The LORD Knows The Way Of The Righteous

The LORD Knows The Way Of The Righteous

By Rusty Wilson

 

For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 

- Psalm 1:6

 

 

As we are led by the Holy Spirit, He leads us in the way [path way] that God planned for us. God knows what He has in store for us each and every day and we can trust Him to lead us by His Holy Spirit so we can walk where He guides us to walk and be in the right place to receive what He has prepared for us to receive for His glory.

 

We are not like the ungodly where they are unstable in their way; not having a foundation (the Word of God) to keep them solid, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away (Psalm 1:4).

 

An ungodly person if they don’t repent (turn from their sinful ways and come to be in right standing with God), won’t stand justified in the time or day of judgement (verse 5), because they refused and rejected Jesus to be their Savior and Lord. All sinners will receive an opportunity by hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ preached, and will come to a decision to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord.

 

As the body of Christ and being led by the Holy Spirit, let’s keep our focus and be determined to stay on the right path that God has prepared for us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:10; 2 Timothy 2:19

 

 

A BLESSED Man Walks The Path Of Righteousness

A BLESSED Man Walks The Path Of Righteousness

By Rusty Wilson

 

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

 

- Psalm 1:1-3

 

 

A man or a woman that walks the path of righteousness (in right standing with God) and not walk …in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purpose], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the paths where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather… (the Amplified Bible), is BLESSED in his or her ways, because their ways are directed by the LORD.

 

Our focus is to be on God and His Word and being delighted in His Law: the teachings of His Word. Our meditation of God’s Word and being a doer of His Word is to be our focus point.

 

At times, we may not be doing the Word of God and the Holy Spirit puts a check in our spirit and when we check ourselves and see that we haven’t been obedient to do God’s Word, we need to repent and seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and let the Holy Spirit lead us to do what He says to do so we can start bearing fruit again.

 

When we get into the Word and get ourselves stable and fixed like a tree planted by the waters and produce the fruit we are supposed to, we see BLESSINGS start to manifest again as they are supposed to for believers. As we do, whatever we do shall prosper.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 3:16; Jeremiah 17:7-8

Goodness And Mercy Shall Follow Us

Goodness And Mercy Shall Follow Us

By Rusty Wilson

 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

 

- Psalm 23:6

 

 

As doers of the Word of God, we are to let goodness and mercy (kindness) be shown and let it pursue us as we yield to the Holy Spirit and allow our fruit to come forth.

 

As we dwell in the secret place of the Most High and are yielded to the LORD to do as He says to do, we are to allow goodness to be shown, which is another meaning for to be joyful so that it will get peoples (the world’s) attention and let goodness and mercy (kindness) follow us to where people are drawn to us by the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, we aren’t able to show goodness and mercy (kindness), because they are part of being fruitful as the Holy Spirit dwells and works in us.

 

When we dwell the house of the LORD, goodness and mercy is in us and a part of our relationship with God. We are to allow them to come forth being fruitful, showing others that God is Love, He is good and He is merciful.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: James 1:22; John 15:8

We Are The Anointed Of The LORD!

We Are The Anointed Of The LORD!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

 

- Psalm 23:5

 

 

As the body of Christ and doers of God’s Word, we are anointed to do the work God has called us to do. What God has prepared for us, He supplies the best for His children where our enemies can see and they can’t touch it, because what God gives us, He BLESSES!

 

We are BLESSED by the LORD so we can be a BLESSING to others. He places us in areas to be an example for Him and show others that His mighty hand is on us and that He supplies ALL our need.

 

We are anointed of God to go a minister His Word and BLESS others, by ministering to them; giving them an opportunity to receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

 

God’s BLESSINGS are an overflow of abundance that He has given to us where ALL our need is supplied and we have MORE THAN ENOUGH so that we are able to BLESS others and they will see that we are BLESSED. When they ask us how we are doing so well, we can tell them we are BLESSED of the LORD and His plan is for us to be BLESSED and Prosperous and ALL for His glory!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:19; Mark 16:15

 

The LORD Is With Us!

The LORD Is With Us!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

 

- Psalm 23:4

 

We can look around and see that there are dark areas: shadows of death, but one thing we can be assured of, as we abide in Jesus, His light shines into the dark areas lighting our pathway and death can’t touch us.

 

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me is a great confession that we can declare, because we have the Love of God and where the Love of God is, fear can’t stick around, because ...There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:.. (1 John 4:18).  We can trust in God’s Love, because God is Love.

 

God Loves us and He protects us, He guides us and comforts us so we don’t have to fear. It’s extremely important to refuse to fear, because we have God’s Love in us and with His perfect Love, fear has to leave.

 

 

Scripture Reading: 1 John 4:18; Psalm 91:4-7

The LORD Leads Us In The Paths Of Rightousness

The LORD Leads Us In The Paths Of Righteousness

By Rusty Wilson

 

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

 

- Psalm 23:3

 

 

When we are led by the LORD, we are led by His Holy Spirit in the paths of righteousness ... [uprightness and right standing with Him--not for my earning it, but] for His name's sake (the Amplified Version).

 

He always leads us in the paths that is in right standing with Him, so we can receive from Him and as we read and study His Word we can receive continual revelation throughout the day as He continues to minister to us by His Holy Spirit.

 

The LORD refreshes and restores us to a newness in Him and renews our strength. That’s why it’s vitally important to keep our eyes on Him and His Word so we can keep focused and renew our mind with His Word so we can feed our spirit man and stay connected to Him.

 

When we feed our spirit man the Word of God, our physical man always receives the benefit, because it starts from the inside and overflows, manifesting to our physical man. As we attend to God’s Word and incline our ears to His sayings, He renews our life and heals our body with His Word.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 4:20-22; Romans 12:1-2

 

 

Resting In The LORD'S Peace

Resting In The LORD’S Peace

By Rusty Wilson

 

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

 

- Psalms 23:2

 

 

There are times we get too busy in our daily lives and in our ministry work of God that we forget to take time to rest and rest in the Him. Our focus is to keep our eyes on God and His Word and not ourselves and the things we desire, because He is the supplier of ALL our need (Philippians 4:19).

 

Our rest in Him is as the green, fresh pastures where we just lie down and feel His comfort, for the Holy Spirit is our comforter. Even in a stressful situation, we are to rely on Him and step back into His peace. His peace is available to us at ALL times.

 

God wants us to rest like the still waters (waters of quietness) and not be hindered by thoughts and distressful things and that we rely and trust Him as we rest in Him and allow Him to take care of any cares as we cast ALL our care upon Him for He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).

 

Let’s remember to take time and rest in the LORD allowing Him to refresh and restore our life and renew our strength.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:7; Ezekiel 34:14; Isaiah 40:31

The LORD Is My Shepherd

The LORD Is My Shepherd

By Rusty Wilson

 

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

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- Psalm‬ ‭23:1

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In this Psalm of David, he tells us that the LORD is his shepherd. We see here that David is acknowledging the LORD as his shepherd and he shall not want, because the LORD supplies all his need. The Amplified version says, THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.

 

We learn here from David that as we have a personal relationship with the LORD and understand that He is our Shepherd, who feeds us, who guides us and who shields us and we have no want (Hebrew - to lack), because He supplies all our need. (Philippians 4:19)

 

Our responsibility is to acknowledge the LORD as our Shepherd, our supplier and trust in Him, seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33) and understand that He has already supplied all of our need. We need to thank Him for what He has already supplied and praise Him for it and be obedient to Him to do what He says to do and we will see what we are believing Him for come to pass.

 

The LORD is our provider, He is our guide and He is our protector. Let us keep our trust in Him.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:19; Psalm 91

When They Say There's Is No Cure

When They Say There’s No Cure

By Rusty Wilson

 

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

 

- Isaiah 53:1

 

 

There has been times we’ve heard the words, “There’s no cure.” Even though man says there’s no cure, Psalm 107:20 says, He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. God gave us His Word so we can read it and speak it and as we do, it is being sent forth to prosper where He sends it and accomplishes that which He pleases (Isaiah 55:11).

 

1 Peter 2:24 say’s, …by whose stripes ye were healed. It is by the stripes that Jesus bore that we are healed, we just have to receive it. It’s important to get a hold of this verse and apply it by speaking it by faith, believe it and expect it to manifestation in our body for the glory of God.

 

We thank God for doctors, but they don’t have the final word [report], unless we allow them to. Even though the doctor might diagnose you with a sickness or with a disease, that isn’t the final report. The final report is from God and His Word, which say’s, by His [Jesus’] stripes you were healed, which means the healing has already been provided, all you have to do is receive it by faith.

 

As we read scriptures on healing we know that no matter what kind of report we are given, we are healed. God’s Word is the same yesterday, today and forever. Let’s not allow mans report to be the final word, let’s rely on what God’s Word says, because His Word is our solid foundation. As we read scriptures on healing, we need to believe them, confess them and stand on them and we will receive our healing.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:16-17; Isaiah 53:5

 

 

Put Off And Put On!

Put Off And Put On!

By Rusty Wilson

 

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

 

- Ephesians 4:22-24

 

 

As a born again, child of God having received Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we are to put off concerning our former conversation [manner of life; behavior] the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit [attitude] of our mind.

 

To “put off” means to “remove as clothing” (Colossians 3:8-10). We have to do the putting off ourselves, God will not do it for us. It is our responsibility and needs to be our desire to want to do it so we can be pleasing to God and not let the devil use our old man to influence us and tempt us, causing us to fall back into sin.

 

We need to be renewed in the spirit of our mind so we can keep strong and not fall back into sin. We renew and be renewed in the spirit of our mind by the reading and studying of the Word of God. We allow ourselves to be transformed by the renewing of our mind and put on the new man.

 

We put on the new man and keep our attitude right by reading and studying the Word of God. God’s Word transforms the attitude of our mind and as our attitude changes it causes us to be a greater witness to others, because we receive a greater understanding of having the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) and we are able to present a Christ-like attitude for others to see and they realize that there is something different about us that gets their attention.

 

Let’s continue to keep the old man put away and keep the new man standing tall by our pressing into the Word of God and renewing our mind; having a great attitude that gets the world’s attention.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 3:8-10

 

 

Forgiveness Is A Priority

Forgiveness Is A Priority

By Rusty Wilson

 

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

 

- Mark 11:25-26

 

 

As the body of Christ, it is vitally important that we forgive others when they do something against us. When we chose to forgive, we have chosen to Love as Jesus commanded us to in John 15:12.

 

When we refuse to forgive we refuse to keep His commandment, because we forgive with the Love of God. When we don’t forgive someone, we are keeping ourselves in bondage of what they did to us which was influenced by the devil.

 

When we don’t forgive, it effects our prayer life. It blocks us from receiving what we are believing for. That’s why Jesus said in Mark 11:25, And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any:...  In order for us to receive what we are praying for, we MUST forgive or it will keep us from receiving what God has in store for us.

 

When we forgive someone, and let’s even go a little further, when we forgive a place of business, that’s right a business; when a business does us wrong, we are to forgive the people and the business. For one reason, we are to forgive and for another reason is that there might be a brother or sister in the Lord that we don’t know that is employed there and if we condemn that place of business with our selfish comments, that can affect their job.

 

We are to BLESS them that do things and say things against us and not curse them. Let’s make it a priority in our daily walk with God to walk and live in forgiveness.

 

 

 

 

Scriptures Reading: Matthew 6:14-15; Matthew 5:11; Romans 12:14

 

The Focus Of Speaking Truth!

The Focus Of Speaking Truth!

By Rusty Wilson

 

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

 

- Psalm 91:4

 

 

As we speak God's truth (His Word), we are covered by His truth. Our words are spirit just as Jesus said in John 6:63, It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

 

It’s important that we speak according to the Word of God and not let any corrupt communication come out of our mouth, but only that which is good and helpful, so that our words will be an encouragement to those who hear them (Ephesians 4:29 NLT).

 

People that we are around should notice a difference between us and others by what we say and what we do. Our reaction to what is said or a situation that happens will be noticed by others.

 

I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is possible. We do deal with the flesh and that’s why we need to crucify the flesh daily with the Word of God by renewing our mind (Romans 12:2). We can tell our flesh, “we are going to do what the Word of God says” and tell it, “it is going to line up, because it doesn’t have a choice.” We need to make sure our decision isn’t made based on the flesh, but by the Word of God.

