Daily Devotions


Supernatural Possibilities

You purchased truth when you heard it so don’t sell now! Stay with the truth—speak supernatural possibilities rather than all that unbelief blah, blah, blah. Unbelief produces doubt and doubt systematically dismantles what you just accomplished.

The more we grow spiritually the more we realize taking the same ground twice—due to careless words expressing the exact opposite of what we are believing for—is unnecessary if we can simply discipline our thoughts, words, and actions to agree precisely with what we claim to believe.

Supernatural hope is focused. Keep your eye on the continuum. Never back up and always continue to build. Place today’s advance atop yesterday’s and remember what you have invested; remember you believed the Lord was leading you then so why question His leading now?

Refuse unbelief. Believe. Speak it. “Light, be!”

Amen.

Genesis 1:1-3

All Wisdom

Today the LORD leads with heaven’s wisdom—perfectly pure, perfectly true, perfectly just. There is no mixture in what He speaks; His wisdom is pure—not confusing, not mixed up, not a little of this and a little of that. He has a word for you and it is clear when He speaks it.

In the same way that the Lord is present to heal your body, He is present to meet every need of yours; He sets the record straight with daily downloads of truth, unraveling Satan’s distortion of truth. Our part is to conform thoughts and actions to His wisdom—by wisdom we receive wisdom!

Allow the Lord’s Spirit to judge the matter. Refuse to continue except that with every step wisdom produces its full reward of truth—in you. Meditate in God’s Word—it is pure and therefore free of mixture. You may not think you have a pure word and perfect perspective but stay in His Presence, pondering His Word and drinking from His Spirit. You will move higher in what you hear.

God’s wisdom unveils answers hidden years in the generations—twisted ways that dominated our “blood line” since before we were born. His mercy comes to rescue us and strike judgment against the enemy if we will only accept the truth He unveils . . . truth that delivers our bloodline . . . for a thousand generations!

God is in the house. Your time has come.

Amen.

James 3:17, Luke 5:17, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Verses@Once

Ref: generations, bloodlines
Iniquity to 3rd & 4th generation: Exodus 20:5, Numbers 14:18, Deuteronomy 5:9
He keeps covenant to a thousand generations: Deuteronomy 7:9, 1 Chronicles 16:15, Psalm 105:8All

His Reward

The Lord’s reward arrives with Him and is according to what has already been done – before. Also, the Lord rewards according to what we store on the inside – in the heart, our inward, hidden treasure.

Promotion comes from the Lord as a reward with eternal implications. Natural rewards, too, reflect yesterday’s investment. Men reward themselves where God will not, and God rewards where mankind cannot. We need that revelation!

The most profound part is the heart—always. We should do as David did; he prayed for truth in the deepest part of His being: “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.” (Ps 51:6)

The Lord’s reward is with Him.

Amen.

Isaiah 40:10, Isaiah 62:11, Revelation 22:12, Verses@Once

You’ve Got This!

Confidence is transferrable. Your confidence for success affects others. Even those normally weak in confidence become strong when they participate with you.

The reverse is also true. Hesitation combined with double-speak spoils the atmosphere and counters confidence, making faith’s operation iffy at best. Indecision and lack of confidence are not leadership characteristics.

Leadership today advances on shoulders strengthened by high confidence in God’s Word and supported by a heart-condition that believes.

Mark 11:24 inspires confidence for the impossible. The petition you have before God today may seem impossible but ignore impossibility. Instead, step out . . . release your most developed faith and speak to the mountain in front of you. It will obey you.

Confidence. You have it. You know you do. The mountain knows it too. (Smile.)

Amen.

Mark 11:24

Sure Foundation

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. . . Christ, the head of the body. For he holds the whole body together with its joints and ligaments, and it grows as God nourishes it.” (Colossians 2:7 & 19, NLT)

The strength of anything is its foundation. The architect’s design envisions structure height and adds sufficient foundation below to support floors above—the deeper the foundation the higher the building can go. Individual success also, a measure of how far we can advance, derives from depths of spiritual character—the most critical support for intellectual growth and vital for strong, healthy emotions.

In matters of faith people often confuse the issue, believing they can make the Lord one option among many as their source for success and making Jesus Christ merely one of several higher powers. They are incorrect; He is the highest power. The Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest power and “sure foundation” for success. The Lord’s power is all power. He is Almighty God. His strength is mission strength for daily life, for every believer.

The Almighty God sends you forth today . . . with a sure foundation, empowered with all power and all authority.

Amen.

Isaiah 28:16Colossians 2:7, 19, John 15:13 Mark 12:31 Luke 9:1, Verses@Once

For Goodness Sake

Some religious streams agree with modern philosophical views of goodness and, basically, what it means to be good. The main idea is goodness – on some level, for some cause, be it for personal benefit, to benefit a group or to benefit the overall global community. Therefore, the human principle of goodness is to be good “for goodness’ sake,” including universal virtues like tolerance or pity for the less fortunate or and self-denial.

Christianity teaches another perspective. For Christians, all goodness is from God—He is good and is good to all, and those who know Him as Lord demonstrate His goodness. For Christians, goodness is patterned like God’s unconditional love for mankind. His love is kind and good, and His goodness produces spiritual fruits of goodness in lives, both practically and spiritually.    

