According to Scriptural expression, God doesn’t even have to say something in order for it to come to pass. What He has merely thought will come to pass. His very thoughts about tomorrow bring the fulfilling, logistical elements of tomorrow into manifestation. “The Lord of Hosts hath sworn saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:“ (Isa 14:24). What remains now is the answer to the question, “Who will embrace God’s Word, thereby, anticipating and embracing God’s possibilities in tomorrow?” (The sixth excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation Nation”)
Music teachers encourage people to practice and study their craft to be the best instrumentalist they can be. Coaches continually hound athletes to work harder so they can excel beyond their competition. But, what if we applied that kind of determination and dedication into making our home all it can be? May your home be the storehouse that bountiful good things are distributed from. May love, joy, peace, compassion, food, money and facilitation be gathered into your home and distributed to those who need them to be whole and advance in purpose. (1Tim.6:18, NKJV) “Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share,” We are praying you discover daily that you are praying and putting your best effort into making your home all it can be. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24hrs/day.)
While we honor those who have, out of conviction, served our God-founded nation to help keep our freedoms for the proclaiming of the Gospel of the Kingdom, we also express honor and thankfulness to Him, our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who gave Himself for our eternal freedom. ”It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Gal.5:1, NIV)
As the people of God assemble today, may they lift their hearts in praise as they remember what the faithful God of Israel has done and is yet doing to keep His promises to Israel and those who look to Him as their Lord and their God. May they not ever forget that there is a memorial to His power and His mercy in that He parted the waters of the Red Sea and of the Jordan and He is still actively making a way where there is no way. “Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off; and these stones shall be FOR A MEMORIAL unto the sons of Israel FOR EVER.” (Josh.4:7)
No matter what national or worldwide catastrophe is making headlines, we are already obligated to the purposes of Almighty God in this earth. Really bad things that happen may make it a bit more difficult to get certain things accomplished and they may knock the wind out of us but they must not become insurmountable walls to us; they must only be obstacles which we overcome on our way to fulfillment of purpose.
I know that the Bible says that we are a nation of kings and priests but I believe that, from consideration of the assurances in holy Scripture, we could also accurately say that we are an Anticipation Nation. We can anticipate (1) seeing the direction of the Lord for our lives and our nation; (2) seeing things that are tending toward harm and/or interference (in our families, churches, jobs and nation) so they might be averted; (3) seeing blessings and advantages that are available to us through the promises and purposes of God Almighty; and (4) seeing strategy and how to pray for people we are concerned for. (The fifth excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation Nation”)