Joshua 1:5-6 (NIV) No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous… What made Joshua so strong, courageous and confident? Was it because of his amazing personal gifting or military skill? No! Joshua’s confidence was not found within himself. His confidence was found completely in the abilities of his God. In fact, Joshua’s identity and purpose
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Hungry people are desperate people. They refuse to wait; they break the lines; they ignore cultural traditions. Hungry people refuse to remain hungry.
There is a hunger that is stronger than natural hunger and it compels a person to seek God passionately. I believe God is raising up people in this day who will refuse to be satisfied with a diet of “Christian life as normal”
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen. People with faith live their lives as though the miracle they are praying for has already happened.
Israel marched around the Jericho walls triumphantly on the seventh day as though the walls had already crumbled. They marched and shouted as though they already possessed the Promised Land! God said He’d already given it them, so in their hearts, the deed to the city and to
Psalm 119:24 (NIV) Your statues are my delight; they are my counselors.
Psalm 119:133 (NKJ) Direct my steps by You Word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. The Bible doesn’t CONTAIN the Word of God….it IS the WORD OF GOD.
Everything in it has come to pass, or is about to. You can trust it in every detail of your life!
Remember that the first place God will speak direction to you will be from His written Word.
When the Devil tempted Jesus suggesting an alternat
Psalms 25:4-5 (NKJV) Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. What does it mean to “wait” on the Lord? Many believe waiting on the Lord is doing nothing at all ! But when the Bible tells us to “wait on the Lord” it actually is an active term. It does not denote passivity, idleness or a lack of movement.
Biblical “waiting” is similar to what a waiter in a restaurant
Psalm 50:8-12 (LB) I have no complaint about the sacrifices you bring to my altar, for you bring them regularly. But it isn’t sacrificial bullocks and goats that I really want from you. For all the animals of field and forest are mine! The cattle on a thousand hills! And all the birds upon the mountains! If I were hungry, I would not mention it to you—for all the world is mine and everything in it. Obligation. Duty. Burden. Israel had been mechanically obliging God with its o
1 Corinthians 15:10 (GNT) By God’s grace I am what I am, and the grace that He gave me was not without effect. On the contrary, I have worked harder than any of the other apostles, although it was not really my own doing, but God’s grace working with me.
When because of God’s grace to him, Jesus knocked Paul off of his horse and saved him on the Road to Damascus, Paul understood that it was only the beginning. He had been saved by grace not only for that initial encounter,
John 9:6 (NLT) Then He spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes.
A man who was begging by the side of the road had been born blind. In other words, while in his mother’s womb, something went terribly wrong. His eyes did not develop properly. Some scholars say he didn’t even have eyes! Where there was supposed to be light and life, there was a great void.
So Jesus actually performed a “creative miracle”. That means, He
Matthew 16:19 ….whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Jesus has given us incredible authority to prohibit the Devil’s access and to release His Holy Spirit to move through the actions of binding and loosing. This is what it means:
TO BIND: to prohibit, forbid
TO LOOSE: to permit, allow, release, authorize
He is telling us….“Whatever you prohibit and forbid will be prohibited in heaven and whatever y
Jeremiah 6:10 (NIV) To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it. God will sometimes create or allow challenging circumstances in our lives as a way of getting our attention. When He does, it is often because we’ve been too stubborn and headstrong to incline our ears to His written Word or the Voice of His Spirit spoken into our hearts. One hum