Sunday, July 5, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Don’t Give Up! One More Time!


Joshua 6:15  But it came to pass on the seventh day that they rose early, about the dawning of the day, and marched around the city seven times in the same manner.


Meditate on God’s Word!  So the seventh day came and it was time again to march around the same city blowing the trumpets as they did the first six days.  Why did God require them to do this? On that day only they marched around the city seven times. 16 And the seventh time it happened, when the priests blew the trumpets, that Joshua said to the people: “Shout, for the Lord has given you the city! Joshua 6:16 So they did exactly what God asked them to do and here is what happened.  So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. Joshua 6:20

God spared only Rahab the harlot and her family because they showed mercy to God’s people, the spies who came into the city and into the harlot’s house for protection. And the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, her mother, her brothers, and all that she had. So they brought out all her relatives and left them outside the camp of Israel. Joshua 6:23

So what is the formula for success?  Keep believing, keep asking, keep praying and keep believing that yes, God hears, yes God can and yes God will answer your prayer as you trust in Him and the promises of His Word.  March around your Jericho one more time, shout and see what God will do!  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. Philippians 4:6

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Obeying God!


Joshua 6:4  But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.


Meditate on God’s Word!  God gave specific instructions on how to defeat the city of Jericho. You may be wondering, why couldn’t God just send an earthquake or a thunderstorm and just destroy them in just a few minutes.  The best lessons of faith are when we take the small steps of obedience, pray, fast and wait on God to deliver us from whatever it is that we are fighting. It is all about trust and having the faith to believe that yes God can deliver us. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:1-3

So the nation of Israel did what God told them to do. The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets.10 Now Joshua had commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, ‘Shout!’ Then you shall shout.” Joshua 6:9-10

So they marched around the city day after day and the trumpets blew and then they returned to the camp. And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. 13 Then seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord went on continually and blew with the trumpets. And the armed men went before them. But the rear guard came after the ark of the Lord, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets. 14 And the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. So they did six days. Joshua 6:12-14

While you are waiting for God to answer your prayer, what is God asking you to do today while you wait? Remember God will deliver you, in His timing, in His manner, according to His will and purposes. Obey God in that area of life that you need to change while you wait for your deliverance.

Friday, July 3, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Your Jericho!


Joshua 6:1  Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in.


Meditate on God’s Word!  One of the greatest lessons and studies on faith happened when the nation of Israel entered into the Promised Land and they were met by opposition. God told Joshua to go into the land that God gave them and to take the city of Jericho.  And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. Joshua 2:2 God’s promises are real and they are our promises as we study and meditate on these past powerful lessons.  You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. Joshua 6:3-4

Why did God tell them seven days instead of one day, two days, etc, but seven days? Perhaps it was because God wanted them to really think about how the victory would happen and that God made the promise, not because of their own might or strength. It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him.” Joshua 6:5

What Jericho are you facing in your life today? What situation is almost overwhelming to you as you wonder if the God of Jericho is the same God that is available to help you today.  But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 Give your Jericho to the only One who can take the walls down by His power. Believe that the God of Jericho is still alive and well as you circle the Jericho of your life as you get ready to blow the trumpet of victory that God will provide you!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Forgiven!


I Peter 1:18-19  Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.


Meditate on God’s Word!  No matter how hard we try to earn our way into heaven through our good works the only and certain way is to trust in the way God has provided for us. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. I Peter 1:20-21 God has provided a way for all mankind.  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. I Peter 1:3

When God raised Jesus from the dead He confirmed the way to heaven was fulfilled and that we are saved and kept by the power of God.  To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. I Peter 1:4-5  We have no right to boast about our greatness but about God’s mercy and goodness to provide us this gift.  For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. Titus 3:3

It was because God reached out to us that we now reach out to others to share this great knowledge and gift. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7 Forgiven, that is the only word we can use to describe what God has done for us and for all who believe in His Word.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Blood of Jesus!


Hebrews 9:12  Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.


Meditate on God’s Word!  The power of this verse should be enough today to just stop all of us cold when we realize the implications of God’s Word. In the Old Testament animal sacrifices were made as a payment for sin for individuals. It is the custom of many religions to offer some type of sacrifice for sin. It was even the custom for the High Priest of Israel to go into the tabernacle, once a year, to offer an animal sacrifice for the sins of the nation. But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance. Herbrews 9:7

This system was in place until God provided a better way through Jesus and His sacrifice for our sins.  The Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. Hebrews 9:8 That is why Jesus came, to abolish the animal sacrifices done daily, weekly and yearly for sin. His ultimate sacrifice would be forever. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Hebrews 9:12

There is no easy way to explain this but to believe that it is the way that God planned since the beginning of time. Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. I Peter 1:18-21 You don’t have to understand it completely but just to believe it because it is true. Ask God to open your eyes to this truth today and to show you how much He loves you!

Monday, June 29, 2015


Meditate with Power!


God’s Healing Power!


Exodus 15:26  “I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”


Meditate on God’s Word!  God made this promise to Moses and the nation of Israel over 3400 years ago. God hasn’t changed and His promises are as good today as they were in 1446 B.C. Once He makes a promise He completes what He has said.  And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts. “For I am the Lord, I do not change. Malachi 3:5-6

God is merciful, He keeps His promises and His Word is our guarantee in our time of need. O Lord, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You shall be ashamed. “Those who depart from Me Shall be written in the earth, Because they have forsaken the Lord, The fountain of living waters.” 14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise. 15 Indeed they say to me, “Where is the word of the Lord? Let it come now!” Jeremiah 17:13-15

God is faithful and can heal you according to His will and according to your faith. Ask God to do for you what Peter and John did when they met a man begging for money from him.  And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” Acts 3:4-6  What miracle do you need today? Don’t look to anyone else but God the Father and ask Him to heal you in the area of your life where you need a miracle in Jesus name!

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Meditate with Power!


God Heals!


Psalm 30:1-2  I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.


Meditate on God’s Word!  We do not know who God will heal, when or why but we do know that God heals, emotionally, physically and spiritually. “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:26 God can and does heal, in His timing, for His purposes and according to His will. God Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, can and will meet you at your point of need as you call out to Him. Psalm 103:2-4

Sometimes we just need to call out to God as our God, our healer, our restorer and just to claim the promises of His Word. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 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. Isaiah 53:4-5 

Meditate on these promises and allow the power of the Word of God Jesus, the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of the Father heal and restore you. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. 34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately. 35 So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. Acts 9:33-35 Ask God to heal you today in Jesus name!