Saturday, April 25, 2015

Christian Character Building

Christian Character Building

========= "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is Profitable 4 Doctrine, 4 Reproof, 4 Correction, 4 Instruction in Righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect [mature], thoroughly furnished unto all good works." 2Tim 3:16,17 KJV. These words of the apostle Paul make it very clear that the B.I.B.L.E, besides being the History of Redemption, is also our Guide 2 the Christian's walk in life.

Through this treasury of His Wisdom God guides us, in wondrous detail, so that we may live as He would have us live. No matter what our situation in life, we have at hand in the Bible God's own Word, Counselling us, Warning us, Comforting us, Strengthening us.
Listed below is a selection of topics w/their appropriate Biblical texts. Far from being comprehensive, this list attempts 2 do no more than demonstrate how we may use our Bible in building within us that Christian character which distinguishes every true believer in Christ.

======== "Be not among wine-bibbers, look thou not upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder." Pro 23:20, 31, 32.

"Let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober." I Thess 5:6.

========== "By thy 'words' thou shalt be justified, and by thy 'words' thou shalt be condemned." Matt 12:37.

"If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, 'We see;' therefore your sin remaineth. " John 9:41.

"He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My Words, hath one that judgeth him: the Word I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day." John 12:48.

"Every man shall receive his own reward according 2 his own labour."
I Cor 3:8.

======= "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God w/all thine heart, and w/all thy soul, and w/all thy might." Deu 6:5.

====== "Whatsoever thy hand findeth 2 do, do it w/thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest." Eccles 9:10.

"Sow 2 yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy: break up your fallow ground." Hos 10:12.

======== "Withhold not good from them 2 whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand 2 do it." Pro 3:27.

"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread 2 eat: and if he be thirsty, give him water 2 drink: 4 thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee." Pro 25:21,22.

"For whosoever shall give u a cup of water 2 drink in My Name, because ye belong 2 Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward." Mark 9:41.

"Though I bestow all my goods 2 feed the poor, and though I give my body 2b burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing." I Cor 13:3.

Brotherly Love
============== "Love ye therefore the stranger; 4 ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." Deu 10;19

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Matt 22:39

"This is My Commandment, 'That ye love one another, as I have loved u.' " John 15:12

"Let love be w/o dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good." rom 12:9

"The Lord make u 2 increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men." IThess 3:12

======== "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Ex 20:14

"Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well." Pro 5:15

"Let us walk honestly as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness." Rom 13:13

"For this is the Will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication." IThess 4:3

"A good man shall be satisfied from himself." Pro 14:14

Sin Cannot Stop God’s Grace

Romans 5:20 - Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,

When a top executive is charged 4 corruption or a church minister is caught in the very act of adultery, u will probably hear the phrase “fallen from grace” being used of them. We have come 2 believe that when someone falls into sin, he falls from grace.

But God wants us 2 know that when someone falls into sin, he does not fall from grace — he actually falls into grace!

Thank God His grace is there 2 put the person back on his feet.

The Bible tells of prostitutes and corrupt tax collectors — sinners — who fell into God’s grace and got back on their feet. If the sin in their lives could stop God’s grace, they would never have been able 2 receive His grace of healing, help and power 2 live right.

Now, it is important u understand that God hates sin bcoz it destroys our lives, relationships and bodies. Sin is evil! But sin is not overcome by us talking about it and relying on our willpower 2 overcome it. It takes God’s grace 2 destroy sin.

In fact, it is when u are under His grace that sin has no dominion over u. (Romans 6:14) It is when u see His grace in providing His Son 2 put away your sins and make u eternally righteous that sin will not dominate u.

The devil will say 2 u, “You think that u can still expect God’s blessings after what u did this morning?” That is when u must remind yourself that Christ alone is your perfection and righteousness. All of us have faults. None of us deserve

God’s blessings. That is why we plead the grace of God, which is His unearned, unmerited and undeserved favor toward us.

Sin does not and cannot stop God’s grace. If His grace can be cut off by sin, Jesus would never have come 2 save us bcoz we were all terrible sinners. But praise God, “where sin abounded, grace abounded much more”!

My friend, God’s grace is bigger, deeper, wider and more powerful than all the world’s sins put together. Receive His grace right now 2 walk in total victory over that weakness or evil habit in your life!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

God's PROMISES 4 Praying His Word

=========   For those who love 'summer-time' it is hard 2 believe that there are those of us who struggle and hurt during this season. There is new revelation I have found that touches my heart about my Maker. He has taught me that when I put forth the effort 2 read HIS WORDS, He gives me promises. How amazing this is 2 me. That He would reward me just bcoz I give Him a tiny portion of the time He Himself has granted me.
                      I cannot take any credit 4 anything, bcoz even that He has given me.

