Your word I have
hidden in my heart,
I might not sin against You!
Psalms 119:11 (NKJV)
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For the [true] love of God is
this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are
mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His
are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous) (1 John
The Word of God and the orders He gives you in
your spirit are not burdensome or oppressive. Everything He
tells you is for your good and for your victory. Only He knows
what it takes to live in victory in this present evil world. He
can do the seemingly impossible, even in the middle of darkness,
and if you follow His instructions, commands and precepts from
His Word, you can too!
Yea, and all that
will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution (2
If you are going to live for God, you are
going to run into persecution somewhere along the way. The devil
is going to make sure of it! The more you grow to be like Jesus
and the more Godís glory is revealed through your life, the
bigger threat you are to Satanís kingdom. When persecution comes
your way, rejoice and be glad. It will not hurt you if you
remain in joy.
Be thou strong and very
courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the
law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to
the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper
whithersoever thou goests (Joshua 1:7).
If you are going to
fight the good fight of faith, you must continually draw courage
from the Word. Like Joshua, allow the Word to change you from a
coward to an overcomer. Then, you can march into battle and slay
the giants in your land.
Behold, I send an
Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee
into the place which I have prepared (Exodus 23:20).
you are in Godís will, He sends angels ahead of you to guard
you; therefore, donít worry or be fearful! He has already made
provisions for your safety and to keep you on the right track.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that
abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing (John 15:5)
Jesus isnít something that comes automatically. Itís a lifestyle
that involves discipline and effort. Make a decision to give
your self to the things of God. Surround yourself with His Word.
Listen to preaching and teaching tapes while youíre getting
dressed, driving to work, preparing dinner, exercising, cleaning
house and when you go to bed. Listen to the Word of God anytime,
Unto what is the kingdom of God
lie? And whereunto shall I resemble it? It is like a grain of
mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it
grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in
the branches of it (Luke 13:18-19).
A seed planted in the
ground doesnít grow all at once. It grows a little all the time
until it accomplishes what it was created to do. The same is
true for you when it comes to your growth in the kingdom of God.
You grow constantly, 24 hours a day, a little all the time until
you fulfill Godís plan for your life.
faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son
Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Corinthians 1:9).
anything else, God wants you to fellowship with Him. It would
mean so much for you to just go to God seeking His face rather
than His hand. Your heavenly Father longs for you to just want
to be with Him. Draw near to God today and partake of His very
The cares and anxieties of the world,
and distractions of the age, and the pleasure and delight and
false glamour and deceitfulness of riches, and the craving and
passionate desire for other things creep in and choke and
suffocate the Word, and it becomes fruitless (Mark 4:19, AMP).
Seemingly innocent things in your everyday life can stunt
your spiritual growth. Donít become entangled with the affairs
of life to the point that you are neglecting your commitment to
God. Nothing is as important as spending time in prayer and in
the Word with the Father.
Greater love hath
no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends
Jesus laid down His life for you by dying.
However, He is asking you to lay down your life in a different
way. Instead of living for yourself, you live to please God. You
allow your life to be guided by His love. If love leads you to
the person next door, you follow. When love calls you to
intercede for someone in need, you yield. Commit today to lay
down your own life and take up the love life.
From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of
heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force
The devil is not going to let go of any
area of your lifeóhealth, finances or anything elseówithout a
fight. He is not going to give it up unless you force him. Donít
sit there and allow him to steal the blessings of God out from
under you. Get violent enough to do something about it! Get so
committed to the things of God that you will withstand any
attempt to take them away from you.
my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is
given you by Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are enriched
by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge (1 Corinthians
Because you were called into fellowship with
Jesus, everything you do and say has the potential to be
enriched, or made fuller and more meaningful, by Him. Expand
your knowledge and success by tapping into Godís anointing.
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is
far above rubies" (Proverbs 31:10).
A godly man will seek
a woman who has character and whose virtue stems from her
intimate relationship with God.
For though we
walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh (2 Corinthians
So many Believers are losing the battles in their
lives because they are fighting the wrong enemy. Satan and his
demons are your enemies. They are behind every personal affront
you encounter. The next time someone hurts you, donít let
yourself get sidetracked into fighting them. Instead, bind the
spirit behind them! Put flesh and blood battles behind and war
with the weapons of the Spirit.
written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word
of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one (1
If you have been feeling like a failure
lately, renew your mind to the Word of God that says youíre a
success. Every time a challenge comes up, respond by saying,
ďPraise God, I can beat this thing because Iím an overcome in
Jesus!Ē Let the Word abide in your heart. It will make you a
Blessed is the man that feareth the
Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. He shall not
be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the
Lord (Psalm 112:1,7).
