Thursday, October 04, 2012
John 6:35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst."
“I am the Bread of Life. He who feeds on Me will never hunger or thirst again for I offer the nourishment that comes only from the Father. The flesh gets its nourishment from the world, but I offer you nourishment for your soul and spirit. When you feed on My words you will be strengthened to face whatever lies ahead of you. Believe on Me and live; cling to Me as if your life depended on it, because it does. He who comes to Me will be saved. He who turns from Me will be doomed to an eternity apart from Me. The Bread that I offer you will refresh you, strengthen you and prepare you for victory in life's challenges. Look unto Me for I offer you what only heaven can give."
"I must increase in you, Child, for you to grow in Me. When you feed on Me, the Bread of Life, your spirit man is nourished and increased; growing up and maturing in a spiritual way. He who feeds on Me will grow to maturity, but he who feeds on worldly desires is dwarfed and doesn't have the nourishment required for his spirit man to be strengthened. For that life to rise up within you and nourish your soul you must believe that I am real. You must believe what I have said is true and you must cling to Me as if your life depended on it, because it really does. I am the true Bread that came down from heaven to do the will of My Father. My job is to give life to the world; those who come to Me and feed on the Bread that I offer them will live forever; eternally with the Father, in His presence. But you must believe in order to receive for without faith it is impossible for you receive anything from Me. Faith is the key that unlocks the door to Heaven's riches. Faith makes receiving from Me possible. So feed on Me, Child, listen to My words and meditate on them in your heart; cling to what I have said and trust Me and you will have eternal life, just as I have promised. You will live and be strengthened when you eat the Bread of Life that I offer.”
Father, I thank You for the words that You have spoken to my heart this morning. Lord Jesus, You are the Bread of Life. The words that You speak to me are brought to life within me by the Holy Spirit, Your life-giving Spirit. I receive from You the true Bread that nourishes my soul and spirit man this morning. I believe in You and trust You to give me eternal life, just as You have promised. You are the One true God and I cling to You, trust in You and rely on You for my life. Thank You for living within me and giving me the nourishment within for my spirit to grow to maturity. I receive all that You have for me and trust You to bring into manifestation in my life all that You have promised through Your word.
Father, I pray for my friends this morning that You would become so real in their lives that they will know, without a shadow of a doubt, that You live in them and they live in and through the words that You speak to them. I pray that they will experience the reality of Your presence within them. That they will know You more today than they did yesterday and that Your Spirit will be given the freedom within them to change and mold them into the very image of Jesus. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer in Jesus' name. Amen.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Hebrews 6:1-20 (AMP) Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath. This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strengths and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us]. [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil, Where Jesus has entered in for us [in advance], a Forerunner having become a High Priest forever after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek.
John 14:1 (AMP) DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on ME.
“Let not your heart be troubled, Child. Keep your heart focused on Me for I am the anchor for your soul. Have I not said that there will be life changing world events taking place in the time nearing My return? Yes, these things will come to pass. People will be lovers of themselves, having no regard for even family members around them; self-centered, thinking only of their own interests. There will be wars and rumors of wars; nation rising against nation and people fighting each other. These are all signs of the times you live in. But let not your heart be troubled. When you see these things happening know that My return is soon. Keep your eyes focused on Me; turn not to the right or to the left wondering what to do. Place your hope in Me for I will anchor your soul so you do not fly out of control in fear with the emotions that these occurrences will try to bring out in you. Fear is an enemy of your soul. Do not be anxious about anything but bring those concerns to Me in prayer and I will give you peace. Rest and trust in Me for I am the anchor that holds you steady in these last days. Do not let your heart be troubled.”
