Friday, March 23, 2018


Galatians 5:14 (NKJV) For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Can it get any simpler than that?  All of the law, all of it, is fulfilled in one word. So many people try and keep every little part of the law, and when they fail, as we all will, they get into condemnation.  But this verse tells us that all we have to do to live free of that condemnation is to keep this one statement: Love your neighbor as yourself.  We can say it like this: Love one another.

When we think that we are born of love and that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, living this way should be so easy for us, yet we see that for many, it is really tough.  Why is that?  I believe it is because we are too flesh-minded, or we can say, selfish, instead of being God-inside-minded.

You see, the Holy Spirit has been given to us to be our Helper.  He is our Teacher, and if we will take time to listen to His compassion within us, we will see that He will give us the ability to love even the unloving.

God knows that the only way that we can walk in victory in this life is to let His love flow through us.  People are hurting, and they need His love to be shown to them.  It is such a shame that people go to some churches, and get beat up instead of built up.  What this does is gives them the attitude that God does not love them, so how can His love flow through them?

Today, we need to see that we are love-children of a love-God.  He has poured His love in us, and He wants us to pour it out to others.  He wants us to be His light and His love to a hurting world.  They do not need condemnation, or even our judgment.  They need our love, because our love is His love.

Go ahead and let God work through you.  Remember, the greatest people that ever walked this earth are those who walked like Jesus; those who walked in love.

Confession: I am a love-child of a love-God.  Today, I make a quality decision to walk in His love, and to be a blessing wherever I go.

Today's Bible Reading
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Numbers 36 - Deuteronomy 1
Luke 5:29 - 6:11
Psalms 66
Proverbs 11:24-26

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Romans 8:28 (NKJV) And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Here is a scripture that I have seen so abused in my life as a Christian.  I have heard people say things like, “You know that tragic accident that person had?  We know it was God’s will and He will work it out for the good.”  Or, someone has a sickness come against them, and they hit them with the same line.

But to understand this verse, you have to read what the Holy Spirit was talking about.  He was talking about prayer in verse 26-27.  Let us look at it.  Romans 8:26-27 says, “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 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.”

You see, all things work out for good for those that are praying and breaking the power of the enemy.  God does not have sickness or calamity within Him.  Our God is a good God and Father, and every good thing comes from Him.  But there is also a very bad devil that confuses people into thinking that every time he brings a bad thing on a person, it is God, our loving Father, doing it.

No, child of God!  We need to correctly study God’s Word and not be moved about by every wind of doctrine.  Jesus said in John 14:9, “He who has seen me has seen the Father.”  This verse shows us who the Father is, and what the Father does.  Jesus never made one person sick, and then told them that it would work out for the good.  No!  Jesus healed the sick, provided for people’s needs, and brought life to dead people! 

That is our Father God, and now we know the lies of the devil.  So if something is coming against you and it is not good, break the power of the enemy and thank the Father for setting you free.  Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!

CONFESSION:  My Father God is a good God, and every good and perfect gift comes from Him.  All bad comes from the devil, and I bind him from my life today!

Today's Bible Reading
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Numbers 33:40 - Numbers 35
Luke 5:12-28
Psalms 65
Proverbs 11:23 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


John 1:12 (NKJV) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

God has given us the right to become His very own children.  Think of that: I am a child of God!  I am not going to be.  I am now!  Many would say, “Yes Pastor, that is correct.  When we get to heaven, we will be children of God.”  No, that is not what the Word teaches us.  It says so clearly that now we are children of God!

In 1 John 3:1-2 it says, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”

Did you see that?  Now, we are children of God!  So if I am a child of God, and God is my Father, then He has a responsibility to me, and me to Him.  You might ask, what do you mean by that?  Well, as an earthly father, it is my responsibility, and joy, to provide for my children’s needs, to help them in their lives, to make sure they have food to eat and nice clothes to wear.  How much more does God, our Heavenly Father, want to provide?  I believe that God wants to do this and so much more!

In Matthew 7:11 it says, “So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.”  He wants to give good gifts!  Not sickness and disease.  Good gifts!  Not pain and suffering.  Jesus came and showed us the Father’s heart, and He wants us to enjoy a good life.  Like He said in John 10:10, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”

So are you having an overflowing life today?  If you say no, then start talking to your Abba, because He wants you to have one.  It’s His desire to bless and help you each day of your life!

CONFESSION: God is my very own Father.  He loves me and cares for all of my needs.  Today, I declare that I am a love-child of a love-Father!

Today's Bible Reading
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Numbers 32 - 33:39
Luke 4:31 - 5:11
Psalms 64
Proverbs 11:22

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Acts 2:38 (NKJV) Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

When Jesus left the earth, He promised us that He would not leave us as orphans.  He promised that He would give us One just like Himself, and that One is the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is not a little God, or something like a vapor, He is Almighty God, just like Jesus and God the Father are.

When the Holy Spirit came in Acts 2, He came in great power, and He has not changed.  Look at what it says in Acts 2:1-4, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

The Holy Spirit came in a mighty wind and filled the house where they were, and they began to speak in tongues.  Too many people make tongues some kind of spooky thing.  It is not spooky.  It is the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives!  When the Holy Spirit fills us up and we start speaking in tongues, He speaks through us in a language that God understands.  It is a language that the devil cannot understand.  That is why He fights it so much.

