July 1, 2018

JULY

July 1

Well friends, one half of 2018 is officially in our past.  Looking at today’s Daily Verse from Bible Gateway I would like to ask how each of you have done in your daily walk with our wonderful Savior and Lord.  I pray each of each, no matter how great we have done, will keep our eyes for the rest of this year, (and of course, years to come) on the Author and Finisher of our faith, Yeshua Messiah!

For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.  Romans 12:3 CSB

1 Samuel 13

Really Saul, you forced yourself to step into a position that you were not called to do by God?  I don’t think it took any force except for fear.  Faith would have prevented you from doing this if it was operating within yourself instead of not trusting God and becoming fearful!  Fear is like the devil himself for it knocks out faith and brings a very unintended consequence!  With God, I need not fear anything, ever! 

Isaiah 56-57

Kona Faith Center is to be a House of Prayer, first and foremost.  Lord, we sure need some help in this area.  I pray that every person who reads this verse (56:7) will grab a hold of this and see this is Your design!  Gather us to You and bring the people to prayer, Lord! 

Lord, I have no place to go except to take refuge in You.  Nothing in this world could ever content and satisfy me like You do, my God!  Thank You my Father for Your peace and healing to every part of my being!  Thank You for Your restoration!

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June 30, 2018

June 30

On that day the Lord will become King over the whole earth—the Lord alone, and his name alone.  Zechariah 14:9 CSB

1 Samuel 11-12

The Spirit of the Lord came upon Saul and he now knew what to do.  I know what to do in any situation when allowing the Spirit of the Lord lead and guide me!  Saul may have gotten the calling from the Lord to be King but in order for a call of God on a person to be a reality, that person must be anointed publically by someone with God given authority.  There are NO self-appointed ministers or leaders in God’s way of doing things. 

Turning to worthless things that cannot profit me or rescue me  would be committing the most stupid of acts when I have the living, Lord God, my Creator to always turn to!  It is an obligation to pray for the people so they stay in the Lord or come to the Lord! 

Isaiah 55

Living in relationship with my Lord brings me the most wonderful blessings. 

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call to him while he is near.  Let the wicked one abandon his way and the sinful one his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, so he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will freely forgive.  AMEN!!!

I do have the mind of Messiah yet the Lord is God and His thoughts and ways are so much higher because He is never polluted with natural thinking.  Sowing and Reaping occurs in all things.  This has to constantly be at the forefront of my thinking when I am choosing a decision because I certainly do not want to reap unintended consequences! 

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June 29, 2018

June 29

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. Lord, your faithful love endures forever; do not abandon the work of your hands. Psalm  138:8 CSB

1 Samuel 10

I fine the CSB interesting in its translation when Samuel anointed Saul: “Hasn’t the Lord anointed you ruler over his inheritance?”  It may use the word “inheritance” in other translations, but this is a powerful statement for me.  This is the reiteration of the importance of Israel and that God Himself possesses her!

When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon us, we are transformed!  We no longer live under the realm of the natural but are empowered to live in the realm of the Spirit!  Lord, let me live according to the transformation You have made in me for You are with me!  It is only God who saves me from all my troubles and afflictions. 

Isaiah 54

This was a promise from God early on in my walk with Him that He has more than fulfilled:

“Rejoice, childless one, who did not give birth; burst into song and shout, you who have not been in labor!  For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord.

We are, by God’s lead and grace, extending the “tent pegs” of Kona Faith Center! 

The compassion of the Lord is upon Israel and also upon me!  He, the Faithful and True One is my Redeemer! 

10 Though the mountains move and the hills shake, my love will not be removed from you and my covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says your compassionate Lord.

Any who rise up against Israel will be taken out, without ands, ifs or buts!  The UN is always trying to rise up against Israel but all they speak is lies and God, Himself refutes all of their lying accusations!  Who can stand against the vindication of the Lord?

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June 28, 2018

June 28

The Lord does not delay his promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9 CSB

1 Samuel 9

The Lord reveals what is to come to those He can trust and has anointed with the prophetic.  It was always customary to bring a gift to the man of God before inquiring of him. 

Isaiah 53

I believe this to be the most powerful of prophesies about our Lord Yeshua by Isaiah.  Bottom line of this chapter without quoting it all is that my Father God allowed my Lord Yeshua at the Cross to take on every sickness, disease, infirmity, sin, iniquity and all else that separated me from God so I can be free of it all and placed in right relationship with Him.  Though my Lord was never sick He took all of our sickness on Himself at the Cross so He knows what it is like.  Though my Lord never sinned, He took on all of our sin, so He knows the consequence of sin.  How heart wrenching it must have been when He declared as penned in Matthew 27? 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Elí, Elí, lemá sabachtháni?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”  This was prophesied In Psalm 22, by David also, 1 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning?  My God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest.” 

The real penalty is complete separation from God and this is what our Lord experienced taking on all of our sickness and sin!  Offerings had to be perfect without any defect, unlike me, with many defects.  Separation from God is what makes Hell so terribly horrible.    Oh, Lord, help me to boldly witness for You that as the Daily Verse (2 Peter 3:9) expresses to us, that not any perish but all come to repentance and in right relationship with You!  How can I ever truly thank You Lord Yeshua for what You have really done for me?  You saved me from Hell and gave me all of the Kingdom benefits.  I must offer up thanksgiving without ceasing!

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June 27, 2018

June 27

Don't think because you get attacked that You are weak in faith.  The enemy hates us and attacks come but as the Lord said, be of good cheer for He has overcome the world!  We always have the victory.  Victory can mean something to God different from what we think is victorious.  The most victorious thing in the world is people being Born-Again and eventually landing in Heaven's zip code!  Just stick to your confession of faith and know the Lord goes before You and is also Your rear Guard!  If He be for us, who can be against us?  Greater is He that is in us than he who is in this world.  The Lord's Spirit, the Holy Spirit indwells us.  Be of good cheer, my friends, the Lord will never leave or forsake you!  All hail King Jesus!

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will find it.  Matthew 16:25 CSB

1 Samuel 7-8

Lord, may the whole house of Kona Faith Center, long for You!  A whole heart to the Lord means worshipping Him and Him only.  Everything that interferes must be gotten rid of permanently!  I can’t think my prayers are not being answered because of time.  Here it took twenty years for the people to come to their senses.  Never stop praying!  I must cry out to the Lord on behalf of the people.  May You encircle us Lord with Your prophetic Word.  When we choose man to rule over us instead of the Lord, we lose our freedom and step into bondage.  I’m not saying we should rise up against political governmental leaders and we should certainly pray for them.  Lord Yeshua addressed all of this when He was on the earth.  We are to give to “Ceasar” what is his and God what is His.  Paul addressed this also in the importance of praying for the political leaders.  God always has a plan even with the ignorant demands of man!  I thank God for the victory over the Pregnancy Centers, yesterday!  Prayer is real and God hears on behalf of those that can’t speak for themselves such as unborn babies!

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