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Overtaken By HIS Love

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

FATHER spoke in Deuteronomy chapter 28:

1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments (Love being the fulfillment of all commandments) which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.

2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God

Verses 3 through 13 provide the detailed blessings of plenty.  Neither scarcity nor sickness and disease were included in this covenant.  Isn’t our new covenant through Jesus Christ superior to the old covenant?  Shouldn’t we expect blessings and results at least equal to those found in Deuteronomy chapter 28?  In many cases, we have been placed into mental slavery by the adversary.  In Genesis chapter 2 FATHER spoke:

15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

FATHER provided plenty of food for Adam and Eve but warned Adam not to eat of the one tree.  HE spoke this out of Love for Adam and to protect him from the evil associated with the tree.  Satan came afterward to challenge The Word and convince Adam and Eve to choose death over life when he spoke to the woman:

1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;

3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”

4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.

5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Didn’t the serpent use man’s logic and senses to enslave Adam and Eve?  The serpent appealed to man’s logic to challenge FATHER’S Word and Divine Intent.  Eve trusted her senses when she saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes.  Her trust in logic and senses was the beginning of her enslavement by the adversary. 

In Matthew chapter 4, when Jesus was approached by the devil, He did not fall for his devices:

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.

3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’

Jesus would not be duped by the devil.  The devil tried to use logic by questioning Jesus’ origin and he also appealed to his physical senses by tempting him to succumb to his hunger.  I find it interesting that the devil would try to convince Jesus to perform a miracle in order to satisfy His physical need.  The fact that the devil would tempt Christ confirmed that Jesus is the Son by asking Him to perform a miracle clearly indicates his attempt at deception.  Any challenge to FATHER’S Word is meant to deceive us into accepting the path toward destruction.

FATHER’S Love provided plenty for us as well.  HIS promises, when acted upon,  are meant to overcome the wiles of the devil.  It is imperative that we know FATHER’S Word in the areas of our need so that we can overcome the world’s logic and reasoning which only leads to death and destruction.  As we are overtaken by FATHER’S Love, we will seek to become like HIM in our thoughts and deeds.  Our words will reflect FATHER’S Will rather than enslavement promoted by the deceiver.  We will no longer view our circumstances as impossible but instead as Jesus spoke in Mark chapter 9:

23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

As our revelation of FATHER’S Love increases, we will no longer be subject to the temptation of using man’s logic and reasoning or accepting what our senses tell us.  Instead, we will live by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of Our Heavenly Father.  Amen!

Faith Produces Beyond Expectation

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 12:

3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

Every one of us has been given an adequate measure of faith to receive from HIM.  There are no entitled people who start out with a greater portion thus causing us to feel inferior.  FATHER is no respecter of persons but Loves all of beyond our comprehension.  It is HIS Will for us to be blessed beyond measure and HIS Son Jesus proved it time and time again.

In Luke chapter 5, Jesus provided us perspective of His willingness to provide abundance to those who respond to His Word:

3 Then He (Jesus) got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.

4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”

5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”

6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.

7 So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.

8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”

9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken;

When is the last time you were astonished at the provision given to you by FATHER?  Do you think this was an isolated incident and not meant to convey FATHER’S nature and Divine Intent?  You can focus on the prophetic aspect of the nets breaking thus losing some of the fish, but I prefer to focus on the blessing that resulted after hearing The Word preached.  Simon was an accomplished fisherman and was familiar with the area.  Peter responded to Jesus’ Word by faith and let down his net.

Simon was not a seasoned believer but he did respond to The Word according to his measure of faith.  He did not try to verify that the fish were there but simply acted on faith.  Once faith acts, manifestation comes forth.  Simon did not question The Word but simply responded accordingly.

FATHER is not in the business of promoting scarcity among HIS children.  Men without revelation would have us believe that FATHER is no longer in the miracle performing business but they fail to realize FATHER is no different today than when Simon experienced such a blessing.  We have let the world convince us of a scarcity-based life.  If we are walking in Love, there is no reason why FATHER will withhold blessings from us.  Jesus revealed a truth in Mark chapter 11:

22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in GOD.

