Category Archives: Covering

When Light Flows, VI

Matt.5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (NRSV, emphasis added).

Matt.6:1-4 Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” Read the rest of this entry

Positive Manoeuvre

Psalm 91:1-2 “When you abide under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me and the stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence.” [TPT].

Your turning point is here! Do you receive it? You will experience a definite turnaround from Darkness to Light, from Prison to Palace, from Sorrow to Joy, from Penury to Plenty, from Having A Career to Having A Call, Read the rest of this entry

The Focus

John 17:1 “After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you.” (emphasis added).

When it was close to the hour of His crucifixion, Jesus narrowed the focus of His prayers. Jesus said in John 17:9&20 My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.” (emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry

Posture

Rev.4:10-11 “the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honour and power…” (NKJV]

Twice in our study of John 8, we see crowds attempt to stone Jesus. In the first instance, the wisdom that Jesus spoke confounded them and they dropped the stones and left. This same Jesus says to us in Luke 21:14-15So don’t worry in advance about how to answer the charges against you, for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply or refute you!Read the rest of this entry

Citadel

Ps.91:1–2 “He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty. He will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress, my God, I place all my trust in You.” (Voice].

You need to learn to hide. This is so important, and every child must understand the weight of this truth. Hiding is not weakness; it is actually a strength. The value of your life is directly proportional to the quality of your hiding. Read the rest of this entry

Responses II

Matt.12:11-12 “Jesus said, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a PIT on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a man than a sheep!” (NIV, emphasis added).

How do the five major world views [religions] respond if one falls into a dip pit? Yesterday, we looked at three responses. Buddha says, it is your karma. Mohammed says, you violated the law of Allah. Hindus say, the pit does not exist, it is an illusion, it is in your mind. Read the rest of this entry

Behold & Belong

1 Sam.1:10 “Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the Lord.” (emphasis added)

How I feel is affected by what direction I choose to face. We see from today’s scripture reference that Hannah “prayed to the Lord”. The Bible says Hannah was in deep anguish (depressed) and she turned to the Lord. Read the rest of this entry

Safe Place

Ps.16:3 (MSG) “And these God-chosen lives all around—what splendid friends they make!”

The Church is a refuge. But the painful reality is that sometimes, the last place people want to be when things do not work is the Church. For some reason, a lot of people think that the Church is a place where you go off to show off Read the rest of this entry

Tucked In

Ps.27:5-6 For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. 6 Then I will hold my head high above my enemies… At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.

Prov.15:13 (GW) “… with a heartache comes depression.” (emphasis added). Sometimes, things happen that attempt to keep us down, to make us depressed. The first thing is, do not deny it. Do not push it away, Read the rest of this entry

The Difference II

Heb.12:22&24 (NIV) “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem… to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.”

God can change His mind on a promise, but His covenant is different, and we need to understand this. With the covenant, God cannot change His mind. Let me explain. Read the rest of this entry