Legendary Exploits! And the Earth Shook!

Legend – a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events. 1. legendary – so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend; “the legendary exploits of the arctic trailblazers” 2. legendary – celebrated in fable or legend; “the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox”; “legendary exploits of Jesse James” I […]

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Legend – a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events.

1. legendary – so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend; “the legendary exploits of the arctic trailblazers”

2. legendary – celebrated in fable or legend; “the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox”; “legendary exploits of Jesse James”

I Really believe we can live legendary lives for Jesus in this generation!

Da 11:32 but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

What kind of Holy Ghost exploits are you plotting today?

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“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
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I love this battle account of Saul’s son Jonathan:

1 Samuel 14

 One day Jonathan son of Saul said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.” But he did not tell his father.

Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate treein Migron. With him were about six hundred men, among whom was Ahijah, who was wearing an ephod. He was a son of Ichabod’s brother Ahitub son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the Lord’s priest in Shiloh. No one was aware that Jonathan had left.

On each side of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine outpost was a cliff; one was called Bozez and the other Seneh. One cliff stood to the north toward Mikmash, the other to the south toward Geba.

Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”

“Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.”

Jonathan said, “Come on, then; we will cross over toward them and let them see us. If they say to us, ‘Wait there until we come to you,’ we will stay where we are and not go up to them. 10 But if they say, ‘Come up to us,’ we will climb up, because that will be our sign that the Lord has given them into our hands.”

11 So both of them showed themselves to the Philistine outpost. “Look!” said the Philistines. “The Hebrews are crawling out of the holes they were hiding in.” 12 The men of the outpost shouted to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, “Come up to us and we’ll teach you a lesson.”

So Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, “Climb up after me; the Lord has given them into the hand of Israel.”

13 Jonathan climbed up, using his hands and feet, with his armor-bearer right behind him. The Philistines fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer followed and killed behind him. 14 In that first attack Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre.

Israel Routs the Philistines

15 Then panic struck the whole army—those in the camp and field, and those in the outposts and raiding parties—and the ground shook. It was a panic sent by God.

When God acts in the earth, through men, there can be signs of His glory! When Jesus rose from the dead, the heavens themselves bore witness, and the earth shook:

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God is doing great and mighty things today in history. May we recognize His works, as men move in the eternal battle for righteousness today!

Let’s Pray:

“Father, give me Holy Spirit inspired initiatives, and guts, moxy, courage, and faith to carry them out today! In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!’

Because of Abraham…

Sin is a predator!

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Genesis 4:7
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7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.

Temptation is not sin, nor are the voices of satan in the earth, able to force us to bow to him, or sin, in any way.

Not sure who this is for today, but, you are being sorely tempted. I am praying for you, to not, open the door to sin, for behind this temptation, a devil lurks, wanting to devour you, and your life. He wants you to become his slave – God wants you free to walk in love as His child.

1 Peter 5:8
Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.

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He may be seeking, AS a lion, but there is only one lion, the LION of the tribe of Judah, Jesus our victorious king.

It’s all about who you gonna serve – satan wants you to bow, and brings temptation to snare you, to get you back into his service, for how well he knows:

Romans 6:16 (KJV)

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
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Do not yield to evil!

You must prevail, no matter how great the desire may be!

Jesus knows, and understands to well:

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strongcrying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

You can make it through without sinning!

Jesus is the way and the waymaker!

1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV)

13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
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Jesus is praying for you today, and so am I!

I did not say it was easy, but it is possible!
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There is a place in Jesus of absolute victory, where instead of fearing the lion of satan that preys upon the weak, you become so strong in the Lord and the power of His might, that like David’s mighty men of old, you become a lion hunter!

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew twolionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:

Benaiah did not fear the lion, or the adverse conditions of his snowy cold day, but he brought the battle to the lion, and killed it.

