Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…
TONIGHT I Pray that the spirit of favor be opened on you everywhere you go in Jesus’ name! I declare “right now” to be a beginning of great things in your life! Whatever your situation- the Lord will uphold and raise you! Jesus is a Restorer…Nothing is impossible for God. He can even use your enemies to promote you. He is above all things. He is above your problems, your pain and all of the swirling events in this ever changing world. I pray that as you look to Jesus you will rise above your circumstances and rest in Him. I pray that through His light and its warmth you find His peace that passes all understanding. I pray that you realize that you can have as much of His peace as you desire. You only need to call His name. Just say Jesus help me and He will. He is the life line that pulls us ever closer to Him if we allow Him. I pray that all of you stay open to HIS love and peace. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love you all … God bless you!!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/4Tsqjn
The Role of the Holy Spirit
Truth For LifeDo not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.Ephesians 4:30
All that the believer has must come from Christ, but it comes solely through the channel of the Spirit of grace. Just as all blessings flow to you through the Holy Spirit, so also no good thing can come out of you in holy thought, devout worship, or gracious act apart from the sanctifying operation of the same Spirit.
Even if the good seed is sown in you, it still lies dormant until He works in you to will and to do of His own good pleasure.
Do you desire to speak for Jesus-how can you unless the Holy Spirit touches your lips?
Do you desire to pray? Sadly, what dull work it is unless the Spirit makes intercession for you!
Do you desire to subdue sin? Would you be holy? Would you imitate your Master? Do you desire to rise to superlative heights of spirituality? Are you looking to be made like the angels of God, full of zeal and love for the Master’s cause? You cannot without the Spirit-“Apart from me you can do nothing.”
O branch of the vine, you can have no fruit without the sap! O child of God, you have no life within you apart from the life that God gives you through His Spirit!
So let us not grieve Him or provoke Him to anger by our sin. Let us not quench Him even in one of His faintest motions in our soul; let us foster every suggestion and be ready to obey every prompting.
If the Holy Spirit is indeed so mighty, let us attempt nothing without Him; let us begin no project and carry on no enterprise and conclude no transaction without seeking His blessing.
Let us give Him the due homage of feeling our entire weakness apart from Him, and then depend alone upon Him, having this for our prayer: “Open my heart and my whole being to Your fullness, and uphold me with Your Spirit when I have received that Spirit in my inward parts.”
I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5
TONIGHT I Pray that the Lord to help you to put off anger, loss of temper and bitterness and put on being tenderhearted and sensitive! You may have some obstacles in your path, but the good news is, the Power that is for you is greater than any power that is against you. I declare power to violently resist the enemy! The Holy Spirit can conquer all of the storms in your life!!! Take His hand and as you walk with Him be as the birds that fly into the WIND as it pushes against them, it moves them higher into the heavens. That even in the worst storms the Lord will hold you in His arms and allow you to rest in Him. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/4TVx6Y
Start with a BridgeMake the most of every opportunity in these evil days.—Ephesians 5:16
A problem that Christians often have when they share the gospel is going into attack mode on a person’s sin straightaway: “Oh yeah, I see that you are into this. Well, let tell me you something…”
Wait. Hold on. Maybe you ought to try to bring that person to Christ first. I am not saying that you shouldn’t confront someone about his or her sin. But remember the example of Jesus as He talked with the Samaritan woman at the well? She had been married and divorced five times and was living with a man. But Jesus didn’t start by slamming her for her immorality. He spoke to her in a symbolic way: “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life” (John 4:13–14).
When possible, find common ground and build a bridge to your listener. Paul, when he stood before King Agrippa, began by saying, “I am fortunate, King Agrippa, that you are the one hearing my defense today against all these accusations made by the Jewish leaders, for I know you are an expert on all Jewish customs and controversies” (Acts 26:2–3).
This was not flattery on Paul’s part, but the truth. Agrippa was steeped in the ways of the Jews as their secular ruler appointed by Rome. Paul was respectful of Agrippa’s office. Agrippa was an immoral man, and Paul could have brought that out. Instead, he began building a bridge.
There is a built-in offense in the message of the cross. Let’s not make it worse. When we share the gospel, we need to build a bridge with people and not unnecessarily offend them. I love this and have to agree with Pastor Greg Laurie on this. The people that I have shared Jesus with come to Him because of the love not because of the judgment. They will know that we are Christian by our love. It isn’t just a four letter word it is a way of living our life. If we shine brightly with the love of Jesus Christ they will be attracted to that love like a moth to a light. I hope you are blessed by the love of Jesus Christ today!!!
