The Power of God’s Word

The Power of God’s Word

The Word of God is not simply scribbles on a page or ideas in a book. The Word of God is full of life and supplies the “nutrients” you need to make it through each day. Think about it for a moment: When you eat a bowl of spinach, you cannot see how the nutrients in that spinach actually affect your body. You can’t see the process of nutritious food getting into your organs and joints and making those things strong.  You can’t visualize it—but it still happens.

It’s the same way with the Word of God. The Word of God has nutrients to build you spiritually. You cannot understand how His words affect you, but they do! Every word is a container of power. It is an injection of God Himself. His power is released into you through His words, and by these injections of God Himself, you can project Him and go forward in life.Continue reading

Let’s Prepare the Way for Change in America!

Let’s Prepare the Way for Change in America!

When God is getting ready to do something on this earth, the first thing He does is prepare the way by looking for someone to pray. 

A voice of one who cries: Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord [clear away the obstacles]; make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God! Every valley shall be lifted and filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked and uneven shall be made straight and level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory (majesty and splendor) of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it. A voice says, Cry [prophesy]! And I said, What shall I cry? [The voice answered, Proclaim:] All flesh is as frail as grass, and all that makes it attractive [its kindness, its goodwill, its mercy from God, its glory and comeliness, however good] is transitory, like the flower of the field. (Isaiah 40:3–6)

When Isaiah was prophesying about this, the people understood the description. When the king would leave to go from one destination to another, a road crew would go out and prepare a highway for the king. Potholes in the road would be filled. Mountains would be brought low and valleys would be filled in. They made a total and complete highway.

When you pray what God leads you to pray, you prepare the way of the Lord.

At the turn of the century, Sister Aimee McPherson would go out and scope towns before she ever went there. She would see what is happening in the town, visit the churches and see how the pastors were conducting their congregations. (This was before she had larger meetings later in her ministry.) One of the requirements of the revival she was coming to bring to the city was that the churches would be filled with strong prayer.Continue reading

Your Authority Has Not Changed

Your Authority Has Not Changed

It is difficult to have the right words to say after deliberate acts of evil. It is heartbreaking to see so many people hurt. We must remember that God is the God of peace, comfort, and hope. As Paul reminds us, God is the “God of all comfort, who comforts and encourages us in every trouble.” I pray that those who have been affected by the violence in Orlando will have that become a reality for them.

May the believers, in particular, find the attributes of the Holy Spirit becoming real to them; He is our Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, and Standby. We need our family in Christ to have the strength to stand up and be light in the middle of that dark situation!Continue reading

Your Role as a Watchman

Your Role as a Watchman

“And the lookout shouted, “Day after day, my lord, I stand on the watchtower; every night I stay at my post.” (Isaiah 21:8)

“I’ve posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem. Day and night they keep at it, praying, calling out, reminding God to remember. They are to give him no peace until he does what he said, until he makes Jerusalem famous as the City of Praise.” (Isaiah 62:6-7, Msg.)

 

In Old Testament times, watchmen were stationed on top of the walls of a city. They would stand atop those walls and look out into the distance to see what is coming.

If an enemy came and shot a fiery dart, the watchman had a bucket of water on hand to pour over the fire so it didn’t burn a hole in the wall. If the watchman saw an army coming, he would give a warning. If he saw friends coming bearing gifts, he would alert the gatekeepers to let them in.

The watchman’s responsibility was to guard the goods of the city.Continue reading