Sunday, December 21, 2014


Meditate with Power!



God’s Promised Redeemer!


Luke 1:31   And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.


Meditate with Power!   Over 2000 years ago an amazing thing was about to happen. The promise that God made to redeem mankind over 6000 years ago was about to be fulfilled.   And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:31-33  A young virgin named Mary was told that she would have a child, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit. And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35

Even today, no one would ever believe this would be possible but God’s promise of redemption was about to begin!  As Mary went to meet Elizabeth the joy continued.  And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.45 Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:42-45

God is in the business of fulfilling His promises made in His Word as He told Jeremiah 600 prior to the birth of Jesus! “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:27 Let God amaze you today as you carefully study the Christmas story!

Saturday, December 20, 2014



Meditate with Power!



God is for You!



Romans 8:31  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 


Meditate with Power!   Amazing to think of the implications of this verse.  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:32  God called and saved you, so rest in His Word.  Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Romans 8:31

Jesus is even interceding for you now, this very moment in time. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Romans 8:34 In the famous talk of God with Job, here we find from Paul in Romans, only God telling us what He has done, is doing and what He will do for us in the future.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35

It is time to stop debating as Job and his friends did and just listen, accept and believe what God is telling us today. So rest in the fact that God is for you today, tomorrow and forever! What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:32

Friday, December 19, 2014


Meditate with Power!



Abba Father!



Romans 8:14-15  For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”


Meditate with Power!   This is probably the shortest, most effective and powerful prayer we could ever make during our lives. Abba Father!  It is guaranteed by the Word of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit. It is surrounded by some of the most powerful promises in the entire Bible in Romans 8.  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:16-17

God’s Holy Spirit helps us in ways we do not always understand or even see in our daily struggles in life.  Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us[b] with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27

We have the unseen resources of heaven in us, around us and in the very throne room of heaven.  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:30-31 Be amazed, be thankful and be in daily, constant prayer for others and for those that God has put in our lives to be a living example of the power of God in us. Two words that will change your life and the lives of all of those around you as you understand the power of God’s promises. Abba Father!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Meditate with Power!



God’s Strength!



I Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 

Meditate with Power!   While we do struggle in life we have the resources of heaven at our disposal, if we but ask God for help. Think of the power of this verse the next time you wonder if God can really help you. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11 God’s Holy Spirit dwells within you, available to you, by just a prayer. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:14-15

Think of the relationship that you have with God, that you can cry out to God, anytime of the day or night, “Abba Father!” in your time of need. You have access to the very throne room of heaven, to the very depths of heaven, access to God the Father and God the Son, Jesus.  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

Rejoice because God has called you, saved you and is there next to you to help you in your time of need! This is the God that loves you and is there for you!  Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. Hebrews 4:14

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Meditate with Power!



Suffering and God!



I Peter 5:10   But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you..

Meditate with Power!   There is no question that no one would volunteer to lose a loved one, a job, become sick or suffer humiliation or shame in life.  So then, why does God allow suffering? We find after a careful study of the Word of God that when sin entered into the world because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, the universe changed.  Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it. All the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return. Genesis 3:17-19

Sin entered into the world because of man and woman’s choice to disobey God. As we continue our study we find that God sent Jesus to pay the price for our sin.  For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10 Jesus restored the lost intimate relationship lost in the Garden of Eden by paying the price for our sins.  Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. Luke 19:29-30

So suffering is because of sin, forgiven and restored by Jesus and until Jesus returns to restore heaven on earth in the last days, to allow us to help others who are suffering in life.  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. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 God allows suffering so that we who know Jesus and the price He paid for our sins, may be a light to Jesus and a comfort to all those God has put in our lives!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Meditate with Power!



Sealed by God!



Ephesians 1:5   In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Meditate with Power!   One of the miracles in life is realizing it was God who called you, saved you and keeps you in the palm of His hand during life. Meditate on this amazing promise from the Word of God. “Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. 16 See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me. 17 Your sons shall make haste; Your destroyers and those who laid you waste Shall go away from you. Isaiah 49:15-17

Let this Word from Isaiah comfort you. “Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, Who have been upheld by Me from birth, Who have been carried from the womb: Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you. Isaiah 46:3-4 God’s hand is on your life and He will strengthen, establish you and settle you in times of trial, trouble and temptation.   But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. I Peter 5:10-11

 It is God who began a good work in you and it is God who will carry you through life as you yield your life to Him.   Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began 26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith— 27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen Romans 16:25-27 This is the God we serve!

Monday, December 15, 2014


Meditate with Power!



Adopted by God!



Ephesians 1:5   Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself.

Meditate with Power!   A key question to ask anyone who has been adopted is who are your real parents? There may be many reasons for someone to search for their real identity or family but sometimes they return disappointed when they realize an important fact. The best parent in life is the person who gave you the most love. It may be a brother, uncle, aunt, sister, grand parent or even a neighbor. The person who raised you to love because you were loved!  Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself. Ephesians 1:4-5

God called you, saved you and forgave you when you least deserved it.  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7 We have reserved in heaven, an eternal inheritance that will never dissolve or fade away.   In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:11-12

Let these Words from God the Father, paid for by God the Son and delivered by God the Holy Spirit empower you today to live a life that is pleasing to God, as adopted sons and daughters. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who  is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:13-14