Wednesday, December 16, 2009

An Invitation





REV 3:20

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Fruit of Thy Lips

Speak forth thy Holy Word and you will find yourself eating from thy table of goodness and abundance. I the Lord have spoken! It is essential on this walk to claim your inheritance and have all your desires fulfilled! It is essential because you are My children and this is what I desire for you. I have only one wish for my children and that is that they receive all that is rightfully theirs! Psalm 128:1-2 “Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” This is my promise to you.

For those who undeniably walk the walk, and talk the talk, they will have a plenitude of blessings come their way. There is much to be had for those who live to serve in the Kingdom. I will see to it that those who put their trust in Me bear much fruit. They will grow and prosper, not only in their spiritual life but in the area of wealth as well. Jeremiah 17:7-8 “But I will bless the person who puts his trust in Me. He is like a tree growing near a stream and sending out roots to the water. It is not afraid when hot weather comes, because its leaves stay green; it has no worries when there is no rain; it keeps on bearing fruit.”

Even when the circumstances around you may say that there is lack, lack and more lack, you will experience a different story! You will have all your needs met and your will receive some extra benefits and blessings along the way! People will look at you and marvel, ‘How is this so?’ You will be able to tell them that your God is taking care of you. Psalm 23:5-6 “You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; you welcome me as an honoured guest and fill my cup to the brim. I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and your house will be my home as long as I live.”

So, in order to walk the walk, and talk the talk, one must be very careful what they say. It is imperative that you remember to always speak the words that you wish to experience, rather than saying it like it is. The facts may appear to you as though there is no hope in a situation. But My power is great unto you! You can have everything you desire.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread! Be ever so careful and guard your words closely, for they are the path to either life or destruction! Proverbs 18:21 NKJV “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”

When one considers the multitude of opportunities available to those who commit their lives into My hands, one can then begin to see and experience the miraculous life that can be had. Use the Scripture to create that life. Speak into your situations and desires. That is why it has been given to you; to provide for you the means necessary that you may fulfil your destinies. Psalm 35:27-28 NKJV “Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, ‘Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the properity of His servant.’ And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness And of Your praise all the day long.” Amen.

PS From the time you wake up until the time you retire, let praise and thanksgiving be the song in thy heart and the fruit of thy lips. Psalm 112:1-3 NKJV “PRAISE the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.” Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, whom I believe as always, have gifted me with these words today. Amen.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Harvest Is Nigh

All things that seem impossible in this life are indeed possible for God! Often, when we are in the midst of a situation, it can look as though the problem is insurmountable. Our earthly surroundings dictate this to us on many levels. Nature itself is a good example of how sometimes we may see only weeds growing in the ground, but then, all of a sudden, as if by faith, new life bursts forth, producing much fruit for the harvest!

Your time will come, all of you, when you see your ‘misfortune’ turn to blessing. Suddenly, it will come upon you and you won’t know what hit you. You may be thinking, ‘Oh but I’ve been waiting years for this or that!’ Suddenly, the time has come. You will look and find that all your work, that is your faith with actions, have all blossomed into the abundant harvest you’ve been praying for! Revelation 14:15 KJV “And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

His great seal of approval is upon you and your family. You have done well in that all fear has been conquered within you, and you have taken the steps that the Lord has issued you. You have shown excellence in that you have endured ‘patient suffering’, while you’ve been longing for results. Revelation 14:12 KJV “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

Finally, you have been set free! You have learned to give in and not give up. Given in that is, to the Lord’s Will for you in your life. You have come thus far on the journey that you’ve learned to surrender, and to trust completely in His plan. You have died to ‘self.’ Revelation 14:13 KJV “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them!

Read this again my friends! “That they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them!” This is the reward of your faith, patience and trust! Hallelujah! This is the reward of your peace during the storms! Praise God! Philippians 4:7 KJV “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” And last but not least, this is the reward of surrendering to the Lord and ‘allowing Him’ to make your paths straight! This is when the Lord will say to you, “Well done, my good and faithful servants!” God bless you and your families and may the joy of the Lord be ‘your’ strength! Amen.

Matthew 25:21 KJV “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe as always, have gifted me with these words for you. Amen.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Washed By The Blood Of Jesus

In times of trouble, it is very easy to allow yourself to become acquainted with sin. Trouble and sin go hand in hand. It is at these times, that we can if we are not careful, succumb to temptation. We can however, beat temptation by claiming our God-given birthright, that we are washed by the blood of Jesus.

It is written John 8:1-12 NKJV “But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say? This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, ‘He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.’ And again, He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it being convicted by their conscience went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, ‘Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?’ She said ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.’ Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

He carries away our sin and leaves it there at the foot of the cross. Yes that’s right! He that died for us at Calvary, has removed our sin so that we may appear blameless before God. He that intercedes on our behalf, presents us to our heavenly Father as free from the burden of sin. Hallelujah! Romans 8:1-3 NKJV “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh.

This is why we must relinquish our ways and live according to God’s Will for us. We must try at all times to maintain a sense of integrity to His mastership over us. Yes it’s true, He has given us a free will to use, and with this we must be truly careful. Many a soul has been damaged by too much liberal use of their freedom!

At times, the misuse of this free gift that has been given us, has led many into the hands of the enemy. Satan is waiting for each one of us to ‘slip up’ and give in to the many temptations that are around us. One only has to look in the cities around the world to discover how this happens. By virtue of a broken heart, these people have turned to drugs and alcohol as a means of escape, and have even ended up involved in crime, gambling and prostitution. Pornography is another.

God knows why this happens. He knows their hearts. And He is waiting for them to cry out to Him for help! 2 Peter 3:9 NKJV “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

Repentance. There’s that word again, so often misunderstood. God has given us the gift of repentance. When we repent, God is able to help us to undo any mess we may be in. It allows Him to alter the direction of our paths and our entire lives. So many of us are being affected by ‘unrepented sin’. None of us is free of sin. It can affect us on a daily basis. Even our thinking patterns can put us in direct contact with sin. But when we repent, this declares to the Heavens that we are sorry and that we intend to accept correction in the matter. So with that being said, please accept this wonderful and very gracious gift that we have been given and use it! Try it and see! You will be amazed by what happens next! This I promise you! Amen.

PS Revelation 3:18-22 NKJV “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches.” Amen

All glory goes to the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, whom I believe as always have instructed me with these words today. Amen.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Prosperity Thinking

n order to grow in the area of finance, we must look to the Bible for the truth. There are many texts that discuss the principles of abundance and prosperity in the Bible. The first thing we must remember though is that it should be our number one priority to serve in God’s Kingdom. If we make that our goal, then we shall be looked after in the area of wealth too. Matthew 6:33 “Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.”

