Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 31, 2016
The Promises of God:

"He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye" (Zechariah 2:8).

Therefore nothing that touches us does not touch HIM! How our enemy twists that one up! Consider too that we are referred to as "the apple of HIS eye!" wow! A term of endearment we reserve only for someone near and dear to us - are you getting it? WE are near and dear to HIM! Open your heart to believe that and receive it in the full magnitude GOD means it!


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30, 2016
The Promises of God:

"I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." (Isaiah 41:10).

Another promise of HIS DIVINE HELP! and STRENGTH. and of being upheld by HIS right hand! what comfort! what safety! what security! On top of it all HE adds -- FEAR NOT! :-)  How awesome that he sees and understands our fears and life dilemma's enough to meet us where we are and bolster us up! Notice He is NOT berating us for not being full of strength or for being fearful! HE just comes through to us with love and empowerment - our part - receive HIS HELP!


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Friday, July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016
The Promises of God:

"We may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me" (Hebrews 13:6).

When we fully understand what it means for the Lord to be MY HELPER - then we cannot fear what man can do to us - it is temporary - passing - fleeting - another place it tells us that our Lord is a VERY PRESENT HELP in our time of trouble - HE is not far off - but VERY PRESENT! However in order to receive HELP we need to ask for it! This promise says that we can be bold about saying "THE LORD IS MY HELPER!"


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places" (Deuteronomy 33:27, 29).

Yes, I know it's the same verse as yesterday - but another thought - "underneath are the everlasting arms" is grabbing my attention today. Sometimes we feel like everything solid and stable has pulled out from underneath - we no longer FEEL secureness. We feel like we've been tossed on an uncontrollable sea - but it clearly says that "underneath [us] are the everlasting arms" of GOD! So if life is pitching and tossing you - remember - "underneath [you] are HIS great everlasting, [ever-loving] arms!" REST in that knowledge today.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places" (Deuteronomy 33:27, 29).

Another promise that God our God is with us to make us MORE than conquerors! Notice the enemies get THRUST OUT! Don't shrink before your enemy - send him on the run! Fight the good fight of faith! God never said it would be a bed of roses! :-)


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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah" (Psalm 46:11).

"If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31).

Just knowing that we HAVE a refuge in times of turmoil and trouble should comfort our hearts on the best or worst of days. God has promised it -! Therefore, who or what can be against us? Sometimes it seems like every thing imaginable as well as every demon in hell is against us - but here we are reminded that GOD is for us! Period. That settles things because HE has already conquered and WON! No matter how it looks - our enemy is a skillful liar and deceiver! Embrace the TRUTH!  


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Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

The Promises of God:

"Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. The mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him" (Psalm 103:13, 17).

Mercy from everlasting to everlasting! That's a bit beyond our understanding! The picture of a tender Father we can perhaps understand - but even if that is out of our grasp because of an earthly father that failed us - we now have a HEAVENLY FATHER that never runs out of patience with us or endurance - His mercies are new EVERY morning! Let that comfort your heart today!


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

July 24, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The LORD thy God is a merciful God; he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee" (Deuteronomy 4:31).

Think of such mercy! It is because of HIS mercy that we are not consumed! His mercies fail not - they are NEW every morning! HE has the power and ability to destroy mankind - but HE is longsuffering not willing that any should perish but that ALL should come to repentance! What mercy! What love! That's our God!


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Saturday, July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016
The Promises of God:

Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies" (Psalm 103:4).

Crowns only belong to royalty! Are you getting the thought? God thinks of us as HIS family which makes us kings and queens - ROYALTY! When you wear a crown you have to walk upright - hold your head up - keep your back straight - we recognize the walk of royalty - we say - "they bear themselves like royalty" - so how about it ? Have you been walking like royalty? Holding your head high because you are corwned with HIS lovingkindness and tender mercies? Try it today! :-)


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Friday, July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016
The Promises of God:

"Thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee" (Isaiah 62:4).

