Saturday, June 30, 2012

Prophesy the Breath of Life

Ezekiel 37:9

Then said He unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
From the north, south, east, and west, the Spirit of the Lord GOD of hosts will breathe the breath of life into His chosen people Israel. They will rise up as one man, anointed by His Spirit, clothed with glory and on fire for the Lord. Born again nation in a heartbeat, for all the world to witness the glory of the Holy One of Israel. The planting of the Lord: Israel will glorify Him before all the nations of the earth, and all will say, “This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes!” The fullness of the engrafted gentiles will join with them, as His plan and purpose for this age is consummated.

Related Scriptures: Isaiah 11:9-16; Ezekiel 37:1-28; Romans 11:1-36; Ezekiel 39:1-29; Mark 12:1-12

Friday, June 29, 2012

Laborers Into the Harvest

Luke 10:2

Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest.
The Lord has spoken that at the time of the greatest harvest ever, the harvest of souls before the millennium, the plowman will overtake the reaper. The coming harvest is so mighty that as soon as the seed hits the ground it will spring up into mature fruit. This speaks to the kind of miraculous works that can only be done by the powerful movement of the Holy Spirit, as He broods over the face of humanity and then is poured out on all mankind. This is the great and dreadful Day of the Lord: great for those who serve Him and partake of His labors, and filled with dread for those who do not.

Related Scriptures: Amos 9:11-15; Genesis 1:1-3; Joel 2:1-32; Malachi 4:1-6; Genesis 8:15-22

Thursday, June 28, 2012

His Servants the Prophets

Amos 3:7

Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.
The Lord impressed this upon me: there are two factors that should always be considered when reading and interpreting the prophetic scriptures. First, to which group is the Lord speaking: the gentiles, the church, or the Jews? Second, is the prophecy fulfilled or unfulfilled? The answers to these two questions will go a long way toward a proper understanding of how to apply prophetic Scripture to our own lives.

Related Scriptures: 1Corinthians 10:31-33; James 2:17-26; Romans 8:1-6; Matthew 4:1-17; Matthew 13:1-23; Revelation 19:10

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Change Them As A Vesture

Psalm 102:26

They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
The garment of praise is next, the new garment with which the LORD will clothe the mourning saints before the whole universe. Every witness will watch in silent awe as the LORD redeems the earth, and then a thunderous chorus of praise will break forth. The earth and all the works therein will be rolled up like an old garment, and creation will be clothed in glory the way the LORD intended. Glory will radiate from all creation after all iniquity is purged.

Related Scriptures: Isa 61:1-7; Rev 8:1-4; Rev 19:5-7; Heb 1:8-12; Rom 8:19-25

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mercy Rejoices Against Judgment

James 2:13

For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
God poured out His soul unto death to save mankind from the destruction of iniquity. He is just and right and all His ways are judgment, yet His first choice for mankind is mercy. His heart rejoices when men receive His mercy and truth, and the heavenly hosts rejoice with Him.

Related Scriptures: Isa 53:1-12; Deut 7:9-13; Deut 32:1-9; Jer 32:36-42; Psalm 31:1-24; Isa 16:5

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Spirit Shall Lift Up A Standard

Isaiah 59:19

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
Through the midst of the deep darkness the LORD has promised to manifest Himself like the glorious sunrise. The gathering hosts of darkness, encamped round about, will be scattered by the brightness of His coming. In the midst of the flood of iniquity that threatens to engulf this earth, the Lord Jesus Christ will return, high and lifted up as a standard against the enemy. They will scatter permanently.

Related Scriptures: Isa 6:1-4; Psa 68:1-6; Dan 2:16-23; Job 12:7-22; 2Th 2:1-17; Num 10:34-36; Psa 92:1-15

Sunday, June 24, 2012

To Build and To Plant

Jeremiah 1:10

See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Make no mistake thinking that the anointing of God will not have a destructive effect on the world system (kosmos). Anything that is not devoted to glorifying God will topple. The release of the anointing will overthrow wickedness at the root and pave the way for the righteousness of God. Before the anointing of God builds and plants, it will root out and destroy, pull down and throw down, anything and everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. What remains will manifest His kingdom on earth.