There are many ways in which to increase your wealth. The ways that I am referring to are the worldly ways. There are many ‘get rich quick schemes’ out there, as there are the more conservative ways like saving, investing and so on. However, with God in charge of our increase, we will come to experience much more wealth and abundance than is humanly possible. Deuteronomy 8:18 NKJV “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”

Our finances are subject to the Lord. He will decide if and when we will be able to enjoy riches during our ‘stay’ here. We need to be grateful for what we already have, and even for the small things, as this will open the floodgates of God’s great big storehouse of blessings. Psalm 35:27 NKJV ‘Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favour my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

The truth is He will reward you according to your level of faith, and also for your obedience to Him. When we live according to His will, this sets in motion all the great many plans He wants to fulfil for us. When we disregard His ways, He is unable to grant us all of our rewards and blessings. Like when a parent says ‘no television until you do your homework or chores!’ Psalm 128:1-2 TNIV “Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”

There is much reward and favour shown to those who wait and hope in the Lord, whilst living lives that set the example of how one should live and act within the Body of Christ. When we are obedient to His laws and commands, His promise is that we may live in abundance and prosperity. Deuteronomy 28:1, 11 TNIV “If you fully obey the LORD your God, and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.....The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity.” So let us be the example that the Lord wants us to be, so that when we come before Him with our prayers and request, we shall be in perfect alignment to receive His favour and blessings upon us and our families! In Jesus name. Amen.

PS Psalm 1:1-3 NKJV “BLESSED is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water. That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” May you all be shown the path according to His perfect will for you that you may succeed and prosper in all you do.” In Jesus name. Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, whom I believe as always have guided me with these words here today. Amen.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Faith Knoweth No Bounds

Faith brings with it many challenges. Challenges we must try to overcome. If we want to live the ‘life extraordinary’, then we must refuse to give in. We must walk the tightrope to life. That includes never relying solely on your own judgement – it means having to take a stand against the Devil.

Faith is a lesson we all must learn. With it comes many a blessing of the supernatural variety! God’s plan is to conquer fear in His servants. With God’s perfect love and grace in our lives, fear gives way to love. 1 John 4:18 NKJV “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.”

The reality is we are going to be tested. If we are going to succeed in this world, we need to have faith. Not just any old faith, but faith that God’s love can move mountains. 1 Peter 6:7 NKJV “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

As His servants, we will become trained in the area of faith. This will ensure that we are able to stand up to many trials that we must undergo. Once we become quite familiar in the ways of faith, we shall see many miracles come to pass. Life will never be the same again. We will be well-equipped to enable the Lord to work great wonders through us in our lives and in the lives of our families too.

When we believe for the impossible, this opens the gateway for the Lord to reveal to us His wonderful gifts that He has hidden from view. Much can and will be accomplished once we become sturdy in our belief and trust. It has been said that many an obstacle will be overcome once we become strong in our faith. Luke 17:5-6 NKJV ‘And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.’

With many challenges overcome, you will look forward to a bright new life. You will then see much improvement in your standard of living. The darkness is behind you with many opportunities for advancement coming your way. You will grow in your relationship with Jesus and will experience more and more joy in your days. Psalm 16:11 NKJV “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Let no-one deceive you into thinking that you must rely on your own human efforts to get anywhere in this world. No my friends. That is not how it happens! I can guarantee you that once you have mastered this new level of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, that you will be blessed beyond all capacity to understand! This I know to be true because the Lord has done it for me. God bless you, in Jesus name. Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe blessed me with these words herein.

PS May the Lord be with you all and keep you and your families in these times of trials and sufferings, and may you all appear blameless before Him so that you may receive His perfect blessings and miracles in your lives. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 NKJV “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” Amen.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hope Brings Peace

As I watched the TV this morning, I became aware of the great many tragedies that are occurring all over the world. From the point of view of a concerned Christian, it is hard to see such sorrow and despair written all over the faces of the human beings who have lost their families, their homes and their possessions.

Of course it is hard for Christians and non-Christians alike. But who are we to judge? We cannot know the reasons for this. All we know is that God is in control. He knows all the facts – things which may be hidden under the surface.

I have learned so for that things are never quite as they seem, and that all things fit together to form God’s plan. The more we think we understand, the more we discover there are many things that we have yet to learn.

One thing is for certain though. He is going to fulfil His plans for us here on this Earth. Undoubtedly, we are to remain firm in His ways and not give in to fear. Fear as we know, is not from God – it is from Satan. 2 Tim 1:7 NKJV “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

We must remain confident that all things are working together for our good. Our faith is what we have to hang onto during these troublesome times. Faith triumphs in trouble! Romans 5:1-5 NKJV “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

When we see things from this perspective, we are able to come to the conclusion that we are not to live according to what we see. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” We must rise up above all the bad news that is filtering through to us on a daily basis. This is how we can remain peaceful and not get carried away by our emotions. Philippians 5:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

All things considered, we should try to accept that the final plan for God to bring His glorious new Kingdom to Earth is in place, and we will know such joy and wonder once this has happened! We will be home with our Lord Jesus Christ to the fulfilment of His promise prophesied in Revelation. Revelation 21:10 NKJV “And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God.”

Naturally, we do not know how long we have left. There are many theories out there, and I’m not about to expound on them. Perhaps it is sooner rather than later, sometime in the near future – or perhaps it will happen in another 1000 years! Who knows? But one thing is for sure, God will see to it that everyone who has their names written in the Lambs Book of Life will all be gathered together into His open loving arms, and it will not eventuate until every last soul who is meant to be saved – is saved! So be it. Come, Lord Jesus! Amen.

PS Revelation 21:24 NKJV “And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.” Amen

All praise and glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, whom I believe as always have guided me with these words herein. Amen.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

All Aboard The Gravy Train!

All aboard! This is the call for you my friends. When we see all manner of things come to pass, we shall be truly delighted, because we will know that it is our Lord Jesus at work for us in our lives. When we seek, we shall find, no holds barred. We will be rewarded for our time spent in prayer, and in diligence, and we will come to know that the time is right to be filled with the Joy of the Lord! Amen!

Truth, in its many layers, has filtered into your days, and you have become one with the Lord’s will. His mercy has shone upon your life, and he has shown you His grace and love. This is what it’s all about!

There will come a time that you will see many wonderful miracles and blessings occurring all around you. This comes as a result of doing God’s will, from allowing Him to rule supreme in your hearts and lives, and from being obedient to His laws and commands. This I tell you, is a time like no other, you will be led on an amazing journey to the fulfilment of your hearts desires!