There are battles in our own souls every bit as savage as hunting a wild lion, things inside of us, temptations that we must hunt and kill, or they will kill us.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Mortify means to kill, deaden, and deprive of pleasure. Struggling with lust, pornography, alcohol, drugs, or other passions? There is power in the name of Jesus to kill those things, there is a life of freedom in the Holy Spirit.

We are warriors! More than conquerers in Jesus!

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Let’s Pray:

‘Father, HELP! You see me, and what I face today. You are holy, and I want to do right. Give me grace to make it, and show me the way of escape you have promised over this temptation, today. I need you NOW Lord Jesus, to deliver me. Amen’

 

Legendary Exploits!

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Legend – a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events.
1. legendary – so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend; “the legendary exploits of the arctic trailblazers”
2. legendary – celebrated in fable or legend; “the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox”; “legendary exploits of Jesse James”

I Really believe we can live legendary lives for Jesus in this generation!

Da 11:32 but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

What kind of Holy Ghost exploits are you plotting today?

sun stand still

Let’s Pray:

“Father, give me Holy Spirit inspired initiatives, and guts, moxy, courage, and faith to carry them out today! In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!’

No Compromises with God — This Day With God

There were many opportunities for Pharaoh to repent. Each time he hardened his heart and would not agree to what God wanted. In Exodus 10, he tried to compromise and let only the men go. This was not acceptable so the Lord brought on the plague of locusts. Again, there was repentance from Pharaoh and […]

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Big God! Greater than the Universe!

Big God!
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Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Many years ago, I was at home in worship, and I was praying in other tongues listening to a Phil Driscoll tape. It was night, and I went out on the back deck, and found a flashlight and looked up at the stars, and turned it on, (while the worship tape was blaring really loudly, ‘I exalt thee’ as only Phil Driscoll can sing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQhSHIYcKQM ).

My science engineering mind kicked in, and like a child, I thought about that beam of light headed off into space, at over 186,000 miles per second. I thought about how in one second, that beam traveled 186,000 miles, and in two, why it would double that…
Think how far it would travel in a minute? An hour? A day? A month and a year?
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In physics, we were taught that distances between galaxies in the universe, were measured in light years, and that galaxies we can see on a clear night, are actually over 100 million light years away from earth. I thought about the power of some of these stars, that dwarf our sun being 100 times bigger, or even 1000! I thought about the awesome power of some of those stars, and how incredibly powerful they must be, as I peered into the starry night. All the while, Phil Driscoll was blaring off the stereo, and suddenly, I was immediately in front of one of those stars, not a vision, I was actually there!
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I could see it’s blazing light, immense power, and somehow I knew that God had brought me there, for a reason. Behind me, was Father God, in all His glory, His brightness and searing, blinding, light; so much greater than this immense star, that I could not turn and look at Him, lest I die.

Hab 3:4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Moses cried out that God show us His glory:
Ex 33:18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
Ex 33:22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:

That somehow, God had brought me to this place in the universe, faster than the speed of light, and as great as the universe is, He is much, much greater. In fact, somehow, He shielded me from His glory, lest I be destroyed.
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It has been said, that a man with an experience, is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.

Fools argue God’s existence, power, ability, love, mercy and glory.

I can never again do so.

While I do not claim to understand the mysteries of the universe, I know this one thing:
All of it was created by an incredibly powerful, almighty God, sovereign, who is far greater than His creation.

Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
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People of God have had glimpses of His glory throughout the generations but I heard Benny Hinn comment once on a revelation he had from Is 6, that bears witness to me:

Is 6:1 ¶ In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Benny saw the throne of God, the living creatures, actually worshipping. Holy to the Father, Holy to the Son, Holy is God’s Spirit, but God caused him to understand why they worshiped.

As they sang and cried their worship, they saw the glory of God. Each time they completed a circle, another facet of the glory of God was revealed to them, so great, that they fell on their faces again, and cried: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts. That this has gone on since creation, and will go on throughout eternity!

