November 23rd, 2014
We strongly pray for the Kingdom of God to come and His will to be done. Obviously, the mission side of that prayer is that we, individual members of the Body, advance the Kingdom of God in some way, big or small, everyday as the mission mobilizes us into unlikely places, among unlikely people.
For one thing, a revelation of the Kingdom delivers us from the fenced-in notion that work is a job where we earn a living . . . Kingdom-minded believers understand every work effort factors into a life-assignment, a gift from God. We have a position, not a job.
Another thing about Kingdom-minded living is that, in personal life or enterprise or as volunteers, in matters that start one way and then develop into an unexpected opportunity to “shine the Light”, we do what we do, first and foremost, in demonstration of God’s love. For parents in the home, workers in an office, business owners, or the entrepreneur – at every level of what we do – the call to God’s will is priority number one!
As you pray today expect an unusual turn-around in your family and nation. Declare that the Kingdom comes and God’s will is done in amazing and specific demonstrations of His love. Take your stand on the Lord’s side. No side-stepping for natural affections or convenience-sake. By faith, stand! You are highly favored in unlikely settings and among unlikely people. You have divine ability for strategic, important, and world-changing opportunities. Expect miraculous outcomes in answer to prayer . . . one after another . . . like dominoes.
November 22nd, 2014
The fabric of a nation and the measure of individual character are known when, despite difficult odds, a people continue to press for the prize. Our Lord pressed. He moved toward Redemption’s plan and without hesitation, resolved to go through as the Son of Man, ensuring victory for future generations over the plans of wicked and deceitful men. In your family and nation, are you seeing that?
As we press and remain insistent on the outcome we desire, others who have gotten away with a great deal will come to a punctuated stop. While we continue to press (in prayer and actions), we expect to undo corruption with expressions of the Lord’s righteous cause – redemption!
In prayer, announce a turn-around for your family and nation. Call forth the Lord’s plan. In covenant and with bold prayer and action, believe God for corruption to break. In prayer, turn the tide, set a right course and lead the generations out!
And for you specifically, in prayer press for the prize the Lord has shown you!
Proverbs 13:33-35, Deuteronomy 28:7-9
November 21st, 2014
Those who know the Lord will be strong and do exploits, and those with understanding will instruct many. (Daniel 11:32-33)
I think the believer’s role is more identifiable now. We live in an hour when the Lord draws HIS line, separating justice from man’s watered-down substitute. God establishes the Kingdom of His Son inside the heart; for those who seek Him for this fulfillment, there is a sense of urgency.
That urgency has produced momentum. Prayer encourages more prayer . . . that encourages even more prayer. In prayer we see as God sees. in faith we usher in justice, first in the Spirit then the natural . . . on earth as it is in Heaven!
Humility opens the door. We receive the petitions we have asked of Him – answered prayer. This year, in 2014, in the nick of time, justice arrives. Flattery and the scoffer grow silent. Knowledge of the Lord and graced exploits by faithful men open the way. Thank God!
Today, prayerfully align your life with His Kingdom government. Join your strength to honor and to champions of justice who lead. Pray for Life, motivated by the Spirit of Life. Cast out death and the spirit of death. In prayer and in declaration stand . . . Kingdom-minded, thankful, bold.
Say, I take it!
Daniel 11:32-33 1 Corinthians 2:8-10, Luke 11:1-4, 1 John 5:14-15, Verses @ Once
November 20th, 2014
The Kingdom of God is a government. As citizens of that kingdom-government, believers have authority to proclaim, then enforce thru prayer, biblical truth and its principles. Truth’s opposite is expressed in deception, a way that seems right but the end thereof is not right.
In the last days the Lord promises to pour out His Spirit. One aspect of His outpouring is increased numbers of believers, trained in the knowledge of Kingdom authority, confronting deception and philosophies aligned with it. Righteous foundations prevail because believers stand!
Today, pray for your family and nation – enforce a prayer covering OVER them, refusing to trust in man or make flesh your strength. Stand today on the side of hope. Pray for the exposure of deceptive men. SEE the Lord’s goodness and turn completely to trust Him. Say to the Lord, ALL my hope is in You!
Proverbs 14:12, Psalm 11:2-3, Acts 2:16-18, Jeremiah 17:5-7, Verses @ Once
November 19th, 2014
Difficult situations are, well, difficult! And one thing about difficulty, it’s common to all. No one is exempt. Still it’s tempting to feel sorry for yourself when the waters are troubled; but remember the Lord in you is greater than any part of this experience. Rising above it all is one benefit of being born again – you know the Lord personally and have unlimited use of that Name!
We all face difficult situations and we all know the importance of refusing to be led by the heartache. We know to shift into a different perspective. Without the Lord, a person in the midst of a difficult time is pitiful really. Their blow-by-blow story of today’s ordeal is exhausting. Know what I mean? All that energy invested in rehearsing the negatives could be focused on something higher.
I don’t choose friends who can’t handle difficulty; I don’t have time for the conversation. They think everything is about them. They are selfish. They want it fixed yesterday. They’re rattled by anything that interrupts their routine and life, as they‘ve known it. They think their burden is unique. They cannot get out of the hole because they will not stop digging. Worst of all they’re religious — sometimes spiritual but never able to find the power switch. If they did find it, I’m pretty sure theirs is in off mode.
