Moved by the Holy Ghost – Revival Series Devotional for Tuesday January 31st 2017

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Moved By The Holy Ghost

Revival Series Devotional for Tuesday January 31st 2017

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.  2 Peter 1:21

The Message:

Back in the days when every word and deed mattered, those who were used of God to speak in detail of things to come, were men of excellent character.  The prophecies in which the entire world dissect to this present moment, and examine under extreme scrutiny, were spoken by mortal men.  There was something different about these men though, they spoke what they saw in visions or as they were directed.  In short, they spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

At the new birth, the Holy Spirit comes to live inside us.  We have God on the inside of us!  The Holy Spirit empowers us to fulfill His purpose.  Why is it then that most of the time it seems God is not moving us?  It is mostly because we do not live our lives with a commitment that we can hear the Spirit of God speaking.  If we are engaging in sin, then we will walk in spiritual blindness and spiritual deafness.  The Holy Spirit will be deeply grieved.  Is the Holy Spirit moving within you, or is He grieving within you?

These Holy men spake.  These were men of character and commitment.  While the majority of the religious world will reject this truth, it is clear that the Lord uses separated men and women.  Those who have forsaken their sinful life and turned to Jesus for new life.  Because of this, the Spirit of God will move upon us.

Once the Holy Spirit moves you, God’s purpose can be fulfilled in your life to touch others.  People will be saved, delivered, healed and set free.  O how the world needs to see a people moved by the Holy Ghost!  Is the Spirit of God moving powerfully within your life today?  If not, He definitely desires to.  God desires to reach people through you.  We can go through the religious motions, but we will accomplish nothing without the Holy Ghost.  True change only comes through the power of God.  Will you adjust your life and allow the Holy Ghost to move you?

Your Call to Action:

Take some time and examine your commitment to the Lord.  How are you treating sin?  Are you allowing sin to remain or are you forsaking it?  Is God really number one in your life?  Have you allowed something else to take your focus off of the Lord?  How do you value your calling the Lord’s service?  Spend some time in prayer and ask the Lord to show you any areas of your life you need to recommit to Him.  Once sin is dealt with and living for God is your most important desire, the fire of God will return.  The Holy Spirit will begin to move again within you.

Waxing Strong – Daily Devotional for Monday January 30th 2017

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Waxing Strong

Daily Devotional for Monday January 30th 2017

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel. Luke 1:80

The natural course of our christian experience should be one of growth. You should be stronger in the Lord now than you were before. Many people want to become stronger in themselves, the attitudes, personality, convictions, etc. God desires that we be stronger in His Spirit; in Him. We miss the mark at times in regards to being strong in the Lord, for the most part, because we tend to lean more toward self than toward God.

This verse is in reference to John the Baptist. When he was a child, the Spirit of God was with him. The Lord was preparing him for the call he was to fulfil; and that was, to be the prophet of the Highest. Your calling of God cannot be fulfilled by a higher education, self-help, self-esteem or anything else in this world. God empowers those whom He has called to fulfill His will, with His Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit of God that works and moves within our lives to fulfill God’s purpose in the world.

The word wax is a very interesting word. It has been associated most of the time with the moon and its phases. When the moon is described as waxing, it means that more light from the sun is being shown on it. This is exactly the way that we wax strong. We wax strong by turning our lives in a direction where the power of God can work through us. The people in the bible who accomplished great things in their lives, forsook their own strength, and placed their trust in God alone.

Paul exhorted us to be strong and in the power of His might. Ephesians 6:10.How do we wax strong in the Lord? As with every child, there is a natural humility and attitude that they can do nothing naturally place themselves helpless because they realize they are helpless. The power of God is always present in a life that trusts not in self, but in God alone. We wax strong in the Lord by looking completely unto Jesus and saying “Lord I’ll fail unless you help me.” Once we forsake our own strength, knowledge and ways to work out the problems in our lives, the power of God will come. Once God’s Spirit comes, you will wax strong in the Lord.