Think about the greatness of the universe today. Think about how far 100 million light years actually is! Think about the size and magnificence of some of the galaxies we have discovered.
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Now, think about God in His glory! So much greater than any of this!

I used to love to read science fiction books, and grew up watching Star Trek. I had always wondered if there was life on other planets. I mean, God is almighty, so perhaps there are other civilizations yet to be discovered, right?

So, I asked Him about it. One morning in worship, as His presence drew near, I asked Him, ‘Father, have you created life on other planets?’
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The intensity of His reply is still with me, when I heard Him say: ‘No, son, I have experienced enough pain on this one.’

Perhaps, in eternity, we will be like Adam, and work with God, to create life on galaxies, and see them created in incredible beauty. Perhaps this is why the strange growth of the video game, Minecraft, among our children and youth. They get to create worlds, and fight evil creatures. That creative nature of God is in every human heart. We are created in His image, to love, to create, to build, to recreate when bad things happen.

Ec 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart,

Jesus has provided access to His very throne of grace, by His shed blood. Nothing is too hard for Him, no matter what your circumstances look like, the One you pray too, is the One who flung the stars into being, set the planets in their orbits, set the galaxies in their place.
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2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

2Co 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

His divine nature, is Spirit. Spirit is a higher form of substance, than any earthly matter: in fact, the universe did not originate from nothing, but from a higher form of matter, something that the Bible describes as Spirit.

When we believe God’s promises, we literally partake of this divine nature, and the realm of Spirit, comes into our lives, purifying us, delivering us from our earthly desires and lusts, and calls us to live in this realm of eternal glory from which all material things have been created!

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world

Yes, we will see His glory in heaven, but warriors of faith, where the action is, is in seeing His glory, manifest, here in the earth, today!

Believe! Deliberately choose to seek Him in His promises!

Ask Him to reveal His glory, presence, power, love and majesty to you, personally.

This, will change you, forever, and suddenly, you will fully agree with this verse:

Mt 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
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Mr 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Lu 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
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When you honestly experience the glory of God, it is much easier to believe….

Mr 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

This is my prayer today, I pray you pray it with me:
‘Father, Show me Your glory, greatness, love, and majesty! Reveal to me Your awesomeness! Jesus, I choose to come boldly to Your throne today, because Your shed blood has made a way! Holy Spirit, open my eyes, to Your reality, and Your plan, purpose, and eternal destiny upon my life. Cause me to walk out eternal destiny, today, for the sake of Your name and glory, Lord Jesus, Amen!”

The Kingdom of God!

The Kingdom of God!
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Happy Resurrection Day! It is Easter today, and this is what I feel impressed to write about today. Many people today, came to know Jesus, and want to enter His kingdom.
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As I read these verses, I think about the kingdom of God.

Mt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand

Mt 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Rom 14: 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

The Kingdom is Powerful!

What is the kingdom?

I believe it can be defined as: The Supreme rule and reign of God!

God is Holy, so His reign is holy!

He will always do right, governed by love, mercy, but truth!

So as we walk with Jesus, His kingdom comes, in power, as He makes the wrong things right, and moves obstacles from those who honestly serve Him.
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No matter how educated, strong, wealthy, powerful in the eyes of the world any many might appear, their very next breaths are held in the hands of a loving, but Almighty God.

Jer 9:23 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
Jer 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

Mt 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven!

As we walk walk with Him, we see that His judgments are unsearchable, His power is displayed in great love and mercy in signs, wonders, miracles, and as we walk with Him, in His authority, His kingdom comes, around us, for us, through us, and lives are changed, governments come under His Lordship, and freedom reigns!
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Lu 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;

Mt 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

It is this delegated kingdom authority that allows us to:

Therefore GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
There will be conflict!