23 For assuredly (I tell you the Truth), I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

I know many are familiar with this passage but we should revisit it with a fresh resolve to walk in greater faith.  Unless you are walking fully in all of FATHER’S promises, you will want to focus on increasing or improving your walk in faith and Love.  I know my faith needs to be greater so that I can produce a greater harvest of good fruit in all areas.  Our faith should become developed enough that it produces beyond our limited expectation.  Jesus proved this reality to Simon whose boat was about to sink with such a great catch.  Let us not bypass the obvious Truth related to Jesus’ actions.  It is time to get out of our “comfort zone” and expect greater things to happen in our lives.

Jesus’ Purpose

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John chapter 3:

8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

FATHER gave Jesus a clear directive- destroy the works of the devil.  He did just that as He submitted to the pain and suffering before the cross and being nailed to the cross, suffering death on our behalf.  Both acts were necessary to destroy the works of the devil.  Many believers accept the work on the cross but have not been sufficiently taught concerning His suffering before the cross.  This is why there is so much sickness and disease among believers even though Jesus Christ paid the price to alleviate sickness and disease.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Colossians chapter 2:

13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

Jesus destroyed the works of the devil, spoiled his power, and triumphed over him.  Jesus’ triumph was our triumph, His victory was our victory for He did nothing for Himself, He did it for us!  It is a shame that we have not been consistently taught about Jesus’ two-fold purpose in suffering the cross.  When we take communion, we should be acutely aware of both aspects of our redemption.  FATHER is not willing that any should perish as Peter recorded in 2 Peter chapter 3:

9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

If FATHER desires for all of mankind to be restored, then there are no hidden restrictions to being saved.  Jesus died for all of mankind, not just a few.  Moreover, He suffered the stripes on His back for all of us to be healed of sickness and disease, not just a few.  This revelation is available to every single one of us who will diligently seek HIM out in this area.  THE SPIRIT wrote in Hebrews chapter 11:

6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

The word diligent means constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything.  As we become diligent in our expectation of walking in great faith concerning healing, FATHER will happily reward us.  The issue is not that HE is withholding HIS healing power, the issue lies with our unbelief that HE is ready and willing heal us.  We have been diluted with unbelief in this area by the constant references to alternatives to healing.  I am not against doctors, but their methods and training are meant to provide temporary answers to health and healing.  FATHER allowed for doctors and medicine as a means to sustain us until we developed faith and trust in HIS Word concerning healing.  HE did this because HE Loves us and wants to keep us alive so that we can permanently overcome the adversary’s devices.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Galatians chapter 2:

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Jesus gave His life for you and me so that we could receive salvation.  He suffered for you and me so that we could receive healing.  Both acts are represented in Communion so let us not deemphasize the healing aspect of His sacrifice any longer.  As we diligently seek revelation in this aspect of His two-fold purpose, our bodies will begin to line up with The Word in the area of healing.  Our assurance of Divine healing will rise up to the same level as our assurance of our salvation.

Transformation Is Required

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 12:

1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship (reasonable service).

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (NASB)

The sons and daughters of FATHER are given a specific directive to be internally transformed.  There are many who want to have a glorified body but are relying on some external event to initiate the transformation without considering the need for internal change.  If I am not focused on my own internal transformation daily, then my mind will ultimately not conform to FATHER’S will.  If I am not constantly renewing my mind, then I am conforming to the world’s ways.  We are receiving input from the world on a daily basis so shouldn’t we combat its influences by receiving FATHER’S Word as well?