 

As we speak God’s Word, He watches over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12). As we speak the truth which is His Word, we know we are protected by the shield of His armor.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 8:6-9; Ephesians 6:16

 

 

Fully Armored

Fully Armored

By Rusty Wilson

 

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 

- Ephesians 6:11

 

 

As a major part of what I like to call God’s protection plan for us, He has given us His whole (full) armor to put on and keep on. It must be put on and kept on for the warfare we go through.

 

As we notice in Ephesians 6:10 that we don’t use our own strength, but God’s strength that was given to us through Jesus. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (Ephesians 6:10). We are to use His strength being strong in Him (being empowered through our union with Him), because when we draw from Him; it is [that strength which His boundless might provides] (the Amplified version).

 

God has given us His whole armor to put on and to keep on to use daily, keeping us protected from any attacks that the enemy (the devil) brings against us. As we have God’s armor on, we are fully armored; fully protected from any attack, from any weapon the devil uses against us and as we keep our ground standing on the Word of God, we have a solid foundation that we will stand firm and won’t be moved or harmed.

 

Let’s remember to keep the whole armor of God on and even inspecting it from time to time and even checking it day to day as the Holy Spirit directs us to, making sure that there are no loose pieces that we allowed to be loosened up that way we will know that we are fully armored.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:10-18; Isaiah 54:17

With Long Life God Will Satisfy Us

With Long Life God Will Satisfy Us

By Rusty Wilson

 

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

- Psalm 91:16

 

 

When we came to the decision and received Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we made a decision to choose life and through Him we have received life more abundantly (John 10:10).

 

God’s promise is for us to live a long life, to satisfy us and for us to have all that we need. He has supplied ALL of our need according to His riches in glory by Christ, Jesus (Philippians 4:19). All that is required for life, He has already provided.

 

When we received Jesus into our heart, we made a life commitment. We have been given the life He planned for us to have and gave us His salvation plan (deliverance, victory, prosperity). He gave us ALL that He has, an abundance that never runs out.

 

As we keep our trust in God and continue to abide with Him, He assures us in His Word that He will never leave us, nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). He has given us long life, satisfying us with ALL that we need for His glory.

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 103:1-5; Psalm 23:1; Ephesians 2:10 (AMPC)

Call Upon The LORD

Call Upon The LORD

By Rusty Wilson

 

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

 

- Psalm 91:15

 

 

As children of God, we should never feel that we can’t or shouldn’t call upon God in any situation or circumstance. As a truth, He wants us to. He wants us to trust in Him so much that He is the first One we go to when trouble rises up.

 

We call upon God with faith, because faith pleases Him (Hebrews 11:6). We call upon Him and He will answer us, He will be with us when the devil (the adversary) tries to attack and bring trouble (adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation).

 

When we call upon the LORD we know that He will deliver us and keep us safe from the defeated foe (the devil). There will be no evil happen to us nor any plague come near our dwelling (Psalm 91:10).

 

As we trust and rely on the LORD, He will honor us and give us long life. Let’s continue to trust in Him and He will guide us through and protect us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 50:15; Isaiah 43:1-2

Setting Our Love Upon God

Setting Our Love Upon God

By Rusty Wilson

 

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

 

- Psalm 91:14

 

 

When we received Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we made an important decision to rely on God and set our Love upon Him. We made the decision to cling to Him, to Love Him and have a desire to get closer to Him through His Word.

 

As we study God’s Word, we get to know Him more and more, learning to Love Him more and desire to receive ALL that He has for us.

 

The Amplified version says, Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness--trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

 

He will deliver us (causing us to escape harm), He will set us on high (keeping us safe, keeping us strong), for we know Him and desire to know Him more. Knowing His mercy, His Love and His kindness. As we trust in God and rely on Him, we know He will never leave us or forsake us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: 1 John 4:7-10

Why God Allows Things To Happen

Why God Allows Things To Happen

By Rusty Wilson

 

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

 

- Genesis 1:26

 

 

One of the popular questions today that we hear is, “Why does God allow bad things to happen?” You may see something on the television or in the newspaper and you may ask, why is He allowing this to happen? The real question is why are we allowing this to happen? God only allows what we allow.

 

We read in Genesis 1:26 that God gave man (us) dominion over all the earth. Earth in the Hebrew: country, field, ground, land, nations, way, wilderness, world.

 

We have been given dominion, complete authority over all the earth. When we see something happening and He says to pray for the situation or even if He says to pray over a certain area before it takes place, it’s extremely important to be obedient and pray, because God knows exactly what is going on and what He is doing. With our obedience, He is about to change something.

 

You may say, “I don’t know what or how to pray,” it’s important that we allow Him to lead us by His Holy Spirit on how to pray. He may tell us to pray in the Spirit and continue to pray until He says everything is ok.

 

God works through us and it’s vitally important for us to be obedient to pray when He ministers to us to pray. Let’s purpose to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit so we can hear His voice and He can minister to us and pray when He would have us to pray for a specific area or person.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Luke 10:19-20; Ephesians 6:18

No Evil Shall Happen To You

No Evil Shall Happen To You

By Rusty Wilson

 

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

 

- Psalm 91:10

 

 

As we see a lot of works of the devil happening in the world today, we as the body of Christ are not to fear, because that is not what God has called us to do.

 

We must make sure that we don’t leave an open door for the devil to get in. As we dwell in the secret place of the Most High, we shall abide under the shadow (the defense) of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1). The Amplified version says as we dwell in the secret place of the Most High, we …shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].

 

As we abide and keep abiding in the secret place of the Most High, there shall no evil happen to us or any plague come near our dwelling. Nothing will harm us (Luke 10:19), because we not only abide in the secret place of the Most High, we also have the whole armor of God that we are to put on and keep on to protect us from the attacks of the devil.

 

One thing we must remember, as we are protected from all evil and all plagues, we have to make sure we don’t allow our armor to be loosened up and we don’t invite any evil or any plague with our words (our confession).

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 54:17; Ephesians 6:10-18

Praying The Will Of God

Praying The Will Of God

By Rusty Wilson

 

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

 

- 1 John 5:14-15

 

 

There are Christians that make the comment that they don’t know what to say when they pray or don’t know how to pray for a certain problem in their life or for others.

 

It’s important to get a scripture to stand on and pray and let the Holy Spirit lead you on what to pray. If you are able to pray in the Spirit by having been baptized in the Holy Spirit, you can pray in the Spirit, which is praying the perfect will of God. As you do, He can reveal to you specific things to pray for.

 

When we pray, we can and we should have confidence that when we pray the will of God (His Word), He hears us and we can expect to receive what we pray for.

 

It’s extremely important NOT to disregard prayer due to not knowing what to pray, but to look for scriptures to stand on and pray. We have our teacher the Holy Spirit to show us what scriptures to read, pray and stand on. As we do, we know we have the petitions (the requests) given to us by God for His glory!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Mark 11:24-26; 1 John 3:22

Dont' Let The Enemy Steal The Word

Don’t Let The Enemy Steal The Word

By Rusty Wilson

 

And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

 

- Mark 4:15

 

 

It’s vitally important when we receive a Word from God whether by a word spoken or by receiving from the Word of God that we hold onto the Word given to us and not allow the enemy (Satan) to come and steal it from us.

 

We need to make sure that we have a solid foundation that we are standing on and that foundation is built on the Word of God. When we read the Word and speak it, we increase our faith (Romans 10:17), which strengthens our foundation.

 

When we hear the Word, our faith increases and the enemy wants to keep us from increasing our faith and standing on God’s Word by trying to steal the Word from us. John 10:10 says, The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. The thief (the enemy) comes to steal the Word that is sown and if he steals the Word, it will cause our faith to weaken and he will continue with his purpose to kill and destroy.

 

The enemy targets our faith, trying to cause our shield to be lowered so he can have an open door to attack health, finances, family relationship and anything else he finds an open door to get in and attack.

 

It’s vitally important to continue to keep the Word that is sown into our life protected by keeping the door closed to the devil by keeping strife, unforgiveness, bitterness and anything else that leaves a door open to the enemy. We need to make sure we submit and keep our submission to God, resist the devil and he will flee from us (James 4:7).

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: James 4:7; Ephesians 6:16; Romans 10:17

Never Back Down

Never Back Down!

By Rusty Wilson

 

And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

 

- 1 Samuel 17:48-51

 

 

When we are facing the giant that rises up against us, it’s important to never back down from the giant. Just as David did against Goliath, we are to run up to that giant and with the Word of God, knock the giant down and cut his head off with the Word of God, our spiritual sword (Ephesians 6:17).

 

That giant may look big, but we have angels, BIG angels of God encamped about us and standing with us when we face the giant. It’s important to remember, we are not alone, we have our angels from God and His Holy Spirit to lead us.

 

As we rise up in faith (faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, Romans 10:17), we know we can stand up against the enemy (the giant) and know he is already defeated, because greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. We can stand strong and courageous knowing that as we go forth speaking the Word of God, we are VICTORIOUS and we are OVERCOMERS through Christ Jesus.

 

Let’s remember to never back down, for we are not alone for God is with us and as we dwell in the secret place of the Most High, we remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand] (Psalm 91:1 The Amplified Bible).

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:17; Romans 10:17; Psalm 91:11

We Are Not Our Own

We Are Not Our Own

By Rusty Wilson

 

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

 

- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

 

When we received Jesus as our Savior and our Lord, we received the blood covering price that was paid in full by Jesus and we became not our own, but God’s own.

 

Sin is a spiritual debt that we could have never paid, but Jesus was made (became) flesh (John 1:14) to walk the earth being led by the Spirit of God to teach His Word and to die on the cross for us, paying the ultimate price with His blood for all our sin.

 

In order for us to be free from the bondage of sin, we must receive Jesus into our heart (Romans 10:8-10), allowing Him to be our Savior and Lord.

 

As we received Jesus into our heart, our body became the temple of the Holy Ghost and it’s vitally important to allow Him to guide us and teach us how to take care of our body.

 

As we read and study the Word of God, we will receive an understanding of who we are in Christ and that we are not our own. This will change our life and our attitude. We don’t change it on our own, but as we read and study God’s Word and be led by His Holy Spirit, He will show us what we need to do. He is the One that changes us and gives us the desire to live a life for God and be pleasing to Him.

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 1:14; Romans 10:8-13

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back!

By Rusty Wilson

 

And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed... But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

 

- Genesis 19:17, 26

 

 

As we read in Genesis 19 where God rescued Lot and his family from Sodom and Gomorrah before He rained down upon the city with brimstone and fire (vs. 24). Lot and his family escaped the destruction, but as they were out of the city, Lot’s wife looked back when they were told not to and she became a pillar of salt.

 

Not that we would be turned into pillar of salt for disobeying God, but we can use this as an example to not look back and focus on the sin that we were delivered from and any other things we’re not supposed to focus on. We are not to focus on the past, but focus on the Word of God and what He has in store for us and being led by the Holy Spirit to move forward.

 

When we look back at the past, we see what could have been and what did or did not happen, opening ourselves for disappointments. When we look back we have a tendency to keep our focus on the past and miss what is right in front of us, the BLESSING!

 

It's vitally important not to look back focusing on the past, but to look forward, getting our focus on what is in front of us. Getting our eyes on the Word of God and attending to His Word, being led by the Holy Spirit to go where He says to go and do what He says to do. As we are obedient to God, we will receive the BLESSING He has in store for us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 4:20-21; Luke 9:62

Making The Right Decisions

Making The Right Decisions

By Rusty Wilson

 

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

 

- Jeremiah 33:3

 

 

Just the other day the Holy Spirit ministered to me, “Don't base your decision on emotions and on your feelings, base it on the Word of God and BEING led by the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit will keep you in the will of God!”  PRAISE GOD!

 

It’s important when we are making decisions, that we inquire of the Lord on what we should do. I know that we sometimes make a decision on our own and sometimes they are good decisions and sometimes they are not so good decisions, but if we will inquire of the Lord on what we should do, He will let us know exactly what to do.

 

When we call upon the LORD, He will answer us and show us great and mighty things which we do not know of, He will reveal it to us. Glory to God! God knows the plans He has for us (Jeremiah 29:11), as we trust in Him, He will guide us through them.

 

When emotions and feelings rise up, we can refuse to make the decisions with the emotions and negative feelings and make the decisions based on the Word of God.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:33; Jeremiah 29:11

Having Done All You Know To Do To Stand

Having Done All You Know To Do To Stand

By Rusty Wilson

 

...and having done all, to stand. Stand...