Finally you will see all your efforts rewarded. When this happens, others will see you for who you really are in Christ. You will be a magnificent masterpiece sculptured by the hands of God. He will see to it that you are nourished both spiritually and physically, and your family and friends will all benefit as a result. Proverbs 4:18 TNIV says “The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”

This is how we may know that we are indeed on the right path. Things that you had hoped for in what seems like a million years ago are all happening around you! Amazing it will be to you to discover your dreams coming true. How you might say can this be true? You will believe it because you will see it with your very own eyes! Psalm 84:11 TNIV says “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favour and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”

When others begin to see the fulfilment of your dreams, they will begin to question themselves as to why this is so. They will say to themselves, ‘This person is a Christian - perhaps there is something valid in that way of life after all!’ What a glorious example you will be when that happens. They will see the great love of Christ in your eyes, and at work in both you and your families. Praise God! Psalm 37:4 TNIV says “Take delight in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this. He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”

Please be assured that by no means does this exempt you from your responsibilities to live a disciplined life in service to the LORD. No! Of course not! What it does mean though, is that you will be rewarded for your efforts and diligence to live a life in Christ according to His will and purposes for you, and that through your loyalty to His ways, you will come to see many if not all of your dreams come to pass...So be it. Amen.

PS Psalm 16:11 TNIV says “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

All glory for these words goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe as always, have gifted them to me for you. Praise God.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Good News and Supreme Living!

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they must reassess the direction in which they are travelling. Sometimes, one must face the fact that their current choices are not at all in their best interests. God wants to use you now! He wants you to be headed in the right direction to enable His plans to come to fruition in your life. He wants you in perfect alignment with His Will; so that He can deliver you to the great many blessings He has planned for you.

We must stop and take a look at whether or not what we have planned is going to be compatible with what God wants for us. We must willingly submit our plans into God’s hands and wait to see what happens next. When we do this, it opens the gateway towards things that in Earthly terms seem impossible. Where there’s a will there’s a way – and it is God’s Will and God’s Way that will have you coming out on top! Deuteronomy 28:13 TNIV says “The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.”

What happens next is going to amaze you! You will be led down the path of deliverance towards a new style of existence. One that is no longer of the Earthly statutes and regulations. It is a life of miracles and blessings – one after the other! Take the first step and you will see for yourself. You don’t need to take my word for it!

In order to attain this new level of existence, there are certain laws and guidelines one must follow. There are blessings that come to us through our obedience and adherence to these laws. These laws have been given to us as a means of protection and salvation. They are our ‘armour’ in times of trouble. They are of course, The Ten Commandments.

Deuteronomy 5:7-21

1. Worship no god but me.
2. Do not bow down to any idol or worship it.
3. Do not use my name for evil purposes.
4. Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy.
5. Respect your father and mother.
6. Do not commit murder.
7. Do not commit adultery.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not accuse anyone falsely.
10. Do not desire another man’s wife; do not desire his house, his land, his slaves, his cattle, his donkeys, or anything else that he owns.

Begin by taking a personal inventory of your own dealings, and with the commands that God has given you, one by one, start making the necessary changes and adjustments to your style of living and thinking, and then watch as your whole life is transformed right before your very eyes! Bit by bit, piece by piece, you will see the Master at work, preparing you to receive all that is rightfully yours. You will be given your ‘Greater Destiny’, and not the boring and trouble-filled life of so many in this current age. This is the good news that the Lord has for you today – this, my friend is Supreme Living at its best!

Deuteronomy 7:12-15 says “If you listen to these commands and obey them faithfully, then the LORD your God will continue to keep his covenant with you and will show you his constant love, as he promised your ancestors. He will love you and bless you, so that you will increase in number and have many children; he will bless the ground for you, so that you will have grain, wine, and olive oil; and he will bless you by giving you many cattle and sheep. He will give you all these blessings in the land that he promised your ancestors he would give to you. No people in the world will be as richly blessed as you. None of you nor any of your livestock will be sterile. The LORD will protect you from all sickness, and he will not bring on you any of the dreadful diseases that you experienced in Egypt, but he will bring them on all your enemies.”

May the LORD your God deliver you to all your blessings, and may you become all that you’re meant to be, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

PS 1 Thessalonians 5:24 TLB says “God, who called you to become his child, will do all this for you, just as he promised.” Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, whom I believe as always, have guided me with these words for you today. Amen and God bless...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ripe For Harvest

When you see the truth for what it is one comes to a certain understanding. The one thing which settles all disputes is the love of God. Arguments have a way of undermining the most beneficial of friendships. They can reap havoc in the most solid of marriages. When we see and understand this, we can do something about it. Put the love of God into any situation and see for yourself the magic begin!

I say magic because what really occurs between a couple that has the love of God between them, is to say the least, miraculous! It can turn a marriage, a friendship, a business partnership, or even a partnership of any kind into a well-watered garden, producing the ripest of fruits for harvest!

James 3:17-18 says “But the wisdom from above is pure first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly; it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds; it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy. And goodness is the harvest that is produced from the seeds the peacemakers plant in peace.”

Peace of mind is what you can achieve when you allow the love of God into your hearts. He will deliver you from all uncertainty while you wait quietly in His presence. May the love of God fill all the aches and hurts in your hearts! I say this to you as a prayer that has just come down from the Heavens. Peace, love and enlightenment can all be yours. It is only a stone’s throw away now. Turn your hearts and minds to God and watch for the ripening. A fresh start is available for all!

1 John 4:16 says “God is love, and those who live in love live in union with God and God lives in union with them.” One must understand that from chaos and confusion, comes peace when you hand over your life to God. Colossians 3:15 NKJV says “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”

Allow God to transport you to a place where there is no hurt or angst. Let Him be the one to soothe your hearts and minds. Talk to God. Tell Him how you are feeling. Ask His forgiveness. He is gentle and kind and will show mercy to all who ask. Please find within you, the courage to call upon Him – you will not be disappointed! Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV says “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them, for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

When I say that you are going to be filled with love and joy, remember His final words to you as he was dying on the cross. John 19:30 NKJV “It is finished.” Because of His finished work on the cross, we are now all free to live the joyous and wonderful lives filled with the blessings that God intended for us right from the beginning. Be free and enjoy your new life in Christ! Amen.

PS Psalm 103:8 says “The LORD is merciful and loving, slow to become angry and full of constant love.” Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe as always have directed me with these words today. Amen.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Living Under The Protection Of The Almighty

When He hears our cry, our Father in Heaven looks upon us with love, grace and mercy. In answer to our prayers, sometimes He takes delight in giving us immediate answers, and sometimes He makes us wait. When this happens, it is for good reason – only He knows what is going on behind the scenes.

Most of the time though, what appears to be delays are only in fact His solutions that we have yet to recognise or acknowledge. We must trust that all our prayers are being answered, all according to God’s will for us. Hosea 14:8 says “I will answer their prayers and take care of them. Like an evergreen tree I will shelter them; I am the source of all their blessings.”

When faced with life’s uncertainties, if we look to God for our answers, He will guide us step by step along the path we must travel. Psalm 121:8 says “He will protect you as you come and go now and for ever.” If we could only see the wonderful orchestration of His plans for us, we would all be amazed!

