April 9, 2017
THE BETTER COVENANT
In Hebrews 8:6, Jesus obtained a more excellent ministry and became the mediator of a better covenant built on better promises. While we have the better covenant, the old covenant was amazing with God drawing His people to Himself and promising them a land that was more glorious and abundant than all lands, promising them His personal protection, blessing and favor. In II Chronicles 16:1-9, we have King Asa going to Benhadad king of Syria instead of to God Himself for protection. Verse 9 says, “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is fully at peace with Him….” God has always been ready to be the supernatural miracle working God for us in all aspects of our lives! So what makes our covenant so much better? They had the Word, but we have the Word as flesh and living in us. In John 14:16-17, Jesus reveals this truth, “And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Comforter that He may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him, but you know Him for He dwells with you and shall be in you.” WE have this amazing, all-powerful, all-knowing, giving and loving God living inside of us. We carry not just a Bible, but the living Word, the very fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19, “And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge (or just the knowledge about His love), that you might be filled with the fullness of God!” We carry the fullness of God inside of us – wow! If you have a need today, that need is part of the emptiness the fullness of God removes. Don’t focus on what you don’t have or on your emptiness but on His fullness and all that is in His fullness that brings supply, wholeness, healing, joy, peace and wonderful salvation.
March 19, 2017
THE WONDERFUL WORKS OF GOD
Most Christians believe the God enables them to live a better life as in more honest, more love etc. While this is a part of God’s power working in us, it’s an incomplete picture of God. He is honest, faithful, loving, forgiving, full of mercy and good, but He is also the one who does what only He can do – turning impossible situations into amazing and astonishing turn-arounds, breakthroughs, and victories. Psalms 107:19-21, “Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble and He saves them out of their distresses. He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions. Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men.” The phrase “wonderful works” are the things that only God can do because they are too hard, too impossible, too extraordinary, too marvelous, and so far beyond our ability that the only way they can be done is if God does them. Look at Habakkuk 1:5 in the Tree of Life version “Look among the nations! Observe! Astonish yourself! Be astounded! For a work is being done in your days. You will not believe it even if it were told you.” Jeremiah 32:17, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing is too hard for You. The word, nothing includes the Hebrew word “daw-bar” or His Word, works or acts. His Word carries with it all the power necessary to accomplish impossible acts. This is the God we are representing and in order to give the world an accurate picture of Our Father, we must be experiencing His supernatural works. We must be allowing His works to do “greater works than these” (John 14:11-12). Live life expecting to be astonished and amazed at what god is doing in and thru you.