May the Lord make the remainder of the year, the people, circumstances and time of it, a fertile ground for your purpose and destiny to grow in. * May you grow beyond all the bounds of what you have been told you would never be and never accomplish. * May you outgrow the small view and reputation that family, acquaintances, church and culture have believed they had every right to keep you in. “God sent me to announce the year of his grace—a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies—and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. RENAME THEM ‘OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS‘ PLANTED BY GOD TO DISPLAY HIS GLORY.” (Isa.61:2-3, Msg)
Have you ever wished you could break free from a past reputation or a past failure you have repented of? May the Lord break you loose from the frame that people have used to freeze-frame you. May He loose you from a certain failure you were known for, or a certain person or thing you were associated with but have gotten the victory over since. May His love, acceptance and faithful Word wash you and completely cleanse you from all of that residue and help others focus on what the Lord has done. (Rom.2:11b, Msg) “…God pays no attention to what others say (or what you think) about you. He makes up his own mind.” We are praying you discover daily that your past is only a fading speck in your rearview mirror. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.)
May the list of people who speak well of you grow.
“Outsiders must think well of him, or else the Devil
will figure out a way to lure him into his trap.” (1Tim.3:7, Msg)
Below is the link to a prophetic song Melissa
sang 1-19-14 at Grace International. We pray you
are encouraged as you listen.
Click here: “Let It Rain”
There are many disillusioned people woefully offering their opinion of the coming years. If we listen to their dire predictions, it will be easy to become disheartened. There are people preaching and prophesying out of their anger over current national and world events rather than proclaiming the Word of the Lord in spite of the events. (What ever happened to the immensely popular scripture that was quoted so often in the ’80’s? “…calleth those things which be not as though they were” Rom4:17) There are those sounding off because of elections and appointments that didn’t proffer certain results from last time. (Rather than standing firmly upon the never-failing Word of Almighty God, people will shift loyalties and not endure sound doctrine to get a quick fix like Esau did; and like Esau who forfeited his birthright for a quick-fix they will actually vote for someone whose views on life and whose political affiliations reek of unrighteousness. “A man is known by the company he keeps.”)
A murmuring Israel left Egypt and their murmuring manner turned a two-week walk into a forty year period of time that allowed the murmurers to die off before the coming generation could inherit the promised land. The murmurers died outside of facilitation. How sad that a generation had to wait for a preceding, unbelieving generation to die before they could receive promise. But, as always, there was a remnant and there will be a remnant, and the likes of Joshua and Caleb got to enjoy what the remainder of their generation chose not to walk in.
In this season, we must adjust. We won’t be able to wear a waitress’s uniform to put out a fire nor will we be able to wear shorts and T-shirt to work in the Arctic Circle. Tennis attire simply will not sustain someone who has discovered themselves in an Arctic environment. We can gripe about present circumstances or we can adjust. Murmurers can complain about not having leeks and garlic. (Compare: Num 11:1 “Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.” Also vv.2-10) We can gripe about Egypt, Babylon and the Philistines or we can use the weapons provided by the Holy Spirit and take over. The gifts and armament of the Spirit are not adequate just for holding on. They are sufficient to win. Jehovah’s people were never meant to just hold on. They have always been actively included in His purposes of victory.
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