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Scripture Of The Day - TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WAY I TALK

Genesis 3:1 - "Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he (Satan) said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, 'You shall not eat from every tree of the garden'"?

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It is my responsibility to see that my thinking, believing and speaking are right. If I don't take that responsibility, the devil is going to think my thoughts for me. He'll actually have me believing what he wants me to believe, and he'll eventually have me confessing what he wants me to confess; framing my world with the wrong words and letting him have dominion over me.

Revelation 12:17 - "So then the dragon was furious (enraged) at the woman, and he went away to wage war on the remainder of her descendants - on those who obey God's commandments and who have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Warfare In The Heavenlies

Psalm 103:19-21 - "The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His Kingdom rules over all. Bless the Lord, you His angels, who are mighty, and do His commands, and obey the voice of His Word. Bless the Lord, all you His hosts; you servants who do His pleasure."

Sometimes you face resistance and numerous setbacks and you don't believe that your prayers are effective. Warfare in the heavenlies can delay answered prayer.

Your breakthrough of miracles, blessings, favor, answered prayers, restoration, healing and salvation for loved ones is breaking through suddenly! Get ready for an outpouring of divine strategies to advance forward and breakthrough enemy lines.

God is dispatching His angels to deliver you from the grip of the enemy that is keeping you from walking in your earthly destiny!
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Fulfilling God's Purpose For Your Life

Ecclesiastes 6:12 - "For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?"

It is better to have never been born than to live and not fulfill the purpose for which you were given life. This truth is echoed in this scripture.

In essence, when you become aware of the calling of God in Christ that resides within you, you are obligated to release that wealth to the world around you. What lies behind you is history and what lies before you is future, but these are both tiny matters compared to what lies within you.

Are you living a stillbirth life?

Are you aborting your entire purpose for living?

Move beyond the familiar patterns and experiences of your life to the dreams and plans and imaginations that wait within you to fulfill eternity.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - God Is My Defense

Romans 8:33 -- "Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies."

Mark 15:3 -- "And the chief priest accused Him of many things, but He answered nothing."


Why didn't Jesus defend Himself?

The reason: to remain under His Father's judgment and thus His protection.

When we refuse to defend ourselves we are hidden under the hand of God's grace and judgment. There is no safer place.
In contrast, those who defend themselves come under the jurisdiction of their accusers and their judgment, and thus they forfeit divine intervention.

The moment I justify and defend myself I yield to my accuser as judge. I forfeit my spiritual right of protection, for He (my accuser) rises above me in the realm of the spirit as I answer His criticism. His influence is elevated by my self-defense. By attempting to prove my innocence, I am at the mercy of my accuser.

1 Peter 2:23 -- "He (Jesus) did not retaliate when He was insulted. When He suffered, He did not threaten to get even. He left His case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly."
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Pondering The Main Thing In Your Heart

Luke 2:19 - "But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart."

Sit back, relax, ponder, and watch God work things out. People who are always fighting run the risk of dying early from strokes and heart attacks.

Refocus on God and His purpose for your life. Every battle is not yours to fight, and you don't want to wear yourself out going after every issue. Remembering what God has called you to do and why, can help you keep your mind on the main thing.

Peace helps you refocus and helps you refresh so you can fight when you need to and work hard when you have to. Sit still and remember then, if you persist in walking in the Spirit, God is always leading you and willing to bring about your destiny in Christ.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Freedom In Christ

Zechariah 10:7 - "And they...shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine..."


Joy and praise together release strength on the inside of you and power on the outside. Psalm 22:3 says God inhabits our praises. When God's presence begins to come into our midst, our enemies fall back. they can't stand the presence of God.

You know what happens when people drink wine -- they lose their inhibitions. That's what happened to the disciples on the day of Pentecost. They had been hiding out only a few days before, but when the Holy Spirit came upon them, suddenly they were on the streets acting so wild, everyone thought they had been drinking.

God wants us free. He doesn't want you bound up with traditions or fear of what other people might think. He wants you free to leap and praise and sing. He wants you to be free to rejoice. He wants you so free that other people won't understand it -- they'll just want it!
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Sold Out

Psalm 73:25 - "Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you."