 

- Ephesians 6:13-14

 

 

When we're in a battle and we've done all we know to do, it's extremely important to continue to stand. We continue to pray and continue to stand on the Word of God. Even if the situation doesn't look good or doesn't look like anything is changing, it's important for us to continue to stand and trust God.

 

I know it sounds easier said than done, but as we think about it we can see there is nothing in our physical ability that we can do, but make the decision to trust God and stand on His Word, because it might be out of our control, but it’s not out of God's control when we give it to Him.

 

As we choose to allow God to take control and we trust Him to take care of the need, we can rest assure that He is taking care of it for He has us covered and He is manifesting His Word in our behalf, because He watches over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12).

 

As we remember to do as Mark 11:22-23 says to have faith in God and to speak to the mountain to be removed and be cast into the sea and not doubt in our heart, but believe what we say will come to pass we will have what we say.

 

We have to make the decision to continue to stand, trusting God and keeping our faith in Him, giving Him thanksgiving and praise for meeting our need.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 1:12; Mark 11:22-26; Philippians 4:19

Jesus Personally Bore Our Sins

Jesus Personally Bore Our Sins

By Rusty Wilson

 

He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.

 

- 1 Peter 2:24 (AMPC)

 

 

It’s exciting to know as the body of Christ that we have been delivered from the sins we once had, but something we must never forget is the price that was paid for our sins and for us to become the righteousness of God and the price that was paid for our healing as Jesus bore the stripes for us.

 

As one hymnal song says, He paid a debt He did not owe, I owed a debt I could not pay. Jesus paid the debt that we could not pay. He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities, He took on those stripes as He was whipped for He knew He had to pay the price that only He could pay.

 

With the stripes that Jesus bore, we have been healed and made whole. As the King James Version tells us 1 Peter 2:24, …by whose stripes ye were healed.

 

See 2000 years ago Jesus paid the price for us to be healed and let me re-assure you that it is the will of God for you and me to be healed, so if you are believing for healing and the thought comes to you, “Is it God’s will for me to be healed?,” rise up, cast that thought down and say “The Word of God says …ye were healed.., which means I am healed, so therefore I am healed. I believe it, I receive it, I have it, I take my healing now in Jesus name!”

 

We as God's children need to refuse anything less than what God has already provided for us. If He said it is ours then it is ours. We've got to get rid of religious thinking, if any and refuse to believe what the world is trying to tell us and receive what belongs to us.

 

Let’s be encouraged to receive ALL that God has in store for us.

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 2 Corinthians 10:5

Humbling Ourselves Unto God

Humbling Ourselves Unto God

By Rusty Wilson

 

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

 

- 1 Peter 5:6-9

 

 

As we humble ourselves (Amplified version vs 6: [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation])… we show ourselves to be willing to connect to and be protected by God.

 

We allow ourselves to be yielded to the Holy Spirit to receive what He has for us. We are willing to trust in God’s directions and are willing to trust Him and give (cast upon) Him ALL our cares (ALL anxieties, ALL worries, ALL concerns), so we can get our mind off of the cares and onto Him and His Word.

 

We will be able to be aware, watchful and cautious at ALL times so when the enemy (the devil) comes (roaming, walking about and around) like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger] seeking someone to seize upon and devour, we can and will overcome him every time. We can resist him and he will flee from us (James 4:7).

 

It's important for us to remember that we are overcomers and we are victorious through Jesus Christ, because greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: James 4:7; I John 4:4

 

Keeping The Joy In Unity!

Keeping The Joy In Unity!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

 

- Philippians 2:2

 

 

As the body of Christ, we are to be in unity, being likeminded (being of the same mind and one in purpose, Amplified version), being in agreement, being of one accord of one mind for we have the mind of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:16).

 

As we are in unity and continue to stay in unity with one another, we are to keep the joy of the LORD in our unity by allowing His joy to rise of in us. As we do we are being an example and an encouragement to others to be joyful by allowing the joy of the Lord to rise up in them for we as the body of Christ are to be EXCITED about what God has given to us and what He is doing in us and through us.

 

As we keep the joy in unity, we show others when they are around us that we are different, that we have a joy about us and we have a love about us (the love of God). That we are unified and we will not allow anything to take our joy or separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:39).

 

Jesus said in John 15:11, These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. As we abide in Him (stay and continue to dwell with Him), His joy will remain in us and our joy and gladness will be of full measure and complete and overflowing (Amplified version).

 

Let’s be encouraged to allow the joy of the LORD to rise up in us and keep His joy in our unity with one another and love one another with the love of God.

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 15:4; Romans 8:38-39

 

Having Faith In God Is Not A Suggestion

Having Faith In God Is Not A Suggestion

By Rusty Wilson

 

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

 

- Mark 11:22

 

 

Having faith in God is not a suggestion, but a command. Jesus never said that He recommend that we have faith in God so we can do the things He has called us to do or to receive from God what we are believing for. No, it's a command.

 

When Jesus spoke, He wasn't telling us what He recommended or wasn’t asking us to have faith, He gave a command to have faith in God. This is part of a Christian's life, to have faith in God every day, all day long, ALL the time.

 

When we have faith in God, we can say unto the mountain, …Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; (Mark 11:23)… we also when we are speaking to the mountain, we must not doubt in our heart, but believe that those things which we say will come to pass, we will have whatsoever we say. This is an extremely important principle to remember.

 

Without faith it’s impossible to please and be satisfactory to God (Hebrews 11:6 AMPC). Let’s continue to increase our faith and have faith in God, speaking His Word and see the manifestation of His Word come to pass.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:6; Romans 10:17

Calling Forth The Birthing Of The Seed Sown

Calling Forth The Birthing Of The Seed Sown

By Rusty Wilson

 

Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.

 

- Isaiah 66:9

 

 

God will never bring us to the place of birthing not cause us to birth what He has put in us. He might be birthing in us a ministry that He has for us to do. When He does, it’s extremely important to be obedient to God and yield to Him, because He knows exactly what He is doing.

 

In order for a birthing to take place, there's got to be a seed sown. God has put in us a seed so He can bring it forth to birth. He also gives us a Word (seed) to put in others as we minister to them.

 

If you have taught a class at church or have ministered a word to someone and haven't seen or haven't heard that the birthing of the seed (Word) sown in the person’s life has taken place, call forth the birthing of that seed.

 

When you minister a Word from God to someone, it is a seed sown. He will work to bring that seed to the birthing. When we minister His Word, His Word will not come back to Him void (Isaiah 55:11), but it will accomplish that which He pleases. Don't give up on the seed sown in that person’s life. Declare that the birthing is coming forth, it is coming to manifestation in Jesus name.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55:11

Subject To Change!

Subject To Change!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

 

- Isaiah 53:1

 

 

If you receive a bad report from the doctor or you check your banking account and it isn't looking good, remember one thing: it's subject to change.

 

When we stand on the Word of God and believe what He said is His Word, the reports are subject to change and they will change as we declare the Word of God over the situation.

 

Any natural thing is subject to change. What we have to do is believe God's Word and know when we declare it in Jesus name, His Word goes to work in our behalf. We have the Holy Spirit working in our behalf and we have angels working in our behalf. All they are waiting on is for us to speak God's Word and it is activated and they make sure it is done.

 

One thing to remember, God watches over His Word to perform it and He will perform it. Let’s believe the report of the Lord, let’s believe His Word. Let’s believe and stand on His Word knowing and declaring that He sent His Word and healed us and delivered us from our destructions (Psalms 107:20), let’s believe that by His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2:24). Let’s believe that our God has supplied ALL of our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

As we stand on the Word of God, let’s remember one thing: the situation is subject to change and it will change for the glory of God!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 1:12; Isaiah 55:11

Don't Be Surprised Of The Good Report

Don't Be Surprised Of The Good Report

By Rusty Wilson

 

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

 

- Mark 11:24

 

 

It's important when we pray for something that we expect to receive it. When we are expecting a good report, we shouldn't be surprised when we receive the good report. When we receive a good report, we should be excited and know we have done according to the Word of God. As we prayed, we believed and expected God to move in our behalf or someone else's.

 

We knew by faith it was going to manifest, because Jesus said in His Word …What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:24). We see that what we prayed for, we believed that we would receive it and it came into manifestation. You may say, "What I have been praying for hasn't come yet.” Keep believing for it and standing on God’s Word and give God thanks and praise for it.

 

Just because we don't see it come to manifestation when we think it will or should, it doesn't mean it won't. We’ve got to continue to give God praise and thank Him for it and know that it will come to manifestation. When we give God praise and thanksgiving, not only are we doing as the Word of God says, we are also showing God that we have our trust in Him and know that He will do as He said in His Word. God always keeps His Word!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Mark 11:22-24

The Resurrection Power Lives In Us

The Resurrection Power Lives In Us

By Rusty Wilson

 

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

 

- Romans 8:11

 

 

When we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we received the resurrection power in us for He is the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25). The same Spirit (God's Spirit) that raised Christ from the dead lives and dwells in us (John 15:4). Praise God!

 

His Spirt that is in us has power to restore, quicken and strengthen our body. When we feel weak, we can confess, “I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might" (Ephesians 6:10), "the joy of the Lord is my strength" (Nehemiah 8:10).

 

As we study the Word of God and increase our faith by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17), we know we can speak the Word, believe and know it's going to come to pass. We can know we have the resurrection power of God in us and He will make alive and strengthen our mortal body so we can continue with full strength to accomplish what God has in store for us to do.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:10, Matthew 22:32

The Resurrection and The Life

The Resurrection and The Life

By Rusty Wilson

 

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

 

- John 11:25

 

 

When Jesus went to raise Lazarus from the dead, Martha heard that Jesus was coming and as soon as she heard, she went to meet Him. When she met Jesus, she came to Him expressing that He was too late saying, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died (John 11:21). We understand that Jesus was and is always on time. His timing will always benefit us and His timing was going to benefit Martha and those around them observing, because they were going to see the mighty power of God at work. Jesus told her that her brother would rise again and with her natural thinking, her thoughts were that Lazarus would rise again in the last day not having an understanding of who Jesus was.

 

Jesus told Martha in verse 25, …I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: She didn’t realize she was looking at and talking to the actual Person who is the Resurrection and the Life and not just hearing a Truth of a statement. Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life and knowing this, with receiving Jesus into our heart and making Him Lord of our Life, we have the Spirit and the power of the Resurrection and Life in us.

 

We can speak life to someone like Jesus did when He called Lazarus forth, and when He commanded Jairus’s daughter to arise from her sleep (by natural eyes she was dead: Mark 5:39-42; Luke 8:52-55). We have the power and authority of the Resurrection and Life living in us and as we speak life to someone by faith in Jesus name, there will be life in their body. In Him is life; and the life is the light of men (John 1:4). We serve Jesus Christ who is the Resurrection and the Life.

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 1:4-5, 9-14, John 11:39-44

Speak The Word Only!

Speak The Word Only!

By Rusty Wilson

 

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

 

- Matthew 8:8

 

 

As the centurion came to Jesus concerning his servant that was home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. He felt that he wasn't worthy of Jesus coming to his home to heal his servant even though Jesus said he would come and heal him (Matthew 8:7).

 

The centurion had faith and believed that if Jesus said that his servant was healed that his servant would be healed. As Jesus seen his faith, He said ...Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. Matthew 8:13.

 

Jesus gave us the same authority as when we speak His Word by faith, it will be done. When we speak the Word of God only concerning a situation and believing what we say is going to happen according to the Word of God, we can rest assure it with come to manifestation.

 

We can say to someone "Be healed in Jesus name" and can know as we speak the Word in Jesus name, the Word goes to work and the manifestation is starting to take place. Let's be confident that when we speak the Word only, we know it will manifest.

 

 

Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 2:24; Mark 11:22

The Words Jesus Spoke Are Life!

The Words Jesus Spoke Are Life!

By Rusty Wilson

 

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

 

- John 6:63

 

 

The words Jesus spoke and what He speaks now, they are spirit and they are life. Jesus being our prime example, it's extremely important and you could say vitally important to speak as Jesus spoke and as we read in the Word of God, He spoke what His Father said to speak, He spoke life.

 

Jesus said in John 12:49, For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Jesus only spoke what His Father said to speak. It's important for us to use this example and speak what our Heavenly Father says to speak.

 

When we speak what our Heavenly Father says to speak, we will see different results. When we pray, we should pray how He says to pray, the Word of God. When we speak what He says to speak, we know we are speaking truth, we are speaking life.