1) The Power of Praying God's Word
===========================   IN FACING the challenging circumstances of everyday living, the B.I.B.L.E is a lifeline and a vital 'tool' 4 energizing a prayer life. God makes a precious promise about the power and effectiveness of praying His Word:

     "So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall 'not' return 2 ME void, but it 'shall' accomplish what I pease, and it 'shall' prosper in  the thing 4 which I sent it" [Isa 55:11]

     This is so encouraging. God assures us that when we pray His Word and declare it as true in our life, He will do what we're asking Him 2 do.  The Bible tells us, "Death and Life are in the power of tongue [the words-we-speak]" [Pro 18:21]

     There is a powerful impact whenever we align our own words with the truth of Scripture! When we pray God's Word, we are calling upon the Lor 2 honor His promises 2 breathe LIFE into our circumstances and send blessings 2 our loved ones.

These Promises Are 4 You
====================    God's Word is 'full' of promises, and is inspiration and a taste of the great things the Lord has ordained 4 your and my life.  But perhaps you have a lingering doubt when you read the promises of God's Word. "How do I know these promises are really meant 4 me?" you may wonder.
     The apostle Paul seems 2 anticipate this question, how interesting; When he writes:

     "Whatever things were written b4, were written 4 our learning, waiting 4 us 2 discover them; That we thru  the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have HOPE" [Rom 15:4]. The truths of Scripture were written with us in mind!

Paul says this again, repeating it's importance in 2Corinthians 1:18-20:

     As God is faithful, our word 2 you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. for all the promises of God in Him are YES, and in Him Amen, 2 the glory of God thru us.
    In Christ, ALL of God's promises are "YES" 2 you! Whatever you find, apply 2 yourself as Love from Him 2 you today.

2) Praying 4 Your Children and Grand-Children
====================================    IN PAUL'S 2nd LTR 2 his spiritual son Timothy, we learn that it was the powerful faith of Timothy's mother and grand-mother that helped prepare this young man 4 tremendous ministry [2Tim 1:5]. So dont underestimate the impact 'your' faith can have on 'your' children and grand-children!

Children and grand-children can be one of our greatest sources of joy. And bcoz we love them so much, we also may suffer greatly on their acct.  It's especially difficult when our children choose 2 turn their backs on the Lord and walk away from what they know 2b true and good and right. As parents or grand-parents, we may experience intense pain from their poor choices, and sometimes our hearts may break with grief.

There will be times when we'll talk thru painful, grief-filled seasons with our children--seasons when all we can do is cry out 2 God on their behalf. Thankfully, we can trust the Lord 2 draw our children 2 walk closely with Him and serve Him with their whole hearts. Yet there may be valleys we have 2 walk thru b4 we C God answer our prayers and intervene in our children's lives.

Claiming the Word
=============   During difficult times with your children, there are important principles 2 remember as you pray God's Word over your kids or grand-kids. It's really so simple!  First, ask the Lord 2 lead you 2 Scriptures 2 pray over the specific situations of your children or grand-children. Then in your quiet time, during a Sunday message, in a conversation with a close friend, or in some other way, the Holy Spirit will give you verses that you can turn into powerful prayers.

For example, one time when some friends were praying passionately 4 their child, the Lord led them 2 Jeremiah 31:16-17:
       "Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; 4 your work shall be rewarded," says the Lord, "and they shall come back from the land of the enemy."

      "There is hope in your future," says the Lord, "that your children shall come back 2 their own border."

When we read these words, tears of joy come. This couple had so many hours interceding on their child's behalf, weeping and broken over his situation . God used His Word 2 remind them that He had a specific plan 4 their son, and they made these verses a prayer 4 their son by inserting his name. As we align our prayers with specific promises from God's Word, the Holy Spirit will move powerfully.

More Scriptures 2 Claim
==================    There are many other great Scriptures you can use as prayers over your children and grand-children:

     "Yes, I have loved [name] with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn [name]. Again I will rebuild [name], and [name] shall be rebuilt" [Jer 31:3-4].

     "But now, thus says the Lord, who created [name], and who formed [name]: 'Fear not, for I have redeemed [name]; I have called [name] by name; [he/she] is Mine. When [name] pases thru the waters, I will be with [him/her]; and thru the rivers, they shall not overflow [him/her]. When [name] walks thru the fire, [he/she] shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch [him/her]' " [Isa 43:1-2].

