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Praying For Grace To Become God´s Spokesmen and women.


Great Tester, Father, I join my brothers and sisters in one accord, we call upon You to test our surrenders and consecrations to You and Great Builder, O God, we beseech Thee to build us in honesty and integrity before You and cause us to grow in maturity in You and we will be fully prepared to be Your spokesmen and spokeswomen to Your glory, we ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen, Amen and Amen.

God of Unstoppable Revival, we call upon You to show up like You did in the days of Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah, we pray for grace of preparation to be always ready to be used as a channel of Your unstoppable revival in our families, communities, churches, cities, and nations and Great Igniter, we pray Thee to ignite us to burn for You for the rest of our days to Your glory in Jesus Name. Amen, Amen and Amen.

Merciful Father, we ask for Your mercy, on how we often run ahead of You and question, “Why”, have mercy on us, for we do that based on our lack of knowledge of Who You are, Holy Spirit, we call upon You to teach us to be at peace with Your purposes because of the trusting relationship we have with You , we worship in Jesus Name. Amen, Amen and Amen.

Great Forgiver, we call upn You, Father to forgive us for the idolatraus sin of presumption, for trying to mold You into god, who fits our conceptions, rather than the God, Who created the universe, O Lord, put our hearts back into reverence for Your word and deeper appreciation that we must seek out our salvation before You, we ask this, pray and receive it over our lives in Jesus Name. Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen and Amen.

 

 

Look Up!


My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.
Psalm 5:3

Recommended Reading
Psalm 5 ( http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%205&version=NKJV )

The phrase “look up” occurs four times in the Bible (NKJV), and it conveys four different truths. In Psalm 40:12, the writer was so discouraged by looking around him that he found it difficult to look up: “Innumerable evils have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up.” But Mark 8:25 says Jesus helps us look up, even when we can’t see straight. Referring to the blind man of Bethsaida, Jesus put His hands on the man’s eyes “and made him look up.” Our Lord offers the same encouragement to us, especially in these Last Days, for in Luke 21:28, Jesus said, “When these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

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So we can say with the psalmist: “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.” Whatever is happening in your life today, look up. When we turn our eyes heavenward and celebrate what we see, our hearts will overflow with joy.

“Behold the Lamb of God,” and always behold Him. Look to Him; look up to Him, and follow where He leads the way.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Read-Thru-the-Bible
Romans 4-7

By David Jeremiah.

Paying Homage To Our Father For Bringing Us Through October.


Gracious God, we thank You for the month of October, we exalt and adore You for Your divine benevolence upon us and towards us through the month of October both in our going out and coming in, we praise and worship You in Jesus Name. Amen, Amen and Amen.

O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness, morning by morning through this month, it is Your mercy we see, we thank You for forgiving us for our shortcomings throughout this month, we magnify You for it is Your mercy that renders every works of our enemies useless and uneffective and we praise You for it is by Your mercy that we will able to do greater things and shine in the light of Your glory throughout this month, we worship You as we pray in Jesus Name. Amen, Amen and Amen.

God of Abundance, we lift Your Name above every other names for unleashing Your abundance in an immeasurable manner like never before in every areas of our lives throughout this month to Your glory, Father, “if we are to choose in our next world between You and other gods, we will choose You over them in a million times, for in You we have all in all and in other gods, it is full of scarcity, wickedness and self imprisonment” we are more than proud of having You as our Heavenly Father and we reverence You for giving us the privilege to be Your Own, we pray in Jesus Name. Amen, Amen and Amen.

Our Proctector, we thank You for saving us from every snares of the fowler, we adore You for protecting us from every evil manipulations of the enemies, we thank You for preserving us from every forms of sickness, the enemies are attacking the world with, we praise You for opening our eyes to every lies of the enemies and to embrace Your truth, we magnify You for  vindicating us from every foms of accident throughout this month and for bring us to the end of this month in one piece, we say may all glory, honour, adoration, exaltation and thanksgiving be ascribed unto Your Holy Name in Jesus Name. Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen and Amen.

Gain God’s Treasure.


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Many of us claim that God is first in our lives. But do we live out this reality in our everyday existence—or have we made something else preeminent?

Order, both in nature and in human life, depends upon right relationships; to achieve harmony each thing must be in its proper position relative to each other thing. That’s why it is so essential for God to have His proper place in our lives. When He does not, everything is out of order.

We are right when, and only when, we stand in a right position relative to God, and we are wrong so far and so long as we stand in any other position.

So let us begin with God. Back of all, above all, before all is God; first in sequential order, above in rank and station, exalted in dignity and honor. As the self-existent One He gave being to all things, and all things exist out of Him and for Him. “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created” (Rev. 4:11, KJV).

Every soul belongs to God and exists by His pleasure. God being who and what He is, and we being who and what we are, the only thinkable relation between us is one of full lordship on His part and complete submission on ours. We owe Him every honor that is in our power to give Him. Our everlasting grief lies in giving Him anything less.

