Friday, February 19, 2010

Renewed in the Spirit!

There comes a time in everyone’s life where one is able to adjust their ways in order to fulfil the laws and commands of the Kingdom, thus coming to know and enjoy the freedom that Kingdom living brings. Isaiah 40:31 “But those who trust in the LORD for help will find their strength renewed; They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.”

Replenishment comes to those who wait on the Lord. They will find themselves rescued from all frailties associated with the flesh, and be rejuvenated from head to toe, shoulder to shoulder, and front to back! This is Kingdom living. This is your reward for being a good servant.

For those who are brave enough to search through all the rubble, will find themselves reaching great heights of ecstasy, available only to those who have waited, who have trusted, and who have denied themselves much in the way of earthly pleasures in order to please their King. It comes to those who have been obedient to God’s laws and commands – it comes to those with a faithful heart.

Those who dedicate their lives in all its fullness to serving the Lord God Almighty will come to enjoy many rewards that simply are not available to the average person. Much will be asked of you on this journey, but by endurance and patience, and by the grace of God, you will experience much freedom and joy, and a release from many of the restrains that initially held you back in the beginning. Luke 12:48 “Much is required from the person to whom much is given, much more is required from the person to whom much more is given.”

While we are waiting for these things to manifest in our lives, it helps to know and understand that the ways of the Kingdom bring much peace and sustaining power to us. The joy of the Lord really is our strength! (Neh 8:10). We are strong and mighty by the power of God! We can do all things in Christ who strengthens us. (Phil 4:13). He strengthens us individually and also corporately within the Body of Christ. As a Nation of followers, we are being redeemed in His sight. Revelation 5:9-10 NKJV ‘And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For you were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” His followers will live, rule and reign on the Earth. He is making us priests and Kings. He is raising up the Saints.

2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 NKJV “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgement of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. Therefore we also pray, always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Amen.

PS 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NKJV “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.” Amen.

All glory as always to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for these words today. Amen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stand On The Word!

There are times in our daily lives, where we are confronted with many decisions. This way or that – do I choose this way or the other. This can be quite unsettling when one considers just how many options we have every minute! When these times come upon us, what we really need to do is become still and ask the Lord what He would have us do. This way, any further steps we take will be directed by the Lord. It is written Psalm 46:10 NKJV “Be still, and know that I am God.”

There are many options available to us in these very busy lives we live. One has to be certain that they are choosing the most beneficial choices in line with what God’s Will is for us. If in doubt, always reach for the Bible. The Bible tells us what it is we need to do in all the very many and sometimes troubling situations around us. When we do this, we can be sure to attain the information we need in order to move forward in safety, abiding under the shadow of the Almighty. It is written Psalm 91:1 KJV “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

God wants to prosper you. He wants you to be used to your full potential. He wants you to receive your blessings in full so that you can be a blessing to others. It is written 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 TNIV “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. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

Satan on the other hand, knows what you are capable of. You are mighty and powerful in the Kingdom of God, and he will do anything to try to prevent you from claiming what is rightfully yours. You must take a stand and claim your inheritance in the Lord. As precious children of God, your rights are many! It is written Psalm 37:28-29 NKJV “For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever.”

The Word is a rich and powerful resource for us to use and apply to our daily lives accordingly. When we obey God’s commands, and live in line with what His Word says, we are like trees planted near a stream, with our roots drinking in nourishment for us to grow and prosper, even in times of hardship and drought. It is written Psalm 1:3 TNIV “They are like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.”

The fruit is plentiful for those who believe and live God’s Word. When we yield to the Will of God in our lives, and live in accordance with what the Bible says, we will grow and prosper in His Kingdom, bearing much fruit to the glory of His Majesty. In fact, the Bible says we shall know them by their fruit. It is written Matthew 7:17-20 NKJV “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Amen.

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

PS While we wait before the Lord for deliverance and for His promises to become a reality in our lives, we must wait with patience, hope, and endurance and with trust and faith in our hearts, and the Lord will make our righteousness shine like the midday sun! It is written Psalm 37:5-6 TNIV “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.” Praise God and Hallelujah to the King! Amen!