     "[Name] is poor and needy; make haste 2 help [him/her], O God! You are [name's] help and [name's] deliverer; O Lord, do not delay" [Ps 70:5].

These verses are just a sample! Ask the Lord 2 lead you 2 other specific Scriptures that He wants you 2 use as powerful prayers of intercession over your children and grand-children.

Be encouraged today 2 pray and believe God's Word over your Generations. Pray, watch, and wait 4 the Lord 2 bring about His destiny 4 their lives, and you will not be disappointed. Apply this adaptation of Isaiah 44:2-4 over yourself, your children and your grand-children:

"Thus says the Lord who made you and your children and grand-children, and who formed you from the womb who will help you: Fear not, my precious friend, 4 God  has chosen you. He will pour water on you who are thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; He will pour His Spirit on your Descendants, and His blessing on your offspring: they will spring up among the grass like willows by the water-courses. In Jesus' Name..AMEN."

3) Never Give Up!
===============   THE BIBLE TEACHES that perseverance is one of the most important ingredients 4 answered prayer. According 2 Hebrews 6:12, we inherit God's promises thru 'Faith AND patience'-- not faith alone. What an amazing insight!  In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus says we "always ought 2 pray and not lose heart." He goes on 2 tell the story of a woman who wouldnt stop pounding on the judge's door until she got a response, and thats the posture we should take. Continue to pound on Heaven's door until you see the fruit from your prayers manifest in your life.

Jesus promises us:  So I say 2 you, Ask and it will be given 2 you; Seek, and you will find; Knock, and it will be opened 2 you. For everyone who asks, receives, and he who seeks, finds, and 2 him who knocks, the way will be opened [Lk 11:9-10].

The literal Greek translation of this passage says, "Ask and keep on and keep on seeking..knock and keep on knocking." We must pray and keep on praying! We must never give up! By the time we have become exhausted, we are at the threshold of our blessing, but bcoz we give up, we feel the answer has never arrived; so never never never give up but hold on 2 the above promise.

Praying With Confidence
==================   This is true whenever we are seeking God's intervention in a troubling situation in our lives. Whether we are in need of a physical healing, a financial breakthru, a new job, or a restored relationship, we must cry out 2 God with faith and tenacity.  Scripture tells us that satan is like a restless, starving, roaring lion, pacing about and searching 4 victims 2 devour [IPe 5:8-9]. He never stops prowling, so we must never stop praying. Our prayers are our greatest weapon as we wage war on behalf of our own destiny or our loved ones. And one of our most powerful prayer weapons is our ability 2 pray God's Word.  The truth is so encouraging! What a joy 2 have confidence that when we pray the Word, God will do whatever we are asking Him 2 do. And let's be honest. when our circumstances are desperate, it's easy 2 cling 2 our own opinions about what God should do. Yet God's ways are not our ways [Isa 55:8-9], so we dont always know what is best in a certain situation. Only He knows what must happen 4 people's hearts 2 change. This is why it's so important 4 us 2 pray Scriptures over our lives and loved ones.

Let Go!
=====   When we experience difficult and painful times, there may be days when we struggle with doubt. but the Lord continuously reminds that we are HIS. He loes us so much and is always carving out great testimonies from our experiences and challenges. God asks us 2 trust Him we hold dear, and sometimes He wants us 2 'back off' so He can move in our hearts and lives. We must choose 2 'let go' and place everything in His loving hands.

Be encouraged and pray and totally surrender 'every' concern 2 God. Ask Him 2 do whatever is needed 2 bring about His Kingdom in your situation. Even when things seem 2 get worse b4 they get better, never 4get that god and His mercies are new every morning [Lam 3:21-23]. He loves you--and your loved ones--more than you can comprehend. You can trust Him 100% with your future..and theirs.

Never give up on the Lord as you ask Him 2 transform the difficult situations in your life. He is already at work, and He has a wonderful plan 2 bless you and your loved ones.  Ask and keep asking, seeking, knocking and praying. Keep believing, keep trusting, and you WILL see God's goodness and faithfulness in your life and the lives of your loved ones.

This is today's Scripture, whatever day you are reading it, it's your today Scripture promise:
     Wait on the Lord and be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord [Ps 27:14]!  Never give up on God, 4 He will never give up on you [Phi 1:6]!

4) Meditate on These Things
=====================    SOMETIMES when we pray, we may be expecting God 2 miraculously touch us and give us some kind of instant revelation. But God rarely taps us on the shoulder with an immediate impartation of Knowledge, Wisdom, or Understanding. Learning one of His lessons usually takes Time, Study, and Pray.

