Friday, January 06, 2012

No fear, no worry, no doubt

"Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)

Many PL scriptures deal with the theme of no fear, no worry, no doubt.  Today, the Holy Spirit is telling me through the above scripture not to fear, worry or have any doubt that God is with me and for me.  In order to make this rhema work for me, I must not only hear and understand it but must act on it.  Faith without works is dead.  Inspiration without power is useless.  But God does not just offer faith or inspiration and leave the rest to us.  He gives both the will and the power to act.  I have the word implies that I have also the power to act on the word. 

Lord Jesus, I prayed for inspiration and power earlier this morning.  You answer me now through Isaiah 41: 10.  I believe that in giving me this word, you also give me the power to live this word today.  I am beginning to learn that I must act on your word to bring it alive.  Please help me to know how to act on this word today.  I now see that I should apply this word to the 7-War Zones, viz:

Health, family, money, job, tools, food and future.  Ok, I am getting the idea.  When negative thoughts on health, family, money, job, tools, food and future bombard me, I push back with your word of power to me:  "Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)  Lord, is this all that I should do?  What if I forget this sword of the spirit at the moment of attack?  Would you remind me?  I pray now in your name that you remind me.  I want to learn this important lesson.   You suggest that I memorize it?  Ok.  I will write it out on a piece of paper and put in my pocket.  Thank you Jesus.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Now is a very acceptable time

"For he says: “In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation." (2 Corinthians 6:2)

This scripture is repeated several times during the Lenten Season.  It meant one thing to me.  There is an acceptable time for favors.  There may also be an unacceptable time for favors.  In the world, time is measured in Chronos, a succession of seconds, minutes, hours, weeks and years.  But in the Kingdom, time is measure in Kairos, that is, the fullness of time or the appointed time by God for a special event or favor. In the light of this, it is my experience that I receive the most spiritual favors during the Lenten Season.  I was healed of smoking addiction during Lent.  I took up a number of sound spiritual practices which I have continued now for over 15 years. 

Lent is always an acceptable to come to God for favors through prayers, fasting and good works.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Obedience of faith

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you.  He will not leave you or forsake you.”  (Deuteronomy 31:6) NIV

How do we live this truth?  If I assent to the truth that God goes with me and will not leave nor forsake me, then I can act strong and courageous.  Then I will refuse to be afraid of anybody or any circumstance.   Living faith shows itself through action.  Isaiah teaches that faith that is firm is also patient. (Isaiah 28:16)  Jean Pierre de Caussade writing in ABANDONMENT TO DIVINE PROVIDENCE writes:  “If our faith is strong we shall be confident that we lack nothing..”  He asserts the truth of Psalm 23:1 and Hebrews 13:5-6.

Obedience of faith means obeying and acting because we believe.  I am strong and courageous because I believe that God is with me and will not leave nor forsake me.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


“While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for “the promise of the Father* about which you have heard me speak; “for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit.”  (Acts 1: 4 – 5)

The word “Wait” has become a key word in the Enterprise vocabulary.  At the onset of the Enterprise, I prayed that every day I may grow in patience.  It took some time to understand that waiting, patience, endurance, perseverance are synonymous.  Then one day, I heard the word which came as an answer to a blunt question to the Father.  To the question, “how long must I endure the present impasse?”  I heard one word in my spirit:  “Wait!”  The experience of this elocution was similar to the time when I heard the unforgettable words, “The only thing you need is the Holy Spirit.” 
I knew that the “Wait!” was an answer, a command and a rhema because later that day, I read this scripture:

"Why are you downcast, my soul; why do you groan within me? Wait for God, for I shall again praise him, my savior and my God" (Psalm 42: 6)
The object of the Wait in Acts 1: 4-5 is the Holy Spirit.  What is the object of the Wait in Psalm 42:6?