Today, I want to encourage you to read these scriptures.  Then, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you to overflowing.  Listen to those words deep within you, and speak them out.  Jesus said in John 7:38-39, "…out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given…).”  Well, for us, He has been given, and I am full!  I pray today, that you are, or will be, too.

CONFESSION:  Today, I am filled with the Holy Spirit and I speak in tongues as the Spirit gives me the utterance.  When I speak in tongues, I pray to my Father in Heaven and no devil can understand me.  It is between me and my Father.

 Today's Bible Reading
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Numbers 30 - 31
Luke 4:1-30
Psalms 63
Proverbs 11:20-21

Monday, March 19, 2018


Luke 19:10 (NKJV) …for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Do you ever think about what Jesus came to the earth to do?  He came to seek and to save you and me.  What an amazing God we serve!  He did not care how far or how deep in trouble we were.  He was there for us!

Jesus left His throne in heaven to come and set us free, and He will do anything He has to do to redeem us.  When a shepherd loses one of his sheep, he does not say, “Oh well, they will find their way home.”  No, a good shepherd, like a good earthly father, will move every stone and go through every obstacle to find that one lost sheep or child.  How much more God?

Think about it.  God is the Almighty One who could move heaven and earth to bring us back, yet He will not violate our free will.  He wants us to want to be rescued, and when we do, He is all over it.  Jesus, our precious brother, did all that He could do for us.  He came to the earth, laid aside His deity and became like us so that He could bring us back to the Father.

Oh, the love of the Savior, that He would do this for us!  Never underestimate the love that God has for us.  We are so special to Him!  He formed us and then breathed His very breath into us.  There is not one other created being that God did this for.  Just us!   And when our earthly father, Adam, sinned and committed high treason, do you know what God did?  He put His plan into the works to get us back.  That is why this verse today is so powerful.  He came to seek and to save those that were lost, and that included you and me!

Today, rejoice and see how much love this great, amazing, awesome, and matchless God has for you.  Everything in this world and universe was made for you.  What more does He have to do to convince you that He loves you?

CONFESSION:  Today, I boldly declare: GOD LOVES ME!

Today's Bible Reading
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Numbers 28:16 - Numbers 29
Luke 3:23-38
Psalms 62
Proverbs 11:18-19

Sunday, March 18, 2018


1 John 3:8 (NKJV) He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

The reason that Jesus came into the world was to destroy satan’s authority over you and me.  In fact, He came to set the whole world free.  The second part of this verse shows this so clearly, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”

Our Jesus saw a lost and dying world, and He made a decision to come and deliver us from the power of darkness.  Jesus did not do this and then leave us here in this mess.  He gave us authority over satan and all of his powers.  Jesus has now set us free for all eternity.

We, as believers, need to see satan for who he is: a defeated, dethroned, outlaw.  His only power is the power of deception.  When we get God’s Word deep within us, it exposes his lies and gives us the ability to have dominion over him.

Jesus has defeated satan in every way.  He defeated him when He walked the earth, and when He rose from the dead.  Demons trembled at His presence!

Think of it.  If Jesus just did this for Himself, it would not have done us any good.  Our Jesus defeated satan, and then gave us the authority to keep him under our feet.  So do not go this day, or any day, with an attitude of defeat.  Go with the attitude that your Commander in Chief, your risen Lord, your Jesus, has defeated satan and has given you the victory!  Not just a part of it, but the whole thing!

When you get a thought that you cannot do this, or you are just no good, do not accept it!  Instead, talk to that thought and say, “NO!  My Jesus has defeated the enemy and, through Him, I have the victory today.  I am more than a conqueror through Him that loves me. Amen!”

CONFESSION: Today, I have the victory, not because of who I am or what I have done, but because of Jesus, my Lord and my King.  He is the Greater One, and He lives in me!

Today's Bible Reading
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Numbers 26:52 - 28:15
Luke 3:1-22
Psalms 61
Proverbs 11:16-17

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Colossians 1:15-16 (NKJV) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

Our Jesus is the Creator of all.  By His Word, all things are made.  He created the beautiful red cardinal, and the great Grand Canyon.  Through His Word, the universe was made and is kept in perfect order.  He is the One who told the oceans to hold their place, and the earth to rotate perfectly.

When we think of all that God has put in order, it would be wise for us to trust that He will keep our lives in order also.  You see, the one thing that holds us back from realizing this is that we tend to have more faith in our situation then we do in God. 

God, our Father, who created all for us, has given us His Word, JESUS, Who spoke all things into being, and the Holy Spirit to live within us, to teach us and help us each day.  They are not just lying around doing nothing.  They are, and want to be, highly involved in our lives.

God has given us a free will, and He is not going to get involved if we do not want Him to.  But if we will open our mouths wide and say, “Father, not my will but Yours be done,” then look out!  Blessings are on the way!

So today, talk to Him!  Ask Him to have a bigger part in your life.  It might be hard at first, since this will require faith and trust, but when you see the many blessings coming your way, you will be so thankful for letting God have more of your life!

CONFESSION:  Today, I am going to give God more of my life.  I am going to rely more on Him and less on myself.  Today, I choose to walk by faith and not by sight.

Today's Bible Reading
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Numbers 26:1-51
Luke 2:36-52
Psalms 60
Proverbs 11:15