Please dont be offended by this, but 2 many Christians are like little birds in a nest, waiting impatiently 4 their mother 2 bring them food. Their little mouths are open, and they're chirping, "Hurry, hurry, we're hungry!"   Of course, little birds are helpless and cannot do anything 2 help themselves, but are we? As Believers, we cannot just passively wait 2b fed Scriptural truths by teachers and preachers. we must learn 2 feed ourselves from God's Word.  While we believe so strongly in the power of prayer, it's just as important 2 set aside focused times 4 studying God's Word. If you truly desire 2 grow in your relationship with the Lord and become more like Him, you must do this.

Applying God's Truths 2 Your Life
=========================   Many of us have access 2 a smorgasbord of Christian conventions, Bible Studies, Church Services, and TV Preachers. These 'opportunities' can be a real blessing, and many lives are changed bcoz of them. If we wanted 2, we could just go from one feasting banqueting table 2 another, bcoz God's Word is available in so many places in our country.  But if we are not careful, we can become 2 dependent on this spoon-feeding. It's possible 2 become so spiritually 'fat' that we're useless 4 anything productive in God's Kingdom.

Just hearing a message and agreeing with it does not mean we actually learned it. We can admire what was said and even accept God's truth, but until we act upon it, we haven't allowed His truth 2 become a reality in our lives. we need 2 stop, meditate on what we've heard, and begin applying it 2 our lives b4 moving on 2 the next lesson God has in store 4 us.  Most Believers dont practice Scripture meditation, and so they lose much of the benefit they could be gaining from what they read in the Bible or hear preached. The Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:19 describes this condition:

     "When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away, what was sown in his heart."

This story is Jesus' explanation of God's Word being sown into our hearts. He describes different types of soil 2 represent our various human reactions 2 God's truth. According 2 this verse, when Scripture doesn't become an integral part of our life, the enemy comes and immediately 'steals' it from us. His goal is 2 rob us of the most important source of our spiritual growth: God's Word.

The Special Role of Meditation
=======================   Keep in mind that transcendental meditation [an Eastern religious practice] is very different from Biblical meditation. While transcendental meditation is a humanistic mental process involving chanting and incantation, Biblical meditation focuses solely on the Lord and His Word.  This really shouldn't be so controversial, since Scripture clearly tells us 2 meditate:

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe 2 do according 2 all that is written in it. For then you will make you way prosperous, and then you will have good success [Joshua 1:8].

Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely 2 them, that your progress may be evdent 2 all [ITimothy 4;15].

Mediate within your heart on your bed, and be still [Psalm 4:4].

Finally, brethren, whatever thngs are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things  are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if  there is anything praiseworthy--mediate on these things [Philippians 4:8].

In all of these verses, we are instructed and encouraged 2 use our minds 2 apply the truths of God's Word 2 our lives. We are told 2 mediate on the Lord, His Word, and the things of His Kingdom.

A Common Biblical Practice
=====================   Meditation is a spiritual discipline very familiar 2 the Biblical writers:

His delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night [Psalm 1:2].

When I remember You on my bed, I mediate on You in the night watches [Psalm 63:6].

I will also meditate on all Your work, and talk of Your deeds [Psalm 77:12].

I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways [Psalm 119:15].

Your servant meditates on Your statutes [Psalm 119:23].

My eyes are awake thru the night watches, that I may meditate on Your Word [Psalm 119:148].

I meditate on  all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands [Psalm 143:5].

I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works [Psalm 145:5].

A book of remembrance was written b4 Him 4 those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His Name [Malachi 3:16].

This is an important tool as we pursue greater intimacy with the Lord and greater application of His Word in our lives.

Setting Aside Special Time
====================   When we devote extended time 2 meditation, it can be wonderful!  Some meditation time can be focused on prayer, but some of it can be spent just reflecting on the many questions you want 2 ask God. Taking the time 2 think these thru and look up what the Bible has 2 say about them can cause meditation 2 feel like a luxury, and it will create an even greater hunger 4u 2 spend time doing this in the future.  Altho it may not be easy 2 find time 4 meditation, this is worth the fight 4u 2 keep growing in your relationship with the Lord.   I also enjoy meditating on God's Word and searching 4 His answers 2 the Q's on my heart. It's a wonderful chance 4 me 2 be my true self and experience peace and safety in His Presence. I always come away relaxed and refreshed from this special time of communion with Him.

