In Everything Give Thanks

In Everything Give Thanks

By Rusty Wilson

 

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

- 1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

 

There are times people get in everything mixed up or miss understood with for everything. In Paul's writing he isn't saying to give thanks for everything, he is saying in everything: in every situation, in every circumstance give thanks to God for it is His will.

 

When we give thanks to God, it shows Him that we trust Him to be our supplier, to be our refuge, to comfort us by His Holy Spirit. To keep us safe from ALL harm, from ALL things the devil uses against us, God keeps us safe and we can, and we are to give Him thanks.

 

Knowing God is our source should definitely get us excited and be even more thankful, because He has no shortages. His BLESSING on us is richer than anything the government has to offer and He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). He is able to BLESS us with more than we ever need so we can be a BLESSING to others.

 

The Amplified bibles says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks]… It's extremely important to keep our trust in God and to continue to give Him thanks even if we don't feel like it, because He deserves thanksgiving for He is our source.

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:19; 1 Chronicles 16:34; 1 Chronicles 16:8

What Is Our Response?

What Is Our Response?

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 we are in a conversation with others, there becomes a time for a response. Our response is not what sometimes we realize we say or the look we give and sometimes we might get a funny look in return.

 

It's important at times that we are cautious of our response to others for they maybe being used to get a wrong response out of us, which would be considered as a response of the flesh and that response is what the devil wants.

 

If he can get us to say something wrong; understanding that he can't make us say something wrong, but if a person allows him to use them to get to us or our attention gets sidetracked by the media and the things that are going on in the world, we can easily get into the flesh if we allow ourselves to.

 

Our response is a continuous work in progress if we will work on it and make sure we are giving a good response and when we know the devil is trying to get us to respond, we know to respond with the Word of God and continue to respond with God's Word to others, so it will minister to them.

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: James 3:13; Philippians 1:27

Do We Believe The Word?

Do We Believe The Word?

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

 

 

I know this question seems to be an obvious answer of "Of course I believe the Word." As we say, "Yes, I believe the Word," does our actions, our response to others or the way that we talk show that we believe the Word of God?

 

This is a question for us as the body of Christ to think about and say, "Do I truly believe the Word and trust what God is saying to me in His Word, or am I saying I believe the Word, because I really think I do to make myself feel better and for others not to think any less of me?

 

It's not a question for us to criticize ourselves and or others, it's a question to check ourselves and make sure we know what we really believe and how we stand. It's important to make sure of our foundation and make sure we are standing strong and solid on God's Word and we are un-moveable no matter what situation rises, we will not be moved. We will stand strong on our foundation build on the Word of God.

 

It's extremely important that we read the Word of God, believe it, receive it and speak it, for God watches over His Word to perform it.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Luke 6:46-49; Mark 9:23

Keeping Our Faith In God's Power and Not In Man's Wisdom

Keeping Our Faith In God's Power and Not In Man's Wisdom

By Rusty Wilson

 

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

 

- 1 Corinthians 2:5

 

 

It's important to keep our faith in the foundation of God's Word, for His Word is the only word that will keep us fixed and un-moveable in this world. As we do, we will see the power of God continuously in our life, because as we have the Word of God in us and it by faith works continually in us and through us.

 

It's important to understand that a godly man gets his wisdom from God and we shouldn't have our faith in his wisdom, but in the One who gave him his wisdom, God the Father.

 

We may say we have faith in the person, which we are actually saying we have trust in that person's ability to do something.

 

Our faith shouldn't be in the wisdom of men, but in the power (Greek: force; miraculous power; ability, mighty (wonderful) work) of God. God's power is the greatest power (the life changing power) we will ever experience. The power that saves souls, frees people from captivity and heals the sick. There is no other power that will ever compare to God's power.

 

Let's keep our faith in the power of God and see what He will continue to do in our life and others life.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-10

May The Force Be With You!

May The Force Be With You!

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

 

 

For any Star WarsTM fan the well-known saying, "May the force be with you" is a statement for the person going out to fight or to accomplish a certain job that they have a force backing them. As the body of Christ, we have a greater force that is backing us that is at work in us, through us and around us and He is the Holy Spirit that was sent to us by Jesus (John 14:16-17; 15:26).