God is the supreme ruler. He is ruler of the Heavens and Earth, and of all the powers and authorities. He is the one that has the final say in everything. Proverbs 19:21 says “People may plan all kinds of things, but the LORD’S will is going to be done.”

People may try to hurt you, but in the end, they will get what’s coming! We do not need to concern ourselves with this. God deals with people in a most loving way, and it is not up to us to seek vengeance of any kind. Deuteronomy 32:35 NKJV says “Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things to come hasten upon them!”

God wants you to understand something here. He will never leave or forsake you while you call to Him for help. This is just not His way at all. His way is for you to live confidently amidst all the trials and tribulations of this world, knowing full well that He is taking care of things for you. This is promised to us in Hebrews 13:5-6 NKJV ‘For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

When one understands the enormity of this promise made out of love for us, we shall become knowledgeable in the ways of the Kingdom. The further one walks upon this path of life, one begins to see all the answers coming to fruition. It all begins to unfold like a beautiful love story between man and his maker. Revelation 3:20 NKJV says “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”

Let nothing stop you my friends, from walking the path of salvation. If you do, you will never get to experience the beauty and majesty of living a life filled with promises fulfilled, both here and in all eternity. Psalm 91:15-16 NKJV says “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

You will see the glory of His Kingdom come into your lives and into your homes, if you receive Jesus into your heart today. He is a faithful God, and His promises hold true. Deuteronomy 7:9 NKJV says “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.”

It doesn’t matter what is going on around you, whether it be a recession, poverty, broken marriages and friendships, family quarrels, job losses, unpaid bills and mortgages, sicknesses and health problems. If you go to the LORD for safety, and you love him and acknowledge Him as LORD, then you shall live under the protection of the Almighty forever and ever! Amen.

PS Psalm 91:1-4 says ‘Whoever goes to the LORD for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty, can say to him, “You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust.” He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from all deadly diseases. He will cover you with His wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you.’ Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe as always have guided me and instructed me with these words. May God bless you and keep you. Amen.

Christianity In Full Swing

Regardless of our commitment to ‘the faith’, at times we need to take a look at how we conduct ourselves as Christians. There is a certain requirement as Christians, and that is to love. Sounds basic doesn’t it? Well, sometimes with all the trials in life, we allow ourselves to get bogged down with day to day living and responsibilities. If we are to become fully-fledged Christians, then we are to commit ourselves fully to this path. We must aim to walk as Jesus did.

We must demonstrate to others what the walk of faith is all about. They must see for themselves all the good reasons why they should explore a relationship with the Lord and become Christians themselves. The key here is to set the example of how one should live in union with Jesus. The key is Jesus! Colossians 2:2-3 says “I do this in order that they may be filled with courage and may be drawn together in love, and so have the full wealth of assurance which true understanding brings. In this way they will know God’s secret, which is Christ himself. He is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge.”

When we see how this works, we will have gained all the knowledge necessary on how to create a life worth living in harmony with the gospel. We will at times come into contact with those who are living a life less ordinary. It is written in Colossians 3:12-14 “You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you. And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity.”

God wants us to be a demonstration of what Christianity is really about. It requires much effort on your part to remain firm and committed to the truth. There are many distractions that are part of living here on Earth, that have a way of redirecting our attention elsewhere.

We need to constantly remember that Jesus lives within us, and we must refocus our attention back to Him. With all the noise and clutter that act as constant intrusions, it is sometimes quite challenging to do this. We must train ourselves to live in close communion with the Lord. The more we practice this, the easier it becomes. We find ourselves living more closely with Him, and coming to Him with all of our decisions and choices. Colossians 3:15-17 says “The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make; for it is to this peace that God has called you together in the one body. And be thankful. Christ’s message in all its richness must live in your hearts. Teach and instruct one another with all wisdom. Sing psalms, hymns and sacred songs; sing to God with thanksgiving in your hearts. Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks through him to God the Father. Amen.

PS Colossians 2:6-7 says “Since you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, live in union with him. Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving.” Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe as always have guided me with these words. Amen.

The Truth According To God's Word

When you walk in trust, two things will happen. You will be led on an amazing journey filled with miracles and blessings, and others will see for themselves the kind of life you can have when you give yourself over to the Lord. God has great things planned for you and me. Things which we cannot even begin to imagine!

If you’ve already been walking in the truth then you will know and understand that you may have come so far on your own, but it has indeed been the Lord that has carried you the rest of the way.

We cannot achieve anything by our own efforts - anything of any lasting value that is. Of course, faith without works is dead. James 2:15-16 NKJV says ‘If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.’

Living by faith means that you will sow your seed and then believe and expect it to germinate. Depending upon the state of the ground, that is your level of faith and trust, you will begin to see new growth. Matthew 13:20-23 says “The seeds that fell on rocky ground stand for those who receive the message gladly as soon as they hear it. But it does not sink deep into them, and they don’t last long. So when trouble or persecution comes because of the message, they give up at once. The seeds that fell among thornbushes stand for those who hear the message; but the worries about this life and the love for riches choke the message, and they don’t bear fruit. And the seeds sown in the good soil stand for those who hear the message and understand it: they bear fruit, some as much as a hundred, others sixty, and others thirty.”

Don’t be like the ones who sowed their seeds in rocky ground or amongst the thornbushes. Be like the ones who planted in the good soil, and receive your blessings as much as a hundred!

Absorb the word. Read it daily or as much as possible. Take it into your very being and understand its meaning. Live it. Walk it. Breathe it. Eat it. Sleep it! If you do this you cannot help but bear much fruit.

Jesus is the vine. John 15:5 says “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will bear a great deal of fruit; for you can do nothing without me. Verses 7-8 go on to say “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it. My Father’s glory is shown by your bearing a lot of fruit; and in this way you become my disciples.”

So go on, get into God’s word and start becoming fruitful for God. The more fruit we bear, the more glory will go to our Heavenly Father! Amen.

PS Our Father in Heaven has chosen us to do great things in the name of Jesus! John 14:12-13 states “I am telling you the truth: those who believe in me will do what I do -– yes, they will do even greater things, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask for in my name, so that the Father’s glory will be shown through the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.” Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe have guided me as always with these words. Amen.

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Fruits of the Spirit

Love seems to be the topic on everyone’s lips. There are many stories, poems, movies and songs written about love. It is what each and every heart desires. When we give love, we are sowing a seed, which germinates and eventually blossoms and returns to us fulfilled.

God’s word is love. His word never returns back to us void, which means that with every promise, he will personally see to it that it reaches back to us in its conclusion. Isaiah 55:11 NKJV says “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void. But it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Joy is not just a feeling. It is a state of mind that can be reached through serving and walking with Jesus. Joy comes to you when you know who you are in Christ. Once you know who you really are in the Kingdom of God, you simply cannot help but be joyful! Isaiah NKJV 65:14 says “Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart.”