The pursuit of God will embrace the labor of bringing our total personality into conformity to His. I do not here refer to the act of justification by faith in Christ. I speak of a voluntary exalting of God to His proper station over us and a willing surrender of our whole being to the place of worshipful submission that the Creator creature circumstance makes proper.

The moment we make up our minds that we are going on with this determination to exalt God over all, we step out of the world’s parade. We shall find ourselves out of adjustment to the ways of the world and increasingly so as we make progress in the holy way. We shall acquire a new viewpoint; a new psychology will be formed within us; a new power will begin to surprise us by its upsurgings and its outgoings.

Our break with the world will be the direct outcome of our changed relation to God. For the world of fallen men does not honor God. Millions call themselves by His name, it is true, and pay some token respect to Him, but a simple test will show how little He is really honored among them.

Let the average man be put to the proof on the question of who or what is above, and his true position will be exposed. Let him be forced into making a choice between God and money, between God and man, between God and personal ambition, God and self, God and human love, and God will take second place every time. Those other things will be exalted above. However the man may protest, the proof is in the choices he makes day after day throughout his life.

“Be exalted, O Lord” (Ps. 21:13, NKJV) is the language of victorious spiritual experience. It is a little key to unlock the door to great treasures of grace. It is central in the life of God in the soul.

Let the seeking man reach a place where life and lips join to say continually “Be exalted, O Lord,” and a thousand minor problems will be solved at once. His Christian life ceases to be the complicated thing it had been before and becomes the very essence of simplicity. By the exercise of his will he has set his course, and on that course he will stay as if guided by an automatic pilot.

Let no one imagine that he will lose anything of human dignity by this voluntary sell-out of his all to God. His deep disgrace lay in his unnatural usurpation of the place of God. His honor will be proved by restoring again that stolen throne. In exalting God over all he finds his own highest honor upheld.

Anyone who might feel reluctant to surrender his will to the will of another should remember Jesus’ words, “Whoever commits sin is a slave of sin” (John 8:34). We must of necessity be servant to someone, either to God or to sin.

The sinner prides himself on his independence, completely overlooking the fact that he is the weak slave of the sins that rule his members. The man who surrenders to Christ exchanges a cruel slave driver for a kind and gentle Master whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light.

I hope it is clear that there is a logic behind God’s claim to preeminence. That place is His by every right in earth or heaven. While we take to ourselves the place that is His, the whole course of our lives is out of joint. Nothing will or can restore order till our hearts make the great decision: God shall be exalted above.

“Those who honor Me I will honor” (1 Sam. 2:30), God said once to a priest of Israel, and that ancient law of the kingdom stands today unchanged by the passing of time or the changes of dispensation. The whole Bible and every page of history proclaim the perpetuation of that law.

“If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor,” (John 12:26), Jesus said, tying in the old with the new and revealing the essential unity of His ways with men.

Sometimes the best way to see a thing is to look at its opposite. Eli and his sons are placed in the priesthood with the stipulation that they honor God in their lives and ministrations. They fail to do this, and God sends Samuel to announce the consequences.

Unknown to Eli, this law of reciprocal honor has been all the while secretly working, and now the time has come for judgment to fall. Hophni and Phineas, the degenerate priests, fall in battle; the wife of Hophni dies in childbirth; Israel flees before her enemies; the ark of God is captured by the Philistines; and the old man Eli falls backward and dies of a broken neck. Thus stark, utter tragedy followed upon Eli’s failure to honor God.

Now over against this set almost any Bible character who honestly tried to glorify God in his earthly walk. See how God winked at weakness and overlooked failures as He poured upon His servants grace and blessing untold. Let it be Abraham, Jacob, David, Daniel, Elijah or whom you will; honor followed honor as harvest the seed.

The man of God set his heart to exalt God above all; God accepted his intention as fact and acted accordingly. Not perfection, but holy intention made the difference.

In our Lord Jesus Christ this law was seen in simple perfection. In His lowly manhood He humbled Himself and gladly gave all glory to His Father in heaven. He sought not His own honor but the honor of God who sent Him.

“If I honor Myself,” He said on one occasion, “My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me” (John 8:54). So far had the Pharisees departed from this law that they could not understand one who honored God at his own expense. “I honor My Father,” Jesus said to them, “and you dishonor Me” (v. 49).

Another saying of Jesus, and a most disturbing one, was put in the form of a question. “How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?” (John 5:44). If I understand this correctly, Christ taught here the alarming doctrine that the desire for honor among men made belief impossible.

Is this sin at the root of religious unbelief? I believe it may be. The whole course of life is upset by failure to put God where He belongs. We exalt ourselves instead of God, and the curse follows.

In our desire after God let us keep always in mind that God also has desire, and His desire is toward the sons of men, and more particularly toward those sons of men who will make the once-for-all decision to exalt Him over all. Such as these are precious to God above all treasures of earth or sea.

