Be a Doer of Daring Deeds!

Doer of Daring Deeds!

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Daniel 11:32 ‘but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits!’

‘It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually try to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.”
‘The Arena’ quote, from the speech entitled Citizenship in a Republic

Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910

Jesus has risen from the dead!

If we know Him, His grace and strength is available to us.

What exploits do you have planned for His kingdom and glory today?

Holy Spirit Utterance – EVERY Hour

Holy Spirit utterance, every hour.. As I read this today, a thought struck me: Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. This verse is speaking about the response we need to exhibit, when we are persecuted or brought unjustly before a court system, but […]

Holy Spirit utterance, every hour..

Hearing the Voice of God

As I read this today, a thought struck me:

Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

This verse is speaking about the response we need to exhibit, when we are persecuted or brought unjustly before a court system, but in this crooked and perverse generation, I am learning I need Holy Spirit to give me words and wisdom, every hour, of every day.

My responses to every cell phone call, or relationship, need to be of the Holy Spirit, because my words need to be consistent, faith-filled, and constantly in line with what I believe on purpose, before God each morning, in my morning watch of prayer and confessions.

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Let’s pray;

Father, I realize the primary expression of my faith, is my words, that my words need to represent You accurately, truthfully, and perfectly, not only in my prayer time, but throughout my day. I trust you Holy Spirit, for your instruction, in all of my correspondence today, teach me, and use me for your glory I pray, in your name Lord Jesus, Amen’

God Cannot Lie

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Whether a broken treaty, contract, marriage covenant, with people – God cannot lie, and He will not fail you. No matter how deeply you have been betrayed, He will never do it. He is love, He is holy, and He will only tell you the truth – no games. Jesus is Lord!
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Num 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Let’s Pray:
‘Father, you see, you have seen, You know, You understand, You forgive, and You love. Heal my shattered heart, restore me from what has been done, for You alone can, Creator of heaven and earth. In Your name I pray Lord Jesus, AMEN”

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Wisdom for the day!

Wisdom In the Biblical sense, wisdom is the “ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding” (Lockyer p. 1103). Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given […]

Wisdom

Wisdom

In the Biblical sense, wisdom is the “ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding” (Lockyer p. 1103).

Clearly, we all need this, and God promises to give it to us if we ask:

Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Jer_33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

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There is natural knowledge, that comes from study, and the exercise of our mental faculties, then there is revealed wisdom, which is where God supernaturally illuminates to our understanding either a solution to a problem, or a course of action that would not be readily apparent in our own understanding or strength.

Do we need both? Surely. What I already know, I already know, which is why I discipline myself to continue to read at least two good books every week. This helps me to increase, and stay current in knowledge.

However, what I don’t know, I don’t know.

Yet, wisdom, to me, means, ‘knowledge correctly applied’. This takes a walk with Jesus, where Holy Spirit constantly gives me ‘Aha!’ moments of inspiration, that were not readily apparent through normal study and research.

Job, the wealthiest and most honored man of his day figured this out:

Job 28:

12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

13 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

14 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.

15 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.

23 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

True wisdom comes from God and God alone!

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This, is exactly what you need today. Specifically, He has told me to post this, that you might move supernaturally into solutions that you could not have known about, had you not prayed.

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Let’s Pray:

“Father, I ask you for wisdom and direction for my life. Show me what I must do, and how, and when I must do it. Give me understanding, illumination, on the myriad issues I face, and make apparent, the things that are essential, critical, and urgent, that I not waste my time, and Yours, on wasted thought or activities, in light of eternity. Father, I ask this, of Lord Jesus, my personal pastor and Shepherd, in His name. Speak to me Holy Spirit I pray, Amen!”

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Rivers of Life – Fruit in Season!

John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” This tree reminds me of growing, seasoned leadership. How many rivers will flow out of us? Depends how many we put in! We can grow in leadership, ministries of compassion, teaching, healing, counselling, financial stewardship, prophetic, […]

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John 7:38

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

This tree reminds me of growing, seasoned leadership.

How many rivers will flow out of us?

Depends how many we put in!

We can grow in leadership, ministries of compassion, teaching, healing, counselling, financial stewardship, prophetic, prayer, worship, working with children, youth, missions, evangelism, disciplining leaders, and on it goes.

In each case, we know nothing, the Lord tells us to do it, and we begin to read, network with others in that area, learn, apply and grow in a particular area, and as we do, we begin to bear fruit in that area!

How much fruit?

What kind of fruit?

Well, that all depends upon what we put into our hearts…. Take time to grow today, graft another branch on to your living tree of Jesus life flowing through you, then raise up an orchard of multi-fruited trees!