Because God alone is God, and the only one who is truly adorable, He has the right to claim us wholly for Himself. Without an appropriate surrender our part, He cannot manifest His power. As fully as God gives Himself to us, so fully does He desire that we give ourselves to Him.

Ask Him to establish in you His purpose for your life -- entirely committed to God! How wonderful the grace that calls us to it! How blessed the separation from men, and work, and all that might draw us away from God. Totally dedicated to God! How sweet the discovery and of all that it means, and all that God gives us with it!
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Repenting To Bear Kingdom Fruit

Acts 2:38 - "Peter said to them, 'Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'"

The repenting you did six years ago won't put you in the place of Glory today. If we'll keep ourselves in a state of repentance, If we'll continue to daily consider ourselves dead to sin and get right with our brothers and sisters in Christ, then in this day of Glory, God will work wonders through us.

The Glory will make us more alive. It will turn us into carriers of the healing, transforming, miracle-working power of God. God will use us to bring rivers of His presence to the dry places.

He'll use us to stir up those who have fallen asleep spiritually, and shake them to the very soles of their feet.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Importune Faith

Mark 10:48 - "And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, thou son of David, have mercy on me."

Bartimaeus (the blind man) is a good example of an active kind of faith. He was not passive in his approach toward healing. When the crowd ridiculed him and told him to be quiet, he became more aggressive.

Many people believe that God can perform the miracle they need, but relatively few are willing to actively pursue it until they get results. If we are concerned about what people think so that we can gain their approval, we will never take a stand in faith.

You cannot be a man-pleaser and please God at the same time. Satan uses persecutions to steal away God's Word and thereby stop our faith. To see faith work, we must say with Paul, "Let God be true, but every man a liar" (Romans 3:4).
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Influence Of Leaven

Luke 13:20,21 - "To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened."
Matthew 13:33 - "He spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."


Much like light that exposes, or salt that preserves, leaven influences its surroundings in a subtle but overpowering way. So it is with the infiltrating power of the Kingdom of God.

Without a revelation of what God intends to do with His church (God's PURPOSE for our life), we cannot move in overcoming faith.

When the main goal of our faith is to keep us safe from the devil, our faith becomes inferior to what God expects. Jesus had in mind more for us than survival. We are destined to overcome and advance the Kingdom of God.

Every conversion plunders hell. Every miracle destroys the works of the devil. Every God encounter is an "invasion of the almighty" into our desperate condition. This is our joy.

Revelation 12:11 - "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Living Up To Your Christ Potential

Romans 8:18 - "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation of (the glory of) the sons of God to be revealed."

The word "glory" means the "true nature" or full essence of a thing. In other words, to fall short of glory means to live below your true potential in Christ.

All creation was affected by man's original sin. God's creation is waiting for man's glory or true potential in Christ to be exposed because creation's destiny is tied to man's. Thus, any abortion, whether it's the abortion of a dream, a vision, writing, or leadership affects both nature and the succeeding generations of man in God's Kingdom.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Faith Is A Force

Romans 12:3 - "For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith."


Some believers will learn a little about faith and put it into practice. But when they don't get instant results, they sometimes get discouraged. They begin to think they just don't have the kind of faith that people in the Bible had.

The Word says God has given every man "among you" -- or every believer -- the measure of faith -- it's a force inside your spirit that is a part of you. Everybody's newborn spirit has faith in it. And that faith increases as it hears and receives the Word of God.

You already have in you all the faith you'll ever need. If there is weakness, it is the development and the release of that faith.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Influence

1 Corinthians 5:9 - "I wrote you in my previous letter not to associate closely and habitually with unchaste (impure) people."

The company you keep has such an influence on your spiritual life. If you want to walk in the things of the Lord don't choose friends who talk and act ungodly, who don't give God any place in their lives.

As you rub shoulders with them, you'll expose yourself to temptation. You'll get so familiar with sin it will start to appear less repulsive to you. Sooner or later, you'll fall into it.

Questions to Ask Myself:

What daily habits am I developing to get closer to Jesus?