In them God finds a theater where He can display His exceeding kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. With them God can walk unhindered; toward them He can act like the God He is.

In speaking thus I have one fear: that I may convince the mind before God can win the heart. For this God-above-all position is one not easy to take. The mind may approve it while not having the consent of the will to put it into effect.

Though the imagination races ahead to honor God, the will may lag behind, and the man must make the decision before the heart can know any real satisfaction. God wants the whole person, and He will not rest till He gets us in entirety.

Let us pray over this in detail, throwing ourselves at God’s feet and meaning everything we say. Let’s ask God today to be exalted over our possessions, our friendships, our comforts, our reputations. Let’s ask Him to take His proper place of honor above our ambitions, our likes and dislikes, our family, our health and even life itself.

No one who prays thus in sincerity need wait long for tokens of divine acceptance. God will unveil His glory before His servant’s eyes, and He will place all His treasures at the disposal of such a one, for He knows that His honor is safe in consecrated hands.

Source: CHARISMA MAGAZINE/ SPIRITLED WOMAN.

A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was pastor of Southside Alliance Church in Chicago for 31 years. He also was the author of more than 40 books, including Faith Beyond Reason; Man: The Dwelling Place of God andThe Knowledge of the Holy.

 

{ Day 267 }.


Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth. —Psalm 31:4-5

The “trap” in this verse can represent many things to us, like spiritual, physical, financial, or relational quagmires. In Jesus’s experience, the trap was His bearing the sin of the world before His exaltation. He cried, “Father, pull Me out of the impossible situation, for You are My strength.” He knew He could not deliver Himself as He hung in the dark place between promise and fulfillment. His confidence rested in His Father alone. In our own times of trouble and personal injustice, the Lord is looking for that same cry to come forth from our hearts. God is calling us to this place of dependence. He is beckoning us to depend on Him with every hope for breakthrough, every need for provision, every dream of success. We must surrender our deepest desires to God’s keeping. We are utterly unable to bring our prophetic promises to pass. Only He can change the times and seasons and bring the breakthrough we long for.

{ PRAYER STARTER }

Father, Your Son’s confidence as He faced death did not lie in circumstances or people—His confidence rested in You alone. Call me to this place of total dependence upon You; teach me to surrender myself completely to You.

Beloved, in our difficult seasons of life,
we must commit our deepest passions
and prophetic promises to God.

By MIKE BICKLE.

Fall Favorites: Faith.


O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8:9

Recommended Reading
Psalm 8 ( http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%208&version=NKJV )

John Piper wrote, “When I was in seminary, a wise professor told me that besides the Bible I should choose one great theologian and apply myself throughout life to understanding and mastering his thought…. The theologian I have devoted myself to is Jonathan Edwards.”

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Piper was particularly influenced by Edwards’ dissertation about the reason God created the world, which was ultimately and exclusively for His glory. Everything is  of  God and  in  God and  to  God. The presence of beauty in this sin-cursed world is a reflection of the glory of God.1

This autumn as you watch the swirls of oranges, reds, and browns; as the birds migrate above you; as the harvest rolls in around you; and as you see the sun set earlier in the sky, take time to reaffirm your faith in God. Trust the Creator with all your heart and say to Him: “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth.”

In the creatures’ knowing, esteeming, loving, rejoicing in and praising God, the glory of God is both exhibited and acknowledged; His fullness is received and returned.
Jonathan Edwards

1John Piper in the introduction of  Jonathan Edwards on Beauty  by Owen Strachan and Douglas Sweeney (Chicago: Moody, 2010), 15-17.

Read-Thru-the-Bible
Hosea 1-9

By David Jeremiah.

{ Day 253 }.


Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. —Psalm 86:2-4

Like Jesus many years later, David was born in Bethlehem, the youngest of eight sons of Jesse and the lowest in rank and privilege in the family structure. In his early years, he became a shepherd. David lived for several years in what amounted to solitary confinement in a desert environment. His flock was small, so he was the only one needed to do the tiresome work (1 Sam. 17:28). He was very much alone in harsh terrain. You have to wonder what God saw in David that He didn’t see in his brothers, who are little known except as scoffers. The key is in these Bethlehem years. David was too young to have done anything extraordinary. He hadn’t cast out demons, healed the sick, or preached anointed sermons. His great exploits all lay in the future. We might think of him as a gas station attendant or a janitor. His life was filled with menial tasks nobody wanted to do, yet he did them with a spirit of devotion toward the Lord. That was David’s first victory. He had a heart that sought God when seeking God seemed the least obvious thing to do.

{ PRAYER STARTER }

Father, I often wonder what You saw in me that qualified me for Your work of grace and gift of righteousness. I devote my life to You, and say yes to whatever You desire for me to do. I love You with my whole heart.

David had a yes in his spirit, even
in his routine, boring job.

By MIKE BICKLE.

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