2 Timothy 2:15 [Full Chapter]

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

We have been grafted into the true vine, Jesus the Christ, and as we abide in Him, the sap, that is Holy Spirit flows through us to bear much fruit for the kingdom of God.

Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life]

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, bring resources into my life, to graft additional fruit producing ministries into my life, and help me to recognize these, and take time to study and apply them to my life, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

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Seven Articles on Healing – Jesus Heals!

Here are some articles I have written, after 25 years of studying divine healing. By faith, they will help you receive Jesus healing touch, today, and please help others by simply sharing these messages as far as you can! https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/be-healed-jesus-wants-you-strong/ https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/pure-lives-deliver-people-lay-hands-upon-the-sick/ https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/an-offering-that-prevented-sickness/ https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/the-place-of-marah-bitterness/ https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/the-divine-order-of-healing/ https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/gods-medicine/ https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/jesus-heals/

Here are some articles I have written, after 25 years of studying divine healing.

By faith, they will help you receive Jesus healing touch, today, and please help others by simply sharing these messages as far as you can!

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/be-healed-jesus-wants-you-strong/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/pure-lives-deliver-people-lay-hands-upon-the-sick/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/an-offering-that-prevented-sickness/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/the-place-of-marah-bitterness/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/the-divine-order-of-healing/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/gods-medicine/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/jesus-heals/

The Press and the Process – NO COMPROMISE!

The Press! Sometimes in life, you just gotta go for it! Been thinking about this particular season of transition in my life, as I have gone from being a moving and shaking businessman as a contractor, to becoming more and more obedient to the heavenly call in full time missions these past years, to now, […]

The Press!

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Sometimes in life, you just gotta go for it! Been thinking about this particular season of transition in my life, as I have gone from being a moving and shaking businessman as a contractor, to becoming more and more obedient to the heavenly call in full time missions these past years, to now, carefully balancing construction as a part time superintendent, to staying aggressively in the face of God to maintain my place in the office and the call….

‘As the things of earth, grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace’ the song goes..

The years of brutally hard work, and then before that the grueling schedule needed to survive my college degree, while maintaining national level fitness in the sport of triathlon, have come back to remind me, that the disciplines that must be in place, to be a champion.

Knowing my passion and drive, I have learned that I must come under the tight rein of the Holy Spirit, desperate for His presence, His voice, His leading, or the self imposed disciplines I would apply to myself, would bury me.

Yet, when we determine to settle for nothing other than the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, without compromise, and hunger for truth, and power with God, seems about every human relationship feels the test of the call.

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In the natural, I have given it all. There is no financial seed left to give…in order to merely live each day, Jesus HAS to provide, there is no plan B.

And day by day, challenge by challenge, He has proved Himself faithful.

Has it been brutal? Yes!

Has it been rewarding?

To see the nations changed in prayer, the multitudes moved through my intercession, the experience the radical intimacy and fulfillment that only He can give, I must say, ‘YES!”.

Though I have nothing financially left, I get alone with Him, having stood upon His promises, and I look at the stars in the heavens…He made them!

He will reward this particular stand of faith, and He will not only restore everything I have given, and given up for Him, but will multiply it, and prosper me with not merely heavenly riches, but I will see wealth, and prosperity again, here, in the earth, in my life, supernaturally, by His hand.

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To say I have been misunderstood, criticized, etc, would be an understatement, but I am consumed with One who totally satisfies, and I find myself loving people more and more, yes caring less and less whether they love back, or understand…

His voice, His presence, His Word come alive, are more than enough….

Certain things though, are only ‘as He wills..’

His timings, His gifts of the Holy Spirit, His appointments into public ministries, and His financial provisions and breakthroughs, we believe we receive them, and fight for them in faith, daily, yet, if the day ends, and it has not happened yet, then we roll the care of it over upon Him, and deliberately trust that He is faithful, that which He has spoken, that which we have believed we received, will surely come to pass.

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In moments of weakness, I have heard Him say, ‘Are you still willing?’, and repeatedly, I have said, ‘Yes, Lord, strengthen, equip me to the responsibility before me, give me grace to survive the brutality of the savage unbelief, and contest of wills around me…;

Some days, I reread, Heb 5:7  Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

The brutality, the attempted tyranny of the ungodly expectations of people, who are not hearing, seeing, experiencing what is screaming inside of you…

I understand the heart of Paul, when he exclaimed…

Ac 26:19  Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

Hab 2:3  For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

I am not a Calvinist, believing in the great sovereignty of God, like we are some fluff in the wind of the cosmos.

No, I am a son of my heavenly Father, and a man of faith, passion, authority, passionately standing upon His promises, that He must fulfill, for He cannot lie.