Peace is what you get when you wholeheartedly follow Jesus trusting Him to take care of all your needs. With Jesus in charge of our daily lives, everything turns out according to His wondrous plans He has for us. Romans 5:1-2 NKJV says “Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

Patience is what we must have when standing on the promises of God. His word is true and faithful, and it is only going to be a matter of time before He makes your dreams come true. Isaiah 30:18 TNIV “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him!”

Kindness is what we must seek to bear witness to the everlasting love of God. Be kind to yourself and others, and live accordingly in the House of God. He will see your efforts to be true and as such reward you in your diligence. 2 Corinthians 6:6 says “By our purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness we have shown ourselves to be God’s servants.”

Goodness is what you experience when you come to understand the very nature and heart of God. He will see to it that you are shown goodness and mercy for all the days of your life, once you find in yourself the true meaning of what it is to be of one mind with God’s will. Psalm 84:11 TNIV says “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favour and honor, no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Faithfulness is what you see when you entrust your very life into the hands of God almighty. He will see you through every storm and calamity so that you shall indeed come out on top! You will have success in all you do. 2 Corinthians TNIV 9:10 says “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.”

Humility is what you must show one another, so that God can bestow His favour upon you. This is how He wants us to comport ourselves within the Body of Christ. 1 Peter 5:5-6 TNIV says ‘All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because “God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble and oppressed. “ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.’

Self-control comes to those who are ‘practiced’ in God’s word. It comes with the maturity in His teachings and the knowledge that we are being taken care of until the day we die. Titus 1:7-9 says “Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who lives what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.” Amen.

PS Galations 5:22-23 says “But the spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control.” When we walk in the spirit, we can be fruitful for God, allowing Him to fulfil His great many purposes through us, in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen.

As always, all glory for these writings go to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe have guided my hand today. Amen.

Are You Ready!

Are you ready to let God’s word transform your life? Well then, read on and let the transformation begin! When you speak God’s word about something, you automatically begin to unleash His glorious power into whatever it is you are trying to achieve. The wings of prayer deliver the message into the Heavens and then Father God sets His plans in motion.

To be able to carry out such great feats of achievement, one has to make application to the Father, and then He is able to act accordingly on our behalf. Ultimately God always has the final say in all things in the Heavens and on the Earth, but bear in mind He has gifted us with a certain amount of free will, enabling us to go in our own directions, albeit temporarily, if we choose. This is why we must ‘petition’ Him to step in and take the reins.

We cannot possibly achieve what He can in any situation, so it is always in our best interest to surrender to His will, thus allowing Him to instigate whatever chain of events required that will create the outcome of our desire.

We must humble ourselves and totally rely upon Him to set the wheels in motion. There is a lot going on behind the scenes – things that we cannot even begin to comprehend. Much wrestling goes on behind the curtain with the powers of darkness. A great deal of the battles is against the principalities and not each other. Ephesians 6:12 NKJV says “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the heavenly places.”

God’s word is there for us to use. It is referred to in Ephesians 6:17 as the ‘sword of the spirit.’ We need to apply by means of our voices His truths to whatever situation we are facing, and this will eliminate any obstacles that may be standing in our way to achieving our accomplishments.

Whenever we deliver forth a truth from our mouths, it cuts away all entanglements that the Devil is trying to put on you and your loved ones. He may try even harder to fight you, but you have God and His word, which is sharper than any two-edged sword!

God is the creator of Heaven and Earth, and with Him on your side you can only win! Yes that’s right! You will win every battle with God behind you – that’s for sure! 1 John 5:4-5 NKJV says “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”

When things seem to be running off course, you can set them straight again by activating God’s mighty power through His word. By finding His plan for you in the Bible, you can then apply it and watch for the turnaround. Many lives are transformed this way and if you take heed of this advice, yours will too!

We can only begin to receive all the bountiful promises God has lined up for us by claiming them. The Devil doesn’t want you to have them, but God does, and that is why He has equipped you and me with His word in the Bible.

Every time we speak God’s word, it knocks over another demon. They are simply no match for God! Whenever you are tempted to give in or feel sorry for yourself, as we all so often have done, open up the Bible and start speaking forth His truth! If you don’t, you might miss out on the biggest opportunity of your lifetime, and that is to create, by the power of God, the life you so richly deserve!

Go on, be everything you can be, and claim all that God has for you, and you will never be the same again! That’s a promise! Amen.

PS Isaiah 55:10-11 “My word is like the snow and the rain that come down from the sky to water the earth. They make the crops grow and provide seed for planting and food to eat. So also will be the word that I speak – it will not fail to do what I plan for it; it will do everything I send it to do.” Amen.

All glory for these words goes to the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit whom as always, have guided my hand. Amen.

Peace and Restoration

Most of us would like a life of peace and tranquillity, although it seems at times, that the harder we strive for it, the more we are faced with situations that take away the very thing we want – and that is peace! Jesus wants us to be peaceful and contented in all situations without letting worry or fear affect our ability to stay calm in the midst of the storms.

In the Bible, it tells of an occasion where Jesus was in a boat with his disciples, and a great tempest suddenly arose on the sea and covered the boat with waves. Jesus was asleep, and His disciples started to panic, so they woke Him up. Matthew 8:26 NKJV ‘But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.’

Wouldn’t it have been great to have lived in Jesus’ time? Imagine actually living during the times when He was alive, and witnessing for ourselves the miraculous things He did!

If Jesus can make the winds and sea obey Him with a simple command, then surely we can put our faith and trust in Him to deliver and protect us from whatever storms are threatening to approach us. He wants us to show our faith in Him by not panicking like His disciples in the boat did, and by being content in all circumstances with the knowledge that we are being taken care of. Philippians 4:11 TNIV “for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”

The Apostle Paul goes on to explain how he can be content no matter what his circumstances are, by the very fact that it is Jesus who gives him the strength he needs to cope with whatever is happening to him. Philippians 4:13 AMP says “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me. I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency.]”

We know that He is indeed sovereign and that He will delight in making our dreams come true. We know this because He gave His life for us, so that we would be redeemed from every possible misfortune that would befall us in this life. He needs you to come to Him with everything so that He can create for you the life you deserve.

We need to be thankful and give Him praise at all times, despite whether or not this is logical. These are supernatural responses which receive supernatural results! He is the God Almighty! He is the host of hosts! Psalm 46:7 NKJV says “The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.”

When we come to Him in the midst of all our trials, thanking Him for being in control, we shall experience much joy and peace in knowing that we can take our hands off the situation, and just sit back and relax while He leads us to a place of peace and restoration. Psalm 23:2-3 NKJV says “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His names sake.”

This and more He will do for you, for you are His chosen ones. He will deliver you from all transgressions, and will give you a peace of mind that can only be attained through Christ Himself. It is written in John 14:27 NKJV “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.”