Related Scriptures: Isa 10:27 KJV; 1John 5:1-5; 2Cor 10:3-6; Heb 2:8-15; Luke 11:42-51; Heb 9:22-28

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Behold the Word of the LORD

Jeremiah 1:9

Then the LORD put forth His hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put My words in thy mouth.
When we humbly submit our lives to the Lord and resist the devil, He has promised to draw near to us. Then as we truly flow with the Holy Spirit and fix our hearts firmly on the Lord, the finger of God will touch our lips and our lives. The power of God will manifest in an anointing to speak the Word of the Lord boldly, with God-confidence. Prophetic utterance is simply this: the wisdom of God flowing through us to enlighten, encourage, and comfort one another. As we put His words in our mouths, we move into the perfection of the body of Christ.

Related Scriptures: James 4:6-12; Exo 31:18; Luke 11:20-23; Eph 6:10-20; 1Co 14:1-40; Eph 4:1-16

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dividing and Divided By the Word

2Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Studying the word of truth is far more than being diligent to read the Bible. To be approved by God, we must let His Word divide us while we are dividing the word. By the anointing of the Living Word, the Holy Spirit places His seal of approval on our spirits, and we become well pleasing to the Father of spirits. There will never be a greater reward than to stand before Him and hear, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant!”

Related Scriptures: 2Pe 3:13-14; 2Co 10:17-18; Heb 4:12-13; 2Co 1:18-24; Heb 11:1-6; Mat 25:1-46

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Be Made Righteousness In Him

2Corinthians 5:21

For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
The sinful nature of Adam was killing you, until Christ came and set you free. He gives you life, and He gives it eternally. His hand is stretched out still. Drop rebellion and take His hand. His righteousness, like brilliant glory, flows from His hand.

Related Scriptures: Isa 9:1-12; Hab 3:2-6; Phil 3:3-15; Heb 12:5-11; Heb 9:11-15; Rom 6:3-11; Isa 66:1-2; Gal 5:13-26; Eph 1:1-23

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Search the Heart

Jeremiah 17:10

I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
The heart and soul of man is a creation of the sovereign LORD of the universe. He alone can fathom all of the thoughts and intents, the very depths of the heart. In turn this is where Christ, through the Holy Spirit, will speak to us. Awareness of His still small voice will ensure that good fruits will prosper in our hearts, in our souls, and in our lives.

Related Scriptures: Deut 4:4-9; Mark 12:29-34; Heb 4:12-16; John 16:7-15; Eph 5:9-10

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Promise of His Coming

2Peter 3:4

And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
The fathers are asleep, but the Father is not. All things continue as they were since the beginning of creation BECAUSE the Father is not asleep, and because He upholds everything by the power of His Word. He has promised His coming, and His Word is not empty or void or useless. He will come. Do not fall asleep. Be ready for Him!

Related Scriptures: Isa 42:1-9; 1John 1:1-10; Isa 55:8-13; Heb 10:32-39; Mat 25:1-13

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Faith of Jesus

Revelation 14:12

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
When Jesus spoke to the fig tree, He showed us how the faith of God operates. He spoke to the tree, and simply said, “Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever.” Jesus spoke to the tree? Yes, and it did exactly as He commanded it! What’s more, He did not wait around to see what would happen, He had perfect faith that it would work. This is the faith of Jesus: faith in God. This is a clear demonstration of a commandment of God: man in His own image, operating the same way He does, by faith.

Related Scriptures: Mark 11:12-26; Eph 4:7-16; 1Thess 3:8-13; James 2:12-24; Gen 1:26-31

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cleft of the Rock

Exodus 33:22

And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand while I pass by:
The glory of the Lord is where our transformation begins and ends. As we open our hearts and minds to submit to God, and the Holy Spirit gains full entrance, the glorious light of God will penetrate every shadow of vanity and human weakness. Then when we seek Him with our whole hearts, He will cover us in His secret place and give us a glimpse of that glory, and where He is leading us. He is the Rock.

