Tag: cross

devotion August 1,2016

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The way of mercy is mysterious. She is difficult for your flesh to comprehend. Mercy is My way. I desire to see her growing in you. So many desire to see justice and take matters into their own hands and hearts. You are to be to Me as a weaned child with his mother. He doesn’t concern himself with matters too great for him, but has stilled and quieted himself and walks safely beside her. Mercy triumphs over judgement. Humble yourself under My hand and in due time I will lift you up. I AM the One who made the winds and the seas, and they still know My voice. Remember how you have fallen and how I have continually restored you. My grace is sufficient for you, and My grace is sufficient for others.

Isaiah 53:5 (ICB) But he was wounded for the wrong things we did. He was crushed for the evil things we did. The punishment, which made us well, was given to him. And we are healed because of his wounds.

2 Samuel 18:33 The king was deeply moved and went up to the gate chamber and wept. As he walked, he cried, “My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you, Absalom, my son, my son!”

 

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devotion May 11, 2016

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I will fight for you. You will hold your peace. Nothing in all creation can ever separate you from Me. I know you fully. I know how you look at Me and see your earthly father and mother and doubt because they disappointed you.  I want you to grieve those disappointments and recognize those hurts, but then I want you to come to Our secret place and feel My strength for you. The old has passed away now and the new has come.  I have a hope and a future for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. I want you to stop trying to make people into what you think you need. I will drive. You can rest and look at the countryside and believe that I am taking you to heavenly places.~Jesus

Romans 8:6 For the mind set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.

 

A Vision, Jan 1, 2016

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I was alone on the shore of the ocean. The waves were pounding upon my back. I tried to stand but they were strong. My face was in the sand.  I stood and tried to run but my feet buried deep as the water pulled. The waves continued to beat. I cried for help. I cried out to God. I began to see a Rock behind me. It was big and tall and wide, able to stand and endure the beating surf.  I leaned against it and then I felt His arms. As the next wave crashed over the rock, Jesus said to me, “The punishment that brought you peace was upon Me”.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; It is God’s gift.

2 Samuel 22:31-32 As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?

 

devotion Oct 13, 2015

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You question My goodness amid your struggles and you rage against the fact that I ask you to praise Me. You look at your life and see shambles and broken down walls and scream ‘if God is so good, why?’ But, the good life, of earth, is a lie. You struggle to build something that is not important to Me. For I am in the broken!  I am in your touch to another broken one. I am in your comfort to one crying out.  You don’t have to do anything, just by being near, and being filled with My Spirit, I can minister through you.  I want you to long for more than the “good life”. And to learn to trust Me with a life that you can’t control.  I call you to live beyond broken, with your eyes and heart set toward a new life with Me. For unless I build your house, you labor in vain. I have greater things planned for you. I am enlarging your vision to see beyond this life and your struggles here, to view the mansion I am preparing for you in Heaven. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God. ~ Jesus

John 12:29 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Mark 10:29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields- along with persecutions- and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Ephesians 1:11,12 In Christ I have obtained and inheritance, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who have trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

devotion Oct 9, 2015

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I am teaching you to walk after My Spirit. You have often been controlled by others because you would rather please them than to stand up for your own way.  There are controllers who control you by their behavior, they want you to feel sorry for them. They stay in their pit and try to pull you in with them. There are controllers who have controlled you by their anger and disapproval and condemnation. And there are those who want to be your holy spirit. But I stood for you and have cut the ropes of the controllers in your life. As you are coming up in maturity in Me, you will have to confront some things that are out of place in your life and this will be unpleasant and frightening to you. But I will encourage you and strengthen you to walk in love. You have crossed over from control and death to life and love in My Spirit. Where My Spirit is there is freedom!

Matthew 10:28 May I not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul, but rather, may I fear the One who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Psalm 31:1,3,5 In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. Since You are my rock and my fortress, for your name’s sake lead me and guide me. Into Your hands I commit my spirit; Redeem me, O Lord, God of truth.

Your sheep know Your voice, and You know them and they follow You.

devotion Oct 2, 2015

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There is a place in you of striving as you try to break through into My Presence. But I won’t allow you to enter through your striving and efforts. For you can only enter through your union with My Son. For if you enter without Him, My radiance will destroy you. His holiness protects you. As you pray, make your confessions to Him, who is your High Priest, and you may enter through the blood of His sacrifice on your behalf. Anything else is the spirit of the antichrist. But you, my child, have overcome, because greater is My Son in you, than he that is in the world.  So rest your efforts and believe in Jesus. In repentance and rest is your salvation and know that because of Him, I will receive you. There is a great freedom here, because My Son is perfect and covers you completely. Instead of your efforts to make yourself right, spend your efforts on thanking Him. In this I am glorified and greatly pleased. ~God

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God.

1 John 4:1-4 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. And every spirit that does not confess that Jesus is come in the flesh is not of God. This is the spirit of the antichrist. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, that he that is in the world.

Psalm 2:12  Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath shall suddenly burn. Blessed are all that trust in Him.