Minggu, 26 Juli 2015

The Return of the King


The Return of the King

“This Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world
as a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.”
MATTHEW 24:14

Why does the Lord delay His return? Not for any lack of desire on His part to consummate His Kingdom, but because of His great love, and His compassion for all. Peter says He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. We have noted how the Gospel of the Kingdom is rarely preached today. Perhaps God is revealing this to His people yet again, re-emphasizing it to the Ekklesia so it can be proclaimed to all nations as His last invitation before the end of this age.
The fact that we do not know when He will return, the fact that we are to be ready at all times, means there is nothing to prevent Him from coming today. The next great event in the recovery of the Heavenly Order is the return of the King.
Source: The Irresistible Kingdom by Chip Brogden

A Predictable Path


A Predictable Path

“Indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of
the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss
of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.”
PHILIPPIANS 3:8

For the Christian, Christ is increasing, Christ is becoming larger and larger, Christ is becoming the focus. It is quite simple to see who is, and who is not, living up to this standard.
The more spiritually mature a person is the more Christ-centered they cannot help but become. This is the unavoidable and inevitable consequence of becoming a Christian, a disciple of Jesus. This is how the Holy Spirit leads each and every true believer, and there are no exceptions to the rule. It is as predictable and certain as the sunrise following after the darkness of night.
Source: Lord of All by Chip Brogden

Grow Over Night

Grow Over Night

Have you ever watched a blade of grass, or any other plant go through a growing process? The most growth takes place when the ground is in the shade and fully wet. When it's night time, it's cool and there is enough water in the ground, then the seed just sprouts so quickly.
My child, it's in the shade that you grow. It's when you soak in my anointing that you take leaps forward. So today, come and be as a seed at night. Let me take you and shield you from the harshness of the sun, and let me water you with my love.
As you come to me, you will soak up the goodness and the life, and you will grow so much. When you leave my presence, and people look at you, they will see the difference. A little blade of grass would have sprouted up just like that - over night.
So come to me. Set aside the cares of life for a moment and let me nurture and refresh you, says the Lord.

Jumat, 24 Juli 2015

Christ My Righteousness


Christ My Righteousness

“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus,
who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness
and sanctification and redemption.”
1 CORINTHIANS 1:30

This is a very rich verse. We have already seen how the Lord Jesus is given to be our Life. Upon that basis we can lay claim to everything else. Here we see that to those of us who are in Christ, He is made to be our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. It does not say that He gives these things to us, but that He is these things in us.
Source: Lord of All by Chip Brogden

Smile Your Way to Victory

Smile Your Way to Victory

I have come to give you life and life abundantly. It's my joy that truly is your strength my child. Today, as you face the challenges of your life, smile at each difficulty. Come to me and give thanks. Come to me and praise me. As you do, your focus will shift, you will be able to allow me to put a smile on your face, and the problems will melt away.
There is nothing that is too hard for me to do, my child. My hand is not too short to reach. I am your heavenly father and I am here to bring about a miracle in your life. I am here to give you joy so that every single area in your life that is currently being challenged, would come into focus and would come right, says the Lord.
I am here for you and I am taking you to where you need to be. Just put your focus on me, let me give you my joy and you will overcome the wiles of the enemy! Amen.

Kamis, 23 Juli 2015

Spiritual Arrogance


Spiritual Arrogance

“A dispute arose among them as
to which of them would be greatest.”
LUKE 9:46

Peter made a splendid beginning by frankly acknowledging himself as a sinner, and so the Lord took him just as he was and began to disciple him.
After making some progress, however, Peter started to lose touch with himself. He had followed Jesus for three years and enjoyed close fellowship with Him. He had both seen and performed miracles in Jesus’ Name. To all outward appearances he was no longer a “sinful man,” he was a “spiritual man.” Before, Peter considered himself unworthy to be in the presence of Jesus. In just a short period of time you find this “sinful man” arguing along with the other disciples about which one of them will be the greatest!
This ought to show us that there is a deeper death for us to die, and the more “spiritual” we become, the more easily we are deceived by our own spirituality.
Source: Embrace the Cross by Chip Brogden

Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace

I am the Prince of Peace, my child, so when everything around is shaking, know that you do not need to be shaken as well. Inside of you resides a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Simply be still and see me there holding you in the palm of my hands. See me there with your head pressed against my bosom. I am able to keep you calm and give you peace through every situation.
Know that this peace is a gift that the world does not have. I am your portion in this world, so eat of Me and you will discover that there is nothing that can overcome you.
Indeed, your present is secure, your future is secure, and every circumstance in your life can be brought in order, in your favor. Peace and satisfaction is your inheritance. Take hold of it today, my child and you will feel my arms that have always been wrapped around you. I have gone nowhere, and indeed, I will never leave your side. Be still and know that I am in control. Amen.