You will no more be called Forsaken; nor will your land any more be called Desolate; but you will be called My Delight is in her, and your land, Married; for Jehovah delights in you, and your land is married.

It is God's way of showing us HIS eternal commitment to us - HE considers us HIS bride! HE DELIGHTS in us! Another amazing way HE reveals HIS great love to us! What a Savior! What promises! Embrace them!


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing" (Zephaniah 3:17).

What a picture! God rejoicing over us with joy and singing! Is it possible? :-) We look at ourselves and see all our shortcomings and failures - BUT GOD looks at our lives and REJOICES over US with JOY and SINGING! Our love and relationship with HIS SON make HIS heart glad! Bask in that knowledge today!


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016
The Promises of God:

"As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee" (Isaiah 62:5).

Wow! Have you ever watched the bridegroom's face as his beloved comes towards him - down the aisle - on his wedding day!??? Now put our GOD in that place and realize how MUCH HE delights in, loves, admires, cares - etc for YOU!!!!! We are PRECIOUS to HIM! Let it put a skip in your step!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime" (Psalm 42:8).

I like that word COMMAND! Thankfully unlike us - HIS lovingkindness does not depend on how HE is or is not feeling today!!!! :-) It is just something we can COUNT ON! 

What a word - "LOVINGKINDNESS" only God could come up with that one! Watch for HIS LOVINGKINDNESS in your day today and you'll be amazed at how many times and how many ways HE makes HIS lovingkindness known to us!  

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Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself" (Psalm 4:3).

Sometimes we feel like insignificant flotsam and jetsam in the ocean of life - yet to GOD we are most precious and "set apart" or holy ones. Because we love HIS Son and bear HIS name WE are precious to the heart of God! Today say it out loud to yourself - "I AM PRECIOUS TO GOD"! Keep saying it until your whole being embraces it and you believe it with your gut!


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Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 17, 2016
The Promises of God:

"If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him" (John 14:23).

Literally it means "we will tent with him" - what a thought! God moving in to our hearts, settling down, and taking up permanent residence with us! Are you able to wrap your understanding around that one? Don't try - just accept it - God wants to live with me and you! Think of all that this implies! And keep thinking of it! "There they dwell with the King for HIS work" That's HIS desire - union and communion! Hallelujah what a thought!


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

July 16, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them" (Numbers 23:21).

This comment was made by Balaam to Balak when Balak had hired Balaam to curse the Israelites. Balaam could not do it - although he made sacrifices and tried to curse them all that came out of his mouth was blessing - and in one of those utterances God comments about Israel the above verse, saying that HE was with them and that the "shout of a king" is among them! Now if you read the story preceding these chapters - that is probably not what our assessment would be - our assessment might run more like this: they are a rebellious lot and never cease grumbling and complaining! God saw something beyond the surface stuff! God sure sees things differently than we do! HALLELUJAH! How is it in our homes? Is the "shout of the King" in our mouths? May it be so!


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Friday, July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016
The Promises of God:

"My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest" (Exodus 33:14).

Moses refused to allow God to send an angel with him on his way through the wilderness with the Israelites - He would be satisfied with nothing less than that JEHOVAH GOD accompany him! May we learn the valuable lesson - don't attempt the journey alone! God never meant for you to go solo! His intent is to go with us and that should bring us into HIS rest! And usually HE brings other like-minded believers into our lives to go the journey with us! HALLELUJAH! What a Savior!


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Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016
The Promises of God:

"In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people" (Isaiah 28:5).
You're my Glory, and the Lifter of my head
You're my Glory, and the Lifter of my head
For Thou, O Lord are a Shield for me
My Glory and the Lifter of my head.