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 12:50

Cast The Whole Care Upon The Lord!

Cast The Whole Care Upon The Lord!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

 

- 1 Peter 5:7

 

 

When we cast the whole care upon the Lord, we are doing as Proverbs 3:5 says, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. When we cast the care (throwing the care) upon the Lord, we are showing Him that we trust Him to take care of us. Our own understanding is only natural and cannot change things the right way or can cause error.

 

We need to understand that the cares we try to take care of are a spiritual thing and can’t be dealt with naturally, but only by the spirit. That’s why we must cast our whole care upon the Lord, knowing He cares for us and He is the only one that can take care of the cares.

 

When we come to understand that there is nothing we can do naturally or physically to fix a situation (a care), we need to cast that care upon the Lord, for He is the only one that can change and rearrange things and have God manifested results.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 37:5

You Are Not Alone!

You Are Not Alone!

By Rusty Wilson

 

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

 

- John 14:16-18

 

 

There might be times you may feel alone and by yourself. One thing to remember, as the body of Christ you are not alone, so don’t fear, for the Lord your God is with you. He will not fail you, He will not leave you nor forsake you. Jesus said in John 14:18, I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. The Holy Spirit was sent to be with us and to comfort us. You don’t have to feel alone for the Holy Spirit is here to comfort you and me.

 

Deuteronomy 31:6 says, Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. God is always with us. He sent His Holy Spirit to comfort us, to guide us and teach us and give us understanding. So be strong and of a good courage. God is with you!

 

He said in Joshua 1:9, Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Wherever you go, He is with you. Be encouraged and know that you are not alone, for God is with you.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:5, John 14:27

The Thief Will Come, But He Will Not Succeed!

The Thief Will Come, But He Will Not Succeed!

By Rusty Wilson

 

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

 

- John 10:10

 

 

Jesus said in this verse that the thief (the devil) comes to steal, to kill and to destroy. The devil comes to steal the Word from us (Mark 4:15), he purposes to kill and destroy. The devil wants to stop us from going into all the world and preaching the gospel of Jesus and raising havoc on his kingdom.

 

It's up to us to stand on God's Word and overcome the thief. The thief will come, but it's up to us to either allow him to succeed or for us to take a stand on the Word of God and overcome him. Remember, we are overcomer's (1 John 4:4, 5:4)

 

Jesus also said in John 10:10, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Jesus came that we might have life (it's our choice to receive) and have it more abundantly. It's part of the BLESSING. When we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we received the BLESSING and its up to us to keep a hold of the BLESSING.

 

The thief is going to try to take the Word that was sown in our heart from us, but we have to stand strong and refuse to let him have it. Guarding our heart and being a doer of the Word (James 1:22) keeps us in the BLESSING!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Mark 4:15, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4

 

Forgiveness: No Corrupt Communication

Forgiveness: No Corrupt Communication

By Rusty Wilson

 

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

 

- Ephesians 4:29

 

 

When a person gets upset, gets mad and or in a argument with someone there is an opportunity for an open door for corrupt words or communication. Corrupt in the Greek is rotten, worthless (literally or morally): bad, corrupt. The words we speak are spirit and they can either help us or hurt us. Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

 

We need to be cautious of what we say. The statement “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. There needs to be an understanding that words can kill. That’s why we have Isaiah 54:17 to stand on. It says, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord”.

 

No weapon, no tongue can harm you as you stand on the Word of God. Every tongue that rises against you in judgment, you shall condemn. You have the right as a child of God to stop the words spoken against you. The words spoken against you shall have no effect on you, unless you allow them to.

 

There maybe people that may not want to forgive you and say things about you, but leave that between them and God and continue to stay in forgiveness. Let’s continue to walk in forgiveness by walking in the Love of God. Let our words that we speak be words of Love and Peace, that they will be words which are good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Luke 6:45, Matthew 12:36-37

 

Forgiveness: We Wrestle Not Against Flesh And Blood!

Forgiveness: We Wrestle Not Against Flesh And Blood!

By Rusty Wilson

 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 

- Ephesians 6:12

 

 

As the body of Christ we aren’t supposed to be wrestling or fighting against each other. When we fight with each other the devil just sits back and watches with a big smile on his face. We make his job easy and doing exactly what he wants us to do. That gives him the glory. Colossians 3:13 says, Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

 

All the devil has to do is get a child of God to think and say something about a brother or sister in the Lord and they start arguing and the fight is on. What the one needs to do is be patient with the other, love them and not let what they say or do bother them and to pray for them. This takes the help and leading of the Holy Spirit and the discipline of ourselves.

 

It’s important to stop, apologize and forgive each other and repent for allowing strife and division to enter in. You may ask, what if they don’t forgive me. You keep that between them and God and you continue to keep forgiveness in your heart for them, no matter what they say or do and this can be done with the help of the Holy Spirit. What they say about you is between them and God. We’ve got to keep ourselves out of the bondage of unforgiveness, which is a tool of the devil.

 

When we choose to forgive the person who makes us angry or tries to fight with us, we can say, No, I will not fight or wrestle and I refuse to allow strife to come in. Again this takes the help and leading of the Holy Spirit and the discipline of ourselves. We can speak this: “I choose to walk in the Love of God and be His love”. Let’s let this be an encouragement to ourselves and to others and love one another and have peace with one another.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Luke 6:37, Luke 17:3-4 (AMP)

 

Forgiveness: The Will Of God!

Forgiveness: The Will Of God!

By Rusty Wilson

 

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

 

- Romans 5:5

 

 

How do you forgive someone who hurt you? With the Love of God. The Holy Spirit sheds God’s Love abroad into our hearts and it’s up to us as the vessels of God to allow the Holy Spirit to fill us up with His Love. There are times that we may have to ask the Lord to help us love someone so we can forgive them if they have wronged us or even if we think they wronged us. It’s extremely important to forgive. It is the will of God!

 

Unforgiveness will hinder our prayer life as Mark 11:25 says, And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Vs. 26 tells us if we do not forgive, neither will our heavenly Father forgive us our trespasses.

 

Forgiveness is a choice we have to make and if we feel we are having trouble when we want to forgive, we need to check our love level. If it seems a little low, we can ask God to fill us with His love and to help us love that person. A reminder what Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Forgiveness is a choice. Let’s make sure we continue to make the choice to forgive today, for it is the will of God!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Mark 11:26, Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:21-22

 

Being Strong In The Lord!

Being Strong In The Lord!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

 

- Ephesians 6:10

 

 

There are times that we may feel weak and may not feel enough strength to move around. One thing we can rest assure of we can draw strength from the Lord. Ephesians 6:10 the Amplified Version says, In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

 

We can be strong (be empowered) in the Lord through our union with Him. We are joined to the Lord, which we have ALL strength provided for us to draw from Him and walk in each and every day. We don't have to depend on our own strength and actually we aren't supposed to. The strength that the Lord has given to us, we are to walk in each day.

 

It's good to know that we are strengthened with His strength for His strength is our strength. We can be excited, joyful and thankful for the joy that is in us for the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Praise God! Let's continue to receive and walk in the Lord's strength and be strong in Him!

 

Speak the Word to be Strong: I am strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might!

 

 

Scripture Reading: Joshua 1:6-9

For With God Nothing Shall Be Impossible!

For With God Nothing Shall Be Impossible!

By Rusty Wilson

 

For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

 

- Luke 1:37-38

 

 

In Luke chapter 1 we see that the angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her in verse 31 she would conceive in her womb, birth a son and call His name Jesus. With her not ever have been with a man, Gabriel explained to her how the conception would take place. Notice what Mary said in verse 38, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.

 

Even though she may not have had a complete understanding of what was going to take place, Mary was willing to receive the word, she was willing and obedient to carry out the plan of God and deliver the WORD! Jesus is the WORD!

 

There are times we receive a word from God by the Holy Spirit and it seems literally impossible, but we must understand that when we receive a word from God, He has anointed us to do what He has told us to do.

 

We might receive a word that we are going to go on a mission trip, He might have us go to the hospital to visit a certain person that He is going to use us to minister to or pray for. What we need to understand that whatever God has in store for us to do, we are able and it won’t be impossible to do.

 

So, let’s remember as Mary made the decision to receive the Word, and was willing and obedient to carry and deliver the WORD, Jesus; that we make the decision to be willing and obedient to carry out the important assignment God has for us to do for it will save and it will change a person’s life forever.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:13, Mark 16:15-20

 

We Have Authority

We Have Authority

By Rusty Wilson

 

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 

- Luke 10:19

 

 

We have the power and authority given to us by Jesus to tread on, trample down under our feet the works and the power of the devil. As we stay under the covering, the secret place of the most High (Psalm 91:1), our Heavenly Father, nothing by any means can hurt us.

 

We have the authority to speak to the mountains in our life, whether it be sickness, disease, captivity, fear or anything that might be in our life. We have the right to take authority over it and command that mountain to be removed and be cast into the sea (Mark 11:23). God wants us free from anything that hinders us and hinders our relationship with Him. We’ve got to speak to it and command it to leave in Jesus name. It cannot stay in our life.

 

With the authority given to us, as we are led by the Holy Spirit, we can go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. We can lay hands on the sick and see them recover (Mark 16:15,18). We have the authority to share God's Word with others. We have the right and authority to tell the devil to get out of our business, to tell him to get his hands off our family. We have the authority, so let's exercise and use our authority according to the Word of God and see our situation turned around for the glory of God.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Mark 11:22-23, Mark 16:15-20

 

What Is Most Important To Us?

What Is Most Important To Us?

By Rusty Wilson

 

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

 

- Matthew 4:18-20

 

 

We can see here in these verses that Simon Peter and his brother Andrew were casting their net into the sea (into the water) for they were fishers (or fishermen). The New Living Translation says, …throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Now days, most of us fish for a past time of enjoyment and also to eat fish, but they fished for a living.

 

Jesus said to them, …Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Simon Peter and Andrew chose to make following Jesus more important than what they knew; what they did for a living, catching fish. They straightway (immediately) left their nets and followed Him (Matthew 4:20).

 

As we see here of this important decision that was made to follow Jesus, we can use this example to check ourselves and think of any time where the Holy Spirit told us to do something or is telling us to do something and we chose to do it or chose to do something else because we didn’t want to do it due to selfishness, or thought we were too busy doing something else that we thought or are thinking is more important.

 

When the Holy Spirit tells us to do something, we must always remember that He isn’t speaking of Himself, but whatever He hears, that is what He speaks (John 16:13). When the Holy Spirit tells us something, what He is saying is coming straight from the throne of God. This is extremely important for us to remember.

 

Let’s make what the Holy Spirit says to us the most important word to us, the most important directions to us and know we are receiving exactly what God wants us to receive, what He wants us to know and what He wants us to do.

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 16:13, James 1:22

When We Trust In God

When We Trust In God

By Rusty Wilson

 

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

 

- Proverbs 3:5

 

 

When we choose to trust in God, we are choosing to lean on and put our confidence in Him eHeto lead us by His Holy Spirit through whatever we are going through. God knows what is a head of us and knows what needs to be done; which only He can do. We just have to have faith in Him, relying on Him and walk where He says to walk, say what He says to say and do what He says to do.

 

There are times we may not know what’s going on, but what we need to remember is to trust in God, having faith in Him (Mark 11:22) and be led by His Holy Spirit.

 

We are not supposed to lean on or depend on our own understanding when we are going through a battle. When we rely on our own understanding, we allow our mind to be open for the enemy to attack by putting negative things in our mind to think on, causing us to get distracted, keeping our mind off what the Word of God says and keeping us from doing God’s Word and stretching forth our faith and letting God have control.

 

Some things we can’t do or fix physically, so we must rely on God and cast the whole care on Him for He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7), because only He can take care of it. As we cast the whole care on Him, continuing to pray, giving thanks and praising Him, we can have confidence He is meeting our need.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Mark 11:22, 1 Peter 5:7, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

God's Righteousness Remains Forever

God's Righteousness Remains Forever

By Rusty Wilson

 

(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

 

- 2 Corinthians 9:9

 

 

As God sent His Son Jesus to pay the price for us, redeeming us from the wages of sin, which is death (Romans 6:23). Jesus came so we could have life and have life more abundantly (John 10:10).

 

Jesus was made to be sin for us (to be the offering for our sin) Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).

 

It’s extremely important for us to remember that God’s righteousness remains forever (His deeds of justice and goodness and kindness and benevolence will go on and endure forever! 2 Corinthians 9:9 the Amplified version).