Donít wait until disaster strikes
before you start trying to establish yourself on the Word. If
you make a habit of delighting in Godís Word, you will have a
heart that is fixed. Further, you will be able to make it
through disastrous situations without losing your balance.
Establish yourself now, and be ready before the devil breaks
into your house.
Blessed art thou...for flesh
and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is
in heaven (Matthew 16:17).
In the natural we learn by
using our five senses and our logical abilities to gather
information and sot it out. In the Kingdom of God, thereís
another kind of knowing. It is one that works its way from the
inside out instead of from the outside in. Itís called
revelation knowledge. If you are hungry for revelation
knowledge, position yourself to receive it by meditating the
Word, praying, and fellowshipping with the Lord.
Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example],
as well-beloved children [imitate their father] (Ephesians 5:1,
God used words that were directly related to His
inner image to create the universe. Since you are made in His
image and likeness, you have the same ability to create new
things and change old things. What you need to use as the basis
for your inner image and for the words you speak is the Word of
God. It will work for you to change your life and circumstances
as surely as it did for your heavenly Father.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the
greatest of these is charity (1 Corinthians 13:13).
is love. Therefore, when you release love into a situation, you
have released God into it. He becomes responsible for its
success. Release love on the stubborn problems in your life.
Itís the one solution they will not be able to resist.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much
fruit; so shall ye be my disciples) (John 15:8).
fruit Jesus is referring to is lives being restored and healed
by the power of God. When Believers minister healing and
deliverance like Jesus on the earth, that brings God glory.
Letís impress the world with Jesus and give God the glory today!
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger,
and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all
malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving
one another, even as God for Christís sake hath forgiven you
Donít be critical of other members
of the body of Christ. It only weakens us all. Instead, allow
the power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit to remove any
insensitivity. Then, make a commitment to live the law of love.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with
unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with
unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? (2
God does not want you to think, speak,
act like or depend on the world. Position yourself in
righteousness and separate yourself to God so He can fulfill His
role as your Heavenly Father!
as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also
himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he
might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the
devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their
lifetime subject to bondage (Hebrews 2:14-15).
faith are opposing spiritual forces. Jesus came to set you free
from fear. Constantly thinking about Godís ever-present love for
you will cast fear out of your life forever!
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in
Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in
every place (2 Corinthians 2:14).
No matter what trouble you
may experience in your life, donít allow it to triumph over you.
Your victory is in Christ, Who enables you to overcome every
negative thing that comes your way. When you maintain the
victory that Christ won for you, the knowledge of Godís goodness
will spread to all people!
Let them shout
for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let
them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath
pleasure in the prosperity of his servant (Psalm 35:27).
Donít believe the Devilís lies; it is Godís will for you to
prosper! He enjoys it when His children lay hold of His
Unto the pure all things are pure:
but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure;
but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that
they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and
disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate (Titus 1:15-16).
A rebellious person is unable to perceive the truth of Godís
Word. His mind exists in a perpetual state of darkness and sin.
Cleanse your mind daily by washing it with Godís Word.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words
stir up angerĒ (Proverbs 15:1).
Choose your words carefully,
because they determine how people respond to you. Remember,
speaking kindly in response to those who speak harshly to you
will calm the situation and produce a more favorable outcome.
This day the Lord thy God hath commanded
thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore
keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul
In order to experience true power in
your life, you must obey God when He speaks to you. Obedience is
compliance with Godís commands, restrictions and instructions.
It means that you hear Godís voice and immediately act out on
what He says to do. Serve God wholeheartedly and watch Him show
out in your life!
Who his own self bare our
sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healedĒ
(1 Peter 2:24).
Jesus has already paid the price for your
healing and deliverance from every type of sickness and disease.
He was made sickness and sin so that you could be made healed
and be the righteousness of God. Lay hold of whatís yours!
But when the fullness of the time was come, God
sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To
redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the
adoption of sons (Galatians 4:4-5).
God sent Jesus to earth
at an appointed season. You, too, were born at the right time;
youíre not a mistake. God has a plan just for you for this
specific point in history. Seek His face daily to uncover His
path for your life.
For we wrestle not
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).
Donít waste your time and energy fighting natural conditions
instead of supernatural causes. You are a soldier in Godís army
and your battles are not of flesh and blood, but of the spirit.
Therefore, put on your full armor and take your place in the
ranks of the faithful.
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