To me, the name Jesus implies peace. If you look back at His life on Earth despite what was going on, He maintained an attitude of peace while faithfully obeying His Father in Heaven, right to the very end of His life. Even despite knowing what was about to happen to Him on the cross at Calvary, Jesus prayed according to Luke 22:42 NKJV “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours be done.” He still prayed for our Fathers will to be done and not His! He was faithful even to His last breath! All so that we could have life and have it abundantly! All this He did for you.

When you are seeking peace, look to Jesus. Gently whisper His name as a sign of your commitment to the truth, and you will be led on a journey of complete transformation. You will be taking the first vital steps towards your new life on the Road to Holiness. So be it, come Lord Jesus! Isaiah 35:8 says NLT “And a highway will be there, it will be called ‘The Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there, and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” Amen.

PS Colossians NKJV 4:3 says “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body and be thankful.” That is my prayer for you. Amen.

Thank you to the Father, Son and The Holy Spirit whom I believe as always have gifted me with these words to you today. Amen.

Relinquishing Your Control

This is what faith is all about. It is about giving over the reins to Jesus and allowing Him to rule over your life and heart. When we willingly and actively entrust our plans and situations to Him we will see much happening within our lives that we could not possibly achieve without Him.

We all like to think and believe that we are in control of what we do with our lives, and to some extent, with the use of our free will given us, this can be somewhat the case in the interim, but the truth is, in the long run, it is God who decides what will occur.

When we realise this, we can stop fighting and pushing against the tide, and begin to move in the direction of what God is doing for us. This actually gives us much freedom! It frees us up to enjoy ourselves more, trusting our Lord to take care of all the details.

It’s kind of like having a ‘Divine Intercessor’, paving the way for His wondrous and exciting adventures that He longs to give us. Hebrews 7:25 AMP says “Therefore He is able to also save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them.”

What a wonderful life we can have, when we allow God to do His mighty works in us and in the lives of those around us. When we become servants of the Lord, a whole new world of opportunity opens up for us. It is when we start asking Him what He wants us to do in our situations, and even in our daily lives, much can and will be achieved through us.

There are many fringe benefits to this way of living. Our lives begin to flow smoothly and we experience more joy in our days. We begin to flourish in all that we do. People see a peace and contentment in us that they cannot put their finger on. Our demeanours become more relaxed as we settle into the ways of the Almighty, all the while trusting Him and giving all our cares to Him.

He sustains us and keeps us on a more balanced footing. He is the rock of the ages! Psalm 31:3 AMP says “Yes, You are my Rock and my Fortress; therefore for Your names sake lead me and guide me.”

Our lives begin to take on new meaning and we reach a certain level of fulfilment in every area of our lives. There is no more questioning this and questioning that; instead we believe that whatever is happening to us is for the betterment of ourselves and our families. In other words, we put our complete trust in God.

When we start living more and more according to the Lord’s will, our will becomes His will, and everything begins to line up and come together to form a brilliant masterpiece. A pattern of reliance is formed that can only be described as complete and utter bliss. Our confidence increases as we become more and more attuned to His ways. Isaiah 55:9 NKJV says “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And my thoughts than your thoughts.”

When you feel compelled to do this or that, or go here or there, you must trust that our Lord is guiding you to a specific task or action. You must do your best to follow His promptings in order to achieve or experience what He has planned for you. If you ignore the prompting and choose to exercise your own free will, you will simply miss out on whatever blessing He has in store. And there are always blessings when we do the work the Lord has set aside for us.

The Lord is a Lord of second chances. He will never give up on you until your last breath! Matthew 28:20 NKJV says “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

PS Jesus is our shepherd and we are His flock. He will gather us all up into His protective care, and we will hear and recognise His voice when He calls us. John 10:4 NLT says “After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.”

All glory for these writings goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe anointed me with these words for you today. Amen.

The Lord's Perfection

One day, you will get up in the morning to discover that everything in your life has come together to form a beautiful and finished tapestry. This is the Lord’s perfection at work for you in your life. It comes as a result of knowing Him intimately, and from living according to His perfect will for you. This is when the enjoyment of the fruits of your labours begins, and is a time that many people can only dream about! This is when you can sit back and say, Thy kingdom has come, Thy will is being done, in Earth as it is in Heaven! (Refer Matthew 6:10 KJV.)

You will experience Heaven on Earth and you will be a glorious example and an inspiration to those around you. This is where many, many things start to come to fruition. It is a time of celebration for you as you now reap the bounty of His harvest. You have trusted, you have waited, you have lived and breathed God’s word into all of your situations, and you have learned to stand firm in your faith during trails and difficulties.

Some of you may say that it all sounds too good to be true, whilst others may say, ‘well, how do I get there from here?’ As you grow and mature in God’s word, you will find that you come to rely on Him for everything. You will not only live according to His will in your life, but you will come to learn how to apply His word into your everyday situations in order to live out the very best that God has in store for you. Deuteronomy 28:12 AMP says “The Lord shall open to you His good treasury, the heavens, to give you the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.”

Of course there will always be situations around you that will test your faith, but in time you will develop your faith muscles and you will know how to apply it and then stand firm in any event. There are many factors that can hinder your progress, among them being other peoples free will which can inadvertently affect what you are trying to achieve, but if you hold firm and place all your trust in the Lord, He will always work out everything for your good. It is written in Romans 8:28 AMP “We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labour) all things work together and are (fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to (His) design and purpose.”

Besides that, as a result of the changes in you, you will begin to see changes in your nearest and dearest, and eventually everyone will be on board! Acts 16:31 NKJV states “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” How good is that!

For those who are just beginning this journey, you will need to start reading God’s word in the Bible and see what it says about your particular situation. Do this with every issue that comes up, even the small things, and you will begin to automatically know what to say and do when presented with any obstacles. It is then just a matter of standing firm, and not losing faith that whatever you hope for will come about!

That’s it! It’s easy when you know how! There is no limit to what can be achieved for you in this life. God is ready and waiting to transform your life from the ordinary to the extraordinary. He did this for me, and He will do it for you too! Praise God!

All glory goes to the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit whom I believe has very generously provided me with these words herein. Praise God! Amen.

PS If you let Him, the Lord will open doors for you that only He can open, and shut the doors to your past, thereby releasing you from the ties that have bound you for so many years! Revelations 3:7 says “This is the message from the one who is holy and true. He has the key that belonged to David, and when he opens a door, no one can close it, and when he closes it, no one can open it.” Amen!

God's Providence

When faced with life’s many challenges, it is wise to commit your future into the hands of the Almighty. As you go forth into your day, it is good practice to sit quietly with the Lord just being there in His presence. This will enable you to fill yourself with God’s strength and vigour, thus supplying you with all the necessary ingredients you may need for that particular day.

