Daily Devotions


2018 So Far

Well, it’s been something so far! There is most definitely a different atmosphere so far this year. I have noticed that while people are seemingly being pounded by illness and circumstances, there are “finallies” busting wide open! What?! It makes sense, however, in the light of multiple words last year about things getting tougher and tougher and then… THEN a breakthrough in the first quarter of 2018. (First excerpt from Melissa Gabler’s article “2018 So Far”.)


For Which we Have Been Apprehended

The reason Paul said (Phil.3:12), “that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus”, is because, at every opportunity, Holy Spirit is pulling us forward (v.13) in anticipation of grasping the fullness for which we have been “apprehended.” That word “apprehended” is a wonderful word which means: to possess; to take eagerly, comprehend, find, perceive (Strong); to take possession of – in a good sense, of Christ by His holy power and influence laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it (Thayer).  (Jn.6:44, MEV)  “No one can come to Me unless the Father who has sent Me draws him.” We are praying you discover daily that you are being apprehended and grasping the fullness of God’s purpose. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard at the bottom of each hour on Texas Praise Internet Radio)

Expecting the Extraordinary

What God has started cannot be stopped. His Kingdom is advancing in the earth because He is raising up sons and they, in their generation, are being manifested to meet the groaning of creation (Rom.8:19, 22). The disciples cried out in fear when Jesus came walking on the water because they had not been expecting anything but the ordinary from their extraordinary Savior. We are in an era of history when nothing less than the extraordinary of Heaven is required in the earth. We will expect the extraordinary from our extraordinary Savior in the coming year as we embrace His norm. (Last excerpt from Marty’s article “Embracing a New Era”)

So God Can Bring the Best Out of You

As the people of God assemble today, may the powerful Word of God go forth in the power of the Holy Spirit so that our minds are transformed and all conformation to the world’s system is displaced by God-values and God-principles. May the clutter in the atmosphere in our weekly surroundings dissipate like the morning mist and the Word arise like a mighty force within us.  ”Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (Rom.12:2, MSG)

What is in the Atmosphere

(From Kathy’s message at KC2018) — What is in the atmosphere can influence our minds. Words are in the atmosphere. The prince of the power of the air has not forgotten that words have power. The Word instructs us not to be lulled into numbness by what is in the atmosphere. Rom.12:2 not only says “Don’t be conformed”, it also says, “Be transformed”.

A Healthy Soul

(LARRY BURDEN is speaking this morning at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018) — I cannot tell you how important it is that we examine the fruit of our lives and be courageous enough to face our areas of bitterness by repenting and releasing forgiveness. This action makes all the difference between a healthy soul, or a lifetime of bitterness, cynicism, jealousy, hatred, and ultimate destruction. We have the opportunity to change our future by addressing these issues in our own lives today.  Jesus did it for me. He will do it for all of us! (KC2018 info: martygabler.com/kc2018/)

Transformed by God’s Government

(SIMON PURVIS speaking Mar.8 at 10:30am) — It is no longer just about us receiving Jesus, getting our sins forgiven and going to heaven.  That is not even the full gospel.  The gospel message is the rule of God coming into planet earth because Jesus Christ has come to set up His throne in our hearts and to rule our lives.  He is not just ruling our conscious self but also the deep down desires of our heart (subconscious) so that He can fulfill every desire He has ever put in us.   I have heard it said that man is three quarters subconscious and one quarter conscious.   From what we have seen in Christianity, we subdue one quarter but have three quarters in rebellion.  We cannot spend our lives trying to make decisions to be holy.  God never intended the conscious to determine our holiness.  The Word of Faith message of being positive in your thinking, positive in your confession and not having ill words or negative thinking has many elements of truth, but it still does not address subduing the subconscious.  Not knowing what is working on the inside of the subconscious is why people of God can be strong Christians and then end up in adultery or running after money.  The three quarters, the subconscious, must bow to His government to be transformed.   — SIMON PURVIS is speaking at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018.   ALL KC2018 INFORMATION CLICK HERE