Daily Exhortation – Daily Devotional for Friday January 27th 2017

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Daily Exhortation

Daily Devotional for Friday January 27th 2017

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:12-13

There is a great importance of exhortation in our walk with God. This world is wicked, deceitful and evil. It has calloused the hearts of the entire lost world. As Christians, we do not seem to think that sin will affect us because we are saved. The truth is, sin will affects us all. It will callous your heart before you know it. As we read these verses, we see that sin itself is deceptive. The very nature of sin will blind you. The power of sin will influence you into thinking a certain way. Sin will make you believe a lie. Sin seeks to war against your mind to tear down your faith.

Satan seeks to eat away at our faith causing unbelief to set in. Once unbelief sets in, it will not be long before you walk away from God. This is why daily exhortation is some important. The word exhort means to call near, invite, invoke, beseech, call for, comfort, desire, intreat, and pray. As God’s people, we are asked to exhort one another. How do we exhort one another? The is accomplished by reminding each other of God’s promises, praying for those whom the devil has discouraged, and reinforcing them in the word of God.

As Hebrews declares unto us, we must take heed to the things we have heard. Hebrews 2:1. Hebrews continues to exhort us to hold fast our confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. Hebrews 3:6. You cannot be strong in the Lord unless you are reading the word of God. The same as sin destroys your faith, daily exhortation of the word of God produces faith in Jesus Christ that destroys sin. When your faith is rooted in Jesus and the word of God, there will be no place for unbelief.

Exhortation is vital to us. The writer of Hebrews tells us to exhort one another daily. This is why going to church is so important. Hebrews 10:25 says Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Daily Devotion – Daily Devotional for Thursday January 26th 2017

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Daily Devotional for Wednesday January 25th 2017

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God. Daniel 6:10-11

The importance of a daily commitment to prayer and devotion to God cannot be stressed enough. In order to have God’s victory over the sin and Satan, we must walk in the Spirit. In order to walk in the Spirit, we must live in the Spirit. In order to live in the Spirit, we must keep our faith anchored in Christ. We must also keep a continual communication with the Lord through prayer.

Out of all the things the devil fights against in our lives, our prayer life is at the very top. When he attacks us, he targets our devotion. The reason is quite simple, if your relationship and communication with the Lord is compromised, then every other area of your Christian life will be effected.

The men who served in the kingdom of Babylon alongside Daniel knew his impeccable character. They knew full well that they could not catch him in wickedness. This was due to one simple truth; Daniel maintained daily devotion to God. He prayed upon his knees three times a day. Is it a surprise that this would be the focus of their attack?

Keep your guard on your prayer life. When Satan may not be attacking you anywhere else, he will attack your devotion. Make sure you give attendance to reading the word. Make sure you maintain a healthy prayer life. If your communication with the Lord is vital to you, then your commitment to God will be shown in every area of your life.

Cry out to Jesus – Daily Devotional for Wednesday January 25th 2017

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Cry out to Jesus

Daily Devotional for Wednesday January 25th 2017

And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. Mark 10:46-47

Since the fall of Adam and Eve, the earth has known well the effects of Satan. Our world has been reduced to one of darkness and spiritual slavery. Satan had totally enslaved us. The world continues to suffer daily from the trauma he has brought in. Man has no hope of spiritual freedom, only to live a life under the oppression of a slave master. But when Jesus came to this world, He forever changed human kind as we knew it. The best part was, Satan could do nothing to stop Him!

Like Bartimaeus’, your lost condition without God leaves you a beggar. Under Satan’s authority, we do not live, we simply exist. God never designed you for this. Begging is a sign that a person has no provider. Satan’s desire for all of us is to keep us as beggars. Jesus desires to be your provider. The people of God are not beggars. David said in Psalms that since his time on earth, he had never seen the righteous begging bread. Jesus promised if we seek the kingdom, all these things would be added unto us.

