marchmadnessMarch 4, 2016

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

 

“On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out.   On this day the enemies of the Jews had hope to overpower them.   But now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them.”   Esther 9:1, NIV

If you happen to be a sports fan, mainly one who enjoys basketball, you know this is a very special month for you.   March Madness is upon us!   It is a month for upsets and unpredictability where anything can happen in the college world of basketball.    The smallest, most obscure college basketball team can end up doing the impossible and be the NCAA Champions.

In the Kingdom of God, this is also a very special month. It is a month where the Jewish people celebrate Purim.   It’s not about madness for them, but it is definitely madness for the devil!  It is where the tables were turned on the enemy; where the devil had hoped to overpower and destroy them, the Jews got the upper hand and turned upside down, flipped over, and drove the devil out! (Jehovah McKaddesh)

What does this have to do with you? I’m glad you asked!   If you have given your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, you are part of this Jewish Celebration.   “You’ve been grafted into the olive tree, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree.” Romans 11 NLT    In the book of Esther the king told Esther to write a new decree to offset, turn upside down, stop the natural order, and reverse the current decree, and then the king would sign the new decree, making it royal meaning no one could ever change it.  A new decree has been signed by your King – King Jesus!     He signed it in his own blood and nothing the enemy can do can change it!     It decrees you are healed – right now!   It decrees you are free! You are the head and not the tail any longer!   It decrees your wayward child is coming home! The stronghold of poverty and fear is broken!   Cancer is destroyed! Hepatitus C is no longer!   The power of AIDS has been broken!   Whatever the enemy intended to carry out, the tables have been overturned on him.   It is time to celebrate what has already been decreed.   You are more than a conquerer in Christ – right now!   This is the best year ever!   Not only that – it’s the best MONTH ever!   Join in on the celebration – it’s been decreed by love and Love Never Fails!

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will 300x222February 26, 2016

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

“Saying, Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me, yet not My will, but always Yours be done.”                     Luke 22:42

 

In early April of 1976, the famous and wealthy aviator, engineer, and film producer Howard Hughes passed away.   Immediately, a dispute broke out in regard to who would get his fortune that was left behind. The reason for the dispute was the number of “wills” that turned up.   It had to be determined which “will” was the right “will”. After 34 years his estate was finally settled.

When Jesus died and rose again for us, He left behind a will for anyone who would make Him their Lord and Savior. In that “will” (God’s Word) is all the provision and unlimited inheritance of heaven and of earth you could ever ask for. There is healing, deliverance, strength, prosperity, new life, new body parts…on and on and on it goes. However, there can only be one “will”. As Jesus was struggling in the garden that night, He wanted one thing, but the Father had something else in mind. It was more powerful, it would be more effective and it would never fail. Even though it didn’t seem that way for Jesus at the moment, He came to the realization that two “wills” would cause conflict and hinder what The Father and Heaven had to give. Therefore, He declared, not my “will” your “will” Father. In order for a “will” to be activated (to experience what is “righteously” yours) someone has to die!   Let me encourage you to surrender your “will” – not allowing another moment, another year, to pass by. Sadly, it could end up being 34 years wasted of disputing and unnecessary struggle. This is the best year ever – He has “willed” it. Purchased by blood, purchased by love, and Love Never Fails!

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imageFebruary 19, 2016

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

“My Grace is enough; it’s all you need.”         

II Corinthians 12:9, The Message

Welcome to the Everything Already Done for You Year of 2016…. The best year ever! If you are struggling; trying to make ends meet or begging God to help you this day, I have really good news for you. Here it is…are you ready? His grace (what God “has already done” for you through Jesus) is enough. The truth is it’s “all” you need. Paul had been tormented by a messenger of satan (a demonic force operating in the natural world). The sole purpose for satan against believers (sons and daughters of God who are permanently washed in the blood) is to get us to drop back down into natural thinking, i.e., carnal mindedness and start asking God to do something about what He has already done for us. It is begging God to move for us, when God has already moved. Paul, sadly yet eye-openly, is revealing to us that he had forgotten when Jesus said it is finished, that His grace (what God has already done for everyone who believes) was released and it was all he needed. The reason Paul was attacked in the first place is because of the revelations he was receiving (not information); revelations about Jesus which is Grace. Revelations start a revolution, which means over throw – terrorizing the tyranny of Satan, so that sickness, disease and poverty, etc. come to an end. Paul actually got out of love. Love… that supernatural power poured into the heart. Love… the life force that changed us from just a human being (natural) to a living being (super-over-the-natural Gen. 2:7). The Holy Spirit here is reminding Paul and He’s doing the same for you today, that there is no need to beg, bargain or plea with God “TO DO” when He has already “DONE” everything you need for this to be the best year ever! Just stay love-minded, Jesus focused, and know that (Jesus, Love) Grace is enough. It’s all you need. Got it? Paul did; now it’s your turn. It is the best year ever – everything has already been purchased and secured so that you may simply enjoy. His love is all you need because His Love Never Fails!