Finding a Special Place
=================   Just as we need 2 set aside special times 4 prayer and meditation, it also helps 2 have a special place where we can get away 4 undistracted fellowship with the Lord. This is beautifully portrayed in a short story by David Wolfe entitled, "Teaching Your Children About God":

There was a Rabbi who had a son. It was soon noticed by the man that the young boy was often in the forest near their house. The boy's father had become worried since he wasnt sure of the dangers his son might face.  He decided 2 speak 2 the boy about this, and asked him why he was spending so much time alone in the forest. The boy replied that he was going there 2 find God.

The Rabbi, happy 2 hear that his son was in search of the Divine, noted that the boy didnt have 2 go into the woods 2 find God, "Bcoz," he added, "God is the same everywhere."    The boy's answer?    "Yes, Dad, but I am not."

It's easy 2 identify with the boy. Some people may not understand why you love 2 get away with your Bible and be alone as you meditate on God's Word...but thats ok. Alone time with Him provides a fantastic opportunity 4u 2 truly be 'you.'  God can be so real 2 you when you're alone with Him. You can cry or laugh, and you dont have 2 explain yourself 2 anyone! You can clear away all the cobwebs from your heart and mind, and then truly experience and hear from the Lord as you meditate on His Word.

Know this: Absolutely none of the time you spend with the Lord and His Word will be wasted. You always will come away renewed and refreshed!  God Bless You today as you give this gift 2 yourself.

* Your Word is a lamp 2 my feet and a light 2 my path.  [Psalm 119:105]

5)  The Bible: Your Guide For Life
==========================    HAVE YOU EVER been on a road trip 2 a strange city...w/o a map or a GPS unit? If so, you know what it feels like 2 lose your sense of direction.  Thankfully, God has given us a wonderful roadmap 4 our lives: the B.I.B.L.E. Its wisdom covers every situation and area of life, and we can be confident that its advice s reliable, bcoz it is God's Word 2 us!  God describes His Word as Nutritious Spiritual Food that will help you grow stronger in your relationship with Him: "Desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby" [IPet 2:2].

01.  Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in Heaven. [Ps 119:89
02.  The Commandment is a lamp, and the Law a light; reproofs of instruction are the way of life. [Pro 6:23].
03.  Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors. [Ps 119:24].
04.  Man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord [Deu 8:3].
05.  How can a young man cleanse his way?  By taking heed according 2 Your Word. [Ps 119:9].

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
The statues of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More 2b desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Morever by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is a great reward.

06.  Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. [Ps 119:11].

07.  Jesus said 2 those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." [John 8:31-32].

08.  No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. [2Pe 1:20-21].

09.  This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe 2 do according 2 all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. [Joshua 1:8].

10.  All Scripture is given my inspiration of God, and is profitable 4 doctrine, 4 reproof, 4 correction, 4 instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped 4 every good work. [2Tim 3:16-17].

Prayer:  HEAVENLY FATHER, I want 2 know You better. Teach me Your Word. Reveal Your truth. Show me more about who You are and who I am IN You.

Thank You 4 giving me the Bible as my roadmap 4 life. May Your Word and Your Spirit guide me into the abundant life You've already planned 4 me!  In Jesus Name. AMEN.

* The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
Pro 15:29

6) God Wants 2 Answer Your Prayers
==========================   GOD IS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER. Like any good father, He wants 2 bless u and meet your needs.  After Jesus described how an earthly father wants 2 give good gifts 2 His children, He added, "How much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things 2 those who ask Him!"  (Matthew 7:9-11).  Instead of being fearful or timid when we approach God in prayer, the Bible says, "Let us therefore come 'boldly' 2 the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace 2 help in time of need" [Hebrews 4:16].  Whatever your need today, u can boldly approach your Heavenly Father 2 intervene in your situation!

1.  Ask, and it will be given 2 u; seek, and u will find; knock, and it will be opened 2 u. For everyone who asks, receives, and he who seeks finds, and 2 him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among u who, if his son asks 4 bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks 4 a fish, will he give him a serpent? If u then, being evil, know how 2 give good gifts 2 your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things 2 those who Ask Him! [Matthew 7:7-11].

2. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give u the desires of your heart [Psalm 37:4].

3. You do not have becoz you do not ask [James 4:2].

4. The Lord is near 2 all who call upon Him, 2 all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear (respect) Him; He also will hear their cry and save them [Psalm 145:18-19].

5. This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according 2 His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him [IJohn 5:14-15].

