Count it all Joy and Keep on walking!

count it all joy

Was reading this verse, and thought about me years as a commercial diver:

James 1:2 ¶ My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
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Guess that diver needed a drink (a divers temptation?)

3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Count it all joy!

Got tests, trials, temptations?

Count it all joy!

Not for the trial, temptation, or test, but that Jesus loves you, and He is your Lord, and IS DETERMINED TO DELIVER YOU!
Yes, the trial may be hard, but as you stand in faith, He will show you what to do.
1 Cor 10:13 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.

Jesus is not only the way, but He is your way, and the Waymaker in your life.

If you do not know what to do, ask Him, He has obligated Himself to show you, exactly what to do, and to make a way for you, where there seems to be no way. He is holy, and cannot lie.

He must show you! Trust Him, and keep on walking as He does what we cannot do: move the mountains, open doors for us, heal, prosper, and deliver us, again and again! Keep on walking!


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Workers in the Vineyard – Be Led!

Workers in the Vineyard

In today’s text I read:

Matt 20:13 But he answered one of them, Friend, I am doing you no injustice. Did you not agree with me for a denarius?
14 Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this man hired last the same as I give to you.
15 Am I not permitted to do what I choose with what is mine? [Or do you begrudge my being generous?] Is your eye evil because I am good?
16 So those who [now] are last will be first [then], and those who [now] are first will be last [then]. [d]For many are called, but few chosen.

Four things I see in this that are helpful to me:

1. Every man cuts his own deal. Job and financial opportunities come to us all the time, we decide what we are worth. Certain positions only pay certain amounts, and some money is always better than no money, but we should be looking to be in the right field, working for the right Master, that values us and rewards us well for our efforts. If we are self employed, Jesus is our direct Master, and we need to be diligently seeking Him for His direction, promotion, provision, favor and means of maximizing our effort for maximum result.
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2. The opportunity offered was open to many, but only a few even showed up at the place of service.
3. The pay was no based upon longevity, faithfulness, or service, but only upon the generosity of the Master. Our income can radically increase when we obey Jesus. Availability trumps ability. Obedience is better than sacrifice and hard work.
4. Only a few may make the grade. Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Read this parable carefully. Ten servants were called, only three showed up to give a report of their stewardship. The one who buried his talent, lost it, which means that only two out of ten servants, were ever heard from in Scripture again. Eight disqualified themselves! It is imperative that we not only hear the voice of Jesus, but that we obey quickly, and give it everything we’ve got!
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What is He saying to You, today? How can we maximize our effectiveness for the King today?

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams

Let’s Pray:
Lets pray
‘Father, life is busy, with many opportunities to work, grow, learn, and move forward. Help us to fully obey you, that we might maximize our eternal impact today, and every day. We ask, knowing we are heard and answered, for we ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen’

Live Love Laugh Today!

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Ex 31:18 When the Lord finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant,[j] written by the finger of God.

Now, He has given a new and better covenant of life, not written on stone, bringing death, but on the fleshly tablets of our heart, in love!

2 Corinthians 3:2

Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
3:3 forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

So that as we fulfill the royal law of love, our lives become a living epistle, a testimony of the grace of Jesus reaching out to this sin sick, broken and fallen world.

Live love loud today!

Let’s Pray:

‘Father God, I believe I am loved, and called to love all those placed in my path today. Help me to do it, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen’

Who Built Your House?

Who built your house?

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Matthew 7:24-27, MSG
These Words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational Words, Words to build a life on. If you work these Words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on Solid Rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the Rock. But if you just use My Words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a foolish carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.

Build on the Rock!

The way we do this, is to seek first Jesus, and then DO what He says. He speaks in many ways, but most often, I find myself reading the Scripture, and suddenly I see a passage that I need to apply to my life, something I am not doing. As I do it, and apply the life principal, I grow, and so does the quality of my life around me.

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Let’s Pray:

‘Father God, Build my life! I invite Your love, Your Power to come and bring true construction to our lives. Building strong relationships, family, healthy business, investments, churches in every area of our lives. I ask this in Jesus name, Amen’

Recreating Eden – Replenish the Earth!

Recreating Eden

Renewing the Earth

Gen 1:26 ¶ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The Five Fold Responsibility of Humanity is this:
1. Be Fruitful
2. Multiply
3. Replenish
4. Subdue
5. Have dominion.

When you came back into covenant with God through Jesus Christ, all the promises of God, became yes, to you, and this verse states, that “He blessed them and…”

Jesus is the second Adam:

1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

This same blessing, believed, received, and activated by faith, will reproduce the garden of Eden in your life!