The world promotes the lies of the devil, often in a subtle manner.  Jesus spoke in John chapter 8:

44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

FATHER’S Word is Truth and all else has some element of falsehood about it.  Jesus specifically called the devil “father of lies.”  His goal is to kill, steal, and destroy by any deceptive means possible.  He will attempt to dilute FATHER’S redemptive promises by promoting compromise and misdirection.  When we become lukewarm and no longer fervent to study FATHER’S Word, we subject ourselves to the dilution being perpetuated by the adversary and his children.  Let us renew our commitment to study and meditate on HIS Word and not allow ourselves to be misdirected into studying topics which are of limited or no value to our transformation.  We should focus on life-changing topics designed to produce good fruit rather than directing our efforts to topics which only serve to tickle our logic.  As an example, would you rather be an expert on the time cycles in Scripture or an expert in healing?  Which will change people’s lives?

In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus spoke:

24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Jesus warned us against pursuing signs above the Truth of FATHER’S Word.  When one focuses on signs, they become subject to deception which is designed to move them away from FATHER and HIS Word.  By THE SPIRIT, Paul wrote:

9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

As we are transformed, our Love of the Truth becomes our motivation and we are no longer moved by what we see.  Our trust in FATHER’S Word becomes greater than the temporary circumstances we find ourselves in.  Our faith in HIS Word grows to the point where we are totally at peace no matter what is happening in the world.  Let us each focus on renewing our mind so that our transformation will move toward full maturity, similar to our elder Brother Jesus Christ.

Steadfast In Faith

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Peter wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Peter chapter 5:

6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

In order to resist the one who kills, steals, and destroys, we must be steadfast in faith.  Sickness and disease comes from the adversary whereas healing comes from FATHER (Jehovah-Rapha, the GOD who heals).  One of FATHER’S redemptive promises to us is to heal us of our sickness and disease thus we should seek out HIS promise in Scripture so that we will know what to ask when we pray.  FATHER watches over HIS Word to perform it but is not obligated to perform any other request that does not conform to HIS Word.  Also, HE expects us to ask in faith, without wavering.  THE Word must become greater in us than any word spoken by man which is in conflict of FATHER’S Word.  Doctors can only communicate based on their training and experience thus they are limited in their understanding.  Since FATHER’S promises are unlimited in scope, we should develop our faith to trust in HIS Word over what man confesses.

We can only be steadfast in faith by reading, studying, and meditating on The Word consistently.  By THE SPIRIT, Paul wrote in Romans chapter 10:

17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

If we want to produce good fruit in one of the redemptive promises of FATHER, we must build up our faith in that area.  Faith requires an expectation of manifestation and if we don’t know HIS Word, how can we expect success in that area?  These writings are intended to assist you in knowing HIS Word in your area of need.  All of us need to know how to combat sickness and disease for this is a primary method the adversary uses to keep us from being fruitful for The Kingdom.  In these latter times, I believe great faith coming from a pure heart is even more needful than in the past.  As the deception of the masses increases, it is even more important to guard our hearts lest we be deceived as well.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Thessalonians chapter 5:

8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

In the 1970’s and 80’s I saw many healing miracles during the “faith” movement.  However at the time, Love was not emphasized in most ministries.  As Paul states, we must put on the breastplate of faith AND Love.  We must be calm and vigilant during the time we are now in.  I believe it is imperative that we build our faith with the foundation of Love so that we can effectively minister to a hurting and dying world.  This can only be achieved as we focus on the pure Word in the areas that can make a difference.  If you are focused in an area that is not intended to change you, then what is the point?  There were Jewish leaders who knew the Law but Jesus revealed in Matthew chapter 23:

27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”

You can know The Word but without Love you could be as a “whitewashed tomb”.  Head knowledge does not replace revelation in a pure heart.  As we walk in Love and study the passages of faith, we will plant The Word of faith in our hearts.  It will grow to the point of great faith and we will be able to fully resist the devil and receive whatever promise we need at the time.  The three simple steps:  Know (The Word), Ask (FATHER in prayer), and Act (according to HIS Word).

Abiding In HIS Presence

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

THE SPIRIT wrote in Psalm 91 concerning safety of Abiding in the Presence of Our Heavenly Father:

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 ​​I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; ​​My God, in Him I will trust.”