 

The Force that is with us is the power of God, the working of Holy Spirit that is always with us where ever He sends us and what He tells us to do. He gives us the strength to do what He has called us to do.

 

We have been given the authority to overcome the enemy and his forces of darkness. The Amplified Bible says in Luke 10:19, Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. As we are led by the Holy Spirit, we can do as His Word says and not be concerned of any harm being done to us, because NO WEAPON formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).

 

Let's allow the Holy Spirit to minister to us and work in us and through us and know that The Force is with us!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 14:16-17; John 15:26; Romans 8:11; Philippians 4:13

Don't Be Deceived

Don't Be Deceived

By Rusty Wilson

 

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

 

- Galatians 6:7

 

 

As the body of Christ, it's important that we know what the Word of God says and stay teachable to receive all that God has for us to know in His Word. I'm not saying we know everything about the Word or everything that the His Word says, but we can continue to learn what God's Word says as we stay teachable and eager to learn and know what His Word says.

 

It's extremely important that we don't allow ourselves to be deceived by the false teachings (doctrines) that are taught in the world. Being aware of false prophets, false ministers (Matthew 7:15) that speak false teachings (2 Peter 2:1).

 

When it comes to sowing, a lot of times we think of sowing finances, which is great and it is scriptural, but there are other things we sow and we sow them every day and that is words. Words are seeds, when we sow good words, we will reap good words. When we read, study and speak God's Word, we are sowing His Word into our own life and other people's life when we share His Word with them.

 

Words are spirit and as Jesus said in John 6:63 …the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. When we speak the words that Jesus spoke, we also are speaking words that are spirit and words that are life.

 

We must be aware and discern when we hear a false teaching, that we know that what is being taught is a false and that we are not deceived in believing the teaching and receive it, because that is receiving bad seed that is sown.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 6:63; 2 Peter 2:1

In Righteousness We Are Established

In Righteousness We Are Established

By Rusty Wilson

 

In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

 

-  Isaiah 54:14

 

 

As the body of Christ, it is vitally important for us to keep our focus on being and staying in right standing with God for it is His will. We are to have a pure heart and to have His likeness to show in and through our life as we show and share God's Love with others.

 

Isaiah 54:14 tells us in The Amplified bible, You shall establish yourself in righteousness (rightness, in conformity with God's will and order):... As we choose to be in righteousness (in rightness), our life being in line with the will of God, we will be established through God and His Word.

 

As we are established in His righteousness, we can refuse to live in oppression (being oppressed, being burdened, being depressed). We don't have to fear, we can refuse to fear. We can live in peace, for terror will not come near us for we dwell in the secret place of the Most High and we remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand] (Psalm 91:1 the Amplified bible).

 

As we are established in God's righteousness according to His Word, He will protect us from the enemy.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 54:15-17

Refusing To Fear

Refusing To Fear

By Rusty Wilson

 

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

 

- 1 John 4:18

 

 

As a born-again child of God, we have the Love of God in us for God is Love (1 John 4:8). God dwells in us, therefore His Love dwells in us and as we keep His WORD the Amplified bible tells us in 1 John 2:5 ...truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity)…

 

With God's Love in us, there is no room for fear. We can refuse to fear. When we refuse to fear, we refuse the torment that it has with it. As we remember that there is not fear in Love …[dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror!...(1 John 4:18 the Amplified Bible).

 

Where fear is, there is no faith in operation, because faith works by Love (Galatians 5:6). Fear is having faith in the circumstance that a person is facing instead of having faith in Love, which is God.

 

It's vitally important to refuse fear and we can refuse it by saying, "I refuse to fear" and allow the Love of God to work in us so it can be perfected in us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: 1 John 2:5; 1 John 4:8,12

The Truth Overcomes The Fact

The Truth Overcomes The Fact

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

 

 

We have a truth that has been given to us that overcomes the facts in life when we apply it to our life. The truth is the WORD of God and when we apply it by faith, we receive healing, financial BLESSING, deliverance and anything we need according to God's WORD.

 

You might receive a bad report from the doctor and we thank God for doctors, but their report isn't the final answer unless we allow it to be. We apply the WORD of God (the truth) to the situation (the fact) and expect the WORD to manifest in your life and as you go back to see the doctor and they say the test is clear, there is nothing there. That is the truth overcoming the fact.

