Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Forty-Five

Dear Loved Ones in Christ

This morning, the following paragraph from Joyce Meyer's devotion jumped off the page: "I want to encourage you today to bless the people who have hurt you by praying for them, even though you may feel hurt and irritated by them. When you pray for people who have hurt you, it's a choice you make. And forgiveness is based on your decision - not a feeling. But there's healing in that for you."

Read that last phrase again, "But there's healing in that for you." We have received an impartation for health, wealth and miracles during these "Seventy Days of Blessing."  But these are not automatic impartations. God releases His rich and grace-filled blessings into our chaotic lives.  Those blessings come into their fullest manifestation when we come into God's order, plan, destiny and direction for our lives.  His order is this: When we bless and forgive those who have wronged us, our lives will come into their full blessing and healing!
"'Be angry, and do not sin'  - do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil" (Ephesians 4:26, 27).

Monday, April 29, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Forty-Four

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, Kelly Wilson had a tremendous word of exhortation and encouragement for the body.  It was based on Joshua 3 and the people of Israel crossing the Jordan into their promised possession.
Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and they set out from Acacia Grove and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they crossed over. 2 So it was, after three days, that the officers went through the camp; 3 and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. 4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.” (Joshua 3:1-4)
I'm not going to reproach it but simply highlight a couple of points:

First, the priests – not Joshua – were commanded to take up the Ark and to step into the Jordan.  The priests – that's you! The text does not even mention where Joshua was.  The revelation we received was that he brought up the end to insure that all had crossed.  You priests of the Lord – step into your promise.

Second, they had not been this way before!  This was a new place – a new anointing!  It was going to be extremely important that they keep their eyes on the Ark – the throne of the Most High God.  Follow Him.  It is a season of blessing – health, wealth and miracles.  We heard testimonies of three significant healings the Lord had done in our midst.  He is moving and He is calling us into a new place of ministry.  Take up the Ark – let's go!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Forty Three

Dear Brothers and Sisters

I read a book years ago that was entitled, The Upside Down Kingdom. It pointed out the true nature of God’s kingdom.  The first shall be last. If you want to lead you must serve. To be great in the kingdom is to be like a child.

Even our Lord – the King of all creation…
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:5-11).
I looked up the word “exalt” in Strong’s Concordance.  It means, “to lift up on high, to exalt, to raise to the very summit of opulence and prosperity, to raise to dignity, honor and happiness.”
 “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:6).
Did you read that?  Read it again it. Both passages.  Our Lord laid down His life and in God’s upside down kingdom, He was exalted to the right hand of the Father. Therefore, humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand.  Seek to serve. Lay down you life. And in God’s upside down kingdom you will be exalted – raised up to dignity, honor, prosperity – wealth, health and miracles. BUT remember – if you exalt yourself – its an upside down kingdom.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Forty-Two

Dear Saints,

Last night, Barbara Wentroble emphatically declared our position and purpose in Christ.  Her declarations were so powerful and loud that it was not even drowned out by a very strong hailstorm over Church on the Rock in Oklahoma City.  The message got through!  The storm passed.  And even though the area was stacked high with golf ball size hail, Kay and I noticed no damage on our car.
"Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord" (II Corinthians 3:16-18).
We are the redeemed saints of God.  We are walking in a season of miracles, health and wealth. He has robed us with mantles of glory and authority in order to be instruments of transformation in a world that has been twisted by sin. The storms of life will come and go BUT we will stand as the children of God – the ecclesia of the kingdom of God!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Forty-One

Dear Friends,

Life is precious.  Friendship is precious.  My heart is heavy this morning.

John Peel of Bethel Mission in Roma, Texas, went into glory yesterday. John is a dear friend who served the Lord all his life along the border of Texas and Mexico. I first met his family over twenty years ago when we stayed at their mission as a stopping off point for our Prince of Peace Church mission trips into Mexico. He served as one of our regional coordinators for the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network. I will sorely miss him but he is now with Jesus and his beloved Jan!
"As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence" (Psalms 42:1-5).
My soul is indeed heavy and disturbed – BUT – John's hope and our hope is in God.  It is He who will receive my praise! We rejoice in Him.  We declare life in the midst of death!  We celebrate resurrection and victory!  Thank you John for your friendship and faithfulness.  Thank you Lord Jesus for welcoming him home into Your arms.

