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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Binding the Strong Man

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?  And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strongman? Then he can rob his house.
Matthew 12:25-29
Good Morning. What a beautiful and glorius day the Lord has prepared for us. During my morning meditation I found myself meditating on the scripture from Matthew 12:25. The challenges I am facing this morning normally rest on the breath of my experience  which as a result doesn't accomplish much because I am void of the solution. Today through my meditation those challenges are filtered through a different light.  That light is the Kingdom of God which has come upon me.
Here is an illustration of this living word.  In the passage of scripture out of Matthew 25  it provides me with a solution to bind the strong man.  To reference the term strong man it simply is a way of saying the issues that bind you and hold you down from receiving your best. Those issues can  include your finances, relationships, friendships, employment and so on.  Whatever situation you find yourself in that you can’t see your way clear of. Prayer is the first step in this process because you are seeking the kingdom of heaven and the Spirit of God  to bind up the strong man and allow you entrance to retrieve those things he has taken from you. The principles of the Spirit of God allows you to bear its fruit and provides you with access to victory over the strong man. In Galatians chapter 5 starting at verse 22. It says; But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness,  goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control. It goes on to indicate that against such things there is no law. Those of us who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
What has become essential for me as a believer and a man being transformed into the image of the risen Christ is the ability to pray and seek the kingdom of God concerning every area of my life. To break off those chains that bind me from the glory of God.  To live out the heaven here on earth which God has promised.  Satan is real and he will try bind you in every area of your life. Allow yourself be available as a witness  to the awesome act of love God presented to us through His only begotten son our Lord Jesus the Christ. Amen.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  Matthew 16:19

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Supremacy of Chirst


He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all of creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross
Colossians 1:15-20

As we continue to move through our lives when we look to the heavens and acknowledge the supremacy of Jesus Christ peace is at hand. Imagine the image that the apostle Paul paints of the supremacy of Christ  which centers on the great love God produces at the cross with His only begotten. Given to us that we may reconcile our evil with God and acknowledge the eternal gift presented to each one of us. The beauty of a creation that removes our sin to be remembered no more is without words. It can only be acknowledge in worship and praise to our King. Visit that place in your soul which provides the conduit necessary to communicate that eternal love to our King. Today find that place and worship in spirit and truth.  Find moments in your day that represent and produce His unconditional love and use it as a source for the peace that surpasses all of your understanding. Remember everything that was created was for Him and by Him. Amen

Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
Psalm 99:5

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016


  The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take a great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."  Zephaniah 3:17      

  Good morning!! what a wonderful and beautiful day the Lord has blessed us with. The spirit of the Lord moved me today to the scripture from the prophet Zephaniah chapter 3 verse 17. It begins by stating that the Lord God is with you and He is the Mighty Warrior who saves. Just in that statement alone my faith should be encouraged enough to know that whatever challenge I face today the Lord God the Mighty Warrior is here to fight on my behalf. I bless God today that where ever I end up he has already won the battle I'm facing with the death, burial and resurrection of my Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. Now matter what it is I have already won. How wonderful it is to know that the Lord King of Israel delights in us. His love will no longer rebuke us and He rejoices over us with singing. Amen.