When Bartimaeus heard that it was Jesus, he cried out. Did you know that Jesus longs to hear you cry out to Him? Your cry means everything! When the lost sheep cries out, the shepherd always comes running! His desire is for you to be free. They only thing that keeps the world captive is they have not called on the name of the Lord. God’s word promises, salvation, freedom, liberty to all who call upon the name of Jesus.

When he cried out, Jesus stood still. No matter what the circumstance, when you cry out, it gets the attention of Jesus. Are there circumstances you face today where there’s no hope? Are you in bondage to the devil and cannot seem to break free? Why don’t you cry out to Jesus today? Nothing can remain the same when Jesus enters the scene. Jesus said He has come that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly. This means living a life of victory. The strongest of Satan’s chains will fall when you call on Jesus by faith.

Under His Feet – Daily Devotional for Tuesday January 24th 2017

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Under His Feet

Daily Devotional for Tuesday January 24th 2017

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church.  Ephesians 1:21-22

A wonderful work had been wrought for us when Jesus died on the Cross of Calvary.  His blood was shed which made the way for all to be saved by coming unto Him by faith, repenting of their sin, surrendering their lives and trusting in that shed blood to be sufficient for their sin.  No other sacrifice can remotely compare.  After Jesus had completed this work, God the Father raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand.  Jesus, right now, is at the right hand of the Father making intercession for the world.  Hebrews 7:25. 

But not only is Jesus seated at the right hand of the Father, He is also far above all principality, and powers.  This is all demons; all of the cohorts of Hell that make up the entire kingdom of darkness, from Satan, all the way to the weakest of imps.  Jesus is not just above them all, but far above.  He is not just above some, but all principalities! 

This exalting that the Father had done to the Son gives us great victory.  Even though Jesus has always had the power over Satan, sin was an element that rightfully held men and women as the devil’s slaves.  When Jesus removes our sin with His blood, Jesus removes Satan’s right to hold mankind captive.  This means that He is able to conquer all of your enemies barring none!  There is now no chain, no prison, no bondage that will keep you captive. 

Since all things are under His feet, this means He has the power and authority over them; ALL OF THEM!  Are there things in your life you don’t have victory over?  Jesus wants you to bring them to Him.  He can and will crush them under His feet!  Are there demons tormenting you?  They all have to surrender to Jesus commands.  Bring your chains to Him today.  You’ll find freedom, liberty and victory when you lay them at His feet!

The Fair Havens – Daily Devotional for Monday January 23rd 2017

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The Fair Havens
Daily Devotional for Monday January 23rd 2017


And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone; And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The Fair Havens, nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea. Acts 27:7-8.

Fair Havens was a place with a gradually curving shoreline on the South side of the Island of Crete with a series of mountains that blocked fierce winds. The Fair Havens became a place known to be great for protecting ships in times of storm. If a ship was caught out in the Mediterranean and relatively close, it’s captain would point the ship here for safety.
Every man, woman, boy or girl without exception, seeks refuge or a place to find relief. When hard times come, humanity runs to that place they have either found relief in before, or the place parents, family, community, country, or religion has pointed them to go. None of us are exempt from this. It’s the natural thing to do.
Although many of us have found certain things to run to in our hard times, these things will not always be the “cure all” in our life. “Fair Havens” have come to be understood as a place of solace and refuge in times of storm. Many people run to friends, family, alcohol and drugs to find a little bit of peace. While those things have been used to ease the violent storm winds that blow in your life, they cannot be relied upon as havens because they will let you down.
Jesus is the only one in this world that can provide Fair Havens. He is our refuge and strength. He is our comfort in time of storm. He is the master of the winds! The winds and seas are at His command. Are you trusting or relying on something other than Jesus? If so, it will fail you! When storms pound upon you and drive you into rough waters, why don’t you sail into Jesus; the Real Fair Havens? You’ll find lasting peace and rest from the storms of life.