Jumat, 27 Mei 2016

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles
“God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders,
with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will.”
HEBREWS 2:4

When people are healed and delivered it gives us a taste of what conditions are like when Christ has preeminence over all things. Miracles give us a glimpse of a future time when He will make all things new and there will be “no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4). What we consider miraculous in this Age will be commonplace in the Age to come.



Source: “The Irresistible Kingdom” by Chip Brogden
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Stubborn Sheep

Stubborn Sheep
“All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one, to his own way.”
ISAIAH 53:6

Sheep are notorious for going their own independent way and ignoring the Shepherd. The Shepherd is well able to protect His Sheep; the Shepherd’s challenge is to get the Sheep to stay close to Him at all times. To accomplish this He has to discipline us severely and teach us not to wander off. This is where the work of the Cross comes in.

But what a great day for both the Shepherd and the stubborn little sheep when it no longer goes its own way, but follows the Shepherd and obeys His voice! Were it not for Him the lambs would be destroyed in a moment.


Source: "Embrace the Cross” by Chip Brogden
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Minggu, 22 Mei 2016

See as I See


See as I See

My child, I understand that you don't always understand why certain things happen in your life, and you are sitting there questioning why you had to face this pressure, and suffer this challenge.
My child, instead of looking at the pressure and the challenge you are facing, look into my eyes. As you look into my eyes, you will see as I see, you will understand as I do, and you will know what to do in each situation that you are going through.
So, instead of trying to figure out what is wrong and why all these things are happening, just look into my eyes, just trust in me, says the Lord.
For I am with you. I am the answer to each and everyone of your questions, I have a way out of each difficult situation and I have a solution for each problem you are faced with. All you have to do is dare to look into my eyes, and see as I see.
I love you dearly and I am here for you even now says the Lord.

Go Where I Lead


Go Where I Lead

When someone wants to give you a surprise and they blindfold you, there is this expectation of something good, of a surprise that has been planned out in advance, like a party or a gift.
It is like this for Me as well, my child. There are many times that I do not reveal what is going to happen, or the next turn that you are to take because there is a specific purpose. I will never leave you to wander blindly alone, but take my hand and let me lead you. Feel the warmth in my hands and know that I will not let you stumble or fall.
Know that wherever I am leading you, that there is something good ahead, and that I have made every plan and every provision for where you go and where you step next. So, when you cannot see ahead of you, trust that I am there, and that I am leading you in the way that you should go.
Rest in every step that you take with me, and walk boldly, knowing that there are blessings and every good thing in my plan ahead of you

Fit to Follow

Fit to Follow
“Whoever desires to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
MATTHEW 16:25

Some will say, “I am willing to die now that I have followed.” The person who knows the Cross says, “I am fit to follow now that I have died.”


Why is this important? Because Jesus knows that no human being is qualified to follow Him until they have first died. Jesus knows a man cannot live until he has died and been raised to life again. He therefore bids us to die right away, that He may raise us from the dead by His Indwelling Spirit and place us immediately upon the correct path.


Source: “Embrace the Cross” by Chip Brogden
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Witnessing Wisdom

Witnessing Wisdom
“Arise therefore, go down and
go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.”
ACTS 10:20

The success of the mission to Cornelius’ house had less to do with Peter’s ability to speak and more to do with the audience’s ability to hear. When we speak only to whom we are sent then we will see dramatic results.


Trying to speak to everyone in general and no one in particular is a colossal waste of time and demonstrates poor stewardship. We ought not to give ten coins to someone who can only handle five, and we ought not to give five coins to someone who cannot handle even one. It is clear that much time is wasted trying to convince, persuade, plead, argue, teach, and help people to whom God has not sent us. If we will wait for the Spirit of God we will save ourselves a lot of time, effort and energy. A worker who indiscriminately throws precious seed on rocky ground and gives pearls to pigs is not being a wise, faithful, and profitable servant.



Source: “The Church in the Wilderness” by Chip Brogden
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Rabu, 18 Mei 2016

Take My Hand


Take My Hand

When you take on the day my child, remember to come to me and fill up with everything that you need for the day. Take my hand and let us walk through not only this journey, but each and every day, and each and every moment together. For I see what lies ahead of you. I see what will trip you up, what will discourage you, as well as the blessings I have planned for you to receive.
So, take my hand. Let me lead you moment to moment whether it is to lead you around a stumbling block or to give you the strength to overcome what comes your way. Let me guide you to the green grass and still water that you desire, or to teach you how to use the weapons that I have given you.
For the journey is not just about what you do, or what you accomplish. It is the fact that we walk this road together, and that we get to spend these moments together!