It is very pleasing to the Lord when you do this, and He will not only surround you with His love and joy, He will also supply all your needs for whatever is to come your way during the next 24 hours. Phil 4:19 TNIV says “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

When you get into a regular pattern of doing this, you will experience much joy and peace throughout your days, and this will serve to not only enlighten you to the many truths that are relevant to your current situation, it will allow you to fulfil the plans that God has for you at that particular point in time. John 15:5 AMP “I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from me (cut off from vital union with Me) you can do nothing.”

You will be well equipped with much knowledge and power to fulfil your destiny. God will see to this for you. He speaks His will to us into our hearts and our thoughts, and we then know how to proceed with the situations and experiences that come our way. He sends His Holy Spirit to guide us and inform us in the many different activities that we encounter each day. Psalm 37:4 NKJV says “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

When we come to understand the significance of the role that the Lord plays in our daily lives, we will have achieved much, knowing that our lives should be fulfilled by the very promises of God Himself. With every seed planted, we will reap a harvest, and it is God who is in charge of our harvest. God sees to it that the plant grows and thrives in whatever conditions it meets, and it will come to be according to His will. It is written in 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 NKJV 6”I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.”

It is God who in His wisdom, oversees our paths and directs us as to which steps to take. If we put our trust in Him wholly and completely, we will find ourselves gaining momentum with each step we take, and all the while reaping the many benefits of allowing Him to rule in our hearts and lives. “Deuteronomy 6:4 states “The LORD—and the LORD alone—is our God.”

The truth of the matter is that we cannot do it alone. There are many pitfalls along the path, and it can become quite treacherous when we do not allow God’s favour to shine upon us. We as humans need to understand that we do not have all the answers, and there are many, many more questions than answers that come about as a result of disregarding the Lord’s purpose in our lives.

We must look to the Bible as our source of strength and information which tells us what God’s will for us is in most every situation that can possibly arise in this life. We must seek His face always and in the midst of trials we will come to know that He is in charge and that we are being safely guided home to shore.

Take time alone, away from the hustle and bustle, to sit quietly with the Lord as much as possible, and you will begin to see small changes at first, but they will grow in number, and many lives will be changed as a result. This will help you to cope with the never ending barrage of stuff happening around you and will strengthen both you and your faith.

Keep a record of these changes however small, and when you look back on them, you will be delighted to see that you have indeed been guided by the hand of God, and made a living example of what His word is all about! Amen!

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, whom I believe, as always, has guided my hand with these writings for you. Amen.

PS Tell all your friends, and tell them to pass this on so that they too shall get to know and experience the joy and strength of getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ! Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Amen!

God's Perfect Timing

Timing is everything! That is, God’s timing of course. Sometimes, things can get a bit rocky on the path of righteousness, and we can get quite a bit impatient whilst we wait for our hopes and plans to come to fruition. It’s only natural as human beings to desire that which we believe will bring us joy and success, and of course we want it right now! When we surrender all of our hopes and wishes to the Lord, we can await with certainty that He will act on our behalf at exactly the right timing.

He will place the right people or circumstances in our path at the most beneficial times, so that we may come to experience the fullness of His grace upon us. We cannot possibly understand all the intricate details which must come together for us to achieve His will and purposes in our lives. Only He can see what lies ahead of us in our journey, and only He knows just what is needed to make our paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 TNIV says 5”Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

We must never rely on our own judgement because with our limited perspective and understanding, we are certain to miss out on some very important steps along the way. All of the pieces of the puzzle must first come together in order to create the finished picture! It is written in John 5:14 NKJV “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” All we need to do is to walk in this truth, following His guidance wherever it may lead.

We need to have faith and patience that our God will indeed come through for us! We must think and behave in such a way that demonstrates that we believe this with all our hearts. No matter where the road may lead, if we surrender to God’s plans for us, we will be led on an amazing journey with blessings, blessings and more blessings. This I know to be true, because I have seen it with my own eyes. I have experienced my own life being transformed in ways that are miraculous to say the least.

Only the Lord knows the plans He has for us, and all we need do is to allow Him to orchestrate everything. If we do this, our lives will become beautiful symphonies. Jeremiah 29:11 says “I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” When faced with obstacles, we must rely on God to lead us around them in the safest way possible.

Sometimes we get delayed on a particular route we are taking, and we must realise that this may well be to our advantage. We must remember that this is all happening according to God’s timing and not ours. God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials! The more we trust in Him to execute His perfect plans for us, the more we find Him to be reliable for us. We have no need to fear because He is with us and guiding us at all times. Psalm 121:7-8 says 7 “The Lord will protect you from all danger; he will keep you safe. 8 He will protect you as you come and go now and for ever.”

When you least expect it, God will come through for you, and you will be left thinking, ‘wow, this is amazing! This has turned out much better than I expected!’ And when this does happen for you, and it will, you must give thanks to Almighty God for carrying you through the rough waters and onto dry land again! Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe as always, directed me with these words here. Amen.

PS Even when it seems as though you are in an impossible situation, remember that every day is a new day, and that miracles happen all the time! It is written in Lamentations 3:22-23 TNIV 22”Because of the LORD’S great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” May the love of the Lord be with you all both night and day... Amen!

Rejoice and Be Merry!

When the world is telling you that you can’t have this dream, or that dream here’s what you should do. Be happy and praise the Lord your God, because He is about to give you your heart’s desires. Yes that’s right! This is not a misprint!

When we rejoice and give praise to the Lord, He will move mountains for us! You see, God in His mercy wants His children to be strong in their faith, and to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. This act of faith, tells our Father in heaven that we know and understand that He is in control of our situation, and that we believe that He is about to deliver us to our blessings.

It also sends the devil and his cohorts packing. It is written in Philippians 4:4 NKJV “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” Notice that is says always. We are being told to rejoice always. Not only when things are going right for you, but always. Even, despite the troubles you may have for this will enable the Lord to do His work for you, so that you will have that new car, that promotion, that new job, that baby, that happy marriage, or whatever it is that you’ve been praying for.

Surrender all your troubles to the Lord, and He will come through for you. He wants to see you joyful and happy. He wants you to go through life enjoying the many miracles He has prepared for you. Psalm 68:3 NKJV says “But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.”

God wants us to rejoice exceedingly! Not just a little bit every now and then, but exceedingly! Another word for exceedingly is excessively. That means a lot! Get the picture? God knows something we don’t know, and that is all the wonderful possibilities that He is lining up for us in His grace! If only we could see beyond that curtain, we wouldn’t be able to believe our eyes! We’d be out singing and dancing in the streets!

These possibilities become ours when we surrender to the truth and let our God be the God that is promised to us throughout the Bible. Psalm 118:24 NLT says “This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” We certainly do have a lot to rejoice about, that’s for sure. I bet if you look back on your life, you would see the many blessings He has already given you. Even the things that perhaps seemed like problems to you, eventually all turned out for the best, even though at the time you couldn’t see it.