6.  Men always ought 2 pray and not lose heart. [Luke 18:1].

7. Whatever things u ask in prayer, believing, u will receive. [Matthew 21:22].

8. If 2 of u agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done 4 them by My Father in Heaven. [Matthew 18:19].

9. Whatever you ask In My Name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son [John 14:13].

10. If you abide in ME, and My Words abide in u, u will ask what u desire, and it shall be done 4 u [John 15:7].

11. Call 2 ME, and I will answer u, and show u great and mighty things, which u do not know [Jeremiah 33:3].

12. Whatever we ask we receive from Him, bcoz we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight [IJohn 3:22].

13. With God ALL things are possible [Mark 10:27].

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You 4 all the wonderful promises in Your Word! Thank You 4 being faithful 2 meet the needs of Your Children when they cry out 2 You in faith.

Teach me more of Your Word, and draw me into a more intimate relationship with You. Help me hear the Voice of Your Sweet Holy Spirit more distinctly when I pray. Let me have the patience and persistence I need 2 wait upon You 4 the breakthroughs I seek.  In Jesus powerful Name. AMEN.


Thanksgiving Can Raise The Dead!

John 11:41–42 - 41… And Jesus lifted up His eyes & said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42And I know that You always hear Me…

After Jesus had said these words, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And the man who had been dead for 4 days came out of his tomb!

This is one of the greatest miracles that Jesus performed. Lazarus had been dead for 4 days when Jesus raised him 2 life. Wouldn’t u agree that death is indeed an extreme problem? Having no money in the bank, being sick & losing your job, bad as they are, are not as bad as being dead!

But what I want u 2 see is this: If Jesus, in the most extreme of problems, shows us that the solution is still, “Father, I thank You,” then how much more should we thank God in the midst of the less serious problems we face. If thanksgiving can raise the dead, then let us give thanks in spite of the negative circumstances & we will see victory.

Unfortunately, we tend 2 do the opposite — murmur & complain. But murmuring & complaining only magnify the problem. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is the language of faith which pleases God. I am not saying that we give thanks 4 the problems we have. No, we thank God that He is our answer & that He has already given every blessing 2 us. (Ephesians 1:3) “But Pastor Prince, what I have is so little.” 

My friend, thank God 4 the little u have & it will multiply. Jesus thanked His Father 4 the 5 barley loaves & 2 small fish, a little boy’s lunch, & they were multiplied 2 feed more than 5,000 people with 12 baskets full of leftovers [fragments]! (John 6:8–13) And notice that when the Holy Spirit talked about this event again, He specifically mentioned the Lord giving thanks — “the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks”. (John 6:23) The Holy Spirit seemed 2b more pleased with the act of giving thanks than the miracle of multiplication or the 12 baskets full of leftovers.

Beloved, the more u thank God, the more u please Him. What little u have will be multiplied & whatever is dead in your life will be raised 2 life!

Good Success Is In Your Mouth

Joshua 1:8 - This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but u shall meditate in it day and night… For then u will make your way prosperous, and then u will have good success.

I had always wondered why the Torah (the first 5 books of Moses) is read out loud by the Jews. Then, a Jewish Christian told me that 4 generations, they read God’s Word out loud bcoz of Joshua 1:8 — “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but u shall meditate in it day and night…”

The word “meditate” in English means 2 ponder. But in Hebrew, it is the word hagah, which means 2 utter or mutter under your breath. In other words, when u meditate on God’s Word, u speak forth or COFESS His Word instead of just giving it mental assent.

My friend, hagah God’s Word by confessing verses in the areas that u are believing God 4 breakthroughs. When I was working in sales, I confessed verses like, “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty…” (Proverbs 3:9–10) In the 1st year, I became the top salesman in my company! My way was made prosperous and I enjoyed good success.

“Pastor Prince, I am waiting for God 2 make my way prosperous.”

No, the Bible says that YOU will make your way prosperous WHEN YOU hagah God’s Word. So speak forth verses in the areas which u want 2 see breakthroughs and u will have good success.

Some people have success that destroys them — u don’t see them in church anymore and their family members don’t get 2 see them either. That is bad success. But when u hagah God’s Word, u will have good success that does not destroy u.

Now, confessing God’s Word does not move God 2 do things 4 u. It is not a formula. God had already moved when He gave up Jesus 2 die 4 u. However, when u confess His Word, it moves YOU from a position of doubt 2 faith. It moves your heart from a position of “Is it true?” 2 “I believe it!” When that happens, “u will make your way prosperous, and then u will have good success”!