What associations am I cultivating that will strengthen my spiritual life?
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Accomplish Your Divine Assignment

2 Timothy 1:11,12 - "And God chose me to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For this reason, I also suffer these things..."

The reason Paul was never defeated by satan's attacks is that he had made a decision. He decided he would not stop or give up until he had apprehended that for which Christ Jesus had apprehended him (Philippians 3:12).

Likewise, the only way you'll be able to resist the devil's attacks and successfully achieve your calling in Christ is by determining never to stop until you have accomplished your divine assignment. Jesus taught that those who "endure to the end" are the ones who will receive the prize (Matthew 24:13).

For power to be effective, it must work in a committed person. If you make the decision to stay in faith and "face-off" with the power of God at your side, you can do exactly what God called you to do.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - An Increasing Force Of Immortality

2 Corinthians 3:8 - "How will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?" We live, we move, we reign over all things. "

1 Peter 1:8 - "You greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory..."

Psalm 40:8 - "I delight to do Your will, O my God."


In our hearts there is exceeding glory. When you lose your heart and Another takes your heart, and you lose your desires and He takes the desires, then you live in that sunshine of bliss that no mortal can ever touch. Divine immortality swallows up natural mortality.

It is exquisite to walk in the Spirit -- rejoice inwardly, praise God reverently, and know that you are an increasing force of immortality advancing His Kingdom.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Called To Be God's Messengers

Genesis 28:12 - "And he had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it."

The word translated "angel" in the text is the Hebrew word "Mal'ak" (mal-awk'), which means to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically, of God, ie. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher).

The point is the messengers that are to ascend and descend upon this ladder are not just angelic beings, but God's messengers, which WE ARE CALLED TO BE.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Watch What Jesus Does

Luke 1:37 - "For with God nothing will be impossible."

"What would Jesus do?" It is a question Christians are taught to ask themselves when faced with a problem. But when you ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?" in any situation, it is subject to your own interpretation and theology. So, when you try to think of what Jesus would do, you are going back to your flesh!

Maybe the reminder should be, "Watch what Jesus does." Watch what Jesus has done in the Gospels or leading me to do. If He prompts you to say or do something -- say or do it. In our Christian walk we are here to manifest Jesus Christ, with whom nothing is impossible! So when you are led to talk to someone, watch what Jesus does.

When you pray for your child, watch what Jesus does.

When you Confess God's Word into your situation, watch what Jesus does!

Keep your eyes on Jesus, with whom nothing is impossible!
 

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Love doesn't proud, love is not selfish, love covered all sin, it is Godly. Christian must practice love at all time, may God help me to love than i had ever love.
But i want to ask, how can someone love and be loved.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - Rejecting Tradition in Favor of God's Word

Matthew 15:6 - "Thus have you made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition."

Traditions rob believers of their healing. They steal the power from the promises of God.

One tradition says that it's not always God's will to heal you. It is God's will to heal you! It says so in His Word. If you don't believe that it is, then you can't pray in faith believing you'll receive. "If it be thy will" won't produce a healing harvest. You must know without a doubt that healing is always God's will for you.

Another tradition we hear is that healing has passed away. That there are no miracles today. But the Word of God proves that's not true, In Exodus 15:26, God says, "I am the Lord that healeth thee." He also tells us that He does not change (Malachi 3:6). For healing to pass away, God would have to pass away.
 

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Scripture Of The Day - The Need For A Mediator

Matthew 19:16 - "And, behold, one came and said unto Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"

The rich young ruler first, acknowledged Jesus as good, but not as God. This is the reason that Jesus responded to His request the way He did. Jesus was saying, "God is the only one who is good. You must accept me as God or not at all."

Second, he asked what he could do to produce salvation. He trusted in himself and believed he could accomplish whatever good work Jesus might request. This rich young ruler wasn't looking for a Savior. He was trying to be his own savior.

This is the reason Jesus referred him back to the commandments. He either had to keep them perfectly or he needed a savior. Jesus desired to turn this man from trusting in himself by showing him God's perfect standard, which no one could keep, so that then he would trust in a Savior.
 

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