Category Archives: God’s Promise
Ps.106:1 “Hallelujah! Thank you, Lord! How good you are! Your love for us continues on forever.” (TLB)
We start today’s devotional with our final thoughts from yesterday which is, why should you and I live a life of thanksgiving to God? You and I should live a life of thanksgiving to God because of who He is and because of what He has done. Read the rest of this entry
Isa. 11:2 “And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (emphasis added).
The encounter that prophet Isaiah had with the Lord paints a very graphic picture of the connection between the knowledge and the fear of the Lord. In the first five chapters of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah was prophesying doom to everybody. Then in Isa. 6:1-5 “It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. They were calling out to each other, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!” Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke. Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
Isaiah’s response to the revelational knowledge of God was the fear of the Lord. Isaiah said, “It is all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man.” When you really can say, like Isaiah said, I am doomed, that is the beginning of humility. Humility is not putting yourself down; that is ‘humbility’ and not humility. ‘Humbility’ and humility are two different things. True humility is, stand as tall as you can then look at the glory of God and you will be humble. It is the Spirit of Knowledge and Fear of the Lord that brings that to bare.
The Holy Spirit is the Power of the Highest. Luke 1:35 “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.” (NKJV). The Holy Spirit will come upon you [say amen], the power of the Highest will overshadow you, and that which will come out of your life will be born of God, in the Name of Jesus. Remember the illustration of the cups from days back? Two of those cups were open and one was closed. You have to make sure that you are not closed. So, in your business, in your finances, the Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Highest will overshadow you, in the Name of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit is the Breath of the Almighty. Job 33:4 “For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” (emphasis added). I pray that God will breathe upon you. When God breathes upon a situation, He is infusing the Holy Spirit into that situation. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Grace. Zech. 12:10 “And I pledge that I will pour out a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy on the family of David and the citizens of Jerusalem…” (Voice). When the Spirit of Grace comes upon you, when you unleash that dimension of the Holy Spirit, things just work for you. You enter into a level of grace that allows you to do difficult things with great ease. It is God’s grace.
Prayer [song]: Anointing fall on me. Anointing fall on me. Let the power of the Holy Ghost fall on me. Anointing fall on me. Amen!
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
1 Sam. 1:17-18 “In that case,” Eli said, “go in peace! May the God of Israel grant the request you have asked of him.” “Oh, thank you, sir!” she exclaimed. Then she went back and began to eat again, and she was no longer sad.”
Please read 1sam.1:12-18. Heb. 11:1 “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” What makes it possible to move from God must help me to the point that you know that the help is here already? Read the rest of this entry
Luke 11:10 “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”
If God does not help you, will you take the position of the persistent widow or will you opt for help from another? Do you have a back-up plan or is God your only option? A single lady said to God, “You know I have been a good girl all these years. Read the rest of this entry
Ps. 121:1-2 “I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!”
Beauty for ashes is a way of saying that God will do in your life a glorious transformation. Situations that appear hopeless, situations that appear useless, situations that appear frustrating, Read the rest of this entry
Isa. 35:6-7 “The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland. The parched ground will become a pool, and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land…”
God is a God of abundance. Lack [poverty] is inconsistent with the nature of God. Check the Bible, every time God had to meet a need, He goes over and above even when it is not necessary. Read the rest of this entry
Luke 5:37-38 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine must be stored in new wineskins.”
Get excited because God is taking away ‘The Old’ in order to establish ‘The New’. God is on your side and God is all that you need. For someone today, God Himself is giving you a new name. The Lord God is giving you a new name. Read the rest of this entry
Acts 3:25 “You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, ‘Through your descendants all the families on earth will be blessed.’ 26 When God raised up his servant, Jesus… to bless you…”
The second prophecy we considered is, the Messiah will be the descendant of Abraham and through Him all the nations of the earth will be blessed. Yesterday we saw the prophecy and we saw its fulfillment in scripture. Read the rest of this entry
Isa. 54:10 (GN) “The mountains and hills may crumble but My love for you will never end, so says the Lord who loves you.”
For us to live a life of gratitude where we are able to genuinely and consistently say “thank You Lord”, we must experience three dimensions of freedom – Jesus Christ must set us free from the pain of the past, Read the rest of this entry