Daily Devotions


Land Of Your Anointing

There is a land for each of us—a location where the anointing in our lives rings more true, is more connected, and finds greatest expression. Apart from this special placement we do not flourish in the best way and to the fullest extent possible. It’s why Abraham kept moving.

Some are in the right field but wrong department; for others the region is right but not the town; and for other reluctant souls “familiar” borders corral destiny until it would take something out of the ordinary to dynamite them out!

It’s time to go there . . .  the place He tells you, the place He will show you! Despite success experienced elsewhere, success in the appointed place is greater: Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. (Gen 12:1)

Pray.

Amen.

Genesis 12:1, Genesis 12

 

Appointed Things

God appoints particular people for particular tasks, each one gifted by the Lord to accomplish God-given assignments. He is both giver of the gift and governor over the task. His paths are peace and His blessing of peace connects paths where His government concerning life-assignments is established.

Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice…. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Is. 9:7)

It is important that we agree with His government. When we do, divine government displaces the world’s confusion and the driving force of the world’s way of doing things with excellence and order and peace! Best of all His government over appointed things in our lives, along with the corresponding fruit of peace produced, is on the increase!

Amen.

Acts 17:24-31 | Isaiah 9:7 | Verses@Once

More Of The Same

We shouldn’t be surprised when pressures ramp up to deter our faith with tormenting thoughts we will never see, or have our heart’s desire. We are not surprised because that’s precisely what pressure does—pressure creates self-doubt and God-doubt, crushing faith while simultaneously opening doors of depression as hope dwindles . . . on and on, and more of the same.

But remember, you have a covenant with Almighty God and here’s His take on that kind of trash. “Delight yourself also in the Lord and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord) roll and repose every care of your load on Him); trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.” (Ps 37:4-5, AMPC)

Pressure and torment mingle to dissuade you that desires in your heart belong there. They do belong because God put them there. So do not give up one detail, one inch or one moment’s peace of heart. Not one. None. Satan is a bully, a legalist, a liar; never listen to devilish threats from torment or pressure. Those never come from God. Never. Ever.

Make sure the Word of God profits you by “mixing (your) faith with (God’s) word.” His part is the Word. Your part is faith. Release your faith. Believe him. Do not doubt.

Amen – yes!

Psalm 37:4-5 AMPC, Hebrews 4:1-2 NKJV, Verses@Once

Visionary

The visionary engages mentally and emotionally to bring forth God-given dreams for design and creativity. In the plan of God, vision for what’s ahead sees through the eyes of our deepest being and is the result of God’s wisdom intersecting with individual longing – vision from God is the container that moves us from here, to there. If others do not see what you see, your vision doesn’t lessen because vision continues to speak, in the heart. 

Beyond personal vision, in a gathering or group, as vision unfolds visionary leadership stewards the plan with faith to take the next step. Those chosen to lead put into motion and bring to completion the full picture. They know God sees. He is already there. He stands waiting at the place vision will carry everyone—together. Visionary leadership maintains purity of the vision, checking: Does the vision build the Lord’s Kingdom on earth, does it reveal His glory among men?

Compared to visionary enterprise without God a personal God-given vision is a higher class.

Amen!

Divine Merger

The LORD is setting the record straight.  Pretenders will not continue to steal what belongs to you. Prayers prayed by many praying for you reach the Lord’s faithfulness like an electrical connection.

Write everything the Lord shows you and, if you don’t see His immediate answer or experience immediate deliverance, stay steady; your faithfulness is a strong force in the out-working of every detail, your foundation a tie-in place for Spirit-prayers to “take hold together with” your requests.

Your storehouse of integrity and the Lord’s integrity merge, releasing a steady flow of answered prayer – to you, from every direction.  It is required of stewards—those who have received revelation from the Lord—that first of all they be found faithful.

Amen.

Matthew 25:20-22 | 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 | Deuteronomy 28:7-9 | Verses@Once

Compare Apples To Apples

To the faithful person God shows himself faithful. The Lord rewards faithful men and women. Faith to pray for them comes easily because, simply put, they are favored before the throne. On their behalf, the supernatural gift of faith activates when their needs become known.

By contrast and to make the point, the unfaithful person may experience God’s never-ending mercy, perhaps because another person continually holds them before the Lord in prayer, but the unfaithful person is opposite to the one who is faithful, habitually refusing faithful discipline for practical, daily life; because they are not faithful they cannot receive the same reward.

There is no comparing an unfaithful man to one found faithful. The LORD does not minimalize a faithful man to bolster up or somehow balance the losing streak of an unfaithful man so don’t try to justify one at the expense of the other. The LORD is not in that. The two are not in the same class.