Don’t be like that. Stand up. Don’t wallow. Stop thinking about it. Do your best. Serve others as deeply as you can and don’t forget to take care of yourself so you’re not worn to a frazzle. You can do this. You can do it well! Your part is to believe God. Keep releasing your faith; that’s your part. His part is to do the work. Trust Him.
The born again believer is completely equipped through the power of God’s Word, combined with unceasing prayer to rise above difficult times. You can. You will.
November 18th, 2014
Always remember that, for the believer, anything lost is already found. That is your key to finding it. Stop and consider that the Lord knows the exact location of your lost item. If it’s something really precious, like a relationship due to misunderstanding or devilish intrusion, or something material like a home because of disaster or financial failure, the rule of recovery still holds. “
The Lord is there! He is LORD of all things that concern you and anything lost or stolen is already in recovery mode. It begins instantly, as soon as you ask for the Lord’s help. In the case of something like a home or relationship that’s literally destroyed, the possibility is that the situation may end better than it was before if you will stay in faith.
Always believe as you pray for complete recovery of anything lost or misplaced. Believe for total restoration, spiritually and emotionally, of anything precious that’s been snatched away. Believe the Lord’s hand is stretched out to save and restore anything lost from your life; believe His hand is mighty to save.
And, if you can believe it (and don’t miss this part) the Lord is moving now . . . to restore and recover, sooner rather than later. The most important thing is to open your heart to believe and by faith work with the Lord in prayer to see the desired outcome. Ask Him to restore. Declare restoration
“The Lord shall come and behold, His reward is with Him!” Isaiah 40:10, Isaiah 62:11
Amen – so be it!
November 17th, 2014
A righteous view is not enough. Actions are louder than words but a true foundation depends on words carefully thought out and measured with sensitivity. Words contain truth that must stand the scrutiny of time, and those on the Lord’s side are legitimate guardians of those two precious keys – words and truth.
As champions of truth and activists in the cause we must be clear on what we believe is wrong. Unfortunately, the thing we lack is a solution. There’s no shortage of detailed complaints against what we see that’s wrong or the motives for the opposition’s view; but we lack brilliance to offer a way out, we fall short in the contest fro change.
Voices are missing. The counselor is missing, as also the statesman. We are not moving mountains because we cannot move them; and, until wisdom is allowed back at the table, we shouldn’t expect to move them. The test of our wisdom isn’t multiplied complaining but rather, steady resolve and ready answers.
The Lord’s people should never stoop to the simple-minded, common, or petty. Words are cheap for the complainer whose religious imaginings are not spiritually sound but are careless, uninspired, easily outclassed, and inadequate for the task.
A righteous view is not enough. There must be voices. The Lord’s people must supply answers, solutions, and government that originates from His shoulders. His nature makes us royal. His wisdom molds our core. The right platform is our seat beside Him and our prayers in the Spirit penetrate sinister plotting to bring forth the day in truth.
1 Corinthians 2; Ephesians 2:6; Verses@Once
November 16th, 2014
I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace. You will be secure under a government that is just and fair. Your enemies will stay far away. You will live in peace, and terror will not come near. If any nation comes to fight you, it is not because I sent them. Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat. “I have created the blacksmith who fans the coals beneath the forge and makes the weapons of destruction. And I have created the armies that destroy. But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken! (Is 43:13-17)
Concerning the LORD’s people, Isaiah describes a magnificent endowment, dating from ancient times and applied especially in the present in the blood covenant, a course that specifically resonates in modern terms. So then, our season is joyful – full of joy!
You belong to the LORD. You do not melt in crisis. You are experienced in peace. You have His guardian watch (like an empire) over each thought and word and clearly see your mission in difficult times like these, framed by the LORD’s intention that, with your arrival upon the scene, HE arrives also: Christ in you the hope of glory.
Isaiah 54:13-17, Colossians 1:27, Isaiah 54, Verses @ Once
November 15th, 2014
Disciplined behavior is a built-in safeguard to keep the path ahead aligned with God’s purposes . What would we do without discipline’s training for life and what would we do without teachers who mentor and train us according to discipline?
We also see the snare that comes with refusing discipline. For those who despise government, a path is carved by flesh-desire . . . avoiding authority, manipulative of divine principle, presumptuous and self-destructive, self-willed, pretending to be wise, and emboldened to thwart the Lord. Undisciplined flesh speaks loudly and undisciplined areas tell a story, a distortion of the message God intended.
As Christians we are doubly blessed—trained biblically by mentors and led by the Holy Spirit, a distinctive unique to Christianity. In Bible examples, those who modeled God’s leadership praised such training. Today also, we recognize the worth and are grateful to the Lord for mentors who train for discipline and being governed and for the Spirit’s leading to mature spiritually.
2 Peter 2:10 | 2 Corinthians 3:2 | Verses@Once
November 14th, 2014
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His Kingdom, To 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.” (Is 9:6-7)
Believers do business with full conviction of divine authority as agents of His promise to increase. As His people we are to occupy, understanding what the will of the Lord is; we are governors and tutors who advance the Kingdom with prayer and righteous living. As blessing carriers, we are His government on Earth—demonstrators of the promised increase, divine government for the blessing and benefit of the whole world.
Father, we pray for Your government to fully occupy everything that concerns us—to go ahead of us and open the way of increase and peace. We see Your government established in places of influence, granting promotion where You choose! Lord, send Your government ahead of us, as a forerunner for us: Crooked paths, be straight: rough places, be smooth! Hallelujah!
Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 19:13, Psalm 115:16, Isaiah 40:4, Verses @ Once