Tonight I Pray that you get into the habit of putting on the full armor of God every single day! Don’t allow anything to come between you and Jesus. I pray that you realize that the closer we get to the end the more trials Satan will throw in our path. It will be when we have HIS full armor on that the Holy Spirit will be able to flow through us and carry us through the trials to the place He wants us to be. Then we will have the opportunity to seek out the Lord so that we can please Him above everything else in our life. I pray that we walk IN the Lord and not try to walk in both this world and with Jesus for when you allow other people’s expectations to drive you, your energy is scattered to the wind draining you of everything. When we pretend to be something we are not, we cannot please God. I pray that we all turn our eyes to Jesus and make Him the central focus of our lives, for it is utterly impossible to be inauthentic while we are in the Presence of the Lord. He has designed us to need Him every moment and when we realize this He will show us that He can meet every single one of our needs. Hold tightly to His hands and allow Him to lead you through the maze of darkness and into the warm light of His eternal Love!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!! God Bless You!!!!♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/4T7pHz
TONIGHT let every counsel, design, plan, desire, expectation, imagination, device and activity of the enemy against your life be rendered null and void!!! We can’t reach our highest potential in our own ability. It’s going to take the Most High God breathing in our direction, making a way where it looks like there is no way. Don’t let the giant problems, restrictions, or even legitimate excuses deter your dreams and overpower your passions. Go for what God has placed in your heart! I command every power prolonging any battle in your life to receive permanent defeat in Jesus’ name! The spirit of fear and worry is overturned! Move forward in the name of Jesus Christ I pray!!! Be Blessed!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I love you all. God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/4Srw9m
Substance and Evidence
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.Hebrews 11:1
There is a substance to faith. As we look forward to God doing what he says He will do, it is not just fantasizing; it is a substantial reality!!! It is the evidence of things that we cannot see. That even though there is no visible evidence of it at the moment, I believe that God will do what He promises, and that is all the evidence that I need.
All God has done so far stands as evidence that He will continue to remain faithful. I have the promise of God and that is sufficient. I can rest on that! I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!
TONIGHT I pray that every good thing presently eluding your purpose should flow into you in the name of Jesus! Release for your harvest! May there be a wave of God’s glory and a move of His Presence, Power and Person to hit this earth in an unprecedented way! HE is gracious to you; If you call upon HIM, He will answer you. All you who wait for Him Weep no more. Salvation is here. Cry out to Him for help! As soon as He hears you, He will answer you. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” I pray that HE will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: That HE will guide you. He has gone before you and I pray that He will make a way where there seems to be none. I pray that you follow Him closely. Don’t get ahead of Him and don’t lag behind. No longer let the spirit of fear speak to you. I pray that as you stay close to Him, you will find that it is In HIS Presence that there is peace and joy!!! Trust in Him, lean on Him, and don’t be afraid of falling, for HE shall always catch you and set you back on your feet. I pray that as You abide under the shadow of HIS wings, that HE will hide you from the enemy. The enemy may look for you, but he cannot find you. Stay close to the Holy Spirit. You abide in Him and He in you. NOTHING shall by any means harm you. In Jesus name we pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/4SZlTh
Barriers to Answered Prayer
These people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men. —Isaiah 29:13
You may have heard the old adage that says there are no atheists in foxholes. Actually, I think there may be some. But when the chips are down, most people will pray.
Remember the story of Jonah? He ran from God and boarded a boat that was going in the opposite direction of Nineveh, where God had told him to go. A great storm came, and the terrified sailors started calling on their gods. Meanwhile, Jonah had found his way to the ship’s hold and was sound asleep. The captain found Jonah and said, “What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God; perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish” (Jonah 1:6).
That is the way most people are. When we are in danger, we will call on God. But it is possible to pray all day long and never communicate with God. We can fervently say our prayers and never be heard. In Luke 18 we find a story Jesus told about a Pharisee and a tax collector who went to the temple to pray. The Pharisee “stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men’ ” (verse 11). Meanwhile, the tax collector prayed, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” (verse 13). Jesus said that God heard the prayer of the sinner rather than the words of the self-righteous Pharisee.
You can pray and never really have a relationship with God. You can offer up prayers and never really pray. Psalm 66:18 says, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.” You can pray with all the passion and consistency in the world, but if your sin has not been confessed to God, then it won’t do you any good.
This is something I believe that many people are really not aware of. They live like the devil every day and then they wonder why their prayers aren’t answered. If we want God to answer our prayers we need to have a real relationship with Him. We can do that through asking Jesus to come inside of us and forgiving us of our sin. As we walk with Him daily even though we stumble, He is there to pick us up and guide us all throughout our life.