 

Whatever situation you might be facing or going through you can apply the truth (the WORD of God) to the situation (the fact) and expect that situation to be changed for the glory to God.

 

It's important to understand that we don't have to settle for a bad report, we can choose the truth and speak the WORD which is our expected end result and know it's going to manifest and we give God praise for it.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:19; Mark 11:22-24

Be It Unto Me According To Thy Word

Be It Unto Me According To Thy Word

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 we read and focus on the birth of Jesus, we also see the faithful obedience of Mary, His mother. As she received and accomplished one of the greatest assignments someone could receive, being a young virgin (never have been with a man) conceived and gave birth to our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

 

She didn't have a full understanding of what she was called to do, but as the angel Gabriel explained to her by saying, …The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

 

We know that this word from Gabriel the angel could been and probably was extremely mind blowing by trying to get a complete understanding of what he was telling her as she could have been trying to understand it by her natural mind and as he continued in verse 37 he said, …For with God nothing shall be impossible.

 

But as she trusted God, she received the Word from the Lord through the angel Gabriel by saying, …Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.

 

There are times that we receive a Word from the Lord and we may not have a complete understanding or don't understand it at all, but as we choose to receive the calling, the assignment by saying, …be it unto me according to thy Word… we will be given wisdom, knowledge and understanding from the Holy Spirit: our teacher. He will minister to us what we need to know and what we need to do and to remember this is for the glory of God and as we are obedient to do what God says to do, we know we will be BLESSED.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:18-25

A Good Minister Of Jesus Christ

A Good Minister Of Jesus Christ

By Rusty Wilson

 

If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

 

- 1 Timothy 4:6

 

 

As we are called to minister the Word of God, we are to allow the Holy Spirit to teach us and lead us where He would have us to go and minister to who God would have us to minister to. The Holy Spirit always gives us what God would have us to minister.

 

Being a good minister of Jesus Christ is to minister what the Holy Spirit lays on our heart to minister so we can put our brothers and sisters in the Lord in remembrance of what God's Word says. The Amplified bible says in verse 6, If you lay all these instructions before the brethren…

 

The instructions are not what we think they should know, but what the Holy Spirit says to minister to them and as we prepare ourselves by studying the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15), we have also nourished our own self on the truths of the faith and of the instructions we have closely followed and done (see Amplified bible) from the Word of God.

 

Our instructions (teachings) is from the Word of God and from no other place and as we remind others of what God's Word says; not criticizing, but putting them in remembrance so they can be encouraged to go to the Word and renew their mind with what God said in His Word.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 2:15; Romans 12:2

 

Keeping The Faith!

Keeping The Faith!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

 

- Revelation 14:12

 

 

It's important in our everyday life as we are led by the Holy Spirit to keep our faith in God, keeping His commandments that Jesus gave to us through His Word.

 

There are a lot of false doctrines in the world that the devil is using to try to sidetrack the body of Christ and also new born-again believers that have begun their relationship with God. The devil is also using these false doctrines (teachings) to try to sidetrack the lost souls that are being drawn by the Holy Spirit to keep them from receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

 

We might be believing God for something and waiting for the manifestation of the Word of God and as we are, we are to keep our faith in God, being patient and keeping His commandments.

 

It's important to not let the enemy sidetrack us by saying it's not going to happen, because when the enemy comes to tell us that it's not going to happen, he is lying and he is confirming that what we are believing God for is about to manifest and he is trying to keep us from receiving it.

 

As we keep the faith and continue strengthening our faith by reading and studying the Word of God (Romans 10:17), we can be confident when we are believing God for something, we know it will manifest, because our faith is in God and His Word and that is where we stand, on the His Word!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Romans 10:17; Mark 11:22-24

 

Contending For The Faith!

Contending For The Faith

By Rusty Wilson

 

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

 

- Jude 1:3

 

 

In the world today, there are a lot of false teaching that deceive so many into believing the opposite of what the Word of God says. There are those that receive the false teaching and turn away and depart from the faith (1 Timothy 4:1).

 

It's vitally important that we keep our eyes on the Word of God, not allowing the false teachings to get our attention and turn to it. One thing we know is if the devil can't stop us, he will try to deceive us into receiving something other than God's Word. We must keep our focus on His Word allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to us the truth, giving us revelation.