 

As we abide in Jesus (John 15:4), we will stay in His righteousness; being the vessel we have vowed (promised) to be when we received Jesus into our heart and made Him Lord of our life. As we stay in God’s righteousness, we stay in His nature; which is holiness (being holy) as He said in 1 Peter 1:16, …Be ye holy; for I am holy.

 

We are God’s vessels, used to BLESS others and show and tell them of His love and goodness and as they choose to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior they will become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; they will become justified and covered by the blood of Jesus.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 112:9 (AMPC), 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:18

What We Bind On Earth Is Bound In Heaven, What We Loose

On Earth Is Loosed In Heaven!

What We Bind On Earth Is Bound In Heaven, What We Loose

On Earth Is Loosed In Heaven!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

 

- Matthew 18:18

 

 

As we see in Matthew 18:18, we have been given the authority to bind what needs to be bound on earth and it will be bound in Heaven and loose what needs to be loosed on earth and it will be loosed in Heaven. In Matthew 16:19 Jesus told Peter, but not only did He tell Peter, He is telling us that He has given us the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

As believers, Jesus gave us the keys (a symbol of authority) to bind on earth what is already bound in Heaven and to loose on earth what is already loosed in Heaven. In order for us to bind something on earth it must be already bound in Heaven and to loose something on earth, it must be already loosed in Heaven.

 

According to the Word of God, we can bind sickness, because Jesus paid the price for us to be healed (1Peter 2:24) and we can loose healing to manifest by speaking the Word of God by faith and it will be loosed in our body or someone else’s.

 

We can bind all the works of the devil and loose the power of God by speaking God’s Word. We have the authority to bind sickness, disease, captivity and whatever else that needs to be bound and to speak healing, life, freedom and whatever else we need or others need in Jesus name.

 

This is part of the greater works that are to be done through us as Jesus said in John 14:12. God does the works through us by His Holy Spirit. Let’s take our authority and allow the Holy Spirit to work through us so we can bind what needs to be bound and loose what needs to be loosed in Jesus name.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:8, Matthew 8:16-17, Luke 4:18

Choose To Believe!

Choose To Believe!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

 

- Mark 9:23

 

 

We have been given the right to choose. We choose what we want to do. We choose who we serve (Joshua 24:15). When we received Jesus into our heart, we chose to believe the Word of God when it was ministered to us and we chose to believe that Jesus paid the price by dying on the cross and God raised Him from the dead. We chose to confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior (Romans 10:8-10). This was the most important choice ever. What we did was chose to believe.

 

When we need healing, we choose to believe what the bible says about healing; …by whose stripes ye were healed (1 Peter 2:24), …with His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5), …Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses (Matthew 8:17). We chose to believe Jesus paid the price for us and we chose to receive the healing that has already be made ready for us to receive.

 

Whatever God says in His Word; it belongs to us. We have to choose to believe it and say I receive it in Jesus name! We have to choose to believe we are BLESSED, Prosperous and Highly Favored of God! We have to choose to believe that every promise from God we deserve to receive, because it belongs to us.

 

As Jesus told one of the multitudes that had the son with the dumb and deaf spirit, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23). It’s our choice to believe. When we choose to believe the Word of God, we can choose life as God has given us the answer to choose, …I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life… (Deuteronomy 30:19).

 

Let’s continue to choose to believe and know that ALL things are possible to those who believe.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Joshua 24:15, Psalm 107:19-21, Proverbs 10:22, 3 John 2

Keeping Our Focus On The Answer and Not The Problem

Keeping Our Focus On The Answer and Not The Problem

By Rusty Wilson

 

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

 

- Colossians 3:2

 

 

We see a lot of things happening in the world today. A lot of problems, evil actions, lives filled with darkness, but what we as the body of Christ are supposed to do is not ignore what's going on in the world, but not let it be our main focus.

 

The Amplified version in Colossians 3:2 says, And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. Our focus is supposed to be on the Word of God (Proverbs 4:20-21), which keeps our focus on things above. We are to keep our focus on what God says and pray for the areas that we see problems. Prayer changes things.

 

Our focus is supposed to be on the answer who is Jesus who is sitting on the right hand of God making intercession for us and not focusing so much on what is happening in the world. We all know what it is happening in the world, but the answer is not in the world, it is in the Word of God! Jesus is the answer, let’s keep our eyes on Him!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:34, John 14:27

Being Fruitful, Bearing Much Fruit: Faith, Meekness, Temperance

Being Fruitful, Bearing Much Fruit: Faith, Meekness, Temperance

By Rusty Wilson

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

- Galatians 5:22-23

 

 

Jesus said in Mark 11:22, ...Have faith in God. Faith is one of the fruits of the Spirit and as all of them are, faith is extremely important to bear (bring forth). It's important to use our faith and increase our faith daily. To increase our faith, Romans 10:17 says, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. We need to keep the Word of God in front of our eyes and speak it so we can hear it (Proverbs 4:20-21) and receive it into our heart. We need to speak God's Word and increase our faith continuously. We need to keep our faith strong.

 

When we bear (bring forth) meekness, we are being gentle (not rough, harsh or severe, but being gentle nature), being soft of manners; being mild of temper; being humble. We show ourselves humble or in humility (free from pride and arrogance), by not thinking and showing of ourselves as better than others. We yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit by setting our wants and desires aside and allow Him to use us to be a BLESSING to others. God will make sure our desires, wants and need are taken care of (Philippians 4:19).

 

When we bear temperance, we show self-control (self-restraint, continence) knowing what we should or shouldn't do. Keeping ourselves yielded to the Holy Spirit, we can have self-control in every situation and every circumstance. We need to remember that the Holy Spirit will always lead us according to the Word of God.

 

When we are led by the Holy Spirit, He produces in our lives: love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), gentleness, goodness, faith and faithfulness, meekness and temperance (self-control) and there is no law, no charge that can be brought against us as we allow these fruits to come forth.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:1, 2 Peter 1:4-8, Ephesians 4:32

Being Fruitful, Bearing Much Fruit: Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness

Being Fruitful, Bearing Much Fruit: Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness

By Rusty Wilson

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

- Galatians 5:22-23

 

 

As we look at the fruit of the Holy Spirit, this is the fruit that is produced through us by the working of the Holy Spirit and is the evidence that He is working in us and through us. Jesus said in John 15:16, Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

 

We are representatives of Jesus Christ, the Anointed One and as we allow the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us, doing what He says to do we will bring forth; we will produce lasting fruit (John 15:16 NLT).

 

It’s important that we bear (bring forth) longsuffering (being patient, having patience). When we have patience with others (an even temper, forbearance), we show them that we aren’t easily provoked; we have a controlled temper. We don’t allow ourselves to be controlled by our flesh, but being controlled and guided by the Holy Spirit. If we have a issue in the area of having patience and a controlled temper, we can ask the Holy Spirit to help us in these areas, for He is our helper.

 

When we are gentle and kind to others and with others, we are bearing (bringing forth) gentleness. We show softness of manners; mildness of temper; sweetness of how we present ourselves to them. We show them we are gentle, very easy to talk to and open to listen to them and they can be confident we will respond to them with kindness.

 

When we are longsuffering (patient) and gentle (kind) with others we are bearing (bringing forth) goodness. We show them we make a practice of being good to others. When we are good to others, we become a strength to them and show them we are there to strengthen them and to help them however we can, as the Holy Spirit guides and directs us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Romans 15:5-7, 2 Timothy 3:10, James 1:3-4, 2 Peter 1:4-8

Being Fruitful, Bearing Much Fruit: Love, Joy, Peace

Being Fruitful, Bearing Much Fruit: Love, Joy, Peace

By Rusty Wilson

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

- Galatians 5:22-23

 

 

Jesus said in John 15:8, Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As we are led by the Holy Spirit, we will bear much fruit, because the fruit is accomplished by the working of Holy Spirit’s presence within us as Galatians 5:22 the Amplified Version says, …the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes]...

 

As the Holy Spirit leads us, we will show love (be affectionate) to others. Having the desire to give to others and show them that God cares for them and shows He is working through us to show them He is a caring God. It’s important for us as the children of God to bear (bring forth) love and show others God’s love and be His love.

 

It’s extremely important to not only bear love, but have and bear (bring forth) joy also. When we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we received joy. We have the joy of the LORD and His joy gives us strength (Nehemiah 8:10). We should allow the joy of the LORD to put a smile on our face for we have something to smile about, we have something to be joyful about, we have Jesus! We have been redeemed by the blood of the lamb and no longer live in sin, we no longer live in fear. Praise God!

 

As we show the love of God and be joyful, we should have and bear peace. Philippians 4:7 says, And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. God’s peace is in us passing all of our understanding; being superior, covering us from any worries, any anxieties that may come. It mounts guard over our hearts and minds as we live in Christ Jesus. When we have God’s peace, we can be at ease; having peace of mind knowing God has us covered and all for His glory.

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 15:9-14, Nehemiah 8:10, John 14:27

Being Willing

Being Willing

By Rusty Wilson

 

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

 

- Luke 1:38

 

 

 

As Mary received the message brought to her by Gabriel the angel of God, who He sent to tell her she would conceive in her womb, and bring forth a son. If we take some time just to think about this, as Mary was a very young lady who was a virgin that knew no man (Luke 1:34), the Amplified bible tells that Mary told the angel (Gabriel) ...How can this be, since I have no [intimacy with any man as a] husband.

 

As Gabriel explained to her what was to take place, Mary responded, ...Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word (verse 38). Even though this was a lot for Mary to grasp, she was willing to do as God had planned for her.

 

Gabriel also told Mary in Luke 1:37, For with God nothing shall be impossible. Even though she knew no man in a way that she knew she could have a child, she believed and was willing to carry out the plan God had for her and become Jesus' earthly mother.

 

Even when Jesus was facing death, by going to the cross, Jesus said in Luke 22:42, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Jesus knew the will of His Father and was willing to carry out God’s plan so He could redeem us all, who would receive His redeeming power by being washed in His  blood.

 

Let's continue to be willing to do what God has called and anointed us to do and carry out His plan for us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 1:19, Luke 1:28-35

Having The Courage To Move Forward

Having The Courage To Move Forward

By Rusty Wilson

 

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

 

- Joshua 1:9

 

 

It's important to receive and do the command God gives, just as Joshua did as he was given the commission and assumed command to go forth and pass over Jordan, being strong and of good courage and possess the land that God had given them and He has given us.

 

To be of a good courage is to be alert, be courageous (of good courage, being stedfastly minded, being strong), being established. We are to be alert, with constant or steadiness of mind. Keeping our mind on the Word of God, not letting it depart from our eyes, keeping it in the midst of our heart (Proverbs 4:21) and always remembering with the help of the Holy Spirit what God said in His Word for us to do, to do it! (James 1:22).

 

We can move forward having courage, being strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10). Refusing to fear, because when God calls us to do something, He is with us every step of the way. As we commit our way unto Him, trusting in Him, He will bring it to pass (Psalm 37:5). Let’s continue to move forward with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, for He will always lead us according to the Word of God, His plan.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 37:5, Proverbs 4:20-21

Being Merciful As Our Father Is Merciful

Being Merciful As Our Father Is Merciful

By Rusty Wilson

 

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

 

- Luke 6:36

 

 

As a Christian it’s important to understand that we are to be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example] (Ephesians 5:1 AMPC). As we imitate God, we are to be merciful (Greek meaning compassionate: - merciful, of tender mercy) as He is merciful.

 

You may say, "That's impossible." Nothing is impossible for those who believe (Mark 9:23), for with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). We have the ability to be merciful; we have to be willing and believe we can, bringing our flesh in line with the Word of God. He didn't say it was easy, but it is possible.

 

Being merciful (compassionate) with others takes disciplining ourselves and asking the Holy Spirit to help us love others and be merciful to them. With God working in us and through us we can accomplish this and live a life of love and being compassionate (tender hearted) with others. Let’s be merciful as our Father is merciful, showing His love to others.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:7, 1 John 4:7-8

A New Year, A New You

A New Year, A New You

By Rusty Wilson

 

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

                                      -  2 Corinthians 5:17

 

 

It's a New Year, a New Day and you are a New You. You may say, I don't feel new. You don't have to feel new to be new. As the body of Christ, we are a new creature. There is a freshness about our spirit man. With our personal relationship with Jesus, we are connected spiritually with God who is refreshing us everyday as we read and study His Word.

