War broke out in Heaven. Michael and his Angels fought the Dragon. The Dragon and his Angels fought back, but were no match for Michael. They were cleared out of Heaven, not a sign of them left. The great Dragon—ancient Serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, the one who led the whole earth astray—thrown out, and all his Angels thrown out with him, thrown down to earth. Then I heard a strong voice out of Heaven saying,
Salvation and power are established!
Kingdom of our God, authority of his Messiah!
The Accuser of our brothers and sisters thrown out,
who accused them day and night before God.
They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb
and the bold word of their witness.
They weren’t in love with themselves;
they were willing to die for Christ.
So rejoice, O Heavens, and all who live there,
but doom to earth and sea,
For the Devil’s come down on you with both feet;
he’s had a great fall;
He’s wild and raging with anger;
he hasn’t much time and he knows it.
Never betray My trust—get over “it” and keep walking (living) in My will for you. We have all fallen short of the glory of God–but for Jesus–we would have all perished but He paid the toll in His precious sinless blood.
To boldly go where no man has gone before—
Jesus who is the Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith
has gone on ahead to Prepare a Place for us that–
where He is, we may be also.
He is the Breaker who has broken (canceled) the curse of sin and death.
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me:
Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever:
forsake not the works of Your own hands. (Psalm 138:8)
Hope unswervingly! Trust steadily! Love extravagantly!
We don’t have to have all the answers–only know God answers
prayer! Faith focuses on the final product, the completed act.
Jesus is the friend that sticks closer than any brother and a brother is born for adversity. Jesus is our Kinsman-Redeemer,
whose greater love laid down his life so that we might live forever in love with Him. Believe in the unfailing love and enduring truth of God in Jesus Christ. God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!
This is the Lord’s CAN DO Generation!
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
For the joy of the Lord is your strength and in His presence is fullness of joy, unspeakable and full of God’s glory!
Time spent with God infuses us with the comfort, love and courage needed to face every situation and circumstance
knowing He goes through them with us and that He has already overcome the world. We love because He first loved us!
What is impossible with man is possible with God! Nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our
Lord—He is our Advocate with the Father and His Holy Spirit is our counselor, our guide to shepherd us home to the Father in love.
The Father looks at us through the Son saying, “Turn around, there is nothing for you out there going that way. Come home, all is forgiven. Your debts are cancelled and you are completely whole in My Son. Run to Him My dear one for His arms are wide open waiting for you.”
Resist the ways of the world for it is in those that your enemy,
the devil, has set his traps for catching you.
Perfect peace, love and joy are only to be found in Christ Jesus.
Father God turn my eyes away from the ways of this world’s stinking thinking for our ways are not Your ways, neither are our thoughts as high as Yours. You know the Way prepared for me and when You have tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
I know that their gold and silver are corrupt, tarnished and not durable and that the true worth is only found in You. Help me
not to value my life based on the world’s perception for they do not stand or walk with You and do not see where they are heading. Father forgive them for they know not what they do!
I know that the real reward is kept reserved for me in Eternal Glory as Your child! Let me never expect the world to complete my expectation because it is only a counterfeit. Remind me daily that Your fullness will be revealed in that day Jesus returns in glory. Amen.
Love never dies! Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end, understanding will reach its limit.
We know only a portion of the truth and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incomplete will be canceled.
1 Corinthians 13:8-10
We Become Like We Worship
“Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.”
Psalm 115:4, 8
Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.
For the LORD is righteous, He loves justice; upright men will see His face.
You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand. Surely the righteous will praise Your name and the upright will live before You.
Psalm 16:11, Psalm 140:13
When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
Or for as he thinks within himself, so he is.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;
My inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.
Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path
Buy the truth and do not sell it—wisdom, instruction and insight as well.
The father of a righteous child has great joy
My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways
Proverbs 23:15-16, 19, 23-26
You who fear Him, trust in the Lord—He is their help and shield.
The Lord remembers us and will bless us:
He will bless His people Israel,
He will bless the house of Aaron,
He will bless those who fear the Lord—small and great alike.
May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children.
May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth He has given to mankind.
It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
those who go down to the place of silence;
It is we who extol the Lord, both now and forevermore.
Praise the Lord.
The Lord saves up wisdom (revelation) for the upright.
Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,
’All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . .’
I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life; no man comes to the Father but by Me.
If I want to know the universal sovereignty of Christ, I must know Him myself. I must take time to worship the One whose name I bear. Jesus says, “Come to Me . . .”— that is the place to meet Jesus.
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”
Revelation 3:20, John 14:23
“Go therefore . . . .” To “go” simply means to live. Acts 1:8 is the description of how to go (live). Jesus did not say in this verse, “Go into Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria,” but, “. . . you shall be witnesses to Me in [all these places].” He takes upon Himself the work of sending us. (Oswald Chambers)
What is the work of God? Fear not only Believe!
He says, “Go on the basis of the revealed truth of My sovereignty, teaching and preaching out of your living experience of Me.”
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you . . .” (John 15:7)— that is the way to keep going. Where we are placed is then a matter of indifference to us, because God sovereignly engineers our goings.
“None of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus . . .” (Acts 20:24). That is how to keep going until we are gone from this life.
As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see him as He is.They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.
Psalm 17:15, 1 John 3:2, Revelation 22:4