The Lord’s redemption does not come because men are good; but rather because the Lord is good. He doesn’t dictate we be good for anyone’s sake but teaches goodness for the believer is the Lord at work in our lives. Works that result aren’t for goodness alone but are natural expressions of lives responding to His lead.

The Lord, He is good! 

Amen.

Romans 2:4, Galatians 5:22, John 14:12, Ephesians 3: v20, Philippians 2: v13, Jude 1 v24, Verses@Once

An Entrance

A principle of governing is that everything begins somewhere—everything has a door, an entrance. Practically speaking, anything we fence or hem-in also has a gate. Rooms have doors and nations entry points.

Parents know the principle. Speaking to a child who will not, or is unable to hear is unfruitful, the same as speaking to a closed door.

The principle is also spiritual. The Apostle Paul asked for prayer that he would have “an entrance and an utterance”. Paul knew his message would fail if he could not get the ear of those he was sent to reach.

Spiritual discipline includes patience to wait for doors to open, and a word of God’s wisdom for what to do, or not do, in the meantime. But when it comes to the enemy’s wiles, we do not wait or neglect an opening; when it comes to the enemy we possess every gate!

We are “the seed of Abraham” – innumerable descendants destined to “possess the gates of their enemies.” Abraham’s relatives, sending Rebekah to become Isaac’s wife, blessed her, declaring these exact words: “And may your descendants possess the gates of those who hate them.”

In daily life matters that threaten also have wrong spirits and each wrong spirit must have a door of entrance to get to and affect you. Instead of yielding that opening, that gate, possess it! Your covenant with God includes authority over every gate – you have GOVERNING authority to open, and close them!

Take authority! Remove the thing that does not belong in your life.

Now . . . close the door.  

Amen.

Ephesians 6:19, Colossians 4:3, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 24:60, Verses@Once

Stronghold

Be fully convinced of God’s will in your situation. Stay focused—don’t let your thoughts skip from one thing to the next. Be sure decisions and the logic supporting those come from revelatory understanding gleaned from meditation in God’s Word. Focus on the one thing you must decide—the major area that must be accomplished in the coming year. Again, stay focused.

Concerning the single most critical situation you have, is it “covered?” Have you spent time insisting upon God’s will? Pray. Make sure enemy strongholds are broken using your declarations of God’s Word. As the Lord’s covenant partner and representative, every stronghold is yours to command: The right hand of the Lord does valiantly!

Fine tune your decision-making. Settle “once and for all” in your thoughts that God’s Word is your stronghold concerning this issue and insist for as much of it is under your authority on the Word as final authority—for every day, every detail, every word, every emotion, every thought, and every step forward.

Do not be concerned about anyone or anything else—God has it!

Amen.

Psalm 118:15-16; Declare Psalm 118

Willing To Hear

Standards of Bible truth become muddied for those who for convenience sake choose surface truth only. When this happens a distinction is made: The Lord doesn’t conform to our preferences or whim; rather He calls us to conform to His standard – to represent Him correctly, to draw from His Word.

Foolishness is associated with those who are un-teachable. Their words reveal ignorance; without ears to hear they do not—cannot—understand. Unfortunately, those agitated by Bible truths may not even read the Bible. Knowledge for them consists of select verses emboldened by documentary-style theology and philosophical thought.

False information represented as true, again and again, produces belief in those things. Add to that repetition of misinformation an absence of relationship with God and the result is offense – offended for truth’s sake, because of God’s Word as it truly is.

Jesus understood that miracles like blind eyes receiving sight, handicapped and sick bodies being made whole, and the dead raised to life would offend earth-bound hearts; He knew any congregation distanced from the Lord to the point of unbelief would attack any message greater than their experience.

Jesus told them, “Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen— the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor. And tell him, `God blesses those who do not turn away because of me.’ ” And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it. For before John came, all the prophets and the law of Moses looked forward to this present time.  And if you are willing to accept what I say, he is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! (Matthew 11:4-6, 12-15

Amen.

Matthew 11: 4-6, 12-15, Matthew 10:26-27, Verses@Once

Fully Convinced

As 2017 begins, settle it in your heart that what the Lord has promised He is able to do. Your part is to be fully convinced what He said (promised) He will do and it is His will to do it. If you are not fully convinced, God’s promises and the full benefit of His Lordship seem distant, the road ahead less hopeful.

Without a sure word from the Lord, we spend too much time waiting and hoping while doing everything in our power to find out what to do next; and, as time goes by, delay decreases resolve and we weary mentally.

So instead, from the beginning, establish your confidence. “And being fully convinced that what He has promised He was well able to perform.” (Romans 4:21) The person fully convinced concerning their covenant with the LORD is mighty! That person represents the will of heaven here on earth. You are that person!

Now when Abram heard that a member of his family was taken captive, he armed those he had trained personally and knew well, and led them in pursuit of that which had taken his family member. Abram’s strategy was to attack with force from all sides – at night. He attacked and then chased the enemy army and brought back the one taken captive, plus all the goods and possessions that were stolen and all the people in relationship with his family member who were also taken into captivity.” (Gen 14:14-16)

Amen.

Romans 4:21, Genesis 14:14-16, Genesis 18:14, Numbers 11:23, Jeremiah 32:17, Matthew 19:26,
Luke 1:37, Verses@Once

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