What does faith look like though, when each day, as you believe, that which you have prayed for most definitely does not come to pass? When it feels like the heavens are brass, and that our faith confessions seem to hit some kind of metal dome over our heads, unheard by God?

In our anguish of soul, comes the comforter, the great One in the earth, the breath and voice of God, and He brings words of encouragement, that nothing on this earth can compare to…

Simple words, like ‘Child, I love you, and I hear your heart, your quietest whispers in the night, and I am with you, and am bringing to pass that which you have believed, for did I not promise and commission these things to you?’

Simple comforts like: ‘You have done my perfect will today!”

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These keep me going, like Joseph:

Ps 105:19  Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.

There is a timing of a thing, and until that appointed time, I am aggressively reading, praying in tongues, after doing my faith confessions for the day, for I must keep my faith fed, strong, and I must fill my soul with good teaching, to grow, to press, to feed the raging hungers inside my heart!

Ps 17:3  Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

I fight to keep my words right, for this is the way of perfection, holiness, and as I allow the Word to grow and work deeper and deeper in my heart, this becomes easier and easier, for as my deepest desires are changed, as He takes His knife to my fears, my filth, my stinking thinking, a practical purity emerges. I don’t have to rigidly watch my confessions as much, for out of my transformed heart, my mouth speaks, and good things come out…

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Ps 18:30  As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

I trust in Him. He has spoken. I am sorely tried, but after it is all done, I shall be that vessal of honor described in the Word, purged, and fully fit for the Masters use…

Passionate love is worth the pursuit….

God is love….

Let’s pray:

‘Father, I know You, and I hear Your voice. May I not shrink back, or give up, but bring you great glory, in believing. Strengthen me to fully obey, without compromise or reservation, exactly what You have shown me. Comfort me daily, and equip me, for the responsibility of the call, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus.Amen’

Whatever Your Hand finds to Do..

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Ec 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Seems the secret to success, is in the daily, faithful, routine.

We do due diligence to our responsibilities (however boring and drudgerous that may seem at the time), and push the limits on growth, as we develop in our gift and calling, constantly improving spiritually, academically, physically, relationally, financially, and in our overall ability to handle responsibility.

Show me your schedule, and I’ll show you your future…

Are you seeking first Jesus?

Do you get up each morning, spend time in prayer, and Bible reading?
Have you implemented a lifestyle of exercise, healthy eating, and regular sleep?

Where do you work?

What are you doing to improve your career?

How much time will you spend reading, growing, learning today?

How is your family?

If you are married, when is the last time you had a date with your spouse?

Do you spend time with your children? How’s that going?
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God sees, knows, and promotes, making everything beautiful in His time. As we wait on His time to open doors for us, we redeem the time, daily in discipline, improving our game….

The great tragedy of the human experience then, is not the depths of degradation we have fallen into, but rather, in light of redemption, and what Jesus accomplished for us in His death, burial and resurrection from the grave, how little we actually achieve in light of what is possible for us.

Each day, we all have those 24 precious little box cars in the train of life called TIME!

What we do with this precious gift, is of eternal importance.

Seek Him, Find Him, obey Him, and then flow, and life on fire with passion and purpose, blazing bright for Jesus today!

Consuming Fire

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised, live victoriously, TODAY!

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, today, I seek You for Your place and plan for my life. I seek to fulfill the high calling upon my life, my eternal destiny in Jesus, created before the foundation of the world, for me to walk in, without compromise. I love you Jesus, light me on fire for you in this world, that people might see the passion of your love for them. Holy Spirit, lead me, flow through me, not only now, here in this time, but throughout the whole of my day, Amen’

Whatever HE Says – Do it!

Two people try to do the exact same thing before God. One has a word from the Lord, and Jesus does miracles for them. The other, did not have a word from the Lord, and they crash and burn, and cause great heartbreak to the Lord, their families, and everyone around them. He will pay […]

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Two people try to do the exact same thing before God. One has a word from the Lord, and Jesus does miracles for them. The other, did not have a word from the Lord, and they crash and burn, and cause great heartbreak to the Lord, their families, and everyone around them. He will pay for and bless, only what He gives voice to. He will not bless our imitation of others. Truly, it is life or death – accurately hearing Him. John 2:5 – Whatever HE says, do it

Jesus said:

John 10:27 The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me.

He promises that we WILL hear His voice!

Hear Him, and obey!

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Let’s Pray:

‘Father, I want to hear Jesus voice today. Jesus, you promised to speak to me, personally, what you would like me to do. Please speak to me, and give me clear direction today, and to miracles as I obey. Amen!”

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