Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,
20Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],
21Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come. Ephesians 1:19-21
There is power in the name of Jesus!
Stand up for what the Lord has given you! This lady wasn't about to hand over what God had blessed her with in business and finances to the thief! No way, she knew whose she was so she planted her feet and took her authority!The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:9-11
Monday, January 9, 2012
This is the year for the church to shine! To be set apart, to be passionate about living out the gospel, the greatest news there is! Why are we so matter-of-fact about our faith? I believe its because most Christians aren't experiencing God the way He has offered himself to be experienced.
We aren't hearing from Him because we are not taking the time to listen,
we are not prophesying because we do not recognize His voice,
we are not living healed and healing others because we have such little faith,
we are not bold because we aren't letting the Holy Spirit do his work.
We live as though we've been abandoned and its all up to us. That is not true. Jesus is the only one who has died for the whole world's sins and He is the only one who is alive and He is living in us! Buddha, Muhammed, Krishna, John Smith, L. Ron Hubbard, they were probably great guys but they didn't die for anyone and they aren't alive today! We have real power in our faith! We have a living God!
I am excited to see the church rise this year. I'm excited to see religion die this year. My generation and those following me don't want religion, we don't need more people to shout "Jesus loves you" at us. We need examples of God's love and power. We need to see a substantial difference between the lives of a Christian and the lives of others. The church needs to arise to the position to which she's been called, then the world will be banging down our doors desperate to receive this life that we have through Christ.