 

As we contend for the faith that we have received and as the Amplified bible tells us …which was once for all handed down to the saints [the faith which is that sum of Christian belief which was delivered verbally to the holy people of God]. We received God's teaching and stand on it as it is the only TRUE WORD we stand on and share with others and opposing false teachings (doctrines).

 

It's extremely important to continue to contend (strive) for the faith keeping our focus on the Word of God and teaching others to keep their focus on God's Holy Word and not being distracted by worldly teaching, but keeping ours and their mind on His Word so we can do His Word and do the work God has called us to do so we can be BLESSED (James 1:25).

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 4:1; Philippians 1:27; 2 Timothy 1:13

 

Trusting In God

Trusting In God

By Rusty Wilson

 

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

 

- Proverbs 3:5

 

 

Trusting in God is to have confidence in Him and being sure that He will take care of you. Trusting what He said in His Word belongs to you. We can trust that what He said in His Word that what we can do, we can do. We can do all things through Christ which strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).

 

We can be confident that He will protect us (Psalm 91). We can trust God when we do His Word, we will continually BE BLESSED. Trusting in God is an act of faith. Jesus tells us in His Word to have faith in God (Mark 11:22).

 

We don't have to rely on our own understanding, because as we trust God and read and study His Word, He gives us revelation, knowledge and understanding that we need that goes beyond our own understanding and we are able to understand as we receive revelation by the Holy Spirit. When God reveals something to us, we know that no person could ever think of it with their own knowledge and own understanding. We need to trust in the LORD and receive knowledge and understanding of the revelation He has for us.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 37:3-5; Philippians 4:13; Mark 11:22

The Name Of The Lord Is To Be Praised

The Name Of The LORD Is To Be Praised

By Rusty Wilson

 

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.

 

- Psalm 113:3

 

 

As the body of Christ, it's important to know that …the name of the LORD is to be praised… to be praised isn't a suggestion, but a command. As we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we made a decision to trust in Him and serve Him as doers of His Word (James 1:22).

 

It should be a daily focus to give God praise. Giving Him praise from sunrise to sunset and throughout the day, even during the night. It should be a continuous goal to praise God and give Him thanks for ALL He has done, for ALL He is doing at the present time and for ALL He is about to do (what He is about to manifest) in our behalf and others behalf.

 

As we praise God, it shows Him that we know He is our source. It shows Him that we trust Him and Love Him. God inhabits the praise of His people (Psalm 22:3). Let's keep it a focus to give God praise and see what He will do.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 145:3; Psalm 96:4

 

No Weapon!

No Weapon!

By Rusty Wilson

 

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.

 

- Isaiah 54:17

 

 

As the body of Christ, we have a heritage (inheritance) from God our Heavenly Father, a protection plan. Isaiah 54:17 says, No weapon formed against us shall prosper… Any weapon that the devil brings against us will not prosper, because we have been given the whole armor of God and part of the armor is the shield of faith where we can quench all the fiery darts (missile, spear or arrow) of the wicked one (Ephesians 6:16).

 

Anything the enemy brings against us, we have the right and authority given to us by Jesus to tread upon serpents and scorpions …and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses] (Luke 10:19 The Amplified Bible), and nothing shall by any means hurt us. Now that is a promise and an inheritance from God.

 

As we are yielded to and guided and directed by the Holy Spirit, every tongue that shall rise against us in judgement, we will show to be wrong, because He will tell us what to say and what to do in any response to any accusation or any judgment against us.

 

It is vitally important to be led by the Holy Spirit through any trial, any temptation, anything the enemy brings against us. It's important to be yielded to the Holy Spirit for He will tell us and show us what to do.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 91:1-2; Luke 10:19

 

Doing What God Says To So

Doing What God Says To Do

By Rusty Wilson

 

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

 

- John 5:19

 

 

Jesus is our example, our prime example of doing what our Heavenly Father says to do. Jesus said, …The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise (King James Version). The New Living translation says, …the Son can do nothing by Himself. He does only what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.

 

As the body of Christ, we are to follow the example Jesus gave us, to do as God says to do. Go where He says to go, do what He says to do. Whether we do work in our home church where God has placed us or we travel in the ministry, it’s extremely important to do what God say’s to do through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

 

We must remember that Jesus didn’t do the work He was sent to do on His own, He only did what He seen His Father do. When we do the work that God has called us to do and says when to do it, we aren’t doing it on our own, but the Holy Spirit is working through us to do the work.

