Friday, January 20, 2017

Meditate with Power!


God Save the King!


2 Kings 11:12  And they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

Meditate on God’s Word!   As we inaugurate a new President in the United States today it is a good time to visit one of the kings in the nation of Israel’s history. The year was 841 B.C. and the nation of Israel was divided and was being ruled by evil kings. God was not pleased.  Yet Jehu was not careful to keep the law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit. 32 In those days the Lord began to reduce the size of Israel. Hazael overpowered the Israelites throughout their territory33 east of the Jordan in all the land of Gilead (the region of Gad, Reuben and Manasseh), from Aroer by the Arnon Gorge through Gilead to Bashan. 2 Kings 10:31-33

The evil continued as Athaliah killed all of the kings offspring, except one young boy named Joash. And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land. 2 Kings 11:1-3 God allowed an evil leader to rule over the nation for six years until men of God rose up to proclaim one of the most famous sayings that is attributed to the King or Queen of the United Kingdom of Britain but really belongs to God’s King Joash.  And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king David's spears and shields, that were in the temple of the Lord. 11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple. 12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king. 2 Kings 11:10-12


As they clapped for King Joash may we as a nation pray for the protection of our new President against those that would seek to harm what God has anointed. “God save the king” Our Prayer: Dear Father, bring our nation together as we begin this day with a new President. Protect him, bless him, give him wisdom and show your grace and mercy on this great land. In Jesus name.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Meditate with Power!


Always There!


Philippians 1:5  Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Meditate on God’s Word!  Wouldn’t it be nice to know that whenever you had a tough thing to do in life that there was the smartest, kindest, brightest person in the world right next to you?  Well, you do and it is God Himself. Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:5  God’s Word tells us He is always there. 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. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it I Thessalonians 5:23-24.

It is good to be reminded of God’s never ending presence, especially during the times when we fail or fall short. For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. 14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:11-14  As God told Joshua and as Paul reminds us in the letter to Hebrews.  This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8-9  


So let these Words be a long of harmony of the love that God the Father has for you as you meditate on His Word, His promises and His Holy Spirit living within you and His Son Jesus who is at the right hand of God, interceding for you at this very moment!  For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. I John 5:7

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Meditate with Power!


Sealed and Anointed by God!


2 Corinthians 1:21-22  Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,  who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.


Meditate on God’s Word!  God began a very great thing in your life when He called you and chose you. We need to thank God for His work in our life as the Apostle Paul did for the church at Philippi.  I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:3-5  God chose you!  You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you, that you love one another. John 15:16-17

As much as we want to take credit for our salvation the more we realize what a wonderful and beautiful work of grace it is in our lives, the more we understand the source of our power. It will never lie in our abilities or skills but in God’s hand and God’s power. 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. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. I Thessalonians 5:23-24


 Let today be a day of just thanking God who as His Word tells us has anointed us, sealed us, chose us and sanctified us through His power and the power of the Holy Spirit, the moment we accepted by faith the greatest gift in the universe, salvation through Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone. Nothing more, nothing less. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Meditate with Power!


God's Power, Not Yours!


Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness


Meditate on God’s Word!  If we could only demonstrate the first 5 of the fruits of the Spirit how different our lives and the world would be. To be able to love, have joy and peace in our lives, to show longsuffering with kindness each day to the people in our lives,  would truly change the world. Let’s take a look at the entire list. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

The good news is that we can never do this in our own strength but the good news is that when you accepted Jesus Christ into your life as Savior you were given the Holy Spirit.  Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, 22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22  You have been anointed and sealed with the Holy Spirit to serve God and to live a life you could never do in your own strength.


The only difference now is that you have to ask the Holy Spirit to do what you can’t do in your own strength.  God’s Holy Spirit will not force you to do the right thing, but He will enable you as you obey His Word and walk in faith. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.   Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:30-32 God has given you a great gift, the Holy Spirit, whose power is activated as we obey His Word and walk in faith to let God help us do the things we could never imagine doing in our own strength. Let God empower you today!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Meditate with Power!


Words to Live By!


Galatians 5:16  I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Meditate on God’s Word!  It can be a real challenge to let God’s Holy Spirit really empower you to serve Him today. The anger in our country because of political differences has truly divided our nation.  What if we followed these words from the Apostle Paul today.   I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Galatians 5:16-18

If we do not follow the Spirit, here is what will happen. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, ]fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,  drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21

If we follow the Spirit, God promises this;  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:22-26


Nothing more to say other than to ask God to fill us with His Holy Spirit so we can manifest the fruits of the Spirit in our lives today to each other and to honor God and God’s Word today! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017


Meditate with Power!


Freedom!


John 8:36  Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Meditate on God’s Word!  A simple word freedom. Freedom doesn’t come from a government or any man or woman but it comes from God. Jesus came to provide every man and woman the freedom they desire in their souls, freedom from guilt, shame and sin in our lives.   Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32

 As in Jesus’s time and today there are those who are quite self-sufficient and believe they do not need God.  They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?” John 8:33 Jesus responded then as He does now to anyone who realizes they need help in life and can’t do it on their own. Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:34-36


Jesus came to pay the price for our sins and to give us freedom, peace and forgiveness.  He understands. Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:17-18  Will you trust in Jesus today?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Meditate with Power!


Our Compassionate God!


Matthew 15:30  Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them. 

Meditate on God’s Word!  When you are in trouble with any type of problem that is threatening you, your family or your friends you need to find someone who really understands, listen and who will show compassion. That is a great description of our God, Jesus, whom we love and serve.  Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:17-18

When Jesus walked this earth, all who came to Him in need and in faith, He would take the time to help. Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them. 31 So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel. Matthew 15:30-31 Because Jesus lived and suffered as a man He is able to understand, comfort and support us in our time of need.  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5


Let Jesus help you today in any area of need in your life because He is our compassionate God!  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16 Come to Jesus!