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Mt 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

Mt 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Here is a dangerous prayer:

‘Father, I submit to Jesus Lordship today. Anything in my life, that is not of you, remove it. Every wicked obstacle in the way of the high call of God upon my life, I command to move, in the name and authority of my Lord Jesus Christ. Where there has been darkness, I declare and decree, the kingdom of God, in righteousness, peace, and joy, in the Holy Ghost, Amen!’.

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Wake Up or Die!

Wake up!

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I read this story, and had to share it!

The man huddled on the cabin floor was slowly freezing to death. It was high in the Rockies in southwestern Alberta, and outside a blizzard raged. John Elliott had logged miles that day through the deep snows of the mountain passes. As he checked for avalanches and as dusk and exhaustion overcame him he had decided to “hole-up.” He made it wearily to his cabin but somewhat dazed with fatigue, he did not light a fire or remove his wet clothing. As the blizzard blasted through the cracks in the old cabin walls, the sleeping forest ranger sank into oblivion, paralyzed by the pleasure of the storm’s icy caress. Suddenly, however, his dog sprang into action, and with unrelenting whines, finally managed to rouse his near-comatose friend. The dog was John’s constant companion, a St. Bernard, one of a long line of dogs famous for their heroics in times of crisis. “If that dog hadn’t been with me, I’d be dead today,” John Elliott says. “When you’re freezing to death you actually feel warm all over, and don’t wake up because it feels too good.”

This moving story illustrates the spiritual condition of many people today. They are cold spiritually, and sadly are oblivious of their true condition. Thank God for all the ways in which He arouses such sleepers. He sends His messengers to nudge them awake. Sometimes the methods used to awaken them are drastic, but always for their good. Let us not imagine that because He shakes us, He therefore hates us. He awakens us from lethargy because He loves us, and wants to save us from an eternal death. When we were “ready to perish” (Isaiah 27:13), He was “ready to save” (Isaiah 38:20). Trust your life in His hand.

The Prairie Overcomer.

I pray I do you at least as much good with this, as that dog did that ranger!

Serve Jesus, today!

Let’s Pray!

‘Father, HELP! Lord Jesus, I need Your strength and grace to serve You today. Help me! Send people to help me direct my life in You and Your Word, TODAY! Amen’

The Place Where We Were Was Supernaturally Shaken!

Acts 4:31 When they finished praying, the place where they were meeting was shaken. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to proclaim God’s message with boldness.

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Had this happen today. While pastor Richard fixed an elderly lady’s toilet, I visited with her and her grown daughter. She told me she was 87 years young, and had been faithfully serving the Lord all her life in her Baptist church. She had played the keyboard in her church, and she really loved Jesus, her children, and her grandchildren. So, before we packed up to leave, we decided to pray for one another. As I prayed for her, I literally felt the wind of God come into her dining room, and like a power surge out of my hand into hers while we prayer. I prayed ‘Fill her Holy Spirit, give her fresh oil, and reveal the fire of Your presence!’ She began to scream, and speak in other tongues, and pray for me and my family, and I failed to notice her daughter and pastor Richard run into the kitchen. The glory of God was so evident, I began to laugh in the joy of the Lord!

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After we wished each other good-bye, Richard said: ‘Did you feel that when you prayed?’ “I sure did I exclaimed” He said ‘Did you hear what happened in the kitchen? I asked what he was talking about: He said that as we were praying, the house shook, so violently, that all the pots and plates in the kitchen began banging so loudly, that he and the woman’s daughter, ran in there to see what was going on. Everything was shaking supernaturally, making a loud clanging, that neither the woman or I even heard.

She insisted on having us sing with her: Heavenly Father, I appreciate you…’

Truly the final chapters of the book of Acts have yet to be written, and God is on the move in the United States of America.

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Let’s Pray:

‘Father, we do appreciate you! Send Your power again. Come Holy Spirit, and breath Your love, Your power, presence, and passion. Fill us with fresh oil, new wine, the fire of Your love, in Your name I cry out Lord Jesus, Amen’