2 of 31 Reasons People Do Not Receive Their Financial Harvest

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     Some people consider mere survival a success.
     Five dollars an hour is enough 4 them.  They have no great dreams.  Their long-term plans are 2 attend a movie next week.  They lack Vision.  They do not dream of creating an Orphanage for 1,000 children; printing one million Bibles 4 China, or building a television station in a great city.  Many people do not even care that their child ever attends college or not.  They simply want enough money 2 go down 2 Denny's and buy 3 pancakes and 2 eggs.  That is their idea of a grand slam in the game of life.
     Their goal is 2 get thru the day.  Most people never taste the surging, powerful and revolutionary Spirit life.  They remind me of the singer drawing his last breath in life, "One day at a time, sweet Jesus!  That is all I'm asking U 4."  Sadly, that is the condition of millions today.
     Common people set common goals.
     Uncommon achievers set uncommon goals.
     This cancer of indifference is contagious.  It will destroy every ounce of passion surging thru your veins.  Maybe this has happened 2 u.  There is nothing big you are trying 2 do any more w/your life.  U are not trying 2 feed the hungry.  U are not trying 2 reach 1 million people in China w/Bibles.  U feel nothing when your pastor tells u the vision he sees 4 the Church and your involvement.  Nothing is driving u.  Nothing is forcing u away from your present situation.  U have adapted 2 the common life...while the uncommon achiever within is screaming 4 attention.
     One of the most extraordinary achievers in my generation has been Oral Roberts.  I will never 4get a statement he once made, "The most dangerous time in your life is when u do not have a need."  That is when self sufficiency, like a cancerous growth, begins 2 form on your life.  Smugness seeps into your system.  U think God is unnecessary.  Your faith becomes unused.
     Oh my friend,  listen 2 me today!  If this is happening 2 u, run 4 your life.
     Get a  future so big that today looks tiny.  U see, when God gives u a dream, it will be bigger than your present paycheck.  it will require a miracle.
     If your dream does not require God, it is not really a God-given dream.  If God gets involved w/your dream, He becomes the only means 2 achieve it.
     You are commanded 2 become more.  Increase is expected of u.  Read the unforgettable story of the wicked and slothful servant that Jesus discussed in Matthew 25.  When he refused 2 use his talent and gifts, a curse came upon him bcoz he did not multiply.  "Take therefore the talent from him" cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matthew 25:30).
     Listen 2 the incredible first chapter of the holy ancient writings, "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it." (Genesis 1:28).
     When I talk 2 u about a financial harvest, I am seeing something bigger than going out 2 eat at a restaurant twice a week.  I am talking about the supernatural abundant life...I am talking about living in the center of your faith, not the edges.
     I had an experience at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport many years ago.  As I spoke 2 the waitress about her finances, she tossed her hair and said, "I do not like all that preaching about money."
     "Would u not like 2 have more money?" I asked.
     "No!" she replied angrily, "that is what is wrong w/the world today.  Everybody is wanting more and more and more.  I have enough 4 me and my son.  That is all I need, and I am happy!"
     I paused.  Then, I looked right into her eyes and said,   "Have u ever seen any children on TV starving 2 death bcoz of a famine in their country?"  "Yes," she said.
     "Have u ever really wished u could help them in a significant way?"  She said impulsively and quickly, "Oh, many times I have wished..." and then her voice trailed off.  She stopped.  It hit her.
     That is what a financial harvest is all about.  Not merely being blessed, but becoming an instrument of blessing the hurting around u.
     Financial harvest is much bigger than simply being able 2 write out a check 4 your car payment on time.  It is much more powerful than being able 2 order and extra bag of french fries 4 your children at McDonald's.
     God is looking 4 Golden Connections on earth.  He wants somebody willing 2 use their faith 4 super natural events on this planet.
     Get a dream big enough 2 require the supernatural intervention of God.  Get a dream big enough 2 require every ounce of faith present in your system.  If u fail 2 birth the dream God has planted in u like a Seed, u will become angry and bitter.  U will lash out at others who are taking giant steps in a small world.  U will start talking like a victim instead of a Victor.
     Faith is confidence in God.  it requires an INSTRUCTION.  Faith is activated by needs.  When u really do not have a great need in your life, that is a dangerous Season.  U will be tempted 2 live life w/o knowing God.  When u fail 2 reach 4 God, u become cut off from all supply, the Source.
      "Without faith it is impossible 2 please Him: 4 He that cometh 2 God must believe that He is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).
      Always remember this:  the day that u say, "I have enough,"  the extra wave of blessing goes elsewhere 2 someone who is standing w/arms outstretched toward Heaven shouting, "I am expecting a supernatural wave of blessing."
      That is one of the reasons 1000's are not receiving a significant and supernatural financial harvest in their daily life.
      Double The Dream You have Been Nurturing and Your Financial Harvest Will Double!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What Have U Been Saying - LIFE or DEATH from Your Own Lips?