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GET A GRIPFebruary 12, 2016

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

“He had a firm grip on the rod of God.”                                                                                     Exodus 4:20 b, The Message

 

 For this to be your best year ever, you’ll need to get a firm grip, not a firm gripe! Too many people go through the year focused on past mistakes and disappointments or what seems to be obstacles or situations that just won’t change. They will talk about how bad it is, or how unfair they have been treated. What they have is a firm GRIPE!

Moses was the same way at one point in his life.   He was called to be the deliverer for God’s people but all Moses could do is gripe and give excuses why he couldn’t do this.   Finally, God had enough and said to Moses… “who made your mouth?”   One version says, “Really, who do you think created you and attached your mouth to your face? ME!”   God was saying to Moses and He’s doing the same or is saying the same to you today – “Get a grip…Let go of the griping and know that you are now an instrument in My hand! You are a chosen vessel! You are The Rod of God!”   Before Moses threw down the rod in his hand , the original Hebrew Bible said it was just like a stick – lifeless, brittle and ineffective.   But after God changed it and Moses picked it back up and got a firm grip on it, (in other words He was Certain – see Jan. 15, 2016 B.Y.E. post) it became: THE ROD OF GOD – a scepter, a spear, a spoiler, an object to smote (Gesenius Hebrew Chaldee Lexicon – GHCL).

God has nominated you to dominate. You are anointed to rule and reign in a year that has already been arranged for you to experience victory!   You are the ROD OF GOD.   Just like Moses was called to set God’s people free supernaturally, you’ve been called to change the culture – to experience victory not only in your life, but that for your family, your loved ones, and friends.   So get a firm grip on this truth – it’s all been purchased for you by love and … Love Never Fails!

#thebestyearever

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nflFebruary 5, 2016

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

“We are going to feast!   We’re going to have a wonderful time! My son is here, given for dead and alive!   Given up for lost and now found! And they began to have a wonderful time.”                     Luke 15:23-24, The Message

 
Can you say celebrate?   Well, it’s here; it’s time for the best game ever!   You’ve waited all year for this – fan or no fan!   It’s Superbowl Weekend!!!   What’s on the menu? What’s being served up?   Nothing but food, more food, drinks, laughter and did I mention food?   It’s the day to have a wonderful time!   Really, it is, what are you waiting for?   “A celebration has been arranged, everything has been thought of, everything is provided, everything you could possible need, He thought of it all, abundantly free!” (Eph. 1:6 TheMessage)

 Here is what’s awesome; you are a member of the Family of God.   Welcome to the celebration son, daughter…everything has been arranged with you in mind!   “Enjoy the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son.” (Eph. 1:5 TheMessage)  Unlike the Superbowl game where each team has a fifty-fifty chance of winning, yours is 100% guaranteed!   You’ve already won!!!   It happened the second you gave your life to Jesus!!! So it’s feast time – not fret time, not fear time. The Father has gone to great lengths and arranged this year to be the best year ever. Why? Because you are His son, you are His daughter, given for dead, and now alive; given for lost, and now found.  I like what Jesus said here – “we’re going to have a wonderful time!”     It’s like this, “do you understand? – WE ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME!” – Got it!!!

So, welcome to the celebration!   Love arranged it and secured it for you.   Do your best end zone dance today and everyday. (Mine? It’s Billy White Shoes Johnson – you may have to look that one up!)     You are in the NFL – Never Forsaken Life!   Let’s have a wonderful time!!!        Love Never Fails!

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imageJanuary 29, 2016

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

 

 

“So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.”
  Hebrews 3:19

 

 

Wow, wasn’t that some snow fall we just experienced?   26-31 inches in some areas not to mention the snow drifts!!!   This leads me to a question… did you ENJOY it or did you ENDURE it?     Personally, I’m not too keen of all that snow, but instead of enduring it and complaining about it, I decided to have fun in it!   Do you know that “according to His divine plan, God has given unto us all things freely that pertain to this year and our whole life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us (come in, enter) by glory and virtue. (the manifestations of God’s miracle power due to the value, moral excellency, and goodness found in you now because of Jesus Christ ) 2 Peter 1:3

God is inviting you to have fun and enjoy this year because He has already moved on your behalf.   So where do you want to go this year? What do you want to see happen?   It is clearly not God’s move…it’s your move!   Numbers 13 is all about what God had already provided for His people.   Caleb, in verse 13 said, “Come on in! Let’s all go in! It’s our move! God has done His part – He has moved for us! Let’s have some fun and enjoy what He has provided.”   Yet they couldn’t enter in because of unbelief. Believing is a choice.   Whatever you do not believe you will never receive; you will never enjoy or have fun in it.   One translation of scripture puts it this way:   “when you decided to receive the message of God which you heard (mixed it with faith, responding positively towards God that’s when the fun starts) from what we preached, you welcomed it not as the word of (mere natural) men but as it truly is, the word of God at work in you who believe.”   I Thessalonians 2:3