Father, I thank You for the assurance that You are the One that anchors our souls steady in the midst of the storms raging around us. Thank You for giving us peace when we bring our concerns to You. You are our God and we look to You for the answers to life's questions. I pray this morning for my friends who are going through anxiety regarding what is happening around them. I ask You, Father, to heal the hurts in their hearts, bring restoration to broken relationships and give them peace. I pray, Father, for those who may be troubled by the world events that we see taking place every day. Father, Your word says that You created us, You know us, and You will provide for us. I thank You for the assurance that even though these things must come to pass in the last days that we can rest in Your provision for our lives. I pray for our nation and our leaders this morning that You will open blinded eyes and provide the direction that they need to lead our nation in the way that You would have us go. I pray that our people will turn back to You and proclaim You, once again, as the Rock on which we were founded. Father, I pray that You will direct Your people to pray for our nation's leaders that we might live in peace and might glorify You once again in our country. Thank You, Father! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because yo have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
“My people are not just destroyed for lack of knowledge, but they are destroyed for rejecting the knowledge that I have provided for them. It is in knowing Me that they are given the knowledge of how to live their lives in a world that is turned upside down. The world offers nothing but worldly wisdom, but I offer the knowledge of understanding and spiritual wisdom that sees the root and source of each problem and how to apply My word to solve the problem. My people have sought knowledge from the wrong source and now are suffering the consequences of misplaced trust. They have sought life through their own means, even though their knowledge without Me is limited. They have sought to live life through their own understanding, instead of coming to Me, the giver of life who created them and knows all about them. If my people will turn back to Me, the giver of life, the Master Builder, and pattern their lives on My principles they will experience true success. But if they continue to choose the world's way that exalts self and looks out for only their best interests, they will fall and suffer defeat. My ways are genuine, tried and proven true, established on righteousness. Their ways are selfish, self-centered and consider only what they need to live and love their lives, living only for today with no consideration for the future. Do not allow the world to press you into it's mold, Child. Seek My face, turn to Me and instruct My people to live according to My principles and they will succeed, for I am the One who gives them the power to make wealth. I am the One who leads them into healing and wholeness. My ways lead to life in abundance. Be courageous and do not fear; look unto Me and live!”
Father God, I turn to You this morning for direction for my life and how to help others find the directions they need in life. Father, You know the way each one of us takes in our own personal lives. I pray that, by Your Spirit and through Your word, You will direct us in the right way. Help us to seek You above all that we see around us and before looking to outside sources for help. Father, may we always pray first and look into Your word before applying any worldly knowledge that might be available to us. Lord, show us how to lean upon You and learn from You so we may live successfully in this world and as a witness to Your goodness! May we be a light shining into the darkness to direct others to You so they can find life in abundance as well! Thank You for providing for our every need, whether it is for financial needs, or for healing, emotionally or physically, or for relationships, Father, You hold the key to success in all areas of life. May we not be guilty of perishing for lack of knowledge or for rejecting the knowledge that You have placed within our hands. Create within each one of us a desire to seek Your ways before our own and to put into action Your principles in our lives that we may live out the fullness of Your plan for each one of us. Thank You, Father, for hearing my prayer this morning! To You be the honor and glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Monday, October 01, 2012
John 7:37-39 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
“There is a fountain within you, Child, that, when you draw from it, will provide everything that you have need of. It is the river of My Spirit within you. I am the life-giving Spirit; the one who fills you to overflowing with my provision. You will never thirst when you rely on My Spirit's water of life. I am the Living Water; the Bread of Life; the Manna sent down from Heaven to do My Father's will. Turn to Me and be filled with My life; My sustenance, My ever-living Spirit. I will teach you all things; I will bring back to remembrance the things that you need to remember; I will help you, for I am all things to you. There is no need or lack in Me; I am the Everlasting Father; the Prince of Peace; the Comforter, all in One; I am God. Learn to listen to My voice and follow My directions and I will lead you and guide you into all peace and truth. I provide a well of salvation for you to draw from. There is healing and deliverance in it; there is strength and understanding; there is hope and faith; there is life in abundance. The well of salvation flows from My Spirit within. Draw from it and be filled with a river that will flow freely from you to those around you. Let My water of life flow freely through you to water the dry ground of your life. Open your heart to Me and I will fill you to overflowing. Turn away from the distractions of the world and look unto Me for life; abundance, healing, prosperity, and wholeness.”
