April 6, 2018

April 6

This is how we have come to know love: He laid down his life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.  1 John 3:16 CSB 

Numbers 22-23

22 I am utterly convinced that animals can talk except that since the Fall of humankind into sin, the Lord has closed their mouths to speak (the serpent was able to speak until the Fall).  Balaam’s donkey spoke when the Lord opened her mouth and Balaam answered her without even seeming surprised in this conversation.  The donkey saw the angel and Balaam did not, until the Lord opened his eyes.  The Lord had to open the mouth and eyes for the donkey to talk and Balaam to see.

23 12 He answered, “Shouldn’t I say exactly what the Lord puts in my mouth?”

I also, must only speak the message the Lord puts in my mouth. 

19 God is not a man, that he might lie, or a son of man, that he might change his mind. Does he speak and not act, or promise and not fulfill?

God is completely for Israel and ANYONE who rises against her is beyond foolish! 

Proverbs 16

All a person’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs motives.

25 There is a way that seems right to a person,
but its end is the way to death.

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As I seek my God for the plans He has for me, everything fits together perfectly and smoothly.  I am grateful, my God who loves me exceedingly determines my steps.  Those who truly want a relationship with the Lord really want to hear truth.  Again, humility impresses God and it is not something I can just put on as it truly has to come from my heart and right relationship with the Lord.   

31 Gray hair is a glorious crown; it is found in the ways of righteousness.

Thank You Lord for my gray hair!

32 Patience is better than power, and controlling one’s emotions, than capturing a city.

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April 5, 2018

April 5

Galatians is one of my favorite books in the Bible for it reminds me so much of what the Lord has done for me so I am not ever caught up in legalism and false religion.

For the love of Christ compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: If one died for all, then all died. And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died for them and was raised.  2 Corinthians 5:14-15 CSB

Numbers 20-21

20 The Lord told Moses to speak to the rock and Moses struck the rock instead of speaking to it with a wrong attitude declaring that he and Aaron would bring the water out of the rock leaving God without being given His due glory!  God is so very merciful, He brought the water out of the rock anyway.  The higher the level of authority in leadership, the greater the responsibility for the Lord to be glorified and never a person.  Also, that level requires a lifestyle of greater obedience and humility to the Father.  God calls Moses the most humble of all, yet the display of disobedience was not done in humility and cost him from entering the Promised Land. 

Edom will pay a price for turning the Israeli’s down during their travels as we will see later on in our reading. 

21 Intercession on behalf of others is so vital.  It is one of my favorite things about the character of Moses in that he was a great intercessor!  He could have let God kill the people for their rebellion yet would not do that and the Lord honored the prayers of Moses.  God’s mercy and love for His people kept them moving forward with possession of land to live in during their time in the wilderness.

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April 4, 2018

April 4

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace…  Ephesians 1:7 CSB

Numbers 19

The red heifer (which is a rarity) has great significance in the building of the Third Temple in Israel.  There is a group that is said to have everything ready, including the red heifer, for the Third Temple which of course is significant in the real “last days”. 

There is only one sacrifice that was done for all humankind and His Name is Yeshua Messiah. 

Proverbs 14

Women, take note!  How do we build our house in wisdom?  Walking in the wisdom of the Lord is the only way.  The only way to do this is by having the fear of the Lord.  Integrity is a proof of the fear of the Lord.  It is so important to live this one or as this proverb states, foolishness takes over. 

2 Corinthians 13

I must test myself to see where I am at in faith.  It is so important to mature in all things God.  A person who continues to act like a child in the natural is considered developmentally disabled.  How much more in the spirit of the immature?

Meditation: Nothing the Lord does is done without perfect and precise reason.  Integrity must show outwardly for it to truly be integrity as it is not a hidden trait.  I can only live a life of integrity by the wisdom of my God, coming from me having the true fear of Him.  Maturity in the Lord is expected.  It only comes through a relationship with Him.  People look for coaches and mentors yet the greatest coach and mentor is the Lord and found by having that real relationship with Him.

Application:  Live a life of integrity and faith by walking today (and every day) in the fear of the Lord.

April 3, 2018

April 3

…keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:2 CSB

Numbers 17-18

17 Don’t mess with those the Lord chooses for His purposes.  Each of us is called to serve but God knows the beginning of a thing from the end of a thing and places people in position for His purpose.  Why would I want to walk in someone else’s position when I would be doing it without the Anointing which means I would be doing it without the very Presence of God?  It always go back to me trusting God completely with contentment and joy!  I am so very grateful that He has been able to use me at all, for His Kingdom business! 

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure'; NASB

18 There is incredibly great responsibility with any and all position the Lord chooses us to occupy.  Wherever the Lord places me is a gift and stepping outside of that boundary never pleases Him.  As I am in His position for me, I never have to concern myself with having enough for He always provides me with plenty and coming from Him, it is always the best!  The bottom line is that I must live a life that truly represents the Lord and His ways.  Covenant of salt means permanent as salt is a preserver. 

This sure would stir up some controversy if the entire tithe went to the ministers!  This would mean just the offerings would have to cover everything else.  Yes, this is for the Levites in their priestly role.  We, at Kona Faith Center tithe non-designated funds to Thy Word Ministries and give offering to other ministries such as FCF, missions, etc.  The Lord always looks for us giving our first and our best.  There is great responsibility in handling the offerings of the people and in my lifetime I have seen those who misuse the finances of their ministry and come to great ruin. 

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April 2, 2018

April 2

Well, I have to say that the drama, "Thy Will be Done" yesterday was by far, the best.  For those of you who missed it, I surely hope it will show up on Youtube or somewhere for you to see but the anointing on the entire play was incredible!  Thank you drama team!!!

While going up to Jerusalem, Jesus took the twelve disciples aside privately and said to them on the way, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death. They will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked, flogged, and crucified, and on the third day he will be raised.”  Matthew 20: 17-19 CSB

Numbers 16

Wow!  This is exactly how the enemy twists things in the minds of unbelievers: 13 Is it not enough that you brought us up from a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness? Do you also have to appoint yourself as ruler over us?

Egypt was a land flowing with milk and honey in their slavery?  Get real!  They took the words of the Lord for the Promised Land and put them on the place of bondage and slavery!  Is this not what the world does?  Is this what people say when they declare that they can’t serve the Lord because they would have to give up everything?  Yes, give up sin and bondage and…f or eternal life filled with promise and blessing! 

If not for the intercession of Moses and Aaron and the mercy of the Lord, the entire community would have been wiped out.  I am to stand between the dead and living via intercession so the plagues people bring upon themselves are halted. 

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