Dr. Thomas Schlueter
Prince of Peace House of Prayer, Pastor
Texas Apostolic Prayer Network, Coordinator

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Forty

Dear Saints of God

In my devotions this morning I was reading from A.W. Tozer.  He quoted the following:
"No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go"" (Joshua 1:5-9 NASB).
Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you.  There is usually a person who represents to us a great man or woman of faith.  They have or are walking an anointed life with the Lord.  Maybe you are drawn to listen to them because of their powerful messages or teachings.  Possibly it is their voice and their ease in entering into worship.  Are they strong and compassionate?  Are they a friend with God?

Hear this word carefully this morning.  "Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you, Be strong and courageous The Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty-Nine

Dear Saints
"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus " (Philippians 1:3-6)
Last night at our first Lifting Up Eagles class, we went around the table and allowed everyone to share a part of their faith walk.  I was overwhelmed by the variety of testimonies.  But there was ONE very strong underlying theme – the faithfulness of God.  God was and is working on each of them as well as you. And I am confident that as we journey through these seventy days and beyond that the Lord will perfect the work He is doing in you.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty-Eight

Dear Beloved in the Lord

As we continue our journey through seventy days of blessing, it is extremely important that we stay steadfast and immovable in the Lord - firmly rooted in Him.
"May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ" (2 Thessalonians 3:5).

Walk daily with Him. Renew your mind in Him. Take all your thoughts captive to Jesus Christ. You can strengthen your walk in Him by joining us tonight as we start up another session of Lifting Up Eagles at the church.  Let us ask the Lord to fully impart to us His health, grace, miracles and provision.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty-Seven

Dear Servants of the King

Here is a summary of closing from yesterday’s message.  We are in day thirty-seven. The Lord has awakened our dreams.  He is calling us out as His bride.  He is giving us revelation and insights from His holy throne.  We are to shape the culture not conform to it.

He created us to be a culture of blessing that was to be released into all the families and nations of the earth. JESUS is the full manifestation of God’s kingdom culture. The commission to the church (ecclesia) is to advance the culture of God’s kingdom.

We provide a voice (a message) to the other cultures that acts as a change agent: wisdom, hope, revelation, direction and compassion.

We are to infiltrate the culture not isolate ourselves from the culture. We are the head not the tail. The BEST tool in the marketplace is success. Success leads to influence.  It is vital that righteous men and women occupy the seats of authority in every sphere of society. Avoid Distractions – set your eyes on the groom and reset to His default. Define your vision and establish covenant.

What is our ultimate goal in becoming a Change Agent?  To become a wedding planner!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty-Six

Dear Friends

Yesterday I shared a passage from Hosea 2 that the Lord released to us for 2013.  Another verse He gave us was from Leviticus 6:
"And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not be put out. And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order on it; and he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings. A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out" (Leviticus 6:12-13).
We head today into the second half of our seventy days of blessing.  The Lord has imparted to us health, wealth and miracles. The Lord has ignited us with His fire and anointing.  "The fire shall always be burning on the altar – it shall never go out." Seek the Lord! Ask the Lord to blow upon the embers of your fire and bring them to full flame. There is a song by Mimi Ribble that defines our call:
Keeper of the flame
The flame within my heart
The flame of my desire
To know You and worship You more

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty-Five

Dear Saints,

This is Day Thirty-Five – the halfway mark of Seventy Days of Blessing.  The following passage was given to us at Prince of Peace as a foundation for 2013:
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her,will bring her into the wilderness,
And speak comfort to her. I will give her her vineyards from there,
And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there,
As in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

“And it shall be, in that day,” says the Lord, “That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer call Me ‘My Master,’ for I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered by their name no more. In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, with the birds of the air, and with the creeping things of the ground. Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth, to make them lie down safely.

“I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in lovingkindness and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, and you shall know the Lord. (Hosea 2:14- 20)
Lord, draw us close to you.  Allure us unto the wilderness that we might know You.  Release the fullness of who You are into our very being!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty-Four

Dear Saints

Chuck Pierce writes: "The Lord designed time with a built-in blessing for us to claim and walk in! We are now celebrating the Hebraic month of Iyar. The tribe associated with this month is Issachar—a people who knew the times and the seasons. So this is a month to better understand the secrets of the Lord and get in His perfect timing. This is also the hinge (or vav) month that connects Redemption (Passover) with Giving and Outpouring (Pentecost). If you move right in this month, the rest of the year connects properly. In fact, in this year of crossing the bridge from our past to our future, its particularly important you do not grow weary in pressing forward. We are declaring that you will be refreshed this month, that your steps will be ordered, and that you will receive the revelation needed to position yourself for days ahead."

