Today: [Deuteronomy Chapter Five] Face to Face with the Father. In this chapter Moses recounts how God called the entire nation before the Mount Sinai and spoke with them face to face. God’s first choice is always a face to face relationship. It is possible and it is available for us today. It is always God’s first response to us but often we opt for alternatives and exclude ourselves from the highest and best that He has for us.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Today: [Deuteronomy Chapter Four] Commandments on This Side of Jordan. Moses gives preparatory instructions to Israel just before entering Canaan. Having a hearing ear is vital in a time of transition. Moving into the promises of God in your life brings new challenges requiring a fresh perspective on things God has said in the past. We must review from time to time our fidelity to God’s words from time past and the scriptures so that we stay aligned with God’s best for our lives.
“Fear looks; faith jumps. Faith never fails to obtain its object. If I leave you as I found you, I am not God’s channel. I am not here to entertain you, but to get you to the place where you can laugh at the impossible.”
“If I read the newspaper I come out dirtier than I went in. If I read my Bible, I come out cleaner than I went in, and I like being clean!”
“If it is in the Bible, it is so. It’s not even to be prayed about. It’s to be received and acted upon. Inactivity is a robber which steals blessings. Increase comes by action, by using what we have and know. Your life must be one of going on from faith to faith.”
“Some people like to read their Bibles in the Hebrew; some like to read it in the Greek; I like to ready it in the Holy Spirit.”
“Repeat in your heart often”baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire, fire, fire!” All the unction, and weeping, and travailing comes through the baptism of fire, and I say to you and say to myself, purged and cleansed and filled with renewed spiritual power.” “Who maketh his ministers a flame of fire.” Heb. 1:7
“How can one come to possess great faith? Now listen, here is the answer to that: First, the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear. Faith must grow by soil, moisture, and exercise.”
“How great is the position of the man who is born of God, born of purity, born of faith, born of life, born of power!”
“If you are in the same place today as you were yesterday, you are a backslider.”
“If you want to increase in the life of God, then you must settle it in your heart that you will not at any time resist the Holy Spirit. The Holy Ghost and fire – the fire burning up everything that would impoverish and destroy you.”
“I don’t ever ask Smith Wigglesworth how he feels!” I jump out of bed! I dance before the Lord for at least 10 to 12 minutes – high speed dancing. I jump up and down and run around my room telling God how great he is, how wonderful He is, how glad I am to be associated with Him and to be His child.”
Smith Wigglesworth Quotes
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Father says today that I am building Myself into your life and into your character. Fret not at the people and situations and circumstances that change. Life is about change and yesterday’s manna will not suffice for today’s needs. Go out and get the fresh manna and fresh strength from Me on your ground every day. Hold everything loosely. Those unexpected adjustments that don’t always make sense to you are actually answers to prayers you have prayed and petitions you have lifted up. Even when you don’t immediately understand know that it is not the enemy taking advantage it is My hand lightening your load and streamlining your life for the assignments and victories ahead.
So don’t look back. Don’t look back says the Father to the things that are behind you because I am going to fill up the things of the past with My goodness and favor beyond all your expectations. No regrets. No second-guessing. Just rejoice in knowing that your life is being lived out under the sovereignty of My hand. No one putting their hand to the task and looking back will endure for the prize is found in pressing ever forward into My best and highest plan. Rejoice says the Father and again I say rejoice – the rewards of obedience and yieldeness will only get sweeter every day.
The Father Says Today: December 18th, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Father says today I am seeking to educate you about who you really are. As I am so are you on the earth! How am I? Well know this beloved – I am not discouraged. I am not distracted. I am not preoccupied with what comes next because there is nowhere I haven’t already been therefore I am inherently up to the task of tomorrow. Taking thought for tomorrow is a wasted effort for all that I am in your life today is all that I will be for you tomorrow. I am incapable of failure says the Father therefore you are incapable of failure when you live out of who I am in your life.
Live out of who I am in your life today says the Father. Do not worry about things – let things worry about you. Say in your heart “I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart” and your praise will intimidate the enemy into withdrawing from the field of conflict. Your praise discourages fear and discourages the enemy. I am your light! I am your salvation! What possible adversary could contend with who I am in your life. Say to your heart – FEAR NOT for fear is afraid of you. Fear is so afraid of you that it stays up at night desperately thinking lies to tell you about things that will never happen anyway for I am with you. So be lifted up says the Father. I know you don’t always “get” this but I am so patient. I am so patient that I am committed to spending today, tomorrow and eternity if necessary to convince you just how invincible you really are in Me.
The Father Says Today: December 17th, 2014
Today: [Deuteronomy Chapter Three] Defeating a Controlling Spirit. In this chapter God sends the people to content for the area of land known as Bashan which is now the Golan Heights. Bashan means “a place of fruitfulness”. Bashan was held by the last of a race of giants whose name speaks of stubbornness and a spirit of control. If you are to come to your fruitful place you will encounter controlling spirits, willful people who will oppose you in the thing God has called you to do. In this chapter we learn how to war for our fruitful place and receive all that God has for us in a time of transition from the wilderness to our personal Canaan.
Today: [Deuteronomy Chapter Two] Exiting the Rough Place. In this chapter Moses rehearses the journeyings of Israel as they leave Mount Seir. Seir means “rough place”. We have all done time here. If you are in a rough place the question looming in your mind is “how do I get out of here?” This chapter in Deuteronomy will show you the exit from the rough place into the spiritual geography where you avoid the distractions of the enemy and see the blessings of God come on you in a supernatural way.