November 1, 2014
Give Thanks: Biblical Stories of Gratitude
From our friends at Biblegateway.com explore the meaning and joy of gratitude with this one-week Thanksgiving-themed devotional. To sign up for daily verses, devotions, and Bible readings from BibleGateway.com, click here.
October 1, 2014
Sukkot | Feast of Tabernacles
14 Tishrei, 5775 / October 9, 2014
Sukkot, the most joyous festival on the Jewish calendar, began last evening and continues through Tuesday, October 14. During this time, Jews celebrate the Lord’s Presence as He tabernacles with them, a demonstration of the eternal covenant bond between Yahweh and His People. Read more
August 1, 2014September 1, 2014
Rosh Hashanah begins Jewish New Year September 24
Wednesday, September 24 marks the end of Elul, the last month in the Jewish year when teshuvah – repentance and turning, or returning to God – is the emphasis. Tomorrow, a new month and a New Year begin the solemn High Holy season of the Jewish Fall Feast Days – Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Throughout the month of Elul, the blowing of the shofar, a ram’s horn, is heard in the synagogue, a daily call to repentance in preparation for this time known as the “Days of Awe”. Many Christians recognize this awakening blast of the shofar and honor the feast days as significant, biblical modes (set-apart times), chosen by Our Father to reveal Yeshua our Lord. Bibilically speaking connectivity is important. In everything, divine working moves from origin forward, while reaching back to the beginning to interpret the present and connect with the future. Observance of biblical feast days connects us to the prophetic cycle of God’s eternal plan – His Presence now and in His eternal Kingdom – l’olam va’ed. Drawn from the ancient Hebrew perspective of eternity, past and present come together in l’olam. That connection brings all of time together and points to a future time and fulfillment. This year, expectantly, we watch the eastern sky and as a new day dawns, this most special season of the Lord reveals a glimpse of the horizon we have not seen before – completely new yet profoundly ancient. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be. World without end. Amen.
Christians persecuted, even murdered for their faith. Pray.
In contrast to political or religious hatred, as Christians, expressions of supernatural gifts God entrusts to us are our most joyful faith experience. Giving of ourselves into His purposes to bless the whole world means we envision God’s highest and best for those the Lord sends us to bless.
July 1, 2014
Fourth of July: Celebrate Freedom
Today we pray for the Kingdom of God to come and His will be done – strength for those who turn back the battle at the gate and who lean into the Holy Spirit’s leading, prepared for the day ahead. Isaiah 28:6 Prophetically we see it—the Kingdom of God’s power and glory! All who are Spirit-inspired sync with divine promptings, unction, and the witness of the Spirit; those born from above and with faith developed in the secret place are Spirit-prepared for such a time as this! Trust the Lord absolutely and obey Him fully. With wisdom, confidence, and strength of spirit, trust and obey . . . discerning the times, take the day!
His truth is marching on.
June 1, 2014
Pentecost: Gift of the Holy Spirit
Christianity’s harvest celebration this year identifies with Israel – we stand with her! By revelation of the eternal Word and through the Spirit who breathes the life of God into our lives and circumstances, we prayerfully declare strength to our Jewish brothers and divine blessing and peace to Yerushalayim . . . city of the Great King! Psalm 48:2
May 1, 2014
Every year in May we celebrate Memorial Day in the United States—an annual remembrance of those who died in the service of our nation and all those who have served. Freedom is God’s gift; defending that freedom often requires a high price, especially for those who sacrifice to serve and the many that lay down their lives to protect and defend the freedoms we cherish as a nation.
Today’s devotion remembers too our friends in other nations who pray for America and are passionate concerning God’s plan for this nation. Thank you for your prayers and intercessions; without the strength your prayers provide, we could not continue to stand for the Lord!
Remember our prayers are with you and your nation – for your call from God and the welfare of your people. We fervently intercede for you, believing God will deliver as He has many times in the past. For your nation and for the United States, we compare the present to an earlier time when the Lord decreed nations and tongues would join under His lordship, an evidence of His presence with His ability to change the atmosphere for good.
In the U.S. and beyond, today s a time of solemn opportunity; our mutual ambassadorship with God’s global family increases as we remember. We gather spiritual portions here, to sow there; and likewise, receive a harvest of distant prayers . . . wisdom for what to do and strength to do it! Amen.
April 1, 2014
The month of April 2014 will be important for believers. Combined seasons of Resurrection and Passover thrust us forward into a brand new day and the joys of an over-the-top harvest!
Keep your eye “trained” on the word of the Lord to (for) you. Rehearse it aloud, again and again; train the atmosphere in your home and workplace with it.
Remember, an enemy uses our vulnerable side. Give him “no place”. We are spirit, soul and body – triune – so remember to rest. Refreshing saves and postures you for tomorrow.
A blood moon this Passover is our “sign in the heavens”. The Lord is mindful of you for good. Stay close, listen well; keep your vision unclouded.
Your weapons aren’t carnal but mighty thru God, so go ahead, pull DOWN any and every stronghold of unbelief – any taunting, any mocking. The Lord, He is on your side – the Lord, He is God!
“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,” Let Israel now say-“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, When men rose up against us, Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their wrath was kindled against us; Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our soul; Then the swollen waters Would have gone over our soul.” Blessed be the Lord, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”
Psalm 124: 1-8
March 1, 2014
Purim, Blot Out Haman
Purim’s celebration this month is a reminder of the many around the world marked for destruction and their cry to God for supernatural rescue from evil persecutors. Add your voice to theirs according to Esther’s fast in cooperation with the Holy Spirit – undo strongholds of fear and confusion, expose destructive plots:
- We speak “in the spirit” to those in trouble. We declare to them—life! We ask—Lord, deliver!
- Lord, Author of Life, come with deliverance in divine exchange—life for death!
- On earth we join with divine, heavenly forces to rescue, deliver, and blot out every Haman—every personified Haman and every wicked Haman spirit!
February 1, 2014
Voice of Authority
Nothing changes until someone with God-given authority steps up. We realize, instead of leading our generation for the purposes of God, the strong temptation is to yield to the next, strongest influence or most demanding voice. In the process, contributions we should have made are replaced with another leadership source, one that does not reflect the Lord or His purposes – a presence that, once in, opposes every standard, one by one, until the distortion is obvious for all to see, Unfortunately, by the time we do “see”, the presence that came to take over . . . has! READ Matthew 17:14-21, Psalm 29:2-4
January 1, 2014
This year, people of Christian principle will display core values with grace and special wisdom. Attractive with obvious skill to speak in the spirit of truth, their words will convey substance, their countenance confidence, and their lives an example to imitate. Christians, together with non-Christians who share basic and common-sense regard for life, will stand in opposition to upside-down philosophies that do not prosper a people or civilization. In 2014 our words will be sound – strengthened in prayer, tempered with humility, persuasive and compelling.
When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. She arrived with a large group of attendants and a great caravan of camels loaded with spices, large quantities of gold, and precious jewels. When she met with Solomon, she talked with him about everything she had on her mind. Solomon had answers for all her questions; nothing was too hard for him to explain to her. (2Chron 9:1-2, NLT)
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