 

It is important to think differently and to do this is by reading, studying and meditating on the Word of God. As we do this our thought life changes and our life changes. There are a lot of people that don't like change, but if you stop and think about it, we change everyday. Some may change in a good way and others may change in a bad way. How we change is up to us. We can change according to the Word of God or we can change the worldly way (the devil's way).

 

Let's remember what Revelation 21:5 tells us, that God makes all things new. There is a newness in us everyday. If we need to, let's change our thinking and we do this by renewing our mind with the Word of God and know there is a newness in us. There are greater, fresher things taking place in us, for God is working in us and making us new, refreshing us everyday.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Revelation 21:5, Romans 12:2

God's Plan For Us Is To Do Greater Works

God's Plan For Us Is To Do Greater Works

By Rusty Wilson

 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

 

-  John 14:12

 

 

As we accept the plan that God has for us and step out in faith to do it, we are going to do greater works (more works), because we have the Holy Spirit working in us and through us to accomplish the plans God has for us to accomplish.

 

God does the works through us as He did through Jesus and as He said in John 14:10, Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

 

Just as God gave Jesus the words to speak and worked through Him, He will give us the words to speak and work through us! As vitally important as it was for Jesus to be obedient to the Father, it is vitally important for us to be obedient to the Father. As we obey His command and be a doer of His Word and be a doer of the work, He watches over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12). Let’s keep focused on God’s plan for us.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 1:12, James 1:22-25

God Has Predestined Plans For Us!

God Has Predestined Plans For Us!

By Rusty Wilson

 

For we are God's [ own ] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [ born anew ] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [ taking paths which He prepared ahead of time ], that we should walk in them [ living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live ].

 

- Ephesians 2:10 (AMPC)

 

 

God has plans He predestined (planned beforehand) for us to take. He wants us taking the paths, which He prepared ahead of time that He laid out for us to take so we can walk in them. He has planned for us to live the good life that He has prearranged and made ready for us to live.

 

As we understand that God has already planned our life path; He predestined what paths to take, which includes which decisions to make, according to His Word. He will always guide us according to His Word. If we ever wonder if we are going in the right direction, what we need to do is seek first His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of do and being right) (Matthew 6:33 AMPC) and He will show us which way He wants us to go.

 

It’s important to know the direction God wants us to go. Sometimes we need to stop and wait for His direction and as we do, He will show us the direction. When we seek Him, we inquire for and of Him and crave Him with the whole heart (Psalm 119:2 AMPC) we will receive from Him and know without a shadow of a doubt that what we received is from God.

 

Let’s continue in the plans that God has predestined for us, expecting His Word to manifest in our life; for His glory!

 

 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:33 (AMPC), Psalm 37:5

 

The New Year: Walking In God's Plans He Has For Us

The New Year: Walking In God's Plans He Has For Us

By Rusty Wilson

 

For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

 

- Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

 

 

As we step into the New Year, it’s important to understand that God knows the plans He has for us. His plans are for good (being BLESSED, PROSPEROUS and HIGHLY FAVORED of God) and not disaster (no misfortune; mishap; calamity or any unfortunate event). In His plan is a future and hope.

 

God sent Jesus who is our future and our hope (John 3:16), for Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) and only through Jesus can we come to the Father and receive the plans He has for us.

 

In order for us to walk in God’s plans, it takes a step of faith and continually walking in faith, for we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). The Amplified version says in verse 7, For we walk by faith [ we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our Conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk ] not by sight or appearance.

 

To regulate is to adjust by rule, method or established mode; to put in good order.

We regulate (adjust) ourselves, our lives by the Word of God. Our method or our established mode is the Word of faith. We are to operate in FAITH MODE!

 

As we step into the New Year, let’s remember what Colossians 2:6-7 says, As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

 

Be BLESSED! Happy New Year!

 

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:10 (AMPC), Matthew 6:33, John 14:12

 

A Time of Peace and Not Stress

A Time of Peace and Not Stress

By Rusty Wilson

 

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

- Philippians 4:7

 

 

At Christmas time especially, but at ALL times it’s important to have peace and not stress. Christmas time we plan to buy gifts for our loved ones and BLESS them, but the one thing for us to remember, is to have peace and not stress.

 

When stress tries to come on us let’s remember to refuse stress and know that the peace of God, which passeth ALL understanding, shall keep (Greek meaning: to be a watcher in advance, to mount guard, protect) our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. We can rely on God’s peace and allow it to pass through our understanding, keeping our mind on Jesus. We know everything is going to be ok.

 

As we trust God and continue to have peace, knowing God supplies ALL of our need and gives us our hearts desire according to His Word, He will see to it that we have the supply to BLESS others with. God is able to do exceeding abundantly above ALL that we ask or think for His glory and for His praise.

 

Let’s make a decision to allow God’s peace to pass through our understanding, keeping our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, knowing God’s got us covered.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:20-21, 2 Corinthians 9:8-11, Philippians 4:19

 

With Long Life

With Long Life

By Rusty Wilson

 

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

- Psalm 91:16

 

 

When we read Psalm 91:16 and other verses in the bible, we shouldn’t read them as just a bible verse, but to read them as important words we need to know and understand meditating on them for they are a promise from God.

 

It's important that we don't cut ourselves short on life, but to live life to the fullest as God has planned for us. If there is ever a question about if there is more to life than what we see, it's important to get into the Word of God and see what His Word says about life and as we do, it’s important that we begin with prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to give us knowledge and understanding and reveal to us what we need to know as we read and study the Word.

 

It’s important to allow Him to minster to us about life and what He has in store for us, because He definitely will. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and He will show us what we need to know, show us what we need to do and show us things to come.

 

Let's not cut ourselves short on life; let's focus on living life to the fullest and encourage others to do the same and allow the Holy Spirit to teach us and to guide and direct us so we can fulfill our assignment and know there is more to life than what we see, because through Jesus we have eternal life.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:10 AMPC, John 3:16-17

 

God Is Our Provider!

God Is Our Provider!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

 

- 2 Corinthians 9:10

 

 

As the body of Christ, it’s important to keep God our source. As we read and meditate on His Word we know that He is our provider and He supplies all our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). It is important to keep God and acknowledge Him as our source and not man, not our job or anything else.

 

With God being our source, He supplies (ministereth) the seed for us to sow and as we sow the seed in faith, He multiplies the seed sown. As we notice not only does God supply the seed for us to sow, He also multiplies the seed He has given us to sow. God is the one that increases our seed sown. God wants us to live in His increase needing nothing; for He is our source, He provides ALL that we need.

 

As we are doers of God’s Word and not hearers only (James 1:22), we see BLESSINGS like never before. Every debt paid, healing manifest and loved ones coming to the Lord for His glory. Let’s continue to keep God as our source and being led by His Holy Spirit which is our teacher and comforter and know that everything is going to be alright. God has us covered!

 

 

Scripture Reading: Mark 4:14, Philippians 4:19

 

Speak The Word!

Speak The Word!

By Rusty Wilson

 

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

 

- Proverbs 4:20-21

 

 

When we speak the Word of God, we put it into action. We choose to believe it and believe when we speak it, it will come to manifestation. God said in Jeremiah 1:12 that He hasten (He watches over) His Word to perform it. It’s important as we speak His Word to expect it to manifest in our and others behalf.

 

When we speak or hear others speak the Word, our faith is increased as Romans 10:17 says, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. So as we speak it, we hear it and as we hear it; faith comes. As Proverbs 4:20 says, My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. We offer our ear to His sayings by speaking His Word or hearing someone speak it.

 

Verse 21 says, Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. We don’t let God’s Word depart from our eyes, but we continue to read His Word as often as we can and meditate on it. We keep His Word in the midst of our heart, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). If His Word is in our heart, which it is; we should speak it. Let’s speak the Word!

 

 

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 4:22-24, Luke 6:45

God's Will Is For You To Be Healed!

God’s Will Is For You To Be Healed!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

 

- 1 Peter 2:24

 

 

There are times that people ask if it’s God’s will for them to be healed. The answer is, Yes! God’s Word says so! Jesus bore our sins in His own body on the cross, so we could choose life and choose to be healed, for by Jesus’ stripes that He bore on His body, we were healed. As the scripture says “were healed” is of course past tense as it is already done. When Jesus paid the price for us, He signed, sealed and delivered our salvation and our healing by His blood and by His stripes.

 

Jesus paid the price so you and I can be healed. As the verse says, …by whose (Jesus’) stripes ye were healed. Healing is already provided for us, all we have to do is believe we receive it and we will have it (Mark 11:24).

 

Psalm 107:20 says, He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. God sent His Word and healed us and delivered us from the destruction that the enemy brought against us. Verse 21 says, Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! We need to remember to praise God for His goodness and for His wonderful works to us. It’s important that we continue to praise God and thank Him for what He has done for us and is continuing to do in our behalf.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:16-17

 

Being Thankful

Being Thankful!

By Rusty Wilson

 

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

- Psalm 107:1

 

 

It’s important to be thankful and give thanks unto the LORD daily, especially when we come to Him in prayer, it’s important to come to Him with thanksgiving and praise. Thanking Him for what He has done for us, especially Him sending His Son Jesus to die for our sins and raising Him from the dead. Glory to God, that should be one of the main things to give Him thanks for.

 

Thanking God for His goodness and for His mercy (His loving kindness) to us and through us, for His mercy endureth for ever. When we think of God’s goodness and mercy, it should put a smile on our face, even through the tough times knowing He is with us.

 

As we continue to be thankful, we show God that we are grateful to Him for ALL He has done for us. Thanking Him for ALL His benefits (Psalm 103:2) and for His salvation to us, saving us by the blood of Jesus!

 

We have so much to be thankful for and it’s extremely important to be thankful to the LORD daily and show Him we are grateful, for it is Him that has BLESSED us and continues to BLESS us! Praise God, He is SO good to us. Let’s remember to give Him thanks and praise daily.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 106:1, Psalm 103:1-5

 

Thanksgiving and Praise

Thanksgiving and Praise

By Rusty Wilson

 

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

 

                                                -  Psalms 100:4‬‬

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When we come to God, it is important that we enter into His presence with thanksgiving and praise. Thanking and praising Him for who He is, thanking and praising Him for what He has done, for what He is doing now at the present time and for want He is about to do.

 

When we thank and praise God it shows Him that we are aware of who He is to us. We are aware that He is our provider, He is our redeemer, He is our God, He is who we trust. Being thankful every day and not waiting till the Thanksgiving season which is important time to give God thanks as we come together with family and friends to express how we are thankful for all He has given to us and also to thank Him for blessing us so we can be a blessing to others. There is nothing like being a blessing to someone else.

 

There is so much that we can thank and praise God for that words can't express, so what is the best way? is by thanking Him and praising Him continually. So let's make it a daily commitment to thank and praise Him and see how much better our day is.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalms 91:2, Hebrews 13:5, Psalms 150:6, Psalms 105:1

 

Praying In The Spirit: Praying The Perfect Will Of God!

Praying In The Spirit: Praying The Perfect Will Of God!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

 

- Ephesians 6:18

 

 

It is important to pray daily and throughout the day. Prayer of course is communicating with God and brining our petition (request) to Him. Whatever the situation is, God is the supplier of ALL our need.

 

There are times if we aren’t sure what to pray, we can pray in the Spirit, which allows the Holy Spirit to take our request to another level where the enemy can’t touch it. For example, When an airplane is on the landing pad, you could go up to it and touch part of the plan that is reachable, but when the plane is up in the air, you can’t touch it.

 

In similarity when you pray in your earthly language, the enemy can’t touch what you’re praying, but he can try to distract you by putting negative thoughts in your mind to cause you to doubt or to stop praying, but when praying in the Spirit (when you have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, the evidence of speaking in other tongues – Acts 2:4), the Holy Spirit takes your prayer to another level where the devil doesn’t understand it and he can’t touch it.

 

When we pray in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit gives us the utterance and we are praying the perfect will of God. We can be confident knowing what we prayed for has been taken straight to the throne of God (1 John 5:14) and knowing whatever we prayed for by the Spirit, whether it be for ourselves or for someone else, we will hear a great report.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Jude 20, 1 Corinthians 14:2, 1 John 5:14-15

God Can Go Above Mans Thinking

God Can Go Above Man’s Thinking

By Rusty Wilson

 

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

 

- Ephesians 3:20

 

 

It is important to understand as the body of Christ, that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. The Amplified bible says, that God is …able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].