We are closing in on the halfway mark of our seventy days of blessing. Today is Day 34. As he Lord pours out His wealth, health and miracles – ask Him also for the anointing of Issachar – that you would know His times and seasons. Let all things be revealed!  And at this very moment in time let everything regarding the underlying plots and darkness that has terrorized Boston be exposed and brought to light.
"The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined" (Isaiah 9:2).

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty-Three

Today we dedicate our thoughts and prayers to the residents of West, Texas.  We pray that the Lord of life, wealth, health, miracles and peace would saturate this community with His presence.
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:1-5).

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty-Two

Dear Co-Laborers in Christ,

Wow!  The last twenty-four hours have been powerful and filled with God's Spirit.  Kay and I returned home on Monday from a awesome wedding weekend in Guatemala.  That was followed yesterday by a trip to Austin. Native American leaders, John Benefiel of Heartland Apostolic Network, Bob Long of Rally Call and I met with Governor Perry and his Legislative Council Senator Armbrister.  There was overwhelming support from them regarding a Texas Resolution of Apology and Blessing towards the Native American Nations.  The resolution is in the works.  Those events were intermingled with times of prayer with Texas and National prayer leaders.

I'm tired but it is a GOOD TIRED!  The Lord is moving in our midst.  He is shifting our lives into His kingdom will and purpose. Our dreams are being realized.  He IS releasing wealth, health and miracles at every level.  I once again encourage you to seek His face like never before.  Embrace His love, dream and purpose for your life.  We are experiencing daily is blessings.  What is your testimony?  Share it!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty-One

Dear Saints,

Today, on this thirty-first day of seventy days of blessing, we will remember the people of Boston following yesterday's terrorist attack.  Lift up those families touched by death or injury.  Ask the Lord for wisdom and discernment to all government officials who are investigating the attack. We speak forth righteousness and justice.
"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow."James 1:17 NASB

Monday, April 15, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirty

Dear Friends

We have arrived at day thirty. The Lord is releasing His wealth, health and miracles. Embrace the fullness of His presence today.  Today the simplicity of the message of Psalm 23:1 is overwhelming my heart.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 
Other translations declare that I will not lack.  In the Lord we experience the fullness of who He is. As I reminisce the last few days, I realize the fullness of joy and life as we witnessed Amy's wedding. But even that joy falls short of the glory, majesty, fullness and abundance of the Lord. 

Embrace Him. He is your shepherd. You will lack nothing.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty-Nine

My Friends,

My heart is overwhelmed with joy. Mi corazón se llena de alegría. I witnessed the wedding of my youngest daughter at the Convento de las Capuchinas in Antigua, Guatemala. It was a joyous celebration. These pictures express the anticipation of the bride and groom before the wedding. This is the same longing we should have in our heart for our Lord and groom - Jesus.
I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations. (Isaiah 61:10,11)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wedding Day

Today my daughter Amy will wed Allan Gonzalez in Antigua, Guatemala! I pray God's richest blessings over them!

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty-Eight

Dear Saints

We are in Day Twenty-Eight of our blessings. My first thought was to post something related to the big event in our family which happens today. My youngest daughter is being wed in Antigua, Guatemala.

As I was perusing Facebook this morning I happened upon this picture. I used to preach  this message with a passion. Indeed, the church is a place for unsaved, wounded, broken, hurt and sick sinners to find refuge, forgiveness, healing and covenant relationships.  Our congregation has a propensity to witness severely hurt people (especially those battered by religious structures) walking through our doors.  They experience grace, God's presence and healing.

But I dropped the hospital scenario years ago. The church is like a hospital but it is similar to an infirmary on a battleship. There is a bigger mission at stake than just being a hospital. It is not a museum. It is not just strictly a hospital.  I've seen the results of churches that are nothing but hospitals.