As we spend quality time reading, studying, and meditating on FATHER’S Word which contains HIS promises to us, we will abide in HIS Presence.  Those who get busy with the world’s priorities and cease spending quality time with FATHER will ultimately distance themselves from HIM and HIS benefits.  Our priorities are determined by our own choices thus we are accountable for our future on this earth.  If we get too busy with the world, we become void of HIS Word in various areas of our life and our faith becomes of none effect.  One of our goals at this ministry is to promote the correct priorities on a daily basis.  Those who read this site daily are embracing the Love walk and are surely increasing in faith resulting in moving toward the safety of abiding in HIS Presence.

9 ​​Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, ​​Even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10 ​​No evil shall befall you, ​​Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

11 ​​For He shall give His angels charge over you, ​​To keep you in all your ways.

As we actively acknowledge and stand on HIS Promises, evil will not gain a foothold in our life.  There are those of us who have in some respects failed to stay fully under the shadow of THE ALMIGHTY and we have paid the price.  I look back and reflect on those times when I needlessly dealt with challenges because I got “too busy” and failed to keep proper perspective.  Yes, I paid the price.  I then repented and reprioritized my focus and moved back under HIS Shadow and then said “What was I thinking?” 

14 ​​“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; ​​I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

15 ​​He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; ​​I will be with him in trouble; ​​I will deliver him and honor him.

16 ​​With long life I will satisfy him, ​​And show him My salvation.”

Consider the importance of FATHER’S statement in verse 14.  When you Love somebody, you want to spend quality time with that person.  When FATHER sees our Love for HIM, HE will respond by delivering us in the time of trouble.  It is not out of duty I spend time with FATHER, it is because I Love HIM and am grateful for HIS deliverance from adversity.  HIS Love for me has been expressed over and over throughout my life as HE has protected my from the various attempts by the enemy to bring forth death and destruction.  HIS grace and mercy compensated for my immaturity… thankfully!

What are your priorities?

Let Us Glorify FATHER

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

To glorify means to praise, extol, magnify, celebrate, to honor, do honor to, hold in honor, to acknowledge someone to be excellent.  In Matthew chapter 5, Jesus spoke:

14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Our works should glorify Our Heavenly Father and not ourselves.  When man sees our successes and inquires, we quickly give FATHER the glory and honor because without HIS intervention, we would not achieve the results man is acknowledging.  As we celebrate and do honor to FATHER, our light shines brighter with even greater works as HIS vessels of honor.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 1:

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

We are given the consequences of failing to glorify FATHER.  Man is no longer grateful for all HE has done.  The focus turns to man’s ego and he becomes futile in his thoughts resulting in his foolish heart being darkened.  True wisdom departs resulting in man’s attempt to create alternative doctrines and philosophies to fill his lack of understanding.  Man then looks to worship something he created which is utterly ridiculous.  If and when he finally has his eyes reopened, he will then say “What was I thinking?”  All men worship someone or some thing and tend to give priority and focus accordingly.  Our Heavenly Father is the only ONE WHO deserves to be given the honor and glory and acknowledgment.  Not one person, place, or thing deserves to be exalted above HIM.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 6:

19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Though Paul was writing about fleeing sexual immorality, this Truth has a broad application.  Shouldn’t I pursue Divine health and healing which in turn will glorify FATHER?  No matter what stage of sickness or disease I am experiencing, shouldn’t I seek FATHER to impart HIS promise of healing and restoration in my life?  Absolutely!  What better way to glorify FATHER than to be able to personally testify of HIS healing power.  Abraham walked in faith and glorified FATHER and then became the father of many nations.  In Luke chapter 13, Jesus ministered healing to a woman:

10 Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.

11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.

