For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. (Gr. gainsay, say against) Luke 21:15
We live not just in the last days but at the end of those, in the last of the last days. From the Day of Pentecost and two thousand years since, life consistent with prophecy fulfilled proves the time on the end time clock. This our generation is assigned uniquely to live not just in the last days, but at the very end of days—in the last of the last days.
Created for this time, everyone alive today differ from parents and grandparents. Traditions of the past yield to the shift in a blur of everything from minute details to an emerging last days picture, a mental perception of unmanageable change and upheaval. Many feel embattled on every side—all at once. As one challenge ends, another begins. On and on.
Present in the mix are believers—disciples of Jesus—confidently positioned to influence and bless. Their wisdom words contradict naysayers, gainsayers, and those unfamiliar with God’s majestic moving. In solid contradiction to woe-is-me and all-hope-is-lost, the born-again believer is a bright light breath of fresh air—theirs words of divine wisdom that elevate possibilities arriving right in the nick of time, into the most unlikely places.
End-time believers. Problem solvers. Truth tellers. For such a time as this.
Luke 21:15 | Esther 4:14 | James 3:17 | Ephesians 1:10 | Verses@Once
November 12, 2019
“Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled. For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened.” (Luke 6: 51-52)
“These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1Corinthians 2:13-14)
Despite close relationship with Jesus the disciples struggled to believe. Obviously, for them, moving beyond personal spiritual experience to miracles in Jesus’ ministry was not a simple matter. Their understanding was limited.
Like them, we hesitate when the Spirit of God does something we cannot explain intellectually, especially something that might cost us in some way. The reason we hesitate is the mind naturally overrules anything we cannot understand, and the heart hardens in unbelief, determined to understand completely or we will NOT believe.
The miraculous power of God is supernatural. Only if we agree with the power of that can we have daily expressions of the Lord’s miraculous, supernatural power. The Lord reveals truth via the agent of the Holy Spirit and we receive this Spirit ministry spiritually, through the spirit heart. This is the way Spirit life works. The only way.
Stay in faith for the thing that’s impossible. Agree with God’s love. Agree with His power. Believe Him. Don’t stop.
November 11, 2019
Abraham and wife Sarah laughed when God said they would conceive a child.
God: “Why did you laugh?”
Sarah: “I did not laugh.”
God: “But you did laugh.”
Sarah laughed. She and Abraham did it silently—in their hearts. God knew. He knew their missteps—He knew details. God’s plan doesn’t change, His word is eternal.
Abraham veered off course more than once but still the Lord said of him “I know him.” In fact, the relationship grew stronger because of virtue in the Lord’s word concerning Abraham. Divine plans continued despite Abraham’s failures. By faith God said I know him.
“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him (Gen. 18:19).”
The word of the Lord is forever settled.
Psalm 119:89-90 | Genesis 17:17| Genesis 18:13-15 | Verses@Once
November 10, 2019
The Lord is more patient with us than we can comprehend. But patience is not something we always extend to others—we need patience from the Lord and others but less often show patience.
We see the ordeal others process through and wonder why it’s taking them so long. Meanwhile, the Lord, who always sees and watches, always knows and foreknows, patiently stands by.
Maturity teaches that patience is part of wisdom; despite the wait or delay in achieving results, once I really know what God wants, wisdom will not settle for less.
Leadership, too, is measured by the ability to patiently wait. We are to lead with confidence and patiently expect all who follow to join us at the finish line.
The end of a thing is better than its beginning; The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. (Ecc. 7:8)
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. (Heb. 10:36)
1Corinthians 13:4-5 | James 1:3-4 | Ecclesiastes 7:8 | Hebrews 10:36 | Verses@Once
November 8, 2019
God appoints people for particular tasks, each person gifted by the Lord to accomplish those 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 life-assignments are 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 to 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 and the corresponding fruit of peace produced is on the increase!
Acts 17:24-31 | Isaiah 9:7 | Verses@Once
November 7, 2019
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November 7, 2019
Remember to speak “life” words concerning thought patterns you want to change, even saying aloud to yourself correct thoughts and patterns of thought. Then align your “thinking” accordingly. The Lord has said “I know the thoughts I have for you” so we know the Lord disciplines His thoughts. He wants you to do the same.
Thoughts produce thought patterns so spiritual discipline includes guarding our thoughts – one renegade thought produces more of the same, a potentially consuming pattern of thinking which is the last thing needed when you are believing God and standing in faith for a manifestation of His Word in your life.
When we mediate on (dwell upon) a thought or pattern of thought, momentum for it builds, producing fruit of the original thought. An entry point for deception can only come when the focus of our thoughts develop around something God does not approve, because anything He does not approve is the essence of unbelief.
What to do?
Reverse all those negatives. Turn them around and send them back where they came from. Meditate in the Word until your focus corrects. Change the main, central thought and include all related thoughts that were subservient to the main one. Isolate those renegade ideas and ban them from your circumstances.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope . . . ” (Jer. 29:11-14)
Jeremiah 29:11-14, NKJV | Jeremiah 29 | Verses@Once
November 5, 2019
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)
There is a land for each of us—the location where the anointing in our lives 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. To the place He tells you, to the place He will show you! Despite success experienced elsewhere, success in the appointed place is greater.
Genesis 12:1 | Genesis 12
November 4, 2019
Personal ambition should be weighed in light of God’s original design as seen in Abraham’s calling: In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed; and, in thee shall all nations be blessed.
The design given to Abraham is ours also—God’s foundational design for Abraham and his lineage is our blueprint. We are distinctive among our peers and as a family are blessed to bring forth the Kingdom: In you all the nations shall be blessed.
And so, our worldview should line up this way. The field we are called to is the place, geographically and otherwise, where we find increase, experience blessing and fulfillment and, in that field, we fill to the max and impact to the utmost all the Lord intended: Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven!
Agree with Him. Boldly prophesy your promotion in your calling-field. Declare all that must take place in that field, this year and next. The Lord knows details. He arranges.
You have sown and now He is moving behind the scenes. You have stood for Him, now His arm is bared to both vindicate you and reward your faithfulness. He knows. He is power. He is might. His reward is with Him.
Psalm 75:6 | Genesis 12:3 | Galatians 3:8 | Ephesians 1:4 | 1 Peter 1:20 | Luke 19:13 | Matthew 6:10 | Verses@Once
November 3, 2019
For he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him in the heavenly realms–all because we are one with Christ Jesus. And so God can always point to us as examples of the incredible wealth of his favor and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us through Christ Jesus.(Ephesians 2:6-7)
Don’t forget the position God gives you. You are seated with Him! Your day is filled with spiritual insight for understanding. Seated with Him you have an enviable position from which to address anything you’ll face today:
And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we are in God because we are in his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. (1John 5:20-21)
Don’t forget. Always take the high road. Those closely connected to God are strong to do exploits, always taking the high road with poise to raise the bar for everyone around them. You are seated with Him. You are known for your wisdom. You have discernment to know exactly what to say.
Ephesians 2:6-7, NLT | 1 John 5:20-21, NLT | Verses@Once
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