Today, because it applies directly to redemption, I need to discuss the word, “replenish”!

REPLENISH… Genesis 1:28, “And God BLESSED them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the earth…

Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines REPLENISH as,

(1) to stock with abundance,

(2) to finish; to complete,

(3) to recover former fullness…

Jesus said in John 10:10, He has come that THEY (referring to those who HEAR, and ENTER in through Jesus, and walk in THE BLESSING), might HAVE LIFE (zoe – the God-kind of life, the abundant life), and HAVE it (this life) MORE ABUNDANTLY!

The Amplified says, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the FULL, till it overflows).”

Again, we read in Isaiah 45:18, that God didn’t create the earth in vain (He had a purpose), but formed it to be inhabited…

Another translation says, “(God) made a world where people can live, instead of creating an EMPTY DESERT.”

No, God didn’t create an EMPTY DESERT!

Genesis 2 says He PLANTED a GARDEN… and He EMPOWERED you with this BLESSING to FILL this world with the Garden of Eden!

The earth, the creation, is waiting for you!


Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

It will happen, as you enter into covenant with our Creator, and because of His blessing, recreate this sin-torn, ravaged earth, back into its original creation.

Rom 1: 19 This is because what is known about God should be plain to them because God made it plain to them. 20 Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made.

There have always been two books written about God, the Creator: The Bible of course, and the creation. Though the creation has been damaged by sin, the fall of man and devils:

Rom 8:19 (Common English version) The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God’s sons and daughters. 20 Creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice—it was the choice of the one who subjected it—but in the hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from slavery to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 22 We know that the whole creation is groaning together and suffering labor pains up until now. 23 And it’s not only the creation. We ourselves who have the Spirit as the first crop of the harvest also groan inside as we wait to be adopted and for our bodies to be set free.

The earth, the creation, is waiting for you!

In this generation, to rise up in redemption, in mercy, in authority, in boldness, declaring the Word of God to it!

When you do, amazing things occur,

Isaiah 51:3
The LORD will comfort Zion; he will comfort all her ruins. He will make her desert like Eden and her wilderness like the LORD’s garden. Happiness and joy will be found in her— thanks and the sound of singing.


Ezekiel 36:35

They will say, “This land, which was a desolation, has become like the garden of Eden.” And the cities that were ruined, ravaged, and razed are now fortified and inhabited.

 This is redemption!

This is the Blessing!

This is what the covenant blessing of God will do through you, as you serve Jesus, in this generation.

You have the power of Almighty God, to heal the land!

Isaiah 35:

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing:



Let’s pray:

‘Father, teach me how to heal, replenish, subdue, recreate, and bless the earth, and to literally recreate Eden, wherever you place me, by your great power and love, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus. I believe I receive Your blessing, and I declare and decree, into every area of my life: Be Blessed! I’m Blessed! Amen!’

Victory Daily Bible Reading

Victory Daily Bible Reading

Jan 26th and 27th, 2014


Gen 12: “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.[a]
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”[

Great promises!

Receive them for your life, for it written: Gal:3(the Voice) 6 You remember Abraham. Scripture tells us, “Abraham believed God and trusted in His promises, so God counted it to his favor as righteousness.”[a] 7 Know this: people who trust in God are the true sons and daughters of Abraham. 8 For it was foretold to us in the Scriptures that God would set the Gentile nations right by faith when He told Abraham, “I will bless all nations through you.”[b] 9 So those who have faith in Him are blessed along with Abraham, our faithful ancestor.

Matt 26, Gen 12 and Prov 5 are Jan 26th readings,

Matt 27, Gen 13, 14 are today’s readings!

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Victory Daily Bible Reading

Victory Daily Bible Reading

Jan 25th, 2014

Job 42:10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.

Pray for your friends, even if they misrepresent and misunderstand you, so that when your particular trial of faith ends, God might reward you with double!

Matt 25, Job 42 , and Psalm 11 are today’s readings!

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God Loves You!

God Loves You!

You are loved!
John 16: 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
We need You Holy Spirit!

This Morning, I felt Holy Spirit tell me to simply encourage you, child of God, from the Word of God, in how God your Father in heaven sees you today. Your who, affects your do! We don’t work to earn acceptance and approval, but we are loved. As a result of that radical love and acceptance, we join with Him, in doing our part in telling others how much He loves them.
It is my prayer today, that you read not only these verses, but that Holy Spirit will breath upon them, bringing the voice, presence, and breath of our Father to your heart today, that you would experience a savage encounter with His passion, love, and fire towards you.
You are His! He is proud of you! He is with you, and His plan for your life has not been thwarted, but is being worked out!

