branches.  Whoever lives in ME and I in him shall produce a large crop of fruit.  For apart from ME u cannot do a thing."

26Sep   Let Your New Man Out  - When u made Jesus Christ Lord of your life, u became what the Bible calls a "new creature."  [Inside], you are no longer the same person u were b4. U now have the 'Nature' of God born into u.  With the help of the Holy Spirit, u can let the new nature inside u take over the outside as well.  It wont happen automatically.  U have 2 make a 'decision' 2 bring your body into obedience 2 the new man within u.  The Holy Spirit will give u the power 2 put sin out of your life and under your feet.  Then the new man inside u will begin 2 come out! You will notice it here and there and be amazed at the beautiful perfected areas of your personality and awe.

Romans 12:1 - And so, Dear brothers, I plead w/u 2 give your bodies 2 God. Let them be a living sacrifice, holy--the kind He can accept.  When u think of what He has done 4 u, is this too much 2 ask?

When I think about not being able 2 take my next breath, coughing so much that I gasp 4 that next breath again, that alone makes me think of all the good He has done 4 me, and all that I am not even aware of, it makes me thankful and tearful at times in my private moments of thought.

27 Sep   Spiritual Armor 4 Spiritual War - Are u blaming circumstances and people 4 the problems u are having?  Dont waste your energy fighting natural conditions.  There are super-natural powers 2 go 2 war against!   Ephesians 6 says that it's not a battle of flesh and blood, but of the spirit.  Satan is the prince of the power of the air.  "The air" (the heavens around this Earth which is the atmosphere surrounding this planet) is where wicked spirits operate.  Put on your spiritual armor and wage war against the evil powers that try 2 defeat u!

Ephesians 6:12 - For we are not fighting against people made of flesh & blood, but against persons without bodies--the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings & great evil princes of darkness who rule this world; & against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world.

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28Sep   No Burden -  God knows what it takes 2 live in Victory in this present evil world.  His ways are not burdensome or oppressive.  Rejoice when He tells u something.   It's 4 your good bcoz He loves u so much!  The people of this world cannot tell u how 2 live Victoriously.  They dont know how. But God does!  He can make things work, even in the middle of darkness; and if u will follow His Instructions, Commands, and Precepts from His Word, u will know how 2 live in Victory.  God's ways are NOT a burden 2 u.  They are your Success and Victory!

I John 5:3 - Loving God means doing what He tells us 2 do, and really, that is not hard at all; 4 every Child of God can obey Him, defeating sin and evil pleasure by trusting  Christ 2 help him.

29Sep   Dare 2 Decide -  God has an inheritance 4 u, but He is not going 2 stuff it down your throat.  He has given u a truth from His Word that will revolutionize your life IF u will pay attention 2 it, but the choice is yours.  God has given u the right, the Privilege and the power 2 DECIDE.  He has provided the power, His Name, the Blood of Jesus and His Kingdom, but u have 2 decide 2 receive it.  How? Just simply say in your heart, "I receive it", yes it's that simple.  If u make a decision 4 God,  He will back u 2 the hilt w/His power!  There is no devil in hell big enough 2 stop u once u make up your mind 2 believe u can.  Dont let fear hold u back.  Make a quality decision 2 go 4 God.  It is your choice!

Exodus 8:10,11 - "Do it 'tomorrow', " Pharaoh said "All right," Moses replied, "it shall be [as u have SAID]; then u will know that there is no one like the Lord our God.  V11:  All the frogs will be destroyed, except those in the river."

Proverbs 4:20-23 - Listen, Child of Mine, 2 what I say.  Listen carefully.  V21: Keep these thoughts ever in mind; let them penetrate deep within your heart,  V22:  4 they will mean real Life 4 u, and Radiant Health.

30Sep   Compassion in Action - Jesus has sent u 2 reach out and touch a Love-Starved World w/His compassion.  That is the one thing people need more than anything else in the world. They need someone 2 reach out 2 them w/the compassion of God!   Let God activate the compassion within u by spending time w/Him.   U will begin 2 feel what God feels about the suffering of mankind.   Follow Jesus' example.  He met man's need by the power of God bcoz He was moved w/compassion 4 them.   Stir up the compassion within u until the desire 2 C others set free becomes paamount in your thinking.   U can be His compassion in Action!

Matthew 9:36 - And what pity He felt 4 the crowds that came, bcoz their problems were so great and they did not know what 2 do or WHERE 2 GO 4 HELP. They were like sheep w/o a Shepherd.

Note: This concludes September's Devotional, and it is the cry of my heart that something has touched u here. Look 4 October's Devotional coming soon. Thank u 4 taking the time 2 read, please be encouraged. Visit some of the wonderful shops by clicking on the pictures of talented Artists.