Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Enforcing Christ's Victory – Because YOU Can!

I had written this on my FB status and wanted to add a little more to this statement:

"I would like to make an announcement: Jesus did NOT die on the cross for US to live bound! We are victorious -no longer victims! The enemy comes to rob Us from this gift of freedom, but he can't unless you hand it over to him. Cherish what's been given to you. Honor the Giver by maintaining His Victory in your lives!! Each day is filled with cares, but we are overcomers because He has overcome! Enforce His Victory - because YOU Can!"

Can I just say this? As Christian men and women when we came to Christ not only did we receive the gift of Salvation, gained back our identity, given authority and purpose! BUT also the ability to maintain and enforce Christ’s Victory!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Plead Your Case: Guilty or Not Guilty

But I have this [one charge to make] against you: that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first [you have deserted Me, your first love] ~ Rev. 2:4 (Amplified Bible)

In Revelations this charge is against the Ephesus assembly. And today this same charge is held against the “church” both individually and corporately.

In the previous verses the angel (messenger) acknowledges their endurance and their intolerance of the wicked as well as testing and judging those who call themselves apostles. In doing so they have found them to be impostors and liars!

The Ephesus assembly was recognized for their industry and activities, laborious toil and trouble. Yet in all their toiling for the Lord’s Namesake physically they have deserted Him spiritually. Their hearts have abandoned their first love.

Friday, July 15, 2011

An Unusual Divine Appointment

What is a “divine appointment”? It is a ‘meeting’ which was inspired and God led. Divine appointments are supernaturally orchestrated by God with purpose and are NOT coincidental.

Our finite mind narrows our perception of these ‘meetings’ as an opportunity to hand a tract, evangelize and pray for others. Therefore, we pray for these encounters; pack our tracts and with bibles in our hands we venture out.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fear of God

In Exodus 20:18 we see a people that have witnessed the power of God and were afraid of His presence. “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die,” they cried to Moses. “Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin” Moses responded.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Re-connecting to God

There has been a disruption that has caused many to disconnect from God's heart.  For many it came in the form of hardships, afflictions, rebellion and overall consumption of ministry.  Although we engage in prayer, reading the bible,  services, conferences, worship, and all godly functions, we have disengaged our hearts.