TONIGHT let promotions and miracles galore overshadow your life in the name of Jesus. Every gathering held in the air, land, water and forest contrary to your life are scattered and all powers that are after you stumble and fall in the name of Jesus! I command the spirit of confusion to depart from every department in your life! Let God arise and all the forces of this fallen world scatter in the name of Jesus. You will walk in the purpose of God and see His promises come to pass!! WALK IN HIS AUTHORITY! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen!!! I Love you all… God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/4SFbhp
By His Sovereign ChoiceTruth For Today
But the Lord’s portion is his people.Deuteronomy 32:9
How are they His? By His own sovereign choice. He chose them and set His love upon them. He did this completely apart from any goodness in them at the time or any goodness that He foresaw in them.
He had mercy on whom He would have mercy and ordained a chosen company to eternal life; in this way, therefore, they are His by His unconstrained election.
They are not only His by choice, but by purchase. He has bought and paid for them completely, and so there can be no dispute about His title.
Not with corruptible things like silver and gold, but with the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord’s portion has been fully redeemed.
There is no mortgage on His estate; no lawsuits can be raised by opposing claimants. The price was paid in open court, and the Church is the Lord’s estate forever. See the blood-mark upon all the chosen, invisible to the human eye but known to Christ, for “the Lord knows those who are His…
He forgets none of those whom He has redeemed from among men; He counts the sheep for whom He laid down His life and remembers carefully the Church for which He gave Himself.
They are also His by conquest. What a battle He had in us before we would be won! How long He laid siege to our hearts! How often He sent us terms of surrender, but we barred our gates and built our walls against Him.
Do we not remember that glorious hour when He carried our hearts by storm, when He placed His cross against the wall and scaled our ramparts, planting on our strongholds the blood-red flag of His omnipotent mercy?
Yes, we are indeed the conquered captives of His omnipotent love. As those chosen, who have been purchased and subdued, we know that the rights of our divine possessor are inalienable: We rejoice that we can never be our own; and we desire, day by day, to do His will and to declare His glory. 2 Timothy 2:19
I hope that you all have a Simply Heavenly Day!!!….
What Makes a Christian?
And I have faced danger from men who claim to be believers but are not.—2 Corinthians 11:26
I really enjoy Pastor Greg Laurie. He really loves what he does and it shows. I really wanted to share this because very often I am asked this question: What Makes A Christian? I think he answers this very well.
I once went to a children’s ministry event at our church dressed up as Noah. No one knew it was me, which made the whole experience a lot of fun. I was pretending to be someone I really was not. I was playing a little game, actually.
There are people today who do the same thing with the Christian faith. They pretend to be something they really are not.
So how do we know whether someone is a Christian? “It comes down to what they believe,” we might say. There is truth to that, but that is not all there is to it. You can believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He is the only way to God, and that He is coming back again and still not necessarily be a Christian. Now, if you are a Christian, you will believe what I just stated. But just because you believe that in and of itself doesn’t necessarily make you a Christian.
We may say, “Well, a Christian is judged by the way he or she behaves.” But that is not necessarily true. You can pray, keep the Ten Commandments to the best of your ability, attend church regularly, and even be baptized and not necessarily be a Christian. Those things should be a part of your life if you are a Christian. But those things, in and of themselves, don’t make you a Christian.
It is not enough to be exposed to the truth. You also need to act on it. You need to make a choice. It means recognizing that you have sinned (see Romans 3:23), turning away from your sins, and trusting in and receiving Jesus Christ into your life as your Lord and Savior. That is what makes you a Christian.
If you would like to ask Jesus into your heart and be born again, please pray this prayer with me today. Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that You took the pain and the sins of world on the cross to give me new life. I ask You to come into my heart and to give me Your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive You now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow You and to serve You all the days of my life. Thank you so much for loving me, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. If you prayed that prayer you are a new creature in Christ Jesus! You are Born Again!
Next, you really need to read the Bible if you are serious about your walk with the Lord Jesus. The Bible is your spiritual food. You need to read and meditate on the Word of God daily to be fed as a Christian. When you don’t spend time daily in the Word of God your spirit withers and dies. Just like all “living things” your spirit needs food to thrive and grow. God communicates to us through prayer and His word.
I start in prayer and I ask the Lord to reveal Himself to me through His Word and to give me a fresh filling of His Holy Spirit as I start my day, so that when I go out into the world it will be the Lord that they see through me and not me. Then I read the Bible. I usually start with only one chapter. Then I think about what I have read. Meditation opens the soil of the soul and lets the water of God’s Word percolate in deeply.
Therefore, let us do our part by hiding the Word in our hearts and obeying the Holy Spirit as He draws that Word out of us. For new believers I recommend that they start in the Gospel of John. It is an amazing book to begin your walk with Jesus Christ. I hope you have a Simply Heavenly Day!!!