Daily Devotions

Archive for November, 2018

Showing our Lord’s Character

Being a sign in the earth is accomplishing something that shows our Lord’s character (His Name) in this earth. That which is in heaven comes into this earth through an earthen vessel and continually points back to its Source in heaven by what it says and what it does until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. (Eph.4:13) Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t stop short of becoming a mature man; don’t stop short of the measure of the stature or the fullness of Christ. It is a life well-lived, a life well-spent, a life of godly character for His glory that is a vessel to contain what has been imparted from heaven. (Third excerpt from Marty’s article “From Heaven to Earth”)

The Victim and the Virus

There is a war in the atmosphere over our nation. It’s like a virus that causes complete irrationality brought on by the stubborn refusal to take personal responsibility. This “virus” was released by an evil agenda to build a one-world dictatorship in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”! How? By coddling, and stroking the broken. By wooing them with band-aids, and promising them “Kool-aid”. Instead of teaching people they don’t have to be a victim of their circumstances, this “virus” took advantage of their emotional state for it’s own selfish, ungodly gain. Well, guess what, “There shall be no end to the increase of His government and of peace, [He shall rule] on the throne of David and over His Kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from that time forward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:7 AMP) It’s happening folks!

Signs and Sons

“Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, Who dwells on Mount Zion.” (Isa.8:18, NASB) A sign is something that points to something greater than itself. The sign is never the focus but that which it represents. Isaiah’s children and their names were an ongoing message (a sign) to the nation of Israel. Jehovah was attempting to move His resolve and provision from heaven into the earth in Israel by giving Israel a sign through living, breathing members of their community. Sons of God are still signs in the earth of answers that are in heaven and ready to be moved into earth.

God’s Original Intent for You

(Melissa Gabler) Here’s what you need to know first and foremost: YOU are important, YOU have a piece that the rest of us need, YOU have a gift and skill combo no one else has, YOU will live and not die, YOU are created for His glory, and all of these things are His original intent for you now and in the days to come! Now that that is in the atmosphere, let’s talk about life in the season ahead.

From Heaven to Earth

The need in our nation is far greater than politicians, military, law-enforcement and the medical community, combined, can handle.  We must have in this earth that which is beyond earth because, for decades, the best efforts of man in this earth have fallen miserably short. The Lord Jesus (King of Kings) commanded His disciples to pray that His Kingdom would come in earth as it is in heaven (Matt.6:10). It is plain to see in our Lord’s command that what exists in heaven can be moved into the earth through prayer by available vessels who align themselves with His purposes, who don’t merely pray but position themselves to be the vessel through which the power and provision of heaven move. Those same disciples are the ones who were said to have “turned the world upside down” in Acts 17:6. Conclusion, something moved through them from heaven into earth and the result was as though the world was turned upside down because the outcome was so different from the norm. (First excerpt from Marty’s article “From Heaven to Earth”)

Strengthened in the Inner Man

As the people of God assemble today may they be strengthened in their inner man by the Holy Spirit. May they be reinforced by mighty power by the Holy Spirit.   “May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. (Eph.3:16, Amp)
Beside Still Waters with Marty Gabler
“O God, Display Your Might and Strengthen”
Psalm 68:28, Amp – “Your God has commanded your strength [your might in His service and impenetrable hardness to temptation]; O God, display Your might and strengthen what You have wrought for us!”
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Honoring Commitments to Us

May the Lord bring to their remembrance the good promises others have made to us, no matter how long ago.  May they consider the commitments they made and set about honoring those promises. May they not try to follow through with only a “reasonable facsimile thereof” but provide the full measure of the original intention and may God bless it and multiply it beyond initial expectations.  Gen. 41:9–”Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying: “I remember. . .”   v.12–”Now there was a young Hebrew man with us there. . .”   v.14–”Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph. . .”