Jumat, 15 Juli 2016

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
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Courage Like a King


Courage Like a King

My child, know that you are as courageous as a lion. You have dominion over the earth and just as a lion treads without fear, knowing that he is king, so you shall walk boldy in all that you do.
When you follow after Me, what you reach out in faith for, shall be yours. There may be mountains to climb, and just as a lioness hunts for prey, so you may have to work for your reward, but when you do it with your face set like a flint, you will obtain your desires.
My child, I have given you many promises and dreams to pursue. Know that they are real and surely, you will walk into them as you continue to follow after Me. I will show you how to succeed and what direction to take. Do not fear child, but stop out boldly as the king that you are.

The Seasons of a Rose


The Seasons of a Rose

There are many seasons to a rose. There is season of growth, of death and of blooming. With each season that passes, it contributes to the beauty of the rose. It must be pruned to resurrect again and it must fall to the ground, so that it can rest and rise again.
So it is with you, my child. Perhaps you feel the pruning upon you and it is does not feel comfortable. Yet, with it, comes new and abundant life. Every season is richer than the last and with ever winter comes new buds.
Do not be afraid of the pruning, child, but know that it is because I know that it is needed. As I prune, I dispose of the dead leaves and everything that taking up life. I do it so that what is good and brings life, may have more room to grow.
I see the beauty in you child, and so I correct and I prune, because I see the potential in you and I say that is beautiful. Allow my hands to apply pressure and indeed, you will see just how much fruit it has brought forth.

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
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No Confidence in the Flesh

No Confidence in the Flesh
“It is the Spirit who gives life;
the flesh profits nothing.”
JOHN 6:63

If we grow impatient and fall into the flesh then we become weaker. To react in the flesh diminishes spiritual authority, and this must be avoided at all costs. Allowing the flesh to have its way for only a moment guarantees defeat against a spiritual adversary.


“We worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3). To lose all confidence in the flesh is to take the higher ground of the Spirit. To meet flesh with flesh means the victory will go to the strongest, and there is always someone stronger than you according to the flesh.



Source: "Embrace the Cross" by Chip Brogden
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Senin, 11 Juli 2016

Strategic Spiritual Warfare

Strategic Spiritual Warfare
“Thanks be to God, Who gives us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 CORINTHIANS 15:57

Everyone has their own way of waging warfare. Some emphasize intercessory prayer, and believe the secret is in getting hundreds of people praying for the same thing. Others lean towards praise and worship. Some stress binding and loosing. Others believe the key is in locating and naming certain spirits which supposedly control different parts of the world. Still others think there must be some prophetic act to be performed or declaration to be made.

Here is the problem with virtually all of these things: they are just that – THINGS – methods, techniques, teachings, strategies, but they are not Christ. The one in Christ is seated with Him in the heavenly places. If we see ourselves in Him then we cannot help but understand that since the battle is already won, and Victory is ours, then we do not need a method or a technique designed to “get” a victory which we already possess.


Source: "Lord of All" by Chip Brogden
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Anything is Possible


Anything is Possible

What seems impossible in the eyes of man, is possible to me, says the Lord. For I parted the waters in the day of Moses, and led Joshua through the Jordan. There is nothing that is impossible to me. As you take my hand and trust in me and move on forward in the direction I have given you, know that I am by your side. Know that I am always there for you and that I am taking you higher even now.
Use the authority I have given you. Stand in the victory I gained for you when I died on the cross, says the Lord. Stand in your victory and overcome the wiles of the enemy in your life. Follow me each step of your way and don’t give up when you see the first roadblock on your path. Trust in me and step out in faith and I will indeed part the waters for you, says the Lord.