And maybe the image of a battleship is too strong, but at least it is an image of a body of saints that  represents the Father's will to release His kingdom and will on this earth. Be healed. Rise up out of your bed and walk. Release light, life, healing, deliverance and hope to a world caught in darkness. Get on deck and let the enemy know that God's kingdom of righteousness, hope, mercy, grace and power has arrived! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty-Seven

Dear Saints

Yesterday morning I was reading in Ephesians. As I continued to read the chapter, I did so via The Message. These words caught my attention!
Don't waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It's a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don't live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants. (Ephesians 5:11-17 MSG)
Make sure you understand what the Master wants. Let this day be filled with the what the Master desires for your life. Be filled with His wealth, health and miracles! Be filled with His light! Wake up and make the most of the day in Him!

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty-Six

Dear Saints

On this twenty-sixth day of blessing, I awaken in Guatemala. Paul writes: 
"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma." Ephesians 5:1, 2
We are imitators of God. Are we? It seems that we make a good case as imitators of the others and the world. As redeemed saints of God we are to  "live, move and have our being" in Him. So much of the body of Christ has "corrected itself" to look like and act like the world around us. We are called to be holy as the Lord is holy. 

As the Lord releases His blessings over us these seventy days, determine in your heart to be imitators of Him. Then - walk in love towards others. Be the aroma of Christ Jesus in the world. Think about it. We should be a detectable aroma in a world that usually smells alike!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty-Five

Dear Saints,

As I watch the rain fall this morning, I remember the promise of the Lord:

“The poor and needy seek water, but there is none,
Their tongues fail for thirst.
I, the Lord, will hear them;
I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
I will open rivers in desolate heights,
And fountains in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water" (Isaiah 41:17-18).
On this 25th day of blessing, may the Lord open up the rivers of blessing (health, wealth and miracles) over you life.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty-Four

Dear Friends
"Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness" (2 Corinthians 9:10)
We are in Day Twenty-Four of Seventy Days of Blessing.  It is a time for the full impartation of wealth, health and miracles.  It is a time for increase.  As we prayed together this morning as a state, the Lord had me read Isaiah 60.
Yeah, I'm coming!
"Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
“Lift up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy;
Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.
The multitude of camels shall cover your land,
The dromedaries of Midian and Ephah;
All those from Sheba shall come;
They shall bring gold and incense,
And they shall proclaim the praises of the Lord.
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you,
The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you;
They shall ascend with acceptance on My altar,
And I will glorify the house of My glory.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty-Three

Dear Friends,

This morning I read the following from a daily devotional based on A.W Tozer's works: "I cannot give in to the devil's principal, deceitful tactic which makes so many Christians satisfied with an "Easter Celebration" instead of experiencing the power of Christ's resurrection.  It is the devil's business to keep Christians mourning and weeping with pity beside the cross instead of demonstrating that Jesus Christ is risen indeed.  When will the Christian church rise up, depending on His promise and power, and get on the offensive for the risen and ascended Savior?"

Death has been destroyed!  Satan's power is crushed. We are resurrection life people – children of our living and powerful God.  We are co-heirs with Christ and we are filled with His Spirit and power.  As we continue our journey through these Seventy Days of Blessing – release His power and glory to others.  The Lord revealed a vision to us last week of His glory, almost as light or glitter or an aura, flowing from each of our lives.  Release it! Live it!  The Lord is our King!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty-Two

Dear Saints,

Health, wealth and miracles should naturally happen if our lives are completely woven or intertwined with Jesus. Christ is in us and we are in Him. He promises that we will see and do greater things than what He manifested while He lived among us. But those greater things – those blessings that flow to us and through us - are a manifestation of a life intimately acquainted with the Lord and His (and our) Father. We can do nothing except what we see and hear the Father doing.

My wife and I have visited several vineyards over the last couple of years.  There is one remarkable observation that I have made. The truly fruitful and bountiful branch filled with grapes is barely distinguishable from the vine with which it is connected and intertwined.  The key to the blessing is to be intertwined and woven in an indistinguishable way to Jesus the vine.
"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty-One

Dear Called Ones of God

As we enter Day 21, I am drawn again to a verse that three times this week the Lord has placed before me. The third time was last evening at our First Fruits worship.  Never before have I witnessed the literal manifestation of this verse as we were overwhelmed by clouds, colors, and the powerful presence and glory of our Lord as we met at His footstool in worship.