Related Scriptures: 2Cor 3:13-18; Heb 4:10-16; Jer 32:40-41; Jer 24:6-7; Deut 32:1-4

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Let Communication Be

Matthew 5:37

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
This modern world has been called the information age. However, many words do not necessarily communicate more information. It is time to reexamine the importance of the words we use, and how we use them. At the last judgment, it is our obedience to the Word that will be valued.

Related Scriptures: Mat 12:36-37; Rev 22:16-21; John 6:62-69; Prov 4:20-23

Friday, June 15, 2012

Given From Heaven

John 3:27

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
Jesus said of John that he had come in the spirit and power of Elijah. Elijah was sent by the angel of the LORD. He called down fire from heaven, knowing he was sent, yet he would say, “If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven”. Always keep this in mind: if what you are doing is not anointed of God, then you should not be doing it. Any power you receive, and all the fire, comes directly from heaven. It is intended to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.

Related Scriptures: Mat 11:7-15; 2Ki 1:1-18; Acts 1:1-11; Mat 17:1-13; John 5:1-47

Thursday, June 14, 2012

He Magnified His Word

Psalms 138:2

I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth: for Thou hast magnified Thy Word above all Thy name.
He has magnified His Word above all His name. Jesus Christ is the embodiment of His passion for mankind. This is His lovingkindness, and His truth: that He poured out His Godhood and walked with us, so that we would be able to walk with Him again, eternally, in the cool of the day in the perfection of creation.

Related Scriptures: Heb 1:1-14; Isa 53:1-12; Gen 3:8; Heb 4:9-16; Acts 1:1-11

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In Him That Is True

1John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little. The ultimate revelation of God’s love toward man is His gift of Christ crucified on the cross, the sacrifice of His beloved Son to buy us back from total separation and spiritual death. Throughout the Bible the LORD speaks to this mystery, referring to the Messiah to come in hundreds of different ways. The single most important purpose of Scripture is to reveal the Lord Jesus Christ.

Related Scriptures: John 14:6; 1Pe 2:1-10; Isa 28:10; Gen 3:15; Job 19:25; Zec 3:8; Mal 4:2 (KJV); John 1:51; Gal 3:13-14; 1John 5:6; Rev 19:16 (And so many, many more.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Precept Upon Precept

Isaiah 28:13

But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
History shows that Israel paid an extremely high price for rebellion against God. They went; they fell backward; they were broken, and snared, and taken. For many centuries they lived in exile. Now that they have been regathered according to His plan and purpose, the word of the Lord will deliver them FROM the captivity. Let no man or nation stand in the way of the LORD God of hosts and His love for His chosen people, Israel. In blessing them we receive our own deliverance and blessing.

Related Scriptures: Gal 1:3-5; Gen 12:1-3; Isa 43:1-7; Rom 11:1-36

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Word Shall Judge

John 12:48

He that rejects Me, and receives not My words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
The word of God is alive and powerful. It cuts right to the heart of a matter. The word says all of God’s ways are judgment. It is judgment that convicts, corrects, and heals the believer. It is judgment that condemns to those who reject the Word.

Related Scriptures: Heb 4:1-16; Deut 32:4; Psa 119:17-24; 1Jo 4:1-21

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Candle of the LORD

Proverbs 20:27

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
God first searches the heart, for this is the spring that feeds the mind. He searches the innermost chambers of man, and He knows what they contain better than we do ourselves. His Spirit searches our hearts and minds and exposes every recess to His glorious light. Then in turn He will reveal to us the reflection of ourselves in the mirror of the heart.

Related Scriptures: Psa 100:1-5; Jer 17:5-10; Psa 19:1-14; Prov 27:19; James 1:17-25; 1Co 13:12; Luke 11:33-36

Saturday, June 9, 2012

All Shall Know Him

Hebrews 8:11

And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know Me, from the least to the greatest.
The Lord has promised a time when all mankind will know Him. His laws will be at the forefront of every soul, and written indelibly on hearts rather than tablets of stone or paper. There will be no doubt as to the sovereignty of the King of kings and Lord of lords. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform universal peace.