Ps 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

God is my strength, my rock, my buckler, and my high tower!

Mt 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Father, no matter what the world is saying, I believe that indeed I am Your child, that You love me, in me, You are well pleased!

Mt 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

Father, thank you for choosing me! That I am deeply loved! That Holy Spirit is upon me, to be able to teach people right from wrong!

Mt 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

I believe that You are speaking for me today Father, that as You speak through me, You are speaking to others, to listen to what You have told me to say….

Because of Jesus, God has adopted you into His family. You are His child. Because of the blood of Jesus, you have complete and total access to the throne of God. May you hear in your heart, the same words Father God spoke of Jesus over 2000 years ago.

“This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased”. This is my beloved daughter, in whom I am well pleased.”

As you put God’s word in your mouth, and proclaim His promises, Mt. 12:18 and 17:5 is true of you, ‘Behold my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased, he (or she) shows forth my judgements to the Gentiles, hear him”

Isa 45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

God is waiting to hear His word echoed out of the earth from and to heaven, that he may display His acts of power to this generation. When His word is spoken in authority here in the earth, He backs it up in power.

Even angels listen for the Word of God given voice in the earth, for they are ministering spirits sent forth from God to minister for us, the promises of God.

Ps 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Heb 1: 13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Let’s see this again in another familiar passage of Scripture,

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

See it here, the divine connection. God pours out His Spirit upon us, and we prophesy (that is, speak His Word), He backs up His word with His power (which includes angels), as He shows forth wonders in heaven above, and signs here in the earth beneath, all for one main purpose, that many shall call on the name of the Lord, and be saved.

In light of eternity, you are one of the redeemed, saved from death, hell and the grave. Yet you are also a child of destiny, called into God’s great redemptive plan to work with Him in the redemption of others. This will involve using His authority, granted to you through Christ, over the world, the flesh and the devil. Therefore it is essential child of God that you see yourself as you truly are in Him, that you can understand and exercise your rights and privileges as His royal heir.

Let’s continue to look at your identity, in Him, by studying what the Word of God says of the following: In Him, In whom, and In Christ.

2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Notice, here, that those people who are not born-again, are not in Him. They are literally found spiritually, in darkness. Satan is referred to as the god of this world, and he works through deception and lies. There is no power encounter required between God and the devil, rather it is a truth encounter that makes freedom available. This verse shows again how Satan, the father of lies works. Through thoughts, in the minds of people, he convinces them of the irrationality the simplicity of Jesus brings to any individual that simply believes.

“What comes to mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
– A.W. Tozer

Ro 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Let’s agree with the Word of God, revealed to us here.

Declare, ‘Thank-you Father, that the glorious light of the gospel of Christ, has shone upon me. I believe that I am not conformed to this world and it’s way of thinking, but am being transformed by the renewing of my mind. By faith, I declare, that I have the mind of Christ.:

Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Let’s declare, “Thank-you Father for my redemption through the precious blood of Jesus, for forgiving my sins, and for the riches of your grace towards me.”

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Let’s declare, “Thank-you Father for my inheritance, that you have already decided to give to me in Jesus. I believe I receive it, now.”

Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Let’s declare, “Father, because I trust in you, having heard the truth, I have been sealed by the Holy Spirit you promised.”

Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Let’s declare, “Father, I desire the sincere milk of your word, and I thank-you for growing me up in you.”

Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Let’s declare, “I thank you Father, for building me up in you, a temple of the Holy Spirit here in the earth. Thank-you for make me a living stone, your spiritual house, a priest made acceptable to you by Jesus Christ. I praise you, and worship you for what you have done, offering up a spiritual sacrifice to you. Hallelujah!”

Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Pr 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Declare, “Though I am meek, I am not weak, and I am faithful to you. Thank-you for boldness and confidence to live for You today.”

Col 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Pr 2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Isa 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

Let’s pray, for in these verses are great provisions and change for your life.

“Father, I see that in Jesus, are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I seek knowledge and understanding, that I might understand your fear O Lord, and find the knowledge of God. Please grant me treasures out of darkness, and your hidden riches from secret places, that it might be known that you Lord, which call me by name, are the God of Israel.”

Joh 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
1Pe 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Let’s pray, “Father, I have not seen you, yet I believe, and am blessed beyond what I can ask or think. I love you, for you are so good to me, granting me joy unspeakable and full of glory.”