12 But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.”

13 And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

Jesus did not criticize her for having no faith for the past eighteen years, He accepted her where she was at and by His Love for her, He restored her to normality.  There is no doubt that she heard the pure Word of Jesus’ teaching and her faith was energized.  She gave FATHER the glory and was truly grateful to be loosed.  What better way to glorify FATHER than to be a testimony of HIS Love and goodness.  Let us purify our souls with HIS Word as Peter wrote in 1 Peter chapter 1:

22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever

Our Love and faith will mature and produce good fruit for all to see.  As they seek to understand why we are successful, we are given the opportunity to glorify FATHER for all the good fruit coming forth in our lives.  As we act on The Word, HIS Glory will be manifested in us and through us to be lights unto the world.

Our Body Is Subject To Our Faith

Friday, February 16th, 2018

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Genesis chapter 18:

10 And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.”

(Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.)

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”

13 And the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’

14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

15 But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid.

And He said, “No, but you did laugh!”

Sarah responded in fear to the promise given to Abraham and her.  She was afraid she could not perform because of the current state of her body.  She was old and well passed the age of bearing any children and she was moved by what her five physical senses were telling her.  Isn’t that true for most people today?  FATHER stated HIS Divine Intent to Abraham and Sarah heard HIS Word as well thus the seed of faith was planted in her in spite of her initial fear of failure.  FATHER expected both of them to walk in faith going forward and ultimately Sarah’s fear was overcome by her faith in FATHER’S Word.  Both Abraham and Sarah became unified in their faith in FATHER’S Word.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 4:

16 Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all

17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

The faith of Abraham and Sarah are such a clear examples of the power of great faith.  Once they became unified in their faith, the manifestation of a son was simply a matter of time and neither would waver or allow unbelief to dilute their faith.

18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”

19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.

Both Abraham and Sarah walked in great faith.  Generally, the focus is on the Abraham but we see that Sarah walked in the same manner.  FATHER would not override Sarah’s choice to accept or deny HIS Divine Intent thus we know she walked in unity with Abraham.

20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,

21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

Our circumstances are subject to change as well. Is anything too hard for the LORD?  If HE can bring forth a dead womb to life in an elderly woman, HE can certainly succeed in resolving any issue or condition we may have.  My body does not dictate reality but is designed to respond to FATHER’S Word and HIS Divine Intent of Love.  Our mind must not be allowed to dilute our faith in HIS Word.  We must not accept the knowledge spewed forth by the world’s understanding or lack thereof.  Instead, let us stand on the infallible Word in whatever circumstance we face.  Let us develop great faith as did Abraham and Sarah.  Let us give glory to FATHER as HIS Word comes forth in victory over our situation!

FATHER’S Infallible Word

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

I base my life on the fact that FATHER’S Word is infallible as this is also true for every believer.  The word infallible means: incapable of making mistakes or being wrong; never failing; always effective; unfailing, unerring, guaranteed, dependable, trustworthy, reliable, sure, certain.  HIS Word is the basis for our assurance of salvation as well as the other promises we act upon in Scripture.  Throughout my life, HIS Word has produced good fruit which testifies to Its infallibility.  FATHER spoke to Jeremiah in chapter 1:

12 Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.”

FATHER confirms to Jeremiah that HE is actively watching over HIS Word to make sure it comes to pass.  Who else has the power and authority to make such a statement?  No one.  For us to mature in our walk, we must act with the assurance that FATHER’S Word is fully reliable to us as individuals.  FATHER assured Jeremiah, and HE will assure us as well.  In 1 Kings chapter 8, Solomon spoke by THE SPIRIT:

56 “Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses.”

For us to exercise faith in HIS Word, we must know HIS promises, and we must fully trust HIM to perform HIS Word.  The children of Israel experienced the results of FATHER watching over HIS Word to perform it in their lives.  They were delivered out of Egypt and were sustained in the wilderness.  HE gave them victory after victory when they entered the Promised Land and Solomon was able to attest to this Truth.  By THE SPIRIT, Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians chapter 1:

18 But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No.

19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes.

