Archive for April, 2010

NEVER QUIT AND YOU’LL WIN

“His hand stuck to the sword.”            

2Sa 23:10 NKJV

Sticking with it —

Music Video- Anna Mae McPhail 2010 Chatham, ON  “I Love You Forever”

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JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR EVERY SINGLE LIVING PERSON –

 JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR EVERY SINGLE LIVING PERSON — KEEP spreading the word.  His love is great for all the mess ups.. He’s your Saviour.

Anyone can condemn sinners!  But Jesus came to seek and to save those who are lost.                Matthew 18:10

For God so loved the world that He gave His only son that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish but have ever lasting life. John 3:16.

“Stand firm. Let nothing move you.”            

1 Co 15:58 NIV

When you feel like quitting, “keep on keeping on” and you’ll get what runners call their second wind. That’s the power which propels them to the finish line and makes them winners. It’s why the Bible says, “Blessed is the man who perseveres” (Jas 1:12 NIV).

WATER WALKING FAITH AND FURNACE FAITH

 We were designed to win every battle.

Daniel 3:17-18 (King James Version)

17If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

18But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Make a quality decision today to S T A N D

  • Let us not compromise our faith
  • Let us live for God
  • Let us go higher with our faith
  • STAND —rather die then deny or disappoint God
  • Let God develop furnace faith in you when your in the problem longer than you like
  • Know that God wants to build strong faith in you
  • Furnace faith is blind to impossibilities, fear and doubt
  • Know that until the storm passes over we hang onto the nail scarred hand
  • Know that God will give you power to overcome and stay hopeful
  • God will be with you in every tribulation and trouble
  • The King in Daniel 3 say four men loose walking around in the fire, not hurt, and the fourth man was like the son of God.
  • Furnace faith makes you as free and joyful in the fire of affliction as you are out of it.

FEARLESS PRAYING

If we’re going to see miracles, we’re talking about something only God can do. If we want to see in this nation the release of supernatural power that can change what voting cannot change, what councils cannot change, what committees cannot change, it can only come by God’s intervention. And if that’s true, there must be fearless prayer…prayer that comes to God expecting Him to do something…

God is more willing to answer prayer than we are to ask Him. He doesn’t want us to approach Him hesitatingly, as if we were beggars, or as if we were unworthy, but rather with confidence and boldness. We aren’t coming in our own righteousness, but in the Blood of Jesus Christ.

“Having therefore, brethren boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil…let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience….” (Hebrews 10:19-22).

If ever there was a time when the people of God need to lie prostrate before the Lord and pray with fearlessness, with boldness, with anticipation, with excitement, with expectancy, this is the time!

Little puny prayers that we lift up while hopping out of bed or driving down the expressway in the morning won’t get the job done. God is not going to change a life or change a nation with that kind of praying. I know the excuse people give: “You can pray anywhere.” Sure you can, but you won’t move mountains by praying on the expressway! The kind of prayer that approaches God is one expecting Him to do something and not giving up until it happens.

How many times have you said to God, “Lord, here’s what You said You’d do. I am not giving up until You do it. I’ll keep sending it back up to You until the answer comes pouring out of heaven, just like I ask.” That’s fearless praying

SING AND PRAISE YOUR WAY TO VICTORY —

The Secret to Mountain Moving faith is focusing on the God that moves mountains and not on the mountain themselves.  Never lose your praise.

One of our difficulties in praying is that we get caught up in the problem. 

  •  2 Chronicles 20 when Jehoshaphat heard that his enemy was approaching. What did he do? He didn’t call a committee! The Scriptures say he fell on his face before the Lord and cried to Him for rescue and protection. .
  • Do you know how he went out? He went out with his choir out in front of his army singing their way to victory. Why was he able to do this? Because Jehoshaphat knew that the secret to mountain moving is to focus upon the God who moves the mountains and not on the mountains themselves.

I NEVER LOST MY PRAISE – Anna Mae McPhail 2010 Chatham, On, Canada

OUR GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAIN MOVING BUSINESS.

God is in the mountain-moving business! He knows exactly what to do to remove any and every “mountain” that comes our way.

“And when they were come to the multitude, there came to Him a certain man, kneeling down to Him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

“Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I suffer you? Bring him hither to Me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

“Then came the disciples to Jesus apart and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting” (Matt. 17:14-21).

I’ve decided to let God move every mountain—He knows what to do.  I trust Him completely.

INGRATITUDE KEEPS WOUNDS ALIVE!

 
Canada have become specialists in the “science of misery.” They are experts — moral accountants who can, in a moment, tally all the wrongs society has ever done to them or their group. I have never talked with one of these people who was happy, blessed or content about anything. They expect an imperfect world to treat them perfectly.

 

Truly, there are people in this wounded country of ours who need special attention. However, most of us simply need to repent of ingratitude, for it is ingratitude itself that is keeping wounds alive!

We simply need to forgive the wrongs of the past and become thankful for what we have in the present.

A doctor I know who is an expert in behaviourism told me this week that mental illness is sustained in a person’s life by holding onto the past hurts unresolved conflicts and not “turning them over to God.” 
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

The moment we become grateful, we actually begin to ascend spiritually into the presence of God. The psalmist wrote,

“Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. . . . Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations” (Psalm 100:2, 4-5).

It does not matter what your circumstances are; the instant you begin to thank God, even though your situation has not changed, you begin to change.

The key that unlocks the gates of heaven is a thankful heart. Entrance into the courts of God comes as you simply begin to praise the Lord.

Blessed Lord, forgive me for being a complainer. Help me to offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving in all things. Lord, I come this day to covenant with You. By Your grace, I will be thankful regardless of what my life seems to be. Oh God, remember Your covenant pledge and gather me near to Your heart. In Jesus’ name. Amen.