When the terror of the enemy
Seems to rise all around me
Still I will not be afraid
For there is One greater
My Shield, My Defender
And He will stand beside me 'till that day.
by~~Terry MacAlmon

I see so many people shuffling along through their daily life with their heads drooping low and that hopeless expression in their eyes! The next time the enemy tries to get you to hang you head and shuffle through your day - REMEMBER - HE is the GLORY and the LIFTER of your head! We are royalty - Kings and Queens unto our God - you cannot wear the crown and droop your head - it doesn't work! :-) Walk like royalty - head up - eyes bright - back straight! It makes people stop and wonder what or who you know! :-)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 13, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup" (Psalm 16:5).

"The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him" (Lamentations 3:24).

"My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever" (Psalm 73:26).

MY portion - speaks of inheritance! HE has taken us into HIS family in such a way that we are HEIRS and joint HEIRS with HIS only beloved SON! GO FIGURE that one out! Certainly it is not the way we operate in our human-ness! Our human-ness says,
"First, I come
And then I come again,
And then YOU don't come for quite some time!"
God just lavishes us with HIS love - makes us a legitimate son or daughter and then bestows HIS legacy and inheritance upon us freely! whew!


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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016
The Promises of God:

"I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward" (Genesis 15:1).

This promise was given to Abraham long ago - but we are told that we are the children of Abraham, so it applies to us as well. Abraham was living like a nomad - traveling from place to place - it was not the general rule of the day - mostly people stayed in their places surrounded by family - passing on their property to their children - Here God promises to be Abraham's reward or legacy - meanwhile, Abraham had not one child he could call his own - and there goes God calling him the "Father of many nations" - and at the time did not own a piece of property that could be passed on to anyone - yet God tells shows him all the surrounding lands and tells Abraham they are all his!!! Abraham BELIEVED that HE IS and that HE IS the Rewarder of those who diligently seek HIM! Let's follow Abraham's example!


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Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016
The Promises of God:

"God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city" (Hebrews 11:16).

We currently live in a world that is ashamed to mention JESUS Christ - another verse tells us that those who are ashamed of him HE will be ashamed of in that day when we stand before HIM! Here HE is preparing for us an eternal HOME - HE could be ashamed of us - has every reason to be ashamed of us - but here promises that HE will not be ashamed to be called OUR GOD! WOW! Let's be BOLD to speak out for the ONE who gave ALL that we might LIVE eternally with HIM!!


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 10, 2016
The Promises of God:

"For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called" (Isaiah 54:5).

Here the promise is that our Maker - our God - the Lord of angel armies - is also our marriage partner! Can you wrap your mind around that one!? The God of the whole earth loves us with an everlasting - passionate LOVE! My Dad used to say - "marriage is a funny thing - those who are married, wish they weren't and those who aren't wish they were!" :-) So in whatever ways you may feel unfulfilled or less than satisfied - here's a promise to fill in those gaps! THY MAKER IS your HUSBAND! HE really satisfies as we allow Him access to our innermost beings! TODAY - allow HIM to woo you into more intimacy with HIM than you've ever experienced before!


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Saturday, July 9, 2016

July 9, 2016

The Promises of God:

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God" (Isaiah 41:10).

What a promise - we know the words - but do we know it in experience? FEAR NOT! What a formidable foe FEAR is! Our enemy has so many ways of holding us back by making us fear - we fear change - we fear relationships - we fear the unknown we fear freedom from ourselves! - after a while we just FEAR - if there is a reason to or not - it becomes an enslaving habit! FEAR NOT is the most often repeated commandment in the Bible and with good reason! ! ! When we understand that GOD is OUR GOD and has promised to remain with us through all that life may throw at us - we lose our fear!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016
The Promises of God:

"God himself shall be with them, and be their God" (Revelation 21:3).

"Ye shall be my people, and I will be your God" (Jeremiah 30:22).

"I will be their God, and they shall be my people" (2Corinthians 6:16).

"I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people" (Hebrews 8:10).

"And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people" (Leviticus 26:12).

"This God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death" (Psalm 48:14).

