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  1. Streams In The Desert...

    1 Corinthians 12:28 tells us that God has appointed specific ministerial positions in the church. Also note Ephesians 4:28. In my country it has been interesting to note that some of those positions, specifically that of the prophet and a number of the listed gifts are non existent. My understanding is that some ministers, particularly pentecostal, have turned their church into their own personal ministry rather than equipping the saints for the work of the ministry as per Ephesians 4:12....
  2. Daily Devotional - September 17, 2020

    Ephesians 2:10 - "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them." Understand and meditate on what you are in Christ. Never think of your lack; think of the vast inheritance that is yours, for you know that He has given you the ability to enjoy all that belongs to you. "Giving thanks unto the Father, who has given us the ability to enjoy our share of the inheritance of the saints in light" - Colossians 1:12. You have...
  3. Born Again- A New Creation

    When you accept Jesus as your Lord and savior, the Holy Spirit comes into your life and your whole world changes. He [the Holy Spirit] is not an add on. He encompasses every facet of your living, moving and breathing. He becomes the center of your world starting from the inside of you and outwards. It affects your home, your family, your friends, your work place, your social life and especially your world view. He takes you to another level of understanding and revelation. You turn from...
  4. Daily Devotional - August 29, 2020

    Proverbs 3:5 - "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Your self-nature is overactive, impulsive, and always striving for something just outside your reach. If you give up all those things that provoke your curiosity and set your mind spinning, you will have more than enough time to spend with God. God, working within your spirit, produces a calm and faithful heart that the world cannot touch. Pray within yourself all day long. Live in prayer -- let...
  5. FREEDOM FROM THE PAST

    We are entering a new season of a fresh start! We are in a divinely appointed time of refreshing and restoring: "So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame" (Joel 2:25-26). This is a new day in which...
  6. Daily Devotional - August 28, 2020

    James 4:4 -- "You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God." When you fall out of love with God you have to find movies, you have to find sports, you have to find other worldly things. James calls it spiritual adultery to sleep with these things all week because there is no true intimacy with the Holy Spirit. The very point of the gospel is that you are not...
  7. Daily Devotional - August 27, 2020

    2 Corinthians 5:17 - "All things have become new." 1 Corinthians 3:23 - "you are Christ's and Christ is God's." God means for us to walk in this royal way. Jesus left us the responsibility of allowing Him to bring forth through us the greater works (John 14:12). If we do not step into God's purpose for our life, it is a tragedy. God is waiting for us to act. Jesus lived a life of perfect activity. There is no standing still. "As He is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17). We must dare...
  8. Daily Devotional - August 26, 2020

    Genesis 1:26 - "Then God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.'" God created you and commanded you to dominate the earth. God wouldn't have made that demand if you couldn't do it. You have the potential to dominate the earth because God placed within every human being the ability to dominate...
  9. Daily Devotional - August 25, 2020

    1 John 2:27 - "As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you," According to the scriptures, before you were born again, you were without the Anointed One (Jesus). If you were without the Anointed One you were also without the anointing. But now, since you are one with Christ, you are in the anointing of Jesus. The anointing is available to you in every situation you face to destroy every yoke of bondage. The anointing of God is God on flesh doing those things only God...
  10. Seeking Communion - August 25, 2020

    "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1 If we will only live in the Spirit and the unction of the Spirit, there will be no lack. There is only lack where faith is not "substance". If we will obey the Lord there is nothing He will not give us since He has given us Jesus -- because He has given us Jesus He has given us all things. Our hearts ought to always burn. There is a place where we can live in the unction and the clothing of...
  11. Daily Devotional - August 24, 2020

    Mark 11:23,24 - "...shall not doubt in his heart but shall BELIEVE THAT WHAT HE SAYS shall be done, WHATSOEVER HE SAYS SHALL BE DONE unto him. Therefore I say unto you, whatever things you desire, when you pray, BELIEVE THAT YOU RECEIVE them, and you shall have them." Believing is an action word. Just before Jesus told us in Mark 11:24 to believe that we receive, He told us in verse 23 that we "we shall have whatever we say." Put those two together and you'll see what a powerful thing it is...
  12. UTILIZING AUTHORITY

    Exodus 4:2-4 - "And the Lord said to him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod. And He said, Cast it on the ground. And he did so and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the Lord said to Moses, Put forth your hand and take it by the tail. And he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand." Moses' rod became a serpent. A serpent was the symbol of royal and cultic powers. A serpent was placed on the crown of every Pharaoh because it was...
  13. Daily Devotional - August 23, 2020

    Acts 13:52 - "And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit." What is our attitude regarding allowing the Holy Spirit to manifest His life and power through us? Are we thirsty? Are we longing? Are we willing to pay the price? Are we willing to forfeit in order to have? Are we willing to allow ourselves to die so that He may live? Are we willing for Him to have the right-of-way in our heart, our conscience, and all we are? Are we ready to have God's deluge of...
  14. ASCENDING HIGHER

    Ephesians 3:19 - "And to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." There is a place greater than knowledge where we abide in Christ's love. This is, indeed, the stronghold of God. It is a place where our knowledge of God is fulfilled with the substance of God. We cannot truly know God without, in some way, also experiencing His person. We must seek Him until we pass through our knowledge into an encounter with the almighty. We...
  15. Daily Devotional - August 22, 2020

    Psalm 73:25 - "Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you." In the Old Testament Abraham, Moses Elijah, and David. gave themselves wholly to God, without reservation, so that He could accomplish His plans through them. Should we not, therefore, declare that there is nothing on earth or in heaven that means more to us than He? As fully as God gives Himself to us, so fully does He desire that we give ourselves to Him. Without an appropriate surrender on our...
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