Archive for February 2013

Daily Devotional – “Are You Sick & Tired Of Being Just Sick & Tired?”

Daily Devotional
Does it seem that everything is getting worse before it ever starts to get better? Well, often you are not alone. Then what are you to do in the middle of a stressed out situation?
We are given a great insight from God in the story recorded in 1st Samuel 30:6 NASB. It says, “Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.”
David and his 600 mighty men had gone off to war, leaving their village unprotected, and in their absence the Amalekites ravaged their homes, kidnapped their families and stole their cattle and belongings. Then upon their return and discovery, his troops being overcome with grief, began to murmur and spoke of mutiny against him.
But, in the very midst of this horrific situation, David encouraged himself in the Lord and set his face to seek direction and help from his maker.
He encouraged himself by getting before the presence of God, while standing on the promises of God and praised God for His faithfulness in keeping His Word. He remembered his covenant relation to God, and he remembered the grace, mercy, and the goodness of God throughout his past experiences. So, he fully hoped and believed that God would appear for him in some way or another, and once again work salvation for him.
David called for the Ephod, the priestly garment to be brought in front of his face, which signified the anointing and the presence of God. Then he sought the will of God through the Urim and Thummim, knowing that the person making an inquiry always placed the matter before God in prayer, and then would receive an answer from God.   David received a Word from The Lord that led to a full victory, recovery and even greater blessings in their lives.
We on today, should open up The Word of God and cry out, “Lord direct me in this matter in which I know not what to do,” for He knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and how to handle every adverse circumstance, negative situation or painful condition that’s ever before you.
Today, believers have the indwelling presence of The Holy Spirit and He’s there to help you, so you must learn to tap into or extract down from Him by seeking God’s face and trusting in the promises from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Listening to some good inspiring music, hearing some good gospel teaching and preaching, and then surrounding yourself with positive, spiritual and anointed influences always helps to breakout of any downward and negative mood swings, discouragement or depression.
As you meditate on Him and His Word and give Christ the praise, He will always direct and lead you in the ways that you should go towards having blessed results.
THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “How Can I Overcome My Fears Through Faith In Jesus Christ?”

“The Victory Corner” – from Pastor Andrew Bills
“How Can I Overcome My Fears Through Faith In Jesus Christ?”
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2nd Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

So, if you’re praying and believing God in faith and it doesn’t appear as if anything spiritual, encouraging, positive or supernatural is happening, and you’re experiencing on-going pressures, here’s just a little illustration that will assist you in seeing Satan as “the defeated foe that he is.”

When I was 7 years old, my dad built a chicken coop in the back yard and on one particular occasion, he told me to come out to watch and learn.  So I followed him out into the yard and into the chicken coop.

Once inside, he told me to catch one of the chickens.  Now there were several hens but many more baby chicks.  So I ran around trying to catch one of these little chicks and boy, could they move fast.  After many attempts and much laughter from my dad, I finally caught one and brought it to him.

Then I asked him, “What do you want me to do with this chick?”  He said, “We’re going to ring its neck and have it for dinner.”  I then laughed because I thought he was joking, but before I knew it he brutally snapped off the neck of that chick.  Then in total shock, I watched as its headless body flopped and moved around all over the place, for what I thought were hours, but in truth it was only a few moments.  Then it completely stopped and lied still.

Immediately, I flew into the house and watched from the window terrified.  My father yelled to me, “It’s all right, the chick is dead, it can’t hurt you.”  And he continued to laugh.  But in my mind, and my mind was the only one that seemed to matter, that chick acted as if it was not only still alive but mad and even coming after me.  So, I ran and hid. My dad then picked it up and walked away to prepare it for dinner.

Needless to say, even at dinner, I continued to stare at the chicken.  Even though it was fully cooked, seasoned with gravy and lying in dressing, I still thought it would still move and come after me.  It took time for my mind to become released or freed from its control.  And throughout my years and experiences in ministry, I’ve discovered that many people today are just like I was in this brief childhood illustration.

They’re having difficulties fully realizing that Christ defeated Satan on Calvary and that the Resurrection is the full proof of Christ’s Victory and Satan’s Defeat.  It was there that Christ Snapped The Neck of Satan.

Satan is now like that headless body of that chick that I was afraid of as a young child.  Down through the centuries people have been controlled by fear, by the movements or the flopping of a headless or defeated foe.  And the devil only has the power over you that you as a believer give to him.

Remember, I ran because I thought he was going to get me… FEAR!  Or even worse, while sitting at the dinner table, it was still through the controlling element of FEAR that I was still firmly being held captive, blinded and paralyzed.

Satan will always try to enlarge, magnify and worsen the situation that you’re facing.  But, see the devil as “The defeated foe that he is.”  Trust in the Lord and take the limits off of God.  Stand firmly on His Promises and Christ will see you through.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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Daily Devotional – “Have You Ever Felt Like Giving Up As You Waited On The Lord?”

“The Victory Corner”
“Have You Ever Felt Like Giving Up As You Waited On The Lord?”
 
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Whenever adverse circumstances, negative situations and painful conditions arise in our midst, we must believe to see, not see to believe, that our Lord will mightily move in our lives.  You must remember that wherever a believer is, he or she can always find a way to the throne of grace by prayer and trust God for His Divine Intervention.

A special word of assurance and encouragement can be found in Psalms 27:13, where David said, “I would have fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.”

Evil had raised its hand as many false witnesses rose up against him and threatened to destroy both his life and the lives of his friends.  The opposition was so numerous, mighty, and fierce that it everything physically appeared helpless, hopeless, useless and that death was at hand.

Yet David said that his only support was his faith in God and his belief that he would yet be permitted to see the goodness of God upon the earth.  Here David does not speak of a faith that he once had, but of the faith, confidence and assurance that he now has.

What was this confidence grounded in?  He believed, trusted and relied on The Word and The Promises of God.  And with this deep internal conviction, he had the fullest belief that God would intervene to save, heal, provide and change his present circumstances by delivering him out of the hands of his enemies.

His faith in God was sufficient enough to calm his mind and sustain him under those stressful and heart-wrenching conditions.  This psalm clearly revealed David’s state of heart and mind despite the efforts of his enemies to destroy him.  David firmly believed in God’s Presence, and by seeking His Face, he was trusting God for His Divine Guidance and His Almighty Invisible Protection.

In times of affliction, perplexity and discouragement, you too can have this same assurance because of God’s Love, Grace, and Power promised to all believers through His Word and by His Holy Spirit.

As you look to Our Mighty Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, through fervent prayer and faith, you too can be delivered from the hands of the enemy that’s oppressing you.  So, remain encouraged and wait on the Lord with great expectation and the full assurance that God will also intervene mightily in your life.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

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