“Tell the world of My salvation; tell the people of My river that they, too, may receive from Me! The great exchange has been made; their sin for My forgiveness; their sickness for My healing; their lack for My riches; all has been provided on the cross where I shed My blood. All has been paid for and is freely given. Tell the people of so great a salvation that has been given to them. Warn them of the days ahead and share My love with them so they may be saved, healed and delivered from the kingdom of darkness. Tell the people how I paid the price for their salvation for I am the Savior of the world!”
Friend, I must share with you this morning of the Father's love that was demonstrated for you when He gave His very own Son to die for you and for me. He paid the price for our redemption through shedding His blood on the cross when He was crucified. The debt that we owed for our sin was canceled; paid in full through His crucifixion. If you have never received Jesus into your heart to be your own personal Lord and Savior I plead with you today to do that. Time is running short; we don't know how much more time we have before He returns for His church. That choice must be made on this side of eternity. None of us are promised tomorrow; we never know when we will cross over into eternity. Choose Jesus and live forever in His presence; put it off and you may not have another opportunity. If you have never invited Jesus into your heart and would like to do so, please pray this prayer with me and mean it sincerely as you pray:
Father, I confess my need for Jesus. I confess that I was born into sin and that I have chosen sin over Your ways by living my life for my own selfish desires. I have sinned against you and I ask You to forgive me, to cleanse me from all sin and to save me. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God; that He was crucified for my sin, that He went to hell in my place and that You raised Him to new life. He is alive today. I confess Him as my own personal Savior and Lord and I vow to live for Him every day of my life. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Father, I thank you for those who have prayed that prayer to receive Jesus into their hearts. I pray that You will now assure them of Your presence within by filling them to overflowing with Your Spirit. I pray that they will yield themselves to You that You might lead them and guide them through their lives. Fill their hearts with Your peace that passes all understanding and place people around them that they can trust to help them and encourage them in Your ways. Give them close contacts with others that are strong in faith that will be an example to them of walking by faith. Help them to trust you with their cares and to lean on You in all the days of their lives. Thank You, Father, for saving them. Thank You for filling them and for giving them the sweet presence of Your Spirit within. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trust in You. Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.
“My people are in a turmoil. Their minds are running rampant with all kinds of fearful thoughts. Have I not said that a mind focused on Me will be at perfect peace? Focus your hearts and minds on Me and shut out all the distractions of the world. Look unto Me for the solutions to life's problems. I am the Great I AM! I am Your Father and all is well in My Kingdom. There is no evil in My presence. There is no sickness or disease, poverty or lack with Me. I am your Provision. Do not look to the world for what you can attain from only Me. Come to Me; seek My will for your life. Seek My ways for they are righteous and true. Success comes only from Me. Live your life focused on Me and I will lead you into prosperity; spirit, soul and body. Prosperity is not what you can attain from a worldly source. It is an inner state of being at peace; peace with Me, with man and with yourself. It is a quality of wholeness that begins in the heart of a person. Have I not said that what is in the heart will reflect on the exterior of the person? Prosperity begins in the heart and is the state of peace that comes as your heart is focused on Me. It is only in Me that you can find true prosperity. Only I offer can offer a person wholeness. You can be healed of a physical illness through the medical ability of physicians, but they cannot make you whole. I am the One Who offers you wholeness. A person must come to Me to receive what only I can give. Come, just as you are and I will give you life, strength and wholeness.”
Oh Father, there are so many who are hungry for You; hungry to hear Your voice, to understand Your ways and to feel Your presence. Lord, I pray for them this morning that they will turn to You as their Source and Provision. I pray that they will open their hearts to You that You might fill them with life, peace, joy, and wholeness. Complete what is lacking in each one of us, Father. Mold our lives into the image of Jesus as You work in each of us. Bring us to the place of wholeness that we might be complete in You. Thank You, Father, for continuing to love us and for patiently dealing with each one of us as we have need. Lord, You understand that we are simply human beings with a limited understanding of what is going on in the world around us. We live in this world but as Your children our citizenship is in Heaven where You are. Father, help us to focus our eyes on You that we might not be distracted by what is happening in our world. Lord, there is no evil where You are. Father, I pray that Your will might be done on our earth as it is in Heaven. Let Your Kingdom come here on earth just as it is in Heaven. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Philippians 4:6, 7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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