July 21, 2018

July 21

I have chosen the way of truth; I have set your ordinances before me.  Psalm 119:30 CSB

2 Samuel 6

Where the Presence of the Lord is at, blessing flows in abundance.  Lord, may the people of Kona Faith Center desire Your Presence with all of their hearts.  How sad for those who despise God because that is really what Michal did when she despised David for his worship unto the Lord.  Michal became barren and a life of bareness (I don’t just mean without child but an entire life) comes upon those who refuse the Lord.  God expects Believers to do things His way and not ours.  He is HOLY and must not be treated any other way!

Jeremiah 11   

I choose blessing or cursing.  Everyone no matter the circumstance gets to choose blessing or cursing.  In a bad circumstance?  Choose blessing and God will work on your behalf!

Deuteronomy 30: 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, 20 love the Lord your God, obey him, and remain faithful to him. For he is your life, and he will prolong your days as you live in the land the Lord swore to give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

This chapter reminds me of a song Bob Dylan wrote:

          But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
         You’re gonna have to serve somebody
         Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
         But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

Rising up against the people of God is beyond foolishness from those who serve the devil.  God’s people will always end up the victors whether here or in heaven for those who are martyred. 

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July 20, 2018

July 20

Happy 18th Christina!

If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.1 John 1:7 CSB

2 Samuel 4-5

Here are two men thinking they are doing something good but they neither sought the Lord nor King David.  What one may think is good may be evil in God’s sight.  It is so important to ask of Him in all things!

David became more and more powerful because the Lord was with him.  Why would anyone want to be without the Lord?  But this power was not for himself but for the people of Israel.  Whatever the Lord anoints me in is not for me but first for His glory and secondly for all of those He places in my path.  In doing so, He always takes care of me!  How can I ever be defeated when my God goes out before me to take out the enemy?

Jeremiah 10

Who should not fear you, King of the nations?  It is what you deserve.  For among all the wise people of the nations and among all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.

Wise Believers seek the discipline of the Lord for He loves us and desires that we walk rightly before Him so He can pour forth His blessings upon us.  He is creator of all and in this translation it calls those who think anything else, stupid.

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July 19, 2018

July 19

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10 CSB

2 Samuel 3

This is quite a curse David placed on Joab for killing Abner.  What words am I using?  Am I speaking blessing or cursing over others?  We have what we say and will be judged by every idle word (Matthew 12:36).

Jeremiah 9

Though the Lord responded as He said He would back in Deuteronomy 28 with the blessings and cursing, it must have been a heart breaker to see what had become of the people during Jeremiah’s day and also the beautiful land our Lord had blessed the people with.  What other land on earth is ever called the Promised Land besides this land.  None.  The Lord sends lamenters when He cannot bless His people. 

24 But the one who boasts should boast in this: that he understands and knows me—that I am the Lord, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. This is the Lord’s declaration.

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July 18, 22018

July 18

I will praise you with an upright heart when I learn your righteous judgments.  Psalm 119:7 CSB

2 Samuel 2

Hebron and Bethlehem both belong to Israel yet currently they are controlled by the Palestinians.  If people would just read the Book of God they would see the land that God gave to Israel.  War is a devastating thing yet necessary if under attack but to kill for sport is beyond my understanding.

Jeremiah 8

Acknowledgement, remorse and repentance send people free and into God’s covering.  It’s not difficult but each must own up to their own sin without any justification whatsoever.  My God mourns over His people when they rebel.  I must mourn over the lost and remain in intercession on their behalf! 

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July 17, 2018

July 17

Thank You Lord, for bluer sky this morning!

 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.  Romans 1:16 CSB

2 Samuel 1

16 For David had said to the Amalekite, “Your blood is on your own head BECAUSE YOUR OWN MOUTH TESTIFIED AGAINST YOU by saying, ‘I killed the Lord’s anointed.’”   (Capitalization, mine)

This scripture sure does get my attention every time I read it!  What is my mouth speaking?  Bragging (pride) sure can get a person in trouble (like dead)!  Let my words please You with a humble heart and contrite spirit, my Lord Yeshua!

Jeremiah 7

My heart must be right before, during and after entering the house (Kona Faith Center) of the Lord and not treat God unworthily.  I often think we take His place of worship too lightly and with too much familiarity.  How can the Holy Spirit move if we don’t offer God our love in truth? Our reverence in truth? Our awe in truth? Our humility in truth?  His truth, the true truth?  The greatest sacrifice and offering I can give my God is to love Him with my entire heart, in obedience to His Word that is NEVER burdensome but is always for my benefit. 

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