20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

All of FATHER’S promises are “Yes” and “Amen.”  If FATHER has spoken a Word, you can count on it coming to pass.  However, if you don’t know HIS Word, how can you stand on It to be effective in your life?  This is why it is important to study and dwell in HIS Word on a daily basis.  By reading these blogs, you are exposed to HIS Word each day as The Holy Spirit directs me.  FATHER is faithful to provide the focus each day as I seek HIM, typically in the early morning hours.  I trust HIM to awaken me refreshed so that I can begin the day communing with HIM.  Frankly, I look forward to this time as it prepares me for the day ahead.

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 24:

35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”

Jesus told us that He only speaks as FATHER directs Him and assures us of the permanent nature of FATHER’S Word.  HIS Word will still be true and effective even after Heaven and earth pass away.  What greater emphasis could be given to the infallibility of FATHER’S Word?  FATHER spoke to Ezekiel in chapter 12:

25 “For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord GOD.

No matter what the situation, FATHER watches over HIS Word to perform it whether it be judgment or blessing.  In 1 Peter chapter 1, it is written by THE SPIRIT:

22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,

24 because

​​​“All flesh is as grass, ​​And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. ​​The grass withers, ​​And its flower falls away,

25 ​​But the word of the LORD endures forever.”

​Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

Each of us has the responsibility to purify our soul through FATHER’S Word by obeying the Truth in Love.  To do this, we must trust FATHER’S Word to be infallible and abide forever.  Our redemption is based on this Truth, and as we embrace FATHER’S other promises, our faith will grow to the point where we will be unwavering in our expectation of HIS Word coming to pass in our individual circumstances.  In this regard, nothing will be impossible to those who ask according to HIS Word.

Pursue HIS Ways

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Isaiah wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 55:

6 ​​Seek the LORD while He may be found, ​​Call upon Him while He is near.

7 ​​Let the wicked forsake his way, ​​And the unrighteous man his thoughts;

​​Let him return to the LORD, ​​And He will have mercy on him;

​​And to our God, ​​For He will abundantly pardon.

​8 ​​“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, ​​Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.

9 ​​“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, ​​So are My ways higher than your ways,

​​And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

We are admonished to forsake our own thoughts and ways and pursue FATHER’S thoughts and ways.  If we are to mature as Sons and Daughters, we must pursue FATHER’S ways.  How am I to represent FATHER if I don’t reflect HIS Divine Intent?  How can I be trusted with power and authority if I don’t know HIS thoughts and HIS ways?  We are called to be in unity with HIM but there is no way for us to achieve unity if we don’t know HIS ways.  FATHER has given us HIS Word and HIS SPIRIT to enable us to pursue HIS ways.

Wisdom wrote in Proverbs chapter 9:

10 ​​“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,

​​And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

11 ​​For by me your days will be multiplied,

​​And years of life will be added to you.”

Giving FATHER reverence establishes the fact that HIS Ways are higher than our own.  These writings are intended to promote a long life, wisdom, and understanding.  It can only be done by each of us changing and becoming more like our elder Brother Jesus Christ.  As I change internally, the external is affected.  Simply look at Paul who had to change internally before he could positively affect the external.  All of the disciples had to change internally before they could effectively minister.  On the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2, the disciples had a dramatic internal change when they were filled with The Holy Spirit.  They continued to mature and were able to effectively spread the Gospel as Jesus directed.

We must forsake the world’s way of living and pursue a life of Agape Love and great faith.  Both are needed and we should have corresponding actions to affirm our walk.  James wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 2:

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith alone without works save him?

Faith requires corresponding actions to truly be profitable.  James then gives an example of Love without corresponding actions:

15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,

16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?

Both Love and faith require “fruit” and if you have none, then they are said to be dead and of no profit to you.  It is extremely important to grasp this Truth in order to mature in the nature of Christ.

17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!

20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

A foolish man is empty, vain, and devoid of truth.  Let us not be foolish and think we have Love and faith when there are no corresponding actions as a result.  We must take our eyes off the world and its ways and place our focus solely on FATHER’S ways.  As we pursue HIS ways, we will ascend to a higher Spiritual state resulting in the fruitfulness we all have hoped for in our walk.