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 8:28-29; James 1:22-25

Speaking What God Says To Speak

Speaking What God Says To Speak

By Rusty Wilson

 

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

 

- 1 Peter 4:11

 

When we speak (minister) to others, it’s important to speak (minister) to them what God says to speak, being oracles (an utterance) of God, Him ministering through us.

 

As vessels of God (ministers of the gospel), it is vitally important to minister what He says to minister: ministering His Word. Ministering God’s Word correctly by studying His Word to shew (present) ourselves approved unto God and being yielded to the Holy Spirit to receive revelation of what His Word says and teach His Word in the right context of what God has said and is saying to us.

 

When we study and receive the revelation God has for us to speak, we can minister exactly what He wants us to minister to His people with clarity and simplicity for them to understand as the Holy Spirit prepares their heart to receive from His Word.

 

Let’s remember to speak what God says to speak so we can minister to others fulfilling what He has called us to minister, reaching others with His Word.

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 12:49-50; John 14:10

 

Being Stedfast And Unmovable

Being Stedfast And Unmovable

By Rusty Wilson

 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

 

- 1 Corinthians 15:58

 

 

As the body of Christ, it’s important for us to be stedfast (settled, fixed, firm) on the Word of God and in our relationship with God. Being stedfast, unmovable and …always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord] (the Amplified Bible).

 

Not being moved by what we see going on around us, but being moved by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit with lead and guide us on what we need to do, what we need to pray and what we need to minister to others.

 

As we are obedient to do the work that God has called us to do, and doing it do the best of our ability, we can know and be assured that our labor for the Lord is not in vain (empty), it is never wasted or to no purpose, but of great reward.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 1:3; Matthew 16:27; James 1:25

 

By Grace Are We Saved Through Faith!

By Grace Are We Saved Through Faith!

By Rusty Wilson

 

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

 

- Ephesians 2:8

 

 

God is SO GOOD to us that He sent His only begotten Son into the world to pay the ultimate price for us by being wounded for our transgression (our rebellion, our sin), being bruised for our iniquities (our faults, our sin, our unrighteousness). Jesus went through unimaginable punishment for us so we could receive His salvation.

 

The amount Jesus paid with His blood made us able to be saved (to be delivered, to be protected, to be healed, to be preserved from evil, to be made whole) for the glory of God! Jesus was obedient to His Father to pay the price so we could return to God our Heavenly Father to have the relationship with Him that He intended for us to have.

 

For it is by God’s free grace (His unmerited favor) that we are saved (having received what Jesus paid for, being delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation) through our faith. His salvation is not of ourselves [our own doings, it didn’t come through our own striving], but it is the gift of God (See the Amplified version).

 

It’s vitally important for us to get an understanding of God’s grace. Grace is God reaching out to us, and faith is our means of reaching out to Him. God Loves us SO much that He gave us His faith through His Word and we received it by hearing His Word (Romans 10:14-17).

 

God wanted to make sure we had an opportunity to receive His Word, so we would have the opportunity to receive His Son (Jesus) as our Lord and Savior so we would not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Glory to God!

 

 

 

Scripture Reading: Romans 10:8-13; Romans 4:16-17

 

Seek Ye First!

Seek Ye First!

By Rusty Wilson

 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 

- Matthew 6:33

 

 

It’s important when making decisions and especially important decisions to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness (His way of doing and being right [the Amplified Version]) by praying and searching His Word and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us in choosing which way to go in making a decision.

 

In other areas, we don’t need to be concerned about what we are going to wear, what we are going to eat and other small concerns, which is part of ...all these things shall be added unto you.

 

One of the times as I was reading Matthew 6:33, the Holy Spirit had me go up to verse 28 and read down to verse 33 to get a clearer understanding of ...all these things..

 

It’s important to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and be obedient to do what He says to do and know that all the things that may concern us or what we desire will be added unto us, because God is the supplier of ALL our need.

 

 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:28-33; Luke 12:32; Philippians 4:19

 

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

 

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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.

John 12:49 King James Version - (KJV)

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