Category: Purpose

Morning Devotion 02/18/2018

Morning Devotion 02/18/2018

Job 32:8 (KJV)
8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV)
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Do you sit sometimes, and your imagination goes wild? It happens to everyone. That is called inspiration. Most of the time it is ignored because you may think the inspirational dream is beyond your reach. Without realizing it the inspiration could be exactly what you need as an answer to your prayer. The beauty of the Word of God is that the writers did not ignore their inspiration from the Lord to write. The Scriptures are a holy writ, not just another book. Paul is writing to Timothy to instruct him in the ministry. At that time, the scriptures they had was sacred writings of the authors of the Old Testament and the commandments of God because the New Testament was history in the making. The Old Testament should not be ignored because it is full of wisdom and understanding that will bring great gain to your life. The doctrinal benefit is to teach the will of God and prophetically point to the coming of Jesus Christ. The reproof is to convince men of the truth that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. The correction is to reconcile man back to God by restoring things the order of things according to his will. The instruction in righteousness is to communicate to people the true meaning of living in right standing with God. Paul was letting Timothy know that the study of the scriptures would make him “complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.” That is why Paul and the other Apostles wrote letters to the church because they were inspired by the Holy Spirit to relate the history and teachings of Jesus Christ. It was so that the followers of Christ, the Anointed one, would have continuous instruction in the will and ways of God through the Lord Jesus Christ. You never know if the things you write today under the unction of the Holy Spirit will make it to a heart that will be reconciled to God. As the blessings of inspiration flow into your life, take note. Do not ignore because nothing is insignificant when you are meditating on the Word of God and inspiration hits your mind and heart. Receive your blessings today, who knows? you could be the inspiration that will change the mind of those who are going the wrong direction and set them on the right path.

Morning Devotion 02/14/2018

Morning Devotion 02/14/2018

Hebrews 13:7 (KJV)
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

Hebrews 13:17 (KJV)
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Submission to anything or anyone is against human nature. No one likes being told what to do. The writer of Hebrews is not trying to tell people to subject themselves to a tyrant of leadership. On the contrary he is suggesting following their faith, considering their life and how they live it. If they are a true watchman than they will preach the word that you need to hear so that you can be saved. The obedience is not in the man but in the word of God that is presented by the man chosen to be your leader or pastor. In the KJV Bible, in the Old Testament, the word pastor is found in the book of Jeremiah.  Jeremiah is making a plea to the Lord because he felt that Israel was not listening to his warnings. He was praying and hoping the Lord would give him a word to give to the people. In all that he had been through he never once wanted to walk away from the responsibility of being a pastor to Israel. Pastor is a term of one who tends flock, Jeremiah felt Israel was his flock. In the New Testament it is found in Ephesians 4:11, “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;”.  Mostly in the new testament the term minister is used for those who preach the word; Bishop is a Greek term of one who oversees a church or a group of churches. Another term is Shepherd which mostly referred to the Lord Jesus Christ. Peter like to use that word in his writings. Could it be that he was always motivated by Jesus’ last word to him to “feed his lambs” and then to “feed his sheep”? All ministers, whether they are pastors, teachers, evangelist, apostles or prophets purpose is for perfecting of the saints, work of the ministry, for edifying of the body (the church) of Christ till they all come in the unity of faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ. There purpose is to speak the truth in love, not as a Lord over anyone’s life. When you submit to the word of God and be respectful to the leadership it is profitable for your life. There are blessings that flow because you adhere to the preaching of the word. Receive your blessings today because of your obedience to the Word.

Morning Devotion 02/11/2018

Morning Devotion 02/11/2018

Mark 16:17-18 (KJV)
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

John 14:13-14 (KJV)
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

There is healing in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. By invoking the name there is power over the sickness or disease. The Psalmist David wrote, “I will praise thee: for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” In the book of Genesis tells the story of the creation of man. God fashioned man after his likeness and his image without any blemish. It was when man sinned that caused the downhill spiral of being able to live life eternally. The plan of God was to robe himself in flesh to reinstitute eternal life back to man through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. When Jesus walked upon this earth his ministry gave us the greatest example of the kind of ministry he wanted his believers to follow. Before he ascended Jesus spoke that all power was given to him in heaven and in earth. Then he commissioned those who were there at the time of the ascension that he would invoke the power of the Holy Ghost in their lives to carry on the ministry. The book of Acts is exactly as it is named. It is the acts of the Apostles continuing the ministry of Jesus Christ under the authority of his name. In Acts chapter three is the first healing recorded that was performed by Peter by invoking the name of Jesus Christ over a lame man. The man was instantly healed. It was not long before people were experiencing the same signs and wonders at the hands of the apostles. Their faith was soaring to an all time high insomuch that people were brought to the streets in hopes that the shadow of Peter would walk by and they would be healed. Healing was just a small part of their ministry; their major purpose was to reconcile the world back to God through the blood of Jesus Christ by the receiving of the Holy Ghost. The Lord is still pouring out his blessings of healing, but it is our faith in the name that begins the flow. Receive your blessings today, invoke the name over your life, and believe; you shall receive whatsoever you ask.