Monthly Archives: November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. (‭Psalm‬ ‭118‬:‭1‬ NIV)

No Suspension

My friend sent me a dream where he was informed of an old trick of Satan in which he keeps us suspended from the will of God.

I felt that this was a word for the whole body this week. Many have been under attack the last couple days but you are free in Christ!

The Devil will tempt you to tempt God. Unpack your God box and don’t fall for attempts to trick you into holding God hostage.

We have everything we need in Christ! Everything!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬ NKJV)

I break off any attempted assignment of the enemy to suspend your life in accomplishing the will of God in Jesus name!

Sunday’s Meditation

Here’s three verses the Lord has been speaking to me through this past week:

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭13‬:‭12‬ NKJV)

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, (‭Hebrews‬ ‭6‬:‭19‬ NKJV)

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (‭John‬ ‭17‬:‭3‬ NKJV)

Have a blessed week in Christ and may your hope be alive in knowing Him!
-Justin

The Giver of Life

We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. And God does not take away life, but devises means so that he who is banished may not be an utter outcast from Him. (‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14‬:‭14‬ AMP)

God is the giver of life, not the taker. He defeated death on the cross by resurrecting so that even from death we are free! He does not banish but redeems the banished. He devises means so the fatherless are not fatherless and so the outcast are not outcast.

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (‭John‬ ‭17‬:‭3‬ NKJV)

Eternal life is knowing God, and God is always with us. It’s not just about the afterlife (once we’ve left our meat sacks behind in which the body will be as spilled water), it’s about knowing God and walking with Him now, drinking of His everlasting water. In this life we have an invitation to experience His love and goodness through and above any hardship or struggle we may face. Walk with Him today and be blessed!

Nothing Separates You

God is Love and nothing separates us from Him. Nothing separates you from the Love of God. Dying does not separate you, and neither does living. There is nothing on this earth that can separate you.

No angels, principalities or powers can separate you. The demonic cannot separate you. Darkness will lie to you and make you think you are separated from Love but it is an illusion meant to entrap you. You cannot be separated.

Nothing from the past, the present or the future can separate you. Nothing!

No height, nor depth or any created thing can separate you. Embrace the Love of God today, it’s not going anywhere. He does, He always has and always will eternally Love you.

I pray that you experience the Love He wants to show you and the Love He wants you to feel. Without a Love encounter these are just words and words cannot efficiently describe His Love for you. Ask Him that you may experience it. The Holy Spirit will reveal the truth to you. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirits that we are children of God. (See Romans 8)

Mark this Day

Today in prayer the Holy Spirit said, “Mark this day and keep moving forward, walking with God.”

There’s a lot going on in the spirit world right now. There are many being placed in places of ministry. I believe we are at the brink of a huge move of God.

There is a clear war going on where both sides, those for God and those against Him, are being strengthened. Militant Atheists and Muslims are growing in their hate to our Lord God. While at the same time disciples of Christ are growing in their faith and becoming evermore sure of the hope which is our anchor (Heb 6:19). There’s a paradigm shift going on in knowing who we are in Christ. The Lord is breaking off the orphan mindset that many of us adopted and showing us by the manifestation of His love that we are children of God.

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭16‬ NKJV)

It is a very important time and an exciting time to be alive. In the end we know who wins, because it’s already been won. But it has been prophesied:

But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. (‭Jude‬ ‭1‬:‭17-18‬ NKJV)

Do not fall for the lies of the enemy in these times. A greater glory is being released on the earth and its growing and growing. Mark this day and move forward, walking with God.

Sunday’s Meditation

I’ve decided to start posting on Sundays a simple set of verses that the Lord has been speaking to me through in the prior week. So here’s this week’s verses. Let me know in the comments if He’s spoke to you through these as well.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬ NKJV)

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭33‬ NKJV)

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭3‬ NKJV)

God Corrects Those He Loves

In seeking the Lord recently I have been asking in prayer to have the mind of Christ and for the Holy Spirit to correct my wrong thinking. One way God has been doing this is by showing me what certain scriptures do not say.

The first verse He did this with was Hebrews 12:1 where He told me it says, “run the race with endurance, not speed.”

Today He has corrected me in what it doesn’t mean when we are “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb 12:2) and when we are “pressing toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil 3:14).

It doesn’t mean that you get so focused on Jesus that you take your eyes off of those around you.

For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. (‭Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭21‬ NIV)

To have our eyes fixed on Christ is to share the mind of Christ which is:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. (‭Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭3-7‬ NIV)

I will confess in many things I can be very selfish, even in spiritual things. I get so caught up in what I think I need to be doing that I often miss the needs of others around me. I’m so focused on the prize that I blaze right past people standing around me that need a hand.

Thank you Lord for revealing this and I ask that by Your power I be awakened to have the mind of Christ. I ask for a supernatural humility and the ability to be your hands and feet reaching out to the least of these whom you love so dearly.

True Good Works (Part 2)

Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest… (Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭1-3‬ NKJV)

In my last post about good works (which you can read here) I talked about true good works being a state in which we are completely surrendered to God so that our works actually become His good work through us.

The Lord has shown me one more facet of true good works which is working from rest. This goes hand in hand with being completely surrendered to Him. When we are surrendered to the Lord we have laid every burden of worry and anxiety at His feet. We have ceased from our own work and put our complete trust in Him. Through this beautiful gift of comfort and faith from the Holy Spirit we enter His rest.

We find this through obedience. We are commanded to be diligent to enter His rest (Heb 4:10) and entering comes when faith is mixed with the Word of God which has been spoken over us. Many of us often doubt our standing with God. We believe lies that our performance affects His countenance towards us. This is the farthest from the truth! It is His countenance that gives us peace (Num 6:26). The Father is smiling down upon you and wishes for you to seek His face. As you seek His face you will see the truth that His countenance towards you is of love, joy, gladness and pride. He is proud of you for you are His good work. Rest in that truth. Accept this word into your heart and embrace your identity as His good work.

True Good Works

The Lord’s been speaking to me about what true good works are. He’s shown me verses like:

Ephesians 2:10.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

And Matthew 5:16.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

And then showing me in Titus 2:15 and 3:8 that His own special people are zealous for good works and should be careful to maintain good works.

Then there is of course James who says faith without works is dead (James 2:26).

From all these verses it’s easy to see that good works are important to God and ultimately the fruit of any follower of Christ. But what exactly is a true good work?

The Lord’s been teaching me the heart behind good works that He wants us to have. A true good work is when we are surrendered to the Lord so much that it is actually He who does the good works through us. For we are His workmanship and we are His good work (Phil 1:6). We are not at all saved by good works, lest anyone should boast (Eph 2:9) nor do we earn God’s favor through them. But when we surrender our will and let the Holy Spirit possess us, naturally His good works will flow out of our lives. We become His good work that He promises to carry out to completion.