Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Certainty of God’s Word!
                    

Acts 12:24  But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Meditate on God’s Word!  These are the most powerful and important words in the entire Bible because they point out that God’s Word will never be destroyed and will accomplish His purposes in His plan of the redemption of mankind. So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 Here is another powerful prophecy about God’s Word and God’s purposes and God’s glory.  The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Isaiah 40:3-5

As Isaiah writes God speaks about the power of His Word.  The voice said, “Cry out!” And he said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”  Isaiah 40:6-8 God’s Word was, is and shall be fulfilled through His Son Jesus. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.  John 1:1-5

Take comfort in knowing the evil in this world is but for a short time until the time that Jesus returns to establish His kingdom on earth. It is just a matter of time according to God’s Word.   And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:10-11

Monday, August 31, 2015


Meditate with Power!


God’s Glory & Word!
                    

Acts 12:21-22  So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. 22 And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!”

Meditate on God’s Word!  So as history records God is quite capable to move against evil even against the most powerful and mightiest of men. The people glorified King Herod and compared him to God. Herod had the opportunity to give God the glory like King Nebuchadnezzar did 600 years earlier, as history also recorded but he did not and God responded.  Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. Acts 12:23-24

Evil leaders of the world beware as God is well aware of your actions in the world today. The key thought is that God’s will and purpose was being accomplished by and through His Word as Isaiah wrote over 2700 years ago. His mercy is ever available to those who are willing to seek Him and acknowledge His power. Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:6-7 God’s Word will accomplish His purposes. “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11

If you have anything to do with sharing God’s hope and encouragement through His Word you are doing a good thing. Keep sharing the power of God’s Word with those in your life and watch God bless others and you for your obedience and faithfulness to the power of God’s Word! For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Meditate with Power!


God’s Will!
                    

Acts 12:7  Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands. 

Meditate on God’s Word!  Even during the times of the worst evil known to mankind, God is in control. Even as Adolf Hitler was preparing to dominate the world God raised up men and women who fought against evil. Even today during the time of evil of ISIS God is raising up men and women to fight against this evil. These are the days when God once again will use His angels to help His children overcome. During Peter’s time there was much hatred against the church and Christians with one of the most evil rulers, King Herod who was determined to destroy Peter and the church. God had a different plan and delivered Peter through miraculous means. When they were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. Acts 12:10

Peter was stunned but followed.  And when Peter had come to himself, he said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jewish people.” Acts 12:11 God had a different plan for Herod.   So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. 22 And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” 23 Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. Acts 12:21-23

God is in control of this world and the chaos that swirls around us until Jesus Christ returns. Trust God during the rough waters of your life and know that He is there with you until it is His will to call you home. Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you!  I Peter 5:7

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Meditate with Power!


God’s Angels!
                    

Hebrews 13:2  Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.

Meditate on God’s Word!  Every now and then you will hear a story of someone who met a person who helped them out of some disaster and then that person disappeared. Was it one of God’s angels that we read about in God’s Word and that the writer of Hebrews tells us that yes, God still uses angels today. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Hebrews 13:2  We find an example of a dramatic appearance by an angel in the book of Acts. Herod, a leader bent on destroying the church had imprisoned Peter with plans to execute him.  Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. Acts 12:5-6 

Then God stepped in.  Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell offhis hands. Then the angel said to him, “Gird yourself and tie on your sandals”; and so he did. And he said to him, “Put on your garment and follow me.” So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. Acts 12:7-9 Yes, God sent an angel in a dramatic way to release Peter.

Does God always use only angels in such a powerful way. Not always, for perhaps your angel is the 102 year old man who talks to you for one hour about his life and his wife who died and that he feels responsible for her death. Perhaps it is the woman who is trying to save a piece of furniture in memory of her husband, who also had died and God sends her to you. God’s angels are powerful and are real and still make appearances according to God’s will but perhaps it is just that one person who needs you to show them the love of God today in their life. Be aware, be ready and be alert. Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Hebrews 13:1-2

Friday, August 28, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Everlasting Strength!
                    

Isaiah 26:4  Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.

Meditate on God’s Word!  Don’t look for strength in meditation, exercise or positive thinking. These things are all important but the greatest surge of strength you will ever have is when you realize this one simple lesson. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17 When you are in a state of wonderment, gratitude and thanksgiving for the smallest things in life, amazing things will happen to you. A good cup of coffee, a delicious cookie, the laugh of a child or the love of your wife are all gifts from God. God visits us multiple times a day, many times we are unaware of His presence. Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Hebrews 13:1-2

Our strength will also be in the abiding presence, realization and activation of God’s power, through the inner dwelling Holy Spirit as we yield to God, each moment of every day.   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

Let God’s strength be yours today as you yield to the Holy Spirit, minute by minute, hour by hour and a day at a time. Forget the 30 day plan but make it the minute by minute God plan. Real power and real peace come when we realize it is God who frees us from ourselves to allow the Holy Spirit to make us more like Jesus through the power of the Word of God!  Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength. Isaiah26:4 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:11

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Perfect Peace!
                    

Isaiah 26:3  You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
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Meditate on God’s Word!  As the world stock markets go up and down and no one knows then the ride will end we are left with one key thought. You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3  Isaiah was writing this prophecy at a time when the prophet foresaw a time of great tribulation and trial for the nation and for earth but also a time of hope and trust that God would restore the nation. In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city; God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks. Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in. Isaiah 26:1-2

When Isaiah wrote these words it was before the nation was taken into captivity in 722 B.C. and 586 B.C. He foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem that was coming and the end destruction of the earth. Yet, he would write these words. You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:3-4

God’s will, will prevail in God’s timing and God’s perfect plan for the world and for each of us individually. The mighty, the proud and the strongest nations on earth will bow before God.   For He brings down those who dwell on high, The lofty city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He brings it down to the dust. The foot shall tread it down, the feet of the poor and the steps of the needy.”  Isaiah 26:5-6 So as you look at life today remember that our trust in God and in God’s will for our life is in His hands. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Gifted to Serve!
                    

Romans 12:6  Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them.
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Meditate on God’s Word!  Once we accepted what Jesus did on the cross for our salvation we were then given spiritual gifts to serve God and each other. All of us were born with or developed natural gifts and abilities that are enhanced by God’s Holy Spirit living within us. The presence of God leads to humility not pride or arrogance.   For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 12:3

We are like a giant jig saw puzzle that God is putting together as His church to serve each other.   For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Romans 12:4 God has given each of us a unique spiritual gift or more to serve.  Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:6-8

It is important to discover your gift and use it in a manner to help and to serve your fellow Christians that God has put in your life. It can be as big as prophecy or ministry or teaching or as simple as encouraging a fellow believer who is discouraged. That is the purpose of this ministry, to encourage each of you to never lose hope and to always know that God can turns things around in a New York minute, if you believe!   But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26