Psalm 91:2 - I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge & my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”

When a great storm arose as Jesus & His disciples were in a boat on the Sea of Galilee, He did not say 2 His disciples, “The storm is here 2 teach us courage.” Instead, He took authority over the storm & said, “Peace, be still!” And there was a perfect calm. (Mark 4:39)

When He met the widow of Nain whose only son had died, & on another occasion, the two sisters whose brother Lazarus & died, He didn’t tell them, “God wanted 2 take him home.” No, He spoke 2 the dead son: “Young man, I say 2 u, arise.” (Luke 7:14) And standing outside Lazarus’ tomb, He said, “Lazarus, come forth!” (John 11:43) And both men came back 2 life.

What have u been saying about your situation?

When u feel the pain in your body, don’t say of the Lord, “God wants me sick 2 teach me 2 trust Him more.” Instead, say, “Lord Jesus, I thank You that by Your stripes I was/am healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)

While trying 2 make ends meet, don’t say of the Lord, “The Lord keeps me poor 2 keep me humble.” Instead, say, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)

And if u have an intimidating boss at work, don’t say, “The Lord is my patience, I will endure.” Instead, say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do 2 me?” (Hebrews 13:6)

We are living in the last days when there are terrorist attacks & deadly viruses lurking around, & the world is afraid. But we will not speak negative words & be fearful like the people of the world. Instead, we will speak God’s Word & reign over these things. Like the psalmist, we will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge & my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”

So find out what God’s Word says about your situation, believe it & declare it. And bcoz God’s Word cannot return 2 Him void (Isaiah 55:11), u will see what u believe[believing = my Faith] & confess [confession = my Action] come 2 pass [u will C it]!

DAY 21 - Cure 4 Loneliness

Introduction   ===   The cure 4 Loneliness and an empty heart means we are not feeding our spirit inside. Every day I have read ONE Psalm and ONE Proverb. This is like taking medicine in my inward parts. I discovered a HOPE came into me like none I had ever known b4. All of a sudden I stopped doing that and after some time, I found myself different. I became lonely again. Empty inside somehow and could not understand why.

I had fed my soul and took for granted that Gods Word is FOOD for our inner man where He lives in us. I discovered a wonderful secret, that I could feed my own soul ! And so I wanted 2 'test' this and see if it were true. I began reading one Proverb and one Psalm each day, it took only a few moments, at first it was hard bcoz life always demands things that must be done, but I craved more, sometimes I was a little lonely, other days I was very lonely inside. Even though I did things I loved, spoke to friends and all the things I used to think would fill me, I was still empty inside.

It was not until I decided to make notes of what I read, that the miracles began. I was growing inside and was not aware of the beautiful person I was becoming ! I was in awe. I made small notes, but began keeping the dates and times. The following year I decided by curiosity to go and find the DAY of last year and see how much I had grown. I was amazed at the miracles that took place in my life, HOW I found my answers in solving them and HOW God had helped me in the things I could not do myself. It is for this reason I am posting Daily Feed Your Soul, for those who might know someone who is lonely inside or hurting too. The Instructions are easy, Just find the day you need and read it. When something 'jumps' out at you, stop, it is then that the Holy Spirit will be talking 2 you, and you will discover that you too, can hear the precious Voice of God giving you Instructions to share with those you know and love and also dont forget to feed your own soul.  Such a simple thing to discover that Gods Word is Food for our soul, but very profound, Its in the simple ways His love reaches us.

What a great God He is, He never asks for anything but our love in return. There is no deception when we discover things ourself.... Discover Him for yourself and you will learn that loneliness and an inner emptiness is of the past...  Be blessed !

Psalm 21 - JOY in the Salvation of the LORD

01  The king (put your name here) shall have Joy in Your strength, O Lord; And in  Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

02  You have given him (my) his heart's desire, And have not withheld the request of his (my) LIPS.  
Selah (Think of this)

03  For You meet him with the Blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head.

04  He asked life from You, and You gave it to him -- Length of days forever and ever.

05  His glory is great in Your salvation; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him (me).

06  For You have made him (me) most Blessed forever;  You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence.

07  For the king (me) trusts in the Lord, And through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved.

08  Your hand will infd all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You.

09  You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger;  The Lord shall swallow them (all my problems and enemies) up in His wrath,  And the fire shall devour them.

10  Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.

11  For they intended evil against You; They devised a plot which they are not able 2 perform.

12  Therefore You will make them turn their back;  You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces.

13  Be exalted O Lord, in Your own strength !  We (I) will sing and praise Your power.

Thank you Lord for always helping me, In Jesus Name, Amen

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.

John 14:6
- 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!