If I reward an unfaithful person with a faithful man’s privilege, the imbalance paralyzes prosperity for all involved and cannot be made right until I go back to where I began doing so and acknowledge the injustice. God our Father is loving and kind. He is also judge. His justice is always innocent, always perfectly just.

Amen.

Psalm 18:23-27,  Matthew 25:20-22,  Verses@Once

Thanksgiving To Almighty God

Thanksgiving is a special time to praise God our Father. We worship Him, remembering our nation’s Christian heritage expressed in President Abraham Lincoln’s decree establishing this day for Americans to gratefully remember the Lord’s divine mercy, kindness and great love for our nation.

Today we also hold close to our heart family members faced with especially difficult times. We are people of faith, we know to believe God and trust His Word for them. As we gratefully praise and thank God this Thanksgiving Day, we join our hearts with family members, friends and fellow Christians whose day will be difficult. For many of them, today is another in a very, very long and grave challenge.

In their honor we declare this day a day “before the Lord” with high praises, while asking Almighty God to make it the “day of salvation” for them. We give thanks to you LORD and consider your love our greatest national treasure. We join our voices to shout your praise and send portions of prayer to all expecting a Thanksgiving Day miracle.

In Jesus’ Name. Thank God.

Amen.

Psalm 100, Psalm 150, Psalm 27, Psalm 33:12, Psalm 144:15  Psalm 146:5, Verses@Once

Declare, Decree Healing

Now a certain woman… had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?” But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’”  And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.” Mark 5:25-34, NKJV

In this Thanksgiving season thank God for spiritual and mental and emotional wholeness, also peace and mental confidence to believe and receive God’s truth, His Word concerning the cause of sickness and disease and His will for us in health matters.

If you do not already confess God’s Word for your health regularly, begin now with daily healing declarations, using scriptures to establish your faith.

“Isaiah declared by His stripes we ARE healed. Peter confirmed by His stripes we WERE healed (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24). According to God’s Word, I am sanctified—set apart, appointed—to healing and divine health through the atoning blood of Jesus; His body was offered to purchase healing for me. (Hebrews 10:10).

“My life and health were purchased then, with that price. I choose to glorify God in my body and make my body subject to the All Powerful Spirit of the Living God (1 Corinthians 6:20, 9:27). I resist every force in my body that does not glorify God: I resist disease, I resist sickness, and I resist oppressive pharmacy spirits that weaken my spirit life (James 2:26). 

“I declare the anointing of Jesus Christ is magnified in my body (Philippians 1:20). My body is not just one, but many parts; each part works together to produce the glory of God in my body! There is NO schism or division or breaking in my body! (1 Corinthians 12:14, 25)

“Ephesians 4:16 applies to my physical body. Each part is joined together by God to work together for wholeness and peace; every joint is “compacted” to supply full and vibrant health; and because of effectual working in every part, my body is increased with strength and is edified!

“I declare Colossians 2:19 over my physical body: I minister to every joint and each part holding my body together in wholeness and nourishing each joint and part to make my body strong. Jesus Christ has delivered me into wholeness and vibrant health with a full supply of His peace and “the increase of God” – increased strength, increased health in every part, including hidden parts of my body known only to the Lord, and increase in my entire being.

“I decree the increase of God for my life, my physical body and my health. I decree there is no sickness or disease in my body, in Jesus’ Name.”

Amen. So be it.

Voices Are Missing

A righteous view isn’t enough. Actions are louder than words but a true foundation depends on words carefully thought out with measured sensitivity. Words that contain truth 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 for change.

Voices are missing. The counselor is missing, as also the statesman. We are not moving mountains because we are powerless to move them and until wisdom is allowed back at the table we shouldn’t expect to. The test of our wisdom isn’t multiplied voices of complaint but rather steady resolve plus ready answers.

The Lord’s people should never stoop to be 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 also be voices. The Lord’s people must supply answers, solutions, and government originating from His shoulders. His nature makes us royal, His wisdom molds our core. The right platform is our seat beside Him and prayers in the Spirit penetrate sinister plotting to bring forth the day in truth.

Amen.

1 Corinthians 2; Ephesians 2:6; Verses@Once

Kingdom Demonstration

As you pray today expect an unusual turn-around. Declare God’s Kingdom and His will in specific demonstrations of His love. Take your stand on the Lord’s side. 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. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come and His will to be done. The mission side of that prayer is you are responsible to advance the Kingdom of God. The mission sends us to unlikely places, among unlikely people.

For one thing, a love revelation of the Kingdom changes fenced-in notions that where we work is a job that earns a living. Instead, Kingdom-minded believers know the work place factors into our life-assignment, a gift from God. We have a position, not a job. Another Kingdom-minded principle is that our life in the home often starts one way then develops 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 walk in love in demonstration of God’s will sets the stage for everything else.

Amen!

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