Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Best is yet to come. Wait for it.

The Best is yet to come.  God's ways are not our ways!

“This is wonderful stuff!” he said. “You’re different from most. Usually a host uses the best wine first, and afterwards, when everyone is full and doesn’t care, then he brings out the less expensive brands. But you have kept the best for the last!”  (John 2: 10  TLB)

"The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.” “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”   But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”   (John 2:3-5 NLT)

"You have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst." (Cf Psalm 23: 5 RM)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Why does He dance with those people?

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free. "   (Luke 4:18 NLT)

" When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”   (Mark 2:17 NLT)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Child, your sins are forgiven

Jesus is our full security for health, family peace, money, job and all our needs.

"Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.”   (Mark 2:5 NLT)

“Why do you question this in your hearts?  Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’?  So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.”
(Mark 2:8-10 NLT)

“I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 
(Mark 2:11 NKJV)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Heal us Lord because of Your mercy

Lord Jesus, as we adore and worship You, may we find favor with You.

"A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. “If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean,” he said.

Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!”
(Mark 1:40-41 NLT)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I chose you and I appointed you

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you."   (John 15:16 NIV)

"I will bear a witness to You in the world O Lord.  I will spread the knowledge of your name among my brothers and sisters."  (Psalm 17: 50; 21: 23 RM)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Receive the word of God, not as the word of men, but as it truly is.

What do you know about God and about how He works?

My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

“My heart exults in the LORD, my horn is exalted in my God.
I have swallowed up my enemies; I rejoice in my victory.”

My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

The bows of the mighty are broken,
while the tottering gird on strength.
The well-fed hire themselves out for bread, while the hungry batten on spoil.
The barren wife bears seven sons,
while the mother of many languishes.”

My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

“The LORD puts to death and gives life; he casts down to the nether world; he raises up again.
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he humbles, he also exalts.”

My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

“He raises the needy from the dust;
from the dung heap he lifts up the poor,
To seat them with nobles
and make a glorious throne their heritage.”

(1 Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd RM)

Eternal life is knowing You the One True God and Jesus Christ Your Son.

This is the time ⌚ of fulfillment

15 “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”
(Mark 1:15 NLT)

15 And saying, The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled (completed), and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent (have a change of mind which issues in regret for past sins and in change of conduct for the better) and believe (trust in, rely on, and adhere to) the good news (the Gospel).
(Mark 1:15 AMP)

Kairos moment!
122108  - the time ⌚ of fulfillment will surely come.

What are other times of fulfillment in the Bible?
Birthday of Isaac
Premiership of Joseph in Egypt
Kingship of David
Birth of John the Baptist
Birth of Jesus
Crucifixion of Jesus
Resurrection of Jesus

Scriptures on waiting for the time of fulfillment:

19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
(Is 43:19 NIV)

2  Then the LORD said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. 3  This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.
(Habakkuk 2:2-3 NLT)

2 And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.
(Habakkuk 2:2-3 AMP)

And then God answered: “Write this.
    Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
    so that it can be read on the run.
This vision-message is a witness
    pointing to what’s coming.
It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!
    And it doesn’t lie.
If it seems slow in coming, wait.
    It’s on its way. It will come right on time. (Habakkuk 2: 2-3)

Habakkuk 2:2-3Living Bible (TLB)

2 And the Lord said to me, “Write my answer on a billboard,[a] large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others. 3 But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow,[b] do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!

While they prayed, the Holy Spirit came

Lord, baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire.

"When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.  And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”   (Luke 3:21-22 NKJV)

While they prayed...

14 They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus.
(Acts 1:14 NLT)

"On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.  Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.  Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.  And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.
(Acts 2:1-4 NLT)

"O God, whose Only Begotten Son has appeared in our very flesh, grant, we pray, that we may be inwardly transformed through Him whom we recognize as outwardly like ourselves.  Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen. "

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Am I not worth more to you than 10 sons?

“Why are you crying, Hannah?” Elkanah would ask. “Why aren’t you eating? Why be downhearted just because you have no children? You have me—isn’t that better than having ten sons?”   (1 Samuel 1:8 NLT)

"But, O my soul, don’t be discouraged. Don’t be upset. Expect God to act! For I know that I shall again have plenty of reason to praise him for all that he will do. He is my help! He is my God!"  (Psalm 42 :11 TLB)

"I said to the LORD, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.”

"LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine."
(Psalm 16: 2, 5 NLT)