Kamis, 28 April 2016

OUR GOD DELIVERS

OUR GOD DELIVERS

“There is no other God who can deliver like this.” -DANIEL 3:29

The Lord reveals Himself to us when we are at our end, when the fire burns the hottest. When we have reached the end of ourselves then He intervenes. He is committed to us there in the fire, because we are committed to Him outside the fire. As we have stood for His Will and His Kingdom in a state of universal compromise, darkness, and deception, so He will stand with us in our state of temptation, testing, and trial.

Toward what end? That the preeminence we have been proclaiming may be demonstrated. He will rise to the occasion and prove Himself faithful.


Source: “The Irresistible Kingdom” by Chip Brogden
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Ride the Wave


Ride the Wave

My child, when a surfer rides a wave, there are periods of great activity, like when he has to paddle to catch the wave, but once he has done that, it is then for him rest and to ride the power of the wave and let it carry him. So it is with you and your journey as well. There are times in your walk with Me that you need to run and work hard, and there are others that you need to know that by resting you will accomplish more than if you strive and push past what I have given you to do.
Know that I have every circumstance in the palm of my hand. Know that in the tasks that I have put in your hands to do, there is a time and a place. When it is time to put down your tools, trust that if I ask you to do so, it is time for you to rest, and to see my hand working on your behalf. So enjoy this time, whether it is in work, or whether it is to catch the wave that is before you and to rejoice in the exciting ride that ahead and know that we are doing it together!

Rabu, 27 April 2016

THE FRUIT IS THE EVIDENCE

THE FRUIT IS THE EVIDENCE

“By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit.” -JOHN 15:8

An orange tree is an orange tree as soon as it is planted, even before it produces fruit. It is not an orange tree because it produces oranges; it produces oranges because it is an orange tree. The fruit is the evidence of what it already is. If it were to suddenly produce rotten apples then we know for certain that it is not what we thought it was. The one who has really been saved will produce “much fruit” and will “walk worthy” of their calling (Ephesians 4:1).


That is to say, the evidence of a “born again” person is not in what they say they believe, but in how they actually live. Even the phrase “born again” indicates more than just a change of heart; it represents a spiritual death, burial, and resurrection; a new life. Thus, no one can be truly “born again” until and unless they embrace the Cross, die with Christ, and are raised to Life in Him.


Source: “Embrace the Cross” by Chip Brogden
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One Step at a Time


One Step at a Time

When you look off into the distance and you see the pictures I have painted for you, I know that you get excited and want to run off into the distance. You want to be there already. You look at those ahead of you and you can feel so short next to those who are mighty. Yet, I tell you, do not be discouraged and do not be anxious. You will reach the stars and you will achieve the goals I have given you. Remember that those who are mighty did not become that way overnight. They travelled a journey and so too, you will begin your journey one step at a time.
You will travel this road and pick up many pieces of wisdom. You will grow, you will fail, and you will learn. You will find Me every step of the way and rediscover Me afresh, every time you face an obstacle and overcome. I have you in the palm of my hands and I will strengthen you. As you take each step on this journey child, you are becoming stronger than you realize. I am making you and I will continue to guide your path.
So do not be anxious, but take the small steps right in front of you, for these small steps are what will lead to the big doors in your future. Start today, child and focus on the one step I have for you. Amen.

TWO DESTINIES LINKED

TWO DESTINIES LINKED

“He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” -2 CORINTHIANS 5:15

Not I, but Christ. That is the goal, and the Cross is where the process begins. The crucifixion of Christ is inexorably, inescapably linked to the crucifixion of the disciple. It cannot be otherwise. This is where everything that is Christ’s becomes ours as well. On the Cross the two are made one, and the destiny of the One is linked forever with the destiny of the Many.

There in the Cross the Head is joined to the many members of the Body; the Vine is made one with the many branches. “He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him” (1 Corinthians 6:17). Where are they joined? At the Cross. Paul was not there physically when Christ was crucified; yet Paul says, “I am crucified with Christ.” Obviously this is a spiritual union, a spiritual oneness.


Source: “Embrace the Cross” by Chip Brogden
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Minggu, 24 April 2016

Hold on to Me


Hold on to Me

My child, no matter what season you are going through at the moment, know that my hand is upon you. No matter whether you are walking through the valley of doubt, or you are walking on the green meadows, know that I am with you.
I will never leave you nor forsake you, and I have a purpose for each journey you undertake. If you are walking through the desert, you can rest assured that I will supply you with enough water. If you are walking through a dark valley, rest assured that my presence is like a light even in all the difficulty. I am always there for you my child, and I am reaching out to you even now, says the Lord.
Take my hand and follow Me. Take my hand and trust in Me. Take my hand and rest in Me, says the Lord. You are so very important to Me and I have a plan beyond what you can see with your eyes right now. I have something magnificent in store for you and I am ready to take you to new heights in Me, says the Lord.
So just hold on to Me and revel in the power of my presence. Amen.

I Am Your Everything


I Am Your Everything

My child, I am the answer to everything you wonder about. At times itÕs so easy to run in many different directions, trying to make the right decision and trying to do the right thing. My child, the answer for each of your decisions lies in me. I know whatÕs best for you, and I know the path I have paved for you! So run to me and build your relationship with me. No matter what pressure situation you are in, come to me with your questions and with your decisions. I will show you the way and I will give you the wisdom you need in each situation. I desire to walk with you and be with you every second of your day.
Take my hand and draw from the strength and wisdom found in my presence. I will walk with you and give you what you need, when you need it, says the Lord.
So just hold on to Me and revel in the power of my presence. Amen.