Thursday, February 28, 2013

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: 2 Corinthians 3:13-18; Hebrews 4:10-16; Jeremiah 32:40-41; Jeremiah 24:6-7; Deuteronomy 32:1-4

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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: Matthew 12:36-37; Revelation 22:16-21; John 6:62-69; Proverbs 4:20-23

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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: Matthew 11:7-15; 2 Kings 1:1-18; Acts 1:1-11; Matthew 17:1-13; John 5:1-47

Monday, February 25, 2013

He Magnified His Word

Psalm 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 God’s 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: Hebrews 1:1-14; Isaiah 53:1-12; Genesis 3:8; Hebrews 4:9-16; Acts 1:1-11

Sunday, February 24, 2013

In Him That Is True

1 John 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; 1 Peter 2:1-10; Isaiah 28:10; Genesis 3:15; Job 19:25; Zechariah 3:8; Malachi 4:2; John 1:51; Galatians 3:13-14; 1 John 5:6; Revelation 19:16 (And so many, many more.)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

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: Galatians 1:3-5; Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 43:1-7; Romans 11:1-36

Friday, February 22, 2013

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: Hebrews 4:1-16; Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 119:17-24; 1 John 4:1-21

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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: Psalm 100:1-5; Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 19:1-14; Proverbs 27:19; James 1:17-25; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Luke 11:33-36

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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: Hebrews 8:8-13; 2 Corinthians 3:1-6; Revelation 19:1-21; Isaiah 9:5-7

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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; 1 Corinthians 15:1-58; Isaiah 60:1-3; Galatians 3:27

Monday, February 18, 2013

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; Hebrews 8:1-2; Ephesians 2:4-10

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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: 1Corinthians 13:9-13; Isaiah 9:1-7; Joel 2:21-32; Malachi 4:1-6

Saturday, February 16, 2013

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: 2 Peter 3:8; Matthew 12:39-41; Matthew 24:33; Hebrews 12:12-14; Matthew 13:35; Matthew 25:34-40; Hebrews 4:1-9

Friday, February 15, 2013

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: Deuteronomy 32:4; Romans 3:3-4; Psalm 119:9-16

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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: Romans 4:13 -18; Hebrews 11:1 ; 1 Peter 1:17-25; Ecclesiastes 2:26.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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: Ephesians 4:1-8; Hebrews 2:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31.