Senin, 24 Juli 2017

The Kingdoms of Our Lord

The Kingdoms of Our Lord
“The kingdoms of this world have become
the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and
He shall reign forever and ever!”
REVELATION 11:15

God will establish an Irresistible Kingdom on the earth. This Kingdom does not rise up from the earth, but it comes down from heaven. This Kingdom will break to pieces and consume all the other kingdoms. And this Kingdom will increase from a single Stone into a great mountain that fills the entire earth (Daniel 2:35). It is an Irresistible Kingdom!


Not only can this Kingdom not be stopped, but when people see the King for Who He really is, they no longer desire to resist Him. This is why the Irresistible Kingdom continues to grow and expand, so that eventually the King and His Kingdom “fill all things.”


Source: "The Irresistible Kingdom" by Chip Brogden
http://www.chipbrogden.com/books/the-irresistible-kingdom
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It's Time To Step Out


It's Time To Step Out

Walk with boldness on the road set before you child, for I am your shield and the horn of your salvation. I am your rear guard. For you struggle so often to know the right road to take, but don't you know that I direct your paths?
Is it hard for you to imagine that if you take the wrong road, that I can simply redirect your path? So begin walking with all boldness and then I will direct you. I will give you the way to go and I will show you what you need to do as you walk. However, if you continue to stand still and do nothing, then how can I lead you to where you need to go?
So take a step of faith! Indeed, take that leap of faith and trust me to catch you. Trust me to lead you. Trust that even though you might miss it or take the wrong turn, that I am well able to catch you and set you right again. However, you cannot continue to cower in the corner or to stand still. Rather you need to move.
Rather you need to take the land that is before you. So take that step today and I will indeed direct your path, says the Lord.

Fear No Evil

Fear No Evil
“I do not ask that you take them out of the world,
but that you keep them from the evil one.”
John 17:15 ESV

This prayer of Jesus is answered when we embrace the Cross. The Cross renders us dead to the world so that we can bring Life to others who are in the world and not worry that we may become contaminated or polluted by the things we encounter. Jesus was not afraid of being around sinners. He affected them for good, and they were powerless to affect Him for evil. This same Jesus lives within us, and He is greater than anything we may encounter in the world.

So if we are to follow His example then we must be as dead to the things of the world as He was. How is this accomplished? God’s solution is for us to embrace the Cross so that we can be truly “dead” to the world’s temptations and “alive” to Him. God desires a crucified people who can represent Him in the earth and be faithful to Him even in the midst of a dark, rebellious world.


Source: "Embrace the Cross" by Chip Brogden
http://www.chipbrogden.com/books/embrace-the-cross

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How to Get Blessings to Flow

How to Get Blessings to Flow
“Noah… did all that God commanded him.”
-GENESIS 6:22 ESV

I spent many years creating and executing my own plans, asking the Lord to bless them. One day I understood that instead of always trying to get the Lord to bless what I wanted to do, it was much simpler to find out what the Lord wanted to bless, and simply do THAT. Instead of trying to get God to come down to my level and do what I wanted, it was far better to come onto the Lord’s ground and do what He wanted.

Great synergy and blessing is released when we simply cooperate with what God has already purposed to do. Heaven backs us up with tremendous power and authority. Instead of trying to make something happen, I simply flow in a current that already exists. The Lord will deny no request that is in agreement with what He Himself has originated.

Source: "The Church in the Wilderness" by Chip Brogden
http://www.chipbrogden.com/books/the-church-in-the-wilderness

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What Does God Want?

What Does God Want?
“I am the Way.”
JOHN 14:6

What is God after? What does He seek from us? What does He want? First and foremost, He desires a people who will be conformed to the image of His Son, that they may demonstrate the preeminence of Christ in all things. But how does He gain such a people for Himself? The first step is to reveal His Son to us. This is the narrow gate. We cannot begin to walk the narrow path until we have entered the narrow gate.

Upon entering the narrow gate He begins to change us from the inside out so that it is Christ expressing Himself through us. “Not I, but Christ.” This is the narrow path. This narrow path we call discipleship. It leads us somewhere. A path is not for standing still. It has a destination. Where does the path lead? What is the End? Christ as All in All. That is the End. All things work together according to this supreme purpose, His Purpose.

Source: "Embrace the Cross" by Chip Brogden
http://www.chipbrogden.com/books/embrace-the-cross


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Stir Up the Life

Stir Up the Life
“Our sufficiency is from God.”
2 CORINTHIANS 3:5

How will He do it? How will He demonstrate the sufficiency of His Life to do everything in your stead? Why, the next time you feel your temper getting out of control, or the person you resent is bothering you, or things are not going right, or you are tempted to quit, decide that instead of reacting the way you always do, you will trust in His Life, then stand back and just see what happens.

If you are a Christian the Life is there, it just has to be stirred up into activity. The things we call temptations, testings, and trials are the very means through which God desires to activate the Life He has placed within you! How else would we be able to rejoice in our afflictions? How else would we be able to count it all joy when we fall into many temptations and trials of faith? Humanly speaking this is impossible! But what is impossible with man is possible with God, and easily achievable when we trust in His Life to do what we cannot do.

Source: "Lord of All" by Chip Brogden
​​​​​​​http://www.chipbrogden.com/books/lord-of-all


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Come to Me


Come to Me

My child, it is so tempting to look at the road that everyone beside you is walking and to compare yourself to others. You see them succeeding or failing and wonder if you are succeeding or failing based on a comparison to them and to their journey.
However, I have given you a call that is different from everyone else. I have given you a task and a responsibility that is not the same as your peers. So do not look to your left and right, comparing yourself to others to see if you are doing well or not.
The only way you will know whether you are doing well or not is to simply come and ask me. I am the one that will say, "Well done" or "Try again". I am the one that knows the road that I want you specifically to walk and can let you know how you are doing.
So come to me today, my child, and let me tell you exactly what I want and desire from you. Let me express to you the words and direction that you need, says the Lord.