 Faith belief is what it will take.   Faith belief is really fun belief!   By simply adding the letter F to unbelief, everything changes! (FUNBELIEF no longer UNBELIEF)  When you have faith belief in what you heard, you will act different. Remember the first time that special someone told you “I LOVE YOU”?   Don’t tell me that wasn’t fun and exciting to hear! You definitely acted different. You entered in… to the promise land (hubba hubba!!!).   Don’t turn off the funbelief (faith belief) to unbelief. That is what the enemy wants.   There are only three places faith belief (funbelief) is found: in the Word, in your heart, and in your mouth.   So come on, enter in!   Two of the three have been given to you today. Let’s have some fun with the third one and let’s say it… “I AM CERTAIN THIS IS THE BEST YEAR EVER!”   Come on…. “I AM CERTAIN THIS IS THE BEST YEAR EVER!”   One more time…. “I AM CERTAIN THIS IS THE BEST YEAR EVER!”   That’s funbelief! Congratulations – you have entered in… now enjoy it because Love Never Fails.

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imageJanuary 22, 2016

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

 

 

Jesus said, “If? There are no ifs’ among believers. Anything can happen. It’s wide open for believers.”

Mark 9:23, The Message

 

 

Today I want you to wrap first your heart, then your faith, around this truth.   This quote from Jesus was in response to a father about his son who year after year never seemed to improve from a spiritual condition that plagued him.   Out of exhaustion from dealing with this, the father exclaimed to Jesus, “If you can do anything, do it.” For this to be the best year ever it will take you to know that God has already done everything for you and it is already in position waiting for you to take it.   This is a wide open year for you, your family, and all your loved ones because you are a believer.   When we take the position that we need God to do something (e.g., pray that God will heal me, pray that God will bless me, pray that God will deliver my loved one),   what we are revealing is that we still think that Jesus hadn’t gone to the cross, so nothing is finished. His blood hasn’t yet made all things new. The truth is – it IS finished!   Now the thing to do is to send all those ifs, all those things that have plagued you year after year, packing.   The scripture says that Jesus gave the vile spirit its marching orders.   Why don’t you do the same? You have faith – Jesus gave us his Father’s faith. “Here” He said, “Have it.” (Mark 11).   Say to anything – it’s wide open and it will pack up and leave if you don’t doubt in your heart. Get rid of the ifs.   Jesus is in your heart, right? That means that love is in your heart and love never fails. “If? What’s that? There are no ifs’ among believers.” You are on solid ground, you are built on His righteousness and it is forever – it’s not moving. You are far from trouble, have nothing to fear, far from terror; it won’t even come close!

“This is what God’s servants can expect. I’ll see to it that everything works out for the best. God’s Decree.”   Isaiah 54, The Message.       Love Never Fails.

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January 15, 2016

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

 

“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out.”

 Jeremiah 29:11, The Message

 

 

  Are you planning on this year to be just another year?   A year of just is not what God wants for you… not just enough, not just barely getting by, not just dealing with it.   This is not just another year for you!   God has already lined up and extraordinary year – all for you!   You are not just anybody, you are a son or daughter of a certain King:   King Jesus.   Your blood washed status has brought you into a super over-the-natural year.   It’s your year of far and beyond favor, health, increase and over-the-top abundance. You can be assured of it. All you need to do is respond by being certain.   That’s what God’s Word said a certain woman in Mark 5 did.   Twelve years had been years of just.   The sickness would not just go away. She spent all her money just to hear that there was nothing the medical field could do. But something happened. Something changed about this certain woman.   Instead of being natural in her thinking, she went up to the supernatural! The place of certainty… the place of plans already arranged. She got into agreement with God, with what she heard about Jesus. “Now being certain, she said, when I touch his clothes, I will be healed.”  It wasn’t that Jesus just happened to be there where she was. No, it was planned; it was arranged, because a certain daughter was expecting that year.

For your dreams to be fulfilled this year, you’ll have to go from just natural plans to certain plans…the super over-the-natural. When she changed from just to certain, it became the best year ever. You can be certain of it.   Love has already arranged it and it never fails!

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mountain glasses

January 8, 2016
THE BEST YEAR EVER!

 

“Because a loveless world,” said Jesus, “is a sightless world.”
John 14:23, The Message

 

How is your spiritual vision today? It’s a brand new year, full of hope and expectation. God has great things that He wants to do for you and great things for you to do! The truth is that this is a break out year for you and your family, your relationships, your work, and your marriage. It’s going to take YOU to see it. If you are focused on your problems, on what is currently not right, on what you don’t have or what you can’t do, the “best year ever” will become the “worst year ever!”

Today, get a new vision, adjust your spiritual eyes, remove all the barriers in your mind. Though you are in this world, which at times can be unlovely or even loveless, remember you are not of it! The world you have been placed in by the blood of Jesus is a world of everlasting love… His love for you. Knowing He loves you helps your vision; it gives you sight. Sight to see relationships healed, sight to see promotions this year, sight to see you and your family in that new house you thought you would never live in. Staying in His love is a world of seeing. Seeing what was once impossible happen! Do you see it? It’s all ready for you…It’s all prepared. It’s all because love never fails….to see!!!
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