As we come to understand that God is able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly, which in the Webster dictionary defines as more than sufficiently.

 

God is able to do more than sufficient, which is more than enough. So by this we need to think bigger, bigger than we have before. God knows exactly what He has in store for us. He knows the plans He has for us (Jeremiah 29:11) and it is greater than what we think.

 

When God ministers to us what He has for us to do and we think, “How can I do this?” We need to remember what Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Whether it be a certain job, ministry, or whatever it might be, we need to keep in mind and know, when God has called us to do a certain thing, He has anointed us and given us the ability to do it.

 

God can go above and beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams. We must make sure we don’t limit God by thinking of our own ability, but know that with God we have His ability to do what He has called us to do. He wants us to expect the exceeding abundantly to be done in our life and know we can do what He has called us to do, because we have His power working in us.

 

 

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:9-10, Jeremiah 29:11

Don’t Worry About Anything!

Don’t Worry About Anything!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 

- Philippians 4:6-8

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As children of God, it’s important for us to put our faith and trust in God (Mark 11:22).

With the things going on around us, in the media, a doctor’s report or whatever the case may be, we need to keep our faith in God, our eyes on Him and think on good things, thinking on the Word of God! The New Living Translation in Philippians 4:6 says, Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.

 

The Webster dictionary defines worry as: to think about problems or fears : to feel or show fear and concern because you think that something bad has happened or could happen. We as the body of Christ are not called to worry about any care that comes to us. When worry or fear comes up, we should start praying whether it be out lout or just enough where we can hear it and if possible in the spirit. The Holy Spirit knows what’s going on and exactly what to say.

 

1 Peter 5:7 says, Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. The Amplified version says, Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

 

When we cast the whole care (all anxieties, all worries, all concerns, once and for all) on the Lord, we show Him that we are trusting Him to take care of them. Once again, we are not called to worry, we are called to trust in God, we are to have faith in Him (Mark 11:22).

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 55:22, Matthew 6:25

Fear Not!

Fear Not!

By Rusty Wilson

 

But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.

 

- Luke 8:50

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When Jesus told Jairus a ruler of the synagogue who came to Jesus wanting Him to go to his house because of his daughter was at home dying, Jesus said …"Fear not: believe only"…, Jesus was responding to the report that the man from Jairus’ home that came and told Jairus that his daughter was dead (Luke 8:49).

 

Jesus told Jairus "Fear not", meaning don't put your faith in the problem or the report, but believe what you were coming to Me to do. Fear is faith in reverse. When we fear something, we are placing our faith in what we fear, the problem or the report. When someone says, I feared that would happen, what they are actually saying is that their faith was in what they were fearing.

 

What we've got to do if a bad report comes is fear not, and keep our faith in God (Mark 11:22). You may say, Well that's hard to do. I'm not saying it's easy, because our mind gets to wondering and it's tough not to think about the report, but we must cast down every imagination, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5) and keep our mind on what Jesus said in His Word, Fear not: believe only.

 

We have the right to think good thoughts, we have the right to think like Jesus did: the Word and say what our Heavenly Father says to say. Let's remember, we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).

 

 

Scripture Reading: Mark 11:22-24, 2 Corinthians 2:16

 

According To God’s Riches: His Riches, Our Supply

According To God’s Riches: His Riches, Our Supply

By Rusty Wilson

 

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

 - Philippians 4:19

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Something for us to think about and remember, we are BLESSED! We don't have to rely on our own riches to make it each day. We need to make the decision that our employment is not our source, our family and friends are not our source and the government is definitely not our source. We need to make a declaration that God and only Him is our source.

 

God is the supplier of ALL our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Something else to think about: His riches is our supply. As we put our trust and our faith in God (Mark 11:22) and do as He says to do, we will never lack, for He will manifest His Word in our life. We've got to make sure that we are doers of His Word and not hearers only, deceiving our own selves (James 1:22).

 

God's riches, His supply never runs low or runs out. It multiples, it keeps growing, it keeps increasing for God is a God of increase. He wants you and I to increase in all we do. Remember, His supply never runs out. He supplies ALL our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

Let's remember to trust in and depend on God to supply ALL our need and not depend on our own ability and our own riches and give God praise and give Him glory for what He has manifested and what He is about to manifest in our behalf.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 23:1, Psalm 37:3-5

According To God’s Riches

According To God’s Riches

By Rusty Wilson

 

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

 - Philippians 4:19

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As a child of God, God wants us to depend on Him totally and completely as our source and only our source. His Word says, He shall supply ALL our need. Need in the Greek is employment, demand, requirement or destitution: - business, lack, necessary (-ity), need (-ful), use, want.

 

God has already supplied ALL that we will ever need or even want. We have to believe and trust Him as Mark 11:22 says, Have faith in God. When we have faith in Him, we show Him that we trust Him for everything we are believing Him for. We open ourselves to receive what He has in store for us. Again, He has already supplied ALL that we need, what we have to do is believe and have faith in Him and exercise our faith by speaking His Word in expectation and He will manifest His Word in our behalf. Remember, He watches over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12).

 

We must also honor God by thanking Him, praising Him, worshipping Him and giving Him glory. We need to do so before, during and after the manifestation of His Word. Honoring God by these actions is a continuous action and not just when we ask Him for something or just when we think about it or feel like it. It is to be a continuous, daily practice doing so. This practice is not as we have to, but because we want to. Let’s remember to honor God by thanking Him, praising Him, worshipping Him and giving Him glory and see what He will do in our life.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:6, Jeremiah 1:12

With His Word!

With His Word!

By Rusty Wilson

 

When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

 

 - Matthew 8:16-17

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We see in these verses the people brought unto Jesus many possessed with devils and He cast the spirits out and healed all that were sick with His Word. Jesus didn't cast out the spirits and heal the sick with His thoughts, but with His Word. He spoke!

 

When we use His Word, the Word of God, we use it by faith knowing and having confidence that as we speak the Word we know it is going to manifest. It's not up to us to be concerned if His Word will manifest, it's up to us to trust and believe it will, because God watches over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12). He sees to it that it will manifest and all for His glory.

 

As we use God's Word by speaking it, we will see the same results as Jesus did. Jesus wasn't concerned whether or not that His Word would come to pass, He knew it would because He did only as He seen His Father do and only said what His Father said. That is extremely important to remember. We must be obedient to do and speak the Word of God (James 1:22) and believe it will manifest.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 1:12, Isaiah 55:11

From Selfishness To Selflessness: Our Obedience To God!

From Selfishness To Selflessness: Our Obedience To God!

By Rusty Wilson

 

For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another.

 

 - Galatians 5:13 AMPC

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It's important for us as the body of Christ to remember the selfless act of obedience Jesus had to His Father, our Heavenly Father. With Jesus being our ultimate example, we can choose to be selfless and as servants of God, serve and minister to others.

 

There are times we need to have time to ourselves, but we need to be ready for when the Holy Spirit tells us to move and do something that we make the decision not to be selfish, but to be selfless and do what He tells us to do. When we do, we are being obedient to God.

 

We live in a world full of selfishness with people wanting to do what they want to do and not paying no mind to others and to the pricking of their heart by the Holy Spirit. We must make sure that we are willing and paying close attention to the Holy Spirit. We must be willing to step out of our comfort zone with courage and determination to accomplish what God has for us to do. We need to remember, some one’s life could be depending on our obedience to God.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:3-5, Joshua 1:7-9

From Selfishness To Selflessness: The Ultimate Example

From Selfishness To Selflessness: The Ultimate Example

By Rusty Wilson

 

And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

 

 - Matthew 26:39

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There are several examples of selfless acts of obedience in the bible. We read about Abraham actions of showing willingness to sacrifice is son Isaac and David's selfless action to go up against and fight Goliath and Daniels obedience to worship God and to make it known even when a decree was made to not worship any gods except the idle King Nebbukanezzar declared to worship.

 

The one ultimate example of selfless act of obedience to God is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was obedient to go to the cross to redeem us from all sin so we could be free and return to our Heavenly Father.

 

As Jesus dealt with His flesh, there were opportunities to not be obedient, but He refused and chose to be obedient to His Father and move forward to be the sacrifice for our sins. He chose to continue to be obedient to His Father and finish His purpose here on earth even as He said, ...not as I will, but as thou wilt (Matthew 26:39).

 

Jesus knew He had to be about His Fathers business (Luke 2:49) to make the way for He is the way to salvation. He yielded to His Father and gave Himself only one choice and that was to be the ultimate sacrifice to be the Savior of mankind. With Jesus' selfless act of obedience, He paid the price for us so we could be FREE from the bondage of sin and live eternal life!

 

 

Scripture Reading: Galatians 5:13 (AMPC)

Blood Bought and Blood Washed

Blood Bought and Blood Washed

By Rusty Wilson

 

What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

 

 - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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As the body of Christ, we are not our own for we have been bought with a price that only Jesus could pay. He paid a price with His blood so we could be washed by His blood and cleansed from ALL unrighteousness. Not only was this price paid by His blood, but also with His Love.

 

As we know John 3:16-17 says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

Jesus didn't come into the world to condemn the world, but to pay the price so that everyone in the world through Him might be saved. The might be means the choice is left to us to make. We have to make the decision to receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior and be washed by His blood being made spotless.

 

It's important for us to remember the price Jesus paid for us to be free from the bondage of sin and live free in the peace of God and to do as He says to do and be BLESSED, Prosperous and Highly Favored of God! Let's remember to thank Him and praise Him for the price that He paid for us so we could be FREE!

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:20-21, Galatians 3:13, 1 Peter 1:18-19

 

The Power No Foe Can Withstand

The Power No Foe Can Withstand

By Rusty Wilson

 

HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].

 

 - Psalm 91:1 AMPC

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As we dwell in the secret place of the Most High, under God's protection we will remain stable, fixed, unmovable, standing strong on the Word of God.

 

We keep our focus on the Word of God, being determined to be a doer of His Word, to do as He says to do (James 1:22). As we stay under God's covering, we will remain stable and fixed under the shadow of God, Almighty, where He protect us and we will stand strong in His power where no foe, no devil from hell will be able to withstand.

 

As we speak the Word of God and declare it in Jesus name, no devil can interfere with God's Word prospering and manifesting for us, for the glory of God. The devil will try to keep us from speaking the Word, but we can resist him (James 4:7) and use the Word against him.

 

As we stay under the shadow of the Most High (God the Father), we will stay protected where no weapon that the devil forms against us will prosper, because we are protected by God's protecting hands.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 54:17, James 1:22, James 4:7

Keeping Our Eyes On Jesus!

Keeping Our Eyes On Jesus!

By Rusty Wilson

 

But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

 

 - Matthew 14:27-29

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As we read about Peter walking on water to walk to Jesus, it’s important to understand that Peter’s eyes were on Jesus and knew if it was for sure Jesus, he was able to walk on water. Peter said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me to come unto thee on the water. Note: to bid in the Greek is to order, to command. Jesus said, Come. Remember, Peter’s eyes were on Jesus.

 

Something to think about: When Peter had his eyes on Jesus and stepped out onto the water, he was at that time safer and more secure than the disciples/fishermen in the boat. As we keep this in mind, when we are dealing with a situation or even when we are looking at taking the next step of faith, we are stepping out of our comfort zone and as we do and we keep our eyes on Jesus, we are safer and more secure than we are in our comfort zone that we have been in for a while.

 

When the Holy Spirit tells us to do something and as we do, we keep our eyes on Jesus, He will lead us to where He would have us to be. He might have us to minister to someone, He might lead us to a hospital or nursing home to pray for someone. Where ever the Holy Spirit leads us, as we keep our eyes on Jesus, we will know we are in the right place at the right time to do what God has called us to do.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 37:5, Proverbs 3:5

 

There Is No Excuse For Unforgiveness

There Is No Excuse For Unforgiveness

By Rusty Wilson

 

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

 

- Matthew 6:14-15‬‬‬‭‭

 

 

As the body of Christ, there is no excuse for unforgiveness. We have the Love of God in us and with His Love, we can forgive one another. Sometimes we might have to ask the Holy Spirit to help us Love someone, but we are able. Loving others and forgiving them is a choice we ourselves have to make.

 

Jesus is our example of Love as He was betrayed, beaten and nailed to the cross. He still Loved them and forgave them for what they did to Him and as He hung on the cross He said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34). He Loved them and forgave them for He knew the GREATER reward was to come. Jesus is our GREATEST example. As Jesus forgave, we can forgive. It’s a spiritual law.