We sung over and over the chorus: You are my King.  You are my King.  You are my King.  Yes, indeed – HE IS OUR KING.
The Lord reigns;
Let the peoples tremble!
He dwells between the cherubim;
Let the earth be moved!
The Lord is great in Zion,
And He is high above all the peoples.
Let them praise Your great and awesome name—
He is holy.

The King’s strength also loves justice;
You have established equity;
You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Exalt the Lord our God,
And worship at His footstool—
He is holy.

Moses and Aaron were among His priests,
And Samuel was among those who called upon His name;
They called upon the Lord, and He answered them.
He spoke to them in the cloudy pillar;
They kept His testimonies and the ordinance He gave them.

You answered them, O Lord our God;
You were to them God-Who-Forgives,
Though You took vengeance on their deeds.
Exalt the Lord our God,
And worship at His holy hill;

For the Lord our God is holy. (Psalm 99)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Twenty

Dear Friends,

We enter day twenty.

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).

Chuck Pierce wrote: "Every month is also linked with an understanding of one of the twelve tribes. This is the first month of the Hebrew calendar and it is the month linked with the tribe of Judah - the apostolic leadership, warring tribe who knew how to operate with sound. This is a key time to PRAISE! Remember, Judah goes first! This is also the time of spring... when kings go out to war. Allow this to be a season when you war for your covenant promises; do not hesitate to loose a sound of praise that will break you into a new dimension of victory and wholeness. Arise with faith, declare that the power of the Blood of Jesus has set you free, and know that your path of healing and miracles is now before you!"

Lord, I pray that there will be a fresh impartation of faith into your people today so that they will rise up as a warring band of worshipers that will release health, wealth and miracles into their lives and int the lives of those around us.  Rise up worshipers.  Rise up Judah!  Rise up faith!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Nineteen

Dear Co-Laborers,

Press on.  We are in the Nineteenth Day of Seventy Days of Blessing. The Lord is releasing anew today and the days to come a fresh wave of health, wealth and miracles.  He is pouring out a fresh anointing on His servants.  He is refreshing us and the land with springs of living water. 

Let there be no regrets for the past! Confess your sins. Be forgiven and press on to the upward calling in Christ Jesus.  Passionately seek His face. Dedicate all your resources unto Him. Purpose in your heart to glorify Him through thought and action.  Let His glory spill out from your life  to the lives of those around you.  This past Sunday the Lord released an impartation for divine and supernatural conversions of those of our family and workplaces. Press on!
"Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:12-15).
Again – press on!  Their is great prize awaiting us!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Eighteen

Dear Saints

Its Day Eighteen of Seventy. I had a Christian brother tell me years ago, after we had asked Holy Spirit to come and quench our thirst, that he was "never thirsty."  I was dumbfounded. Thirst, whether physical or spiritual, is a natural thing in our lives.  He may have determined in his mind that he was not going to drink or he was not going to drink right now, but to confess he was "never thirsty" was untrue. At some point – our flesh and our spirit will cry out for refreshment.

In that moment – DRINK!
"Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." She said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?" Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I
will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.""John 4:10-14 NASB

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Seventeen

Dear Friends

We enter the seventeenth day of blessing. I read this short line from a Joyce Meyer devotion this morning: "I encourage you to start your days by dedicating yourself to God. When you do, He will faithfully help you live a godly life."  It is profound in its simplicity.

Let us fully engage ourselves in this day which the Lord has given us as a gift. Offer yo the Lord the full use of your eyes, ears, mouth, hands, feet, heart, finances, gifts, talents, abilities, time and energy.  The day fully belongs to Him.  It's about Him, not us.

"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me" (Galatians 2:20 NASB).


Monday, April 1, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Sixteen

We have arrived at day sixteen of Seventy Days of Blessings.  I pray that all of you had a joyous Resurrection Day.  Let us now step fully into resurrection life and victory.

And the first step? "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time" (1 Peter 5:6). Our first step into the presence, victory and blessings of God is the humbling of our lives before the risen King!  This is His desire as we present ourselves as living sacrifices before Him.
"O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise" (Psalm 51:15-17).
Humility, broken and contrite hearts and total dependence on Him will bring forth His promised blessings!
"Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation" (Psalm 24:3-5).