Selasa, 25 Agustus 2015

Comprehending Christ


Comprehending Christ

“Be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height.”
EPHESIANS 3:16-18

We have to come to know the breadth, length, depth, and height of HIM, and may I say that we will never come to the end of Him. But we do not search for anything as if we do not have it, nor do we hope to gain some new thing, for what we call “new” is simply that which has been seen for the first time. Thus, revelation is critical, for it unveils what we already have. Having the Son, we have All.
Source: Lord of All by Chip Brogden

My Treasures Await You

My Treasures Await You

My child, I have given you the ability to succeed in all that you do. There is nothing in this world that can stop you from succeeding in what you have set your mind to do. I have given you every tool and key necessary to defeat the enemy and to triumph continually over him.
Do not get tired of pouring out in love or stepping out in faith, again and again. It may seem that at times the breakthrough that you are looking for is not coming. However, if you push through, you will see the very thing that you have expected.
If you persevere, you will get to the prize that I have laid out ahead of you. You will reach the finish line that I told you that you will reach. You will walk into the Promised Land and you will gain the treasures that await you, says the Lord.

No Going Back


No Going Back

“If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
GALATIANS 5:18,25

In the wilderness you don’t follow your feelings. It says the children of Israel were led by a column of smoke by day and a pillar of fire by night. When the cloud moved then they moved. When the cloud stayed still then they stayed still. I mean it’s really as simple as that.
Walk in the Spirit. If you begin to be led by your feelings then you’ll make the wrong decision every time. Most of the time, the right decision doesn’t feel good. Doing the right thing is usually difficult. The easiest thing to do is to quit, to give up, to go back to Egypt. But I’m telling you, get to the place where going back is no longer an option – then going back is no longer a temptation.
Source: The Church in the Wilderness by Chip Brogden

Recognize My Love

Recognize My Love

How do you see My love for you? Yes, I am there for you when you are lost, discouraged or weary. I am your source of strength and encouragement, your strong tower and your refuge. My arms are always open to you. However, my love also allows you to encounter unexpected challenges or obstacles in order to strengthen your spiritual muscles, stretch your faith, and challenge your love.
My child, I love you too much to let you remain in comfort, but my love also desires you to fulfil the call that I have given you. You are a treasure and a gift, and one that is not meant to be hidden. So look at each one of your circumstances with knowledge that I am giving you an opportunity for you to shed the grave clothes of the old man, to put on the robes of a new creation.
Rejoice that as you embrace every challenge and overcome each obstacle, you are becoming more the image of Christ in each passing day.

An Anointed Head


An Anointed Head

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.”
PSALM 23:1,5

An anointed head and a cup that runs over – this is the hallmark of the Christian. An anointed head exudes a heavenly fragrance that sets us apart from the world, even though we walk about in it daily. It is bearing the Testimony of Jesus that witnesses of a heavenly reality that is quite distinct from the earthly fact. The cup that runs over means we have an ample supply of the Life of the Lord. If we can contain ourselves then we have yet to touch the Lord. For once we have indeed touched the Lord we will overflow. We will not be able to contain Him.
All who walk with the Shepherd should experience Infinite Supply: a never-ending flow of the Life, Light, and Love of the Lord Jesus Himself. This is the normal Christian life, and it is God’s provision for every disciple.
Source: Lord of All by Chip Brogden

Unmerited Grace

Unmerited Grace

Just as Jacob wrestled with the angel, perhaps you sometimes wrestle within your own heart and mind before you see that no matter how much you fail or succeed, how good or bad you are, I have given you what you have, simply by my grace.
It was not when Jacob won the battle with the angel that he was blessed, but when he realized, even after being defeated, that he needed to hold on and not give up to receive my blessing that he finally received the blessing.
My child, it is not in your ability to win, to be the best or to prove your greatness to me that you will walk in my blessing. It is when you simply hold onto my promise of blessing to you and know that no matter what, by my unmerited grace and mercy, I will bestow my blessing upon you, says the Lord.

Two Made One


Two Made One

“Do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For ‘the two,’ He says, ‘shall become one flesh.’ But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”
1 CORINTHIANS 6:16,17

One theme that constantly appears in Scripture is the believer’s spiritual union with Christ. This joining together is perfectly pictured in the illustration of the Ekklesia as the Bride of Christ. When Paul wished to encourage the Corinthians to “flee fornication,” he made a similar analogy but from a very different perspective.
The physical joining together of man and woman, whether in marriage or outside of marriage, has the effect of making them one flesh. Spiritually speaking, the Bride of Christ is joined to the Lord and is now one spirit with Him. This is an admittedly difficult point to get across – even Paul said this is a great mystery, and you do not usually find him to be at a loss for words when it comes to explaining something.
Source: The Irresistible Kingdom by Chip Brogden