Related Scriptures: Heb 8:8-13; 2Cor 3:1-6; Rev 19:1-21; Isa 9:5-7

Friday, June 8, 2012

Fallen Corn of Wheat

John 12:24

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
Jesus spoke here of the crucifixion of His own body. This earthly shell called the flesh must be crucified in order to be resurrected in righteousness. This corruption will put on incorruption as we submit to God and are transformed into the image of His Son. As we shed this earthly body, the glory of the risen Savior will be seen shining out of our own spirits.

Related Scriptures: John 12:1-50; 1Cor 15:1-58; Isa 60:1-3; Gal 3:27

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Scepter of Righteousness

Hebrews 1:8-9

But unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.
Anointed with the oil of gladness, and calling us His friends, for He has made known to us what the Father has shown Him.  It is time to rejoice, both now and forever!

Related Scriptures: John 15:7-17; Heb 8:1-2; Eph 2:4-10.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Latter and Former Rain

Hosea 6:3

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
During the millennium and beyond we shall know, as we follow on to know Him, for He Who is perfect will be revealed and we shall be changed to perfection. He is the Sun of Righteousness, Whose way is prepared as the glorious sunrise. The former and latter rain will usher in the coming of the King of kings and Lord of lords. The Holy Spirit is about to be poured out on all flesh, as a glorious witness of the Prince of Peace for eternity.

Related Scriptures: 1Co 13:9-13; Isa 9:1-7; Joel 2:21-32; Mal 4:1-6.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

He Will Raise Us Up

Hosea 6:2

After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.
Here is a picture of the coming resurrection. The Lord Jesus was two days in hell before He led captivity captive. He was raised up on the third day. Since the cross it has been two thousand years, which is as two days to the LORD. During this time He has purposed to revive humanity. Now we are in the third day when He will raise up mankind. Make straight paths for your feet, He is even at the door. The time is at hand when the faithful shall live in His sight for eternity, even as He purposed from the foundation of the world.

Related Scriptures: 2Pe 3:8; Mat 12:39-41; Mat 24:33; Heb 12:12-14; Mat 13:35; Mat 25:34-40; Heb 4:1-9.

Monday, June 4, 2012

He Will Heal Us

Hosea 6:1

Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up.
The LORD corrects according to His ways of judgment: righteously, and always on the side of His truth. There are no grey areas with God, only unbelief by men. Consider this: if one ignores God’s law of gravity and steps off a cliff, there are consequences. So when this passage describes tearing and smiting, this is His faithfulness to His judgment. When it describes healing and binding up of wounds, it is His abundant mercy when we return to Him.

Related Scriptures: Deut 32:4; Rom 3:3-4; Psa 119:9-16.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Grace Unto the Hearers

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Corrupt communication is rotten, worthless, or empty. It ministers vanity or deception, and the world is full of it these days. As believers, we are to build one another up, keeping in mind that God gave each of us wonderful gifts that we did not deserve, and would have been unable to receive otherwise.

Related Scriptures: Rom 4:13 -18; Heb 11:1; 1Pe 1:17-23; Eccl 2:26.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Revealed Unto Children

Luke 10:21
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in Thy sight.
It is essential that we humble ourselves as children before the LORD. The difficulty only arises when we think we know more than we do. Become like a child before Him, and receive His revelation of redemptive authority. This is the power that transforms our lives and shapes us in His image.
Related Scriptures: Proverbs 2:1-8; Isaiah 11:1-5; 1 Peter 5:6-11.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Freely Given To Us

1 Corinthians 2:12

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

Time spent daily in His word gives the Holy Spirit the tools He needs to prepare our hearts. As we devote this time to God, the incorruptible seed of His word will perform what He sent it out to do in our lives. Take the time to receive the free impartation that God intends for you today.

Related Scriptures: Eph 4:1-8; Heb 2:1-8; 1 Cor 12:1-31.