The Lord knows what is best for His children, and we must trust Him implicitly with our very lives. Psalm 33:21 NKJV says “For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.” Our Lord would love nothing more than to see us all singing and dancing out in the streets right now and giving praise to His holy name!

If you’re a parent reading this, then you would know how happy your heart is when you see your children being joyful! It makes your heart sing with joy! Imagine then, how happy our Father in heaven is when He sees us rejoicing simply because we love Him and trust that He has got everything sorted! It is written in Psalm 33:1 NKJV “Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.” Amen!

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe gifted me with these words today.

PS One more thing, a merry heart not only cheers our Father in heaven, it serves to create a buffer around you so that when things seem to go wrong, you are better equipped to walk through your days with a smile on your face and trusting the Lord. Proverbs 15:13 NKJV says “But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.” Praise the Lord! Amen.

Forgiveness Of Sins

When praying in the mighty name of Jesus, we must always ask for the forgiveness of our sins. This opens the door to many opportunities for us to come to terms with whatever is going on in our lives. It gives us the opportunity to understand that many of our difficulties have come upon us as a result of sin. Be that as it may, the Lord is always willing to forgive us and wipe the slate clean.

Do not take this lightly my friends, because what it means for us is total pardon for every transgression that we have ever committed! The Lord is our friend and saviour and He is willing and able to do this for us as we live according to His word; and because of His great love and mercy for all of mankind.

It is written in Hebrews 10:17 “I will not remember their sins and evil deeds any longer.” This means that we can approach God with a sure heart, knowing and trusting that we have indeed been purified from all of our sins. He will not remember them anymore! Wow! This is available to us today all because of what Jesus did for us on the cross.

He died so that we may be set free from sins. It says in Romans 3:24-25 “24 But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them free. 25 God offered him, so that by his blood he should become the means by which people’s sins are forgiven through their faith in him.” God’s love and forgiveness for us is such that we may become free of all the restraints of sin and the effects it can have on our lives.

If we only want goodness in our lives then we must face whatever is hindering us in our walk, and then submit it to the Lord. He will cover it with His blood and lay it at the foot of the cross. From this, we become sanctified thus enabling us to walk unhindered on the path that God has chosen for us. It is written in Romans 4:7-8 7 “Happy are those whose wrongs are forgiven, whose sins are pardoned! 8 Happy is the person whose sins the Lord will not keep account of!”

There are many who believe that we must not live by faith, and that we should only act upon what we see in the cold light of day. This is apparent in many lives of those who do not consider themselves worthy to receive God’s love and mercy. This is unfortunate for them as they will miss out on their true inheritance.

We are all worthy to receive God’s love, and it is given to us all freely. How? By our faith in the one who loves and protects us. Romans 8:31 says “If God is for us, who can be against us?” We know that God is for us by the many blessings we have already received. We know that God is for us by giving us the gift of His precious Son Jesus. And we know that God is for us by the great love and mercy He offers His people.

How do we obtain His mercy? By having faith in the one that supports us in our time of need. By trusting and believing in His written word and in all of His promises given to us in the Bible. We must be confident of His love for us and go to Him with all our prayers and requests. He knows what we need before we even ask Him. He knows you so intimately that He even knows how many hairs are on your head!

It is written in Hebrews 4:16 NKJV “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” He wants an intimate relationship with His children and He wants us to come to Him in our time of need, just like a child will go to their Earthly parents for help, love and support. So, when you do pray to your Father in Heaven, ask Him for forgiveness of your sins, and you will be able to step foot upon the path to life.....Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe as always, have gifted me with these words today. Amen

PS Jesus tells us that we must ask our Father in heaven to forgive our sins in the famous ‘Lord’s Prayer’ that is prayed in churches and homes everywhere across the globe today. Matthew 6:12 NLT “and forgive us our sins as we have forgiven those who sin against us.” Amen.

God's Will

The time will come in your Christian walk that you will be called upon to step out in faith and really take a stand believing for a miracle. It might be that you have a troubled marriage, or failing career, lack of financial resources, or perhaps difficulty falling pregnant or even some serious health issue, and you will be required to stand firm in your faith, believing God for His mercy and healing.

There are many promises in the Bible to help and protect you in such times as these. All you need do is to claim them. Sounds simple and easy doesn’t’ it? Not so you might say. When one is confronted with trials and tribulations it is very tempting to give in or simply give up. God does not want you to do this! He wants you to take the bull by the horns (pardon the pun!) and grab a hold of your rights! You need to be adamant that this healing does indeed belong to you because you are one of God’s dear ones. You need to get past all the worry and the fear, and all the ‘so-called’ facts and believe for what the world says is impossible.

Many people spend their lives complaining about their problems rather than doing something about them. They tend to believe only what they see and hear but the truth is that we need to believe in the unseen in order to be blessed. We need to have faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV says “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Faith is about believing in what we cannot see and trusting with our hearts and minds that we can have what God has promised for us. Hebrews 11:1 says “To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.”

When things seem out of control, you must rely on the promises of God to get you through. When believing for our healing, we need to find out what God says about a particular topic, and then apply it to our situation. We then must speak or confess God’s word over whatever is troubling us, and then affirm our faith by thanking God that He is looking after us. We must really believe that it is ours for the taking! Mark 11:24 TNIV says “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

When believing for healing in your troubled marriage, say, it is written in Matthew 19:6 TNIV “So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” When believing for success in your career, say, it is written in Deuteronomy 28:8 “The LORD your God will bless your work and fill your barns with grain.” When believing for financial abundance, say, the scripture says in Psalm 112:3 “His family will be wealthy and rich, and he will be prosperous for ever.” When believing for that pregnancy, say, the Bible says in Psalm 113:9 “He honours the childless wife in her home; he makes her happy by giving her children.” When believing for healing of sickness or infirmity, say, it is written in Psalm 103:3 “He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.”

These are just a few examples of the very many promises of God’s will for you. Believe me when I say that the Bible has many more. God’s word is there for us to study and declare for ourselves, in order that He may fulfil our destinies and His wonderful plans He has for us.

His promises are true, and his word in there to guide us through life. Psalm 119:105 says “Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.” God’s will for us is to live glorious and successful lives so that we may become a light for others on their paths. He wants us to be the example of what God’s will is for His children.

Be that example of truth for them. This is what is required of you in your walk of faith. Submit to His will by being the living proof that faith in God is indeed rewarded, and you will find yourself living the life of your dreams! What more could we ask for? Amen.

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for guiding and instructing me with these words of truth. Amen

PS Isaiah 53:5 NKJV “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” Healing is our right because Jesus paid the price for it when He was whipped and hung on that cross to die. So then, what are you waiting for? Claim it now for yourself and your loved ones! Amen!