 

Someone may have done you wrong, but with God’s Love in you, you can Love them and forgive them. You can use this confession: “I Love them and I forgive them”. You may still have hard feelings, but you can continue to confess that you Love them and you forgive them and allow the Holy Spirit to work in you, strengthening the Love of God in you. You can Love and forgive the person that wronged you and act as if they had never done anything against you.

 

Let’s remember to forgive others their trespasses and our Heavenly Father will forgive us our trespasses.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:13, 1 John 4:7, Luke 6:36-37

He Shall Not Speak Of Himself

He Shall Not Speak Of Himself

By Rusty Wilson

 

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

 

- John‬ ‭16:13‬‬‬‭‭

 

 

The Holy Spirit was sent to us to comfort us, to minister to us and to guide us into all truth. He will not speak of Himself, but whatever He hears the Father speak, that is what He will speak.

 

It's important for us as the body of Christ to listen for His voice so we can be led by Him and He can minister to us. It is difficult for us to receive from the Holy Spirit when we are not paying attention to Him and not listening for Him to speak. It's like if we are talking to someone and their mind is somewhere else, we can tell that we don't have their full attention or have it at all. They might be hearing what we are saying, but not comprehending what we're saying. They might be even nodding their head like they know or hear what we are saying and may even respond saying, "Yea, I know what you mean", but their attention may not be fully on what we are saying.

 

It's important that we don't treat or respond to the Holy Spirit that way. What the Holy Spirit has to tell us is vitally important for us to know and learn, and it is important for us to know that what He is saying to us, because what He is saying comes straight from the throne of God. It's not second hand information, it comes straight off the press of the throne room of God. Let’s be encouraged to not be so busy that we aren’t giving attention to what the Holy Spirit is telling us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 14:26, Ephesians 4:30

 

Continuing To Renew Our Mind and Increase Our Faith

Continuing To Renew Our Mind and Increase Our Faith

By Rusty Wilson

 

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

 

- Romans 12:1‬‬‬‭‭

 

 

When we read and study the Word of God, we need to set ourselves to receive what God is saying through His Word. As we set ourselves to receive and purpose to do so, we renew our mind with what God is saying through His Word and we think on what He is saying to us and we know that it is a promise to us.

 

Not only is it important to read the Word of God, but it's also important to read it out loud so we can hear it. By this way we increase our faith (Romans 10:17). With the technology now days, we have God's Word (the bible) at our fingertips where we can read it throughout the day and renew our mind during that time.

 

It's important to continue to renew our mind and increase our faith, because what we see and what we hear throughout the day, we need to renew our mind so we will have the Word of God fresh on our mind. The devil tries to keep us from renewing our mind and increasing our faith by distractions that can cause us to change our plans or causing us to do something else instead of reading the Word of God.

 

Let's be encouraged to keep our focus and read and study the Word of God so we can renew our mind and increase our faith being prepared for what God has in store for us to do and being prepared to resist any distractions the enemy brings against us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Romans 10:17, 2 Corinthians 5:7

The Thief Will Come, But He Will Not Succeed!

The Thief Will Come, But He Will Not Succeed!

By Rusty Wilson

 

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

 

- John‬ ‭10‬:10‬‬‬‭‭

 

 

Jesus said in this verse that the thief (the devil) comes to steal, to kill and to destroy. The devil comes to steal the Word from us (Mark 4:15), he purposes to kill and destroy. The devil wants to stop us from going into all the world and preaching the gospel of Jesus and raising havoc on his kingdom.

 

It's up to us to stand on God's Word and overcome the thief. The thief will come, but it's up to us to either allow him to succeed or for us to take a stand on the Word of God and overcome him. Remember, we are overcomer's (1 John 4:4, 5:4)

 

Jesus also said in John 10:10, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Jesus came that we might have life (it's our choice to receive) and have it more abundantly. It's part of the BLESSING. When we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we received the BLESSING and its up to us to keep a hold of the BLESSING.

 

The thief is going to try to take the Word that was sown in our heart from us, but we have to stand strong and refuse to let him have it. Guarding our heart and being a doer of the Word (James 1:22) keeps us in the BLESSING!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Mark 4:15, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4

 

Who's WILL, Will We Choose?: Choosing The WILL of God!

Who's WILL, Will We Choose?: Choosing The WILL of God!

By Rusty Wilson

 

And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

 

- Luke‬ ‭22:41-42‭‭

 

 

Jesus is our TRUE and main example of obedience to His Father and our Heavenly Father. Even though He knew what He was about to face, He was obedient to His Father to pay the ultimate price for our sins. He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities: (Isaiah 53:5).

 

Just think, Jesus paid the price that only He could pay with His shed blood just for you and me. He had to choose to stay in God's WILL saying not My WILL, but thine, be done. Jesus made the choice in the flesh to continue to do the WILL of the Father and move forward to receive the punishment that belonged to us and He took it all the way to the cross for us. That’s how much He Loves us! (John 15:13, 3:16).

 

Jesus chose the WILL of God over what He was feeling and what He was facing knowing He had to pay the price so we could be free from sin (Romans 6:18). Glory to God! That’s how MUCH we mean to Him. Let’s be encouraged to continue to choose to stay in the WILL of God when making decisions, for God predestined (planned beforehand) for us taking paths which He prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10 The Amplified Bible).

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 15:13, Romans 6:18, Isaiah 53:5, Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)

Leaning Not Unto Our Own Understanding

Leaning Not Unto Our Own Understanding

By Rusty Wilson

 

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

 

- Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‭‭

 

 

When God calls us to do something, He gives us the understanding through His Word revealing to us what we need to know to accomplish what He has called us to do.

 

What God had called us to do may seem big and a lot of times impossible, but one thing is for sure, with God ALL things are possible. To us it is impossible and when we see that it is, we can rejoice and be excited, because with God working through us to do the impossible we understand that we cannot do it on our own, we are being an obedient vessel of God. We need God's understanding and not try to rely and lean on our own understanding.

 

When we rely on His understanding we show others that what He is having us do, only He can do, we've just got to be an obedient vessel. As we obey what God tells us to do, we will see the overflow of the BLESSING overtake us and we will only be able to say, "Praise God, that was God!" We must continue to trust in the Lord and He will accomplish much through us for He does the work (John 14:12).

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 14:10-12, John 5:19

 

Pleasing The Father

Pleasing The Father

By Rusty Wilson

 

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 

 

- Hebrews 11:6‭‭

 

 

It should be every Christians focus and determination to please God our Heavenly Father. There are times that we might fail to please Him, but we repent and allow the Holy Spirit to lead us back in the right direction and get back to our focus and be determined to please the Father.

 

Verse 6 in Hebrews 11 plainly says, But without faith it is impossible to please him:..., the Amplified Bible says, But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him... When we come to God, we must have faith in Him (Mark 11:22), trusting Him with ALL our heart, believing, expecting and depending on Him to be our source and only source. When we do we can rest assure that we will receive what God has already prepared for us, because He has supplied ALL our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

 

To please God, we must trust in Him with ALL our heart as Proverbs 3:5 says, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Verse 6 says, In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. The New Living Translation says in verse 6, Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. When we acknowledge God, seeking His will in ALL we do, it shows Him that we are trusting Him with every decision. Sometimes it seems hard, because we want to do something right then and He may tell us to wait. When He does, it’s extremely important to wait patiently, because He knows what He has in store for us. Let’s continue to be focused and determined to please God and see what He has in store for us.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 37:3-5, Proverbs 3:1-6

 

Covenant Policy

Covenant Policy

By Rusty Wilson

 

My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

 

- Psalms 89:34

 

Many of us know what a policy is when it comes to employment, car or home insurance and etc. We have been given a policy, a covenant policy which is the Word of God to base our life on when we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior. God will not break His covenant with us and as the New Living Translation says in verse 34,

…I will not take back a single word I said.  That is a powerful promise and truth. God will not take back a single word He has spoken.

 

Our policy is a covenant policy with God that Jesus paid the price for with His blood for us so we could be in covenant with God. When we read God's Word we learn how we are covered by Him and His Word (the covenant policy) as we are obedient to do what His Word says to do (James 1:22). Healing, finances, protection, deliverance is found in the Word of God! We find a scripture to stand on for what we have need of and believe it and confess it.

 

A covenant is an agreement. When we became born again, we came into agreement with God. The agreement we made was to do His Word and be pleasing to Him, being BLESSED beyond measure. When we do the Word of God, we are doing our part of our covenant with God. Let's continue to strive for and be determined to stay in covenant with God and do His Word.

 

 

Scripture Reading: James 1:22, Matthew 7:21, Romans 2:13

God Watches Over His Word To Perform It

God Watches Over His Word To Perform It

By Rusty Wilson

 

Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.

 

 

- Jeremiah‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭The Amplified Bible‭‭

 

 

As we have made the decision to trust in God and stand on His Word and confess it, He is ready and waiting, watching over His Word to perform it. There are times we think we are waiting on God, but He is actually waiting on us.

 

Proverbs 4:20-21 says, My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. As we attend to God's Word, read it, study it, believe it, get it into our heart and speak it continuously in Jesus name He watches over it to perform it. God’s Word will not come back to Him void, but it will accomplish that which He pleases, and it will prosper in the thing whereto He sends it (Isaiah‬ ‭55:11‬). Glory to God!

 

When we speak God's Word by faith, we can rest assure that God is watching over His Word to perform it. Whether we are speaking His Word over ourselves or someone else for healing, financial BLESSING, salvation for a loved one, whatever we are speaking the Word of God over and believing Him for it, expecting it to come to pass. He is ready to perform His Word for His glory.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55:11, James 1:22

 

God Sent His Word and Healed Us

God Sent His Word and Healed Us

By Rusty Wilson

 

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

 

 

- Psalm‬ ‭107:20‭‭

 

 

As we read the Word of God and choose to believe it, we can apply it by confessing it and expecting it to come to pass. The New Living Translation in Psalm 107:20 says, He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.

 

When a person gets any type of sickness, it is a tool of the devil and his intention is not to stop them for a little while, he intends to stop them permanently. Even though they get a cough, the symptom turns into a cold or other sickness that the devil is trying to put on them and if the person doesn't take authority over that cough it with continue and turn into a bigger physical problem and continue on for it is intended to take the person out.

 

The thief (the devil) comes not but for to steal and to kill and to destroy, but Jesus (The Word) came so we might (it's our choice) have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). Praise God! We read that Jesus came to give us life (He is the way, the truth and the life), the opposite of what the devil comes to do. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. We have authority given to us by Jesus over ALL the power of the enemy and nothing by any means or any way can harm or hurt us (Luke 10:19).  Receive your healing today!

 

 

Scripture Reading: Luke 4:18, John 10:10, Luke 10:19

Possessing What We Confess

Possessing What We Confess

By Rusty Wilson

 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof

 

- Proverbs 18:21 ‭‭

 

 

Have you ever heard someone say that they feel like they are catching a cold or the flu or it is the flu season and they’ll probably get the flu and then a few days later or so they start feeling the symptoms of a flu or a cold?

 

Beyond what people believe or don’t realize, they are actually accepting the cold or flu with what they are speaking/confessing. The New Living Translation Bible says in Proverbs 18:21, The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. When we speak true words we open ourselves to receive things pertaining to life (physically and spiritually) and when we speak negative words, we open ourselves to receive things pertaining to death (physically and spiritually).

 

The words we speak are spiritual actions. When we speak words, there are two spiritual forces waiting for us to speak. One force is angels waiting for our command by us speaking positive words (the Word of God), the other one is the devil waiting for us to speak negative words of the thought that he places in our mind to think on and for us to speak giving him authority to use what we speak against us.

 

Charles Capps wrote in one of his books, Think about it: Do you really want everything you say to come to pass? This is a spiritual law. As we think about this, no we don’t. It’s important that we watch what we say, watch how we express and say of how we feel. You may say, “I don’t feel well”. I understand that your body is telling you with the feeling of symptom something is wrong, but that doesn’t have to be the final answer. It’s extremely important to tell your body what the Word of God say’s, …by His stripes (Jesus’) ye were healed (1 Peter 2:24). Healing is a spiritual truth that you want and not sickness. If we accidently allowed sickness in by something we said, we can repent and say “I am healed in Jesus name” and believe what we say and expect it to come to pass.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 12:36-37, Mark 11:22-24

 

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He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Psalms 91:1-2 King James Version - (KJV)

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