Clearly God is wanting us to get the idea that we belong to HIM! Through the pages of the Bible we see that God is ever longing for fellowship and longing to pour out HIMSELF and HIS heart of love and make it known to HIS children! May we revel in the knowledge that we belong to this awesome - God of the universe! We used to sing it long ago---

"I belong to the God of the mountains,
I belong to the God of the sea,
I belong to the God of the universe,
And HE BELONGS TO ME!"


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Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016
The Promises of God:

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house" (Acts 16:31).

How simple salvation is! nothing additional - no fine print! Just that simple "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be SAVED! - but it does not stop there - it goes on "AND YOUR HOUSE" - So just keep believing - that's our part - some loved one still outside the fold? KEEP BELIEVING ! - it's a promise!


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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 6, 2016
The Promises of God:

"The promise is unto you, and to your children" (Acts 2:39).

What promise? Verse 38 says:
 "Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." 

What a GIFT! It's not to be earned or worked up to it's just an OUTRIGHT GIFT of the Father! What's our part ? RECEIVE the Gift! The Gift of the Holy Spirit REALLY is the gift that keeps on GIVING! HE empowers us moment by moment, teaches us, comforts us, equips us, the list is endless! Don't forget to receive your GIFT today!


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 5, 2016
The Promises of God:

"For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory" (2 Corinthians 4:16, 17).

Notice it says "light" affliction - however, when we are afflicted that is not usually our perspective! LOOK at the outcome - from God's view point! Our afflictions work for us a "FAR MORE EXCEEDING and ETERNAL weight of glory!" Somehow this so easily escapes us! We want the glory and glory sounds good - but we don't want the affliction - guess what - the 2 come together - it's a package deal! Next time you are struggling with some "affliction" remember there's MORE to it than meets the eye - FAR MORE EXCEEDING and ETERNAL !!! This life is not the end result of our living! HALLELUJAH! We're on our way HOME! Let's choose to live as if we believe in ETERNITY!


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Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016

LET FREEDOM RING!


Leviticus 25:10
Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.

This verse is inscribed on the Liberty Bell which is on display and can be visited in Philadelphia, PA.
Let us take some time today to pray for our country and those in authority! Our prayers make a difference!

Here is a link to learn more about our Liberty Bell

Happy Fourth of July! Have a Star Spangled Day!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

July 3, 2016
The Promises of God:

The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands" (Psalm 138:8).

God CANNOT forsake the work of HIS own hands - which is you and me! HE will perfect all that concerns us! When we go to a lawyer for help we are hoping that the lawyer will be able to "perfect" that which concerns us - mostly it just causes us more concern because of their huge bills at the end of the process - but here's our very own personal ADVOCATE and lawyer who won't be racking up a huge bill for every 1/2 minute we spend talking to HIM about what concerns us! HE love to hear our pleas and longs to communicate HIS Love and MERCY to us! Bank on it!

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

July 2, 2016
The Promises of God:

Unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy" (Jude 24).

HE IS ABLE to KEEP us from falling! Whew! Do you remember as a child walking along beside an adult who had hold of your hand - even if you tripped they were strong enough to hold you up and keep you from falling - that's our GOD! But it doesn't stop there - AND present you faultless - without scrape or sign of ever having fallen! Present us to the Father with HIS own robe of right-ness - as if we had never ever fallen once - with EXCEEDING JOY - !!! Maybe we will never fully understand the great JOY of HIS great heart because we choose to BELIEVE in HIM and allow Him to live His life out in and through us!
Hallelujah! What a Savior!


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Friday, July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016
The Promises of God:

"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).

What a comfort! It is not up to us to complete the good work that HE has started in us! It's up to HIM.
All we need do is cooperate and desire HIM to do the work in us and through us! Let go of all our old ideas
and "religious" baggage - and LET GOD work in us to will and do of HIS good pleasure! What FREEDOM!


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