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I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye (Psalm 32:8).

 

The Holy Spirit can tell you what to do in every situation for you to always win in life. Many are frustrated because they never consult with Him for help, guidance, or direction. They’d rather go to a relative or friend for help when they’re in trouble. Sadly, those they meet for help only provide them counsel based on human reasoning and sense knowledge; and that doesn’t work!

 

Learn to consult with the Holy Spirit for answers. Ask Him for guidance and direction concerning everything you do. When you face challenges that seem insurmountable, call on Him, and He’ll tell you what to do; He’ll give you the strategies to employ. The great men and women we read about in Scriptures understood this truth, which was why they never took a major step until they had consulted with the Lord.

 

Joshua, for one, had to rely on the Holy Spirit to tell Him how to take over Jericho: "And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, what saith my lord unto his servant?" (Joshua 5:13-14).The Captain of the Lord’s host referred to above is the Holy Spirit. He gave Joshua a strategy no human thinking could have reasoned out. No human mind could have thought of bringing down those monstrous walls of Jericho just by blowing trumpets and having the people shout and praise God. But the Holy Ghost said so and it happened just that way. The Bible says, "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down..." (Hebrews 11:30).

 

Learn to trust the Holy Spirit; depend on Him at all times, for He’s with you, in you and for you! He’ll teach you, lead you and guide you into victory in everything you do, if you’d only ask Him.

 

PRAYER

Dear Holy Spirit, thank you for leading me in the path of victory and success always. I know I’ll never walk in darkness, confusion or uncertainty because you’re my light. I love and appreciate you dearly, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

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John 16:13

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13But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : D euteronomy 16-17; Luke 3

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 25:1-15 ;Psalm 39-40

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27).

 

You may ask: "How do I discern and hearken to the voice of the Holy Spirit?" If as a Christian, you find it difficult to discern the voice of the Spirit, it’s not because His voice is weak when He speaks. It’s because you haven’t trained your spirit to discern His voice. It’s possible to train yourself to discern the voice of the Spirit, and here are a few thoughts that’ll help you.

 

First, you must develop a voracious appettite for the Word. Study the Word and know it for yourself. The voice of God’s Spirit is made known to you through the written Word.

 

Secondly, train your spirit to respond to God by acting on the Word quickly. When you receive instructions or counsel from God’s Word, don’t delay; act quickly. That’s learning to train your spirit.

 

Thirdly, praying according to God’s Word is very vital. Prayer helps your spirit to become a dependable receptacle of God’s ideas, visions and promptings. Pray mostly with the spirit, in other tongues. The more you do, the more sensitive your spirit will be to His voice.

 

Finally, desire spiritual things—things that matter to God—from your heart and pursue them. The proof of desire is pursuit. Engage yourself with activities that’ll edify your spirit such as soul winning, participation in church meetings and services etc. Commit your resources; time, money and attention to the things that matter to God.

 

PRAYER

Dear Father, thank you for the vital union I have with you. The Bible declares that anyone who’s joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. I am one spirit with you; therefore I’m able to hear and understand your words, and I give no place to the flesh, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

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Isaiah 30:21

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21And your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way; walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left.

 

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : D euteronomy 5-7 ;Luke 1:26-56

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 23:1-15 ;Psalm 31-32

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18).

 

In Exodus 34:28, we find an interesting account of how Moses was in the presence of God for forty days and forty nights where he received the Ten Commandments. Ordinarily, it wouldn’t have taken a whole day to receive the Ten Commandments since it consisted of just few sentences. So why did Moses need to be in the presence of God for forty days and forty nights to receive the Ten Commandments?

 

For Moses, it was more than Ten Commandments. As he listened to God speak forth those commandments, all he could see was the glory of God. He contemplated and meditated on the "doxa" (the glory) of God, until the glory so rubbed-off on him and began to radiate from his face. Such was the radiance of glory emanating from his face that the people withdrew when they saw him step down from Mount Sinai (2 Corinthians 3:7). It’s important to note that this glory came on Moses while he meditated on the Ten Commandments.

 

Now, the Bible lets us know that the glory of God that was on the face of Moses resides in us, and that glory far exceeds what Moses had. It’s called the more excellent glory: "For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth" (2 Corinthians 3:9-10).

 

This inherent glory in us is what the Apostle Paul referenced in our opening scripture. He lets us know that as we behold the glory of God in the Word of God, we’re metamorphosed; we’re transfigured into the same glory that we see in the Word. This means we’re not only the carriers or effulgence of God’s glory; we are the glory of God!

 

CONFESSION

The glory of God is risen upon me, and I manifest that glory today, everywhere I go. The power, beauty, and excellence of God are revealed through me to my world, as I walk worthy of the Lord, displaying the wonderful deeds and perfections of Him who has called me out of darkness unto glory and virtue.

 

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John 17:22

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22I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one:

 

Isaiah 60:1

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1ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : D euteronomy 3-4; Luke 1:1-25

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 22:16-30; Psalm 29-30

Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:13-16).

 

Notice the Apostle Paul’s construction in the verse above. He used the words "strengthened" and "might." Might is from the Greek "dunamei," meaning miracle-working ability; while strengthened is "krataiothenai" meaning invigorated. So

Paul’s prayer above is for you to have a "power transfusion" whereby you’re invigorated by the Holy Spirit!

 

Being imbued with such power, weakness or failure can’t be a part of your life. There’re some Christians today who are weak spiritually; they’re afraid and unable to make serious decisions in life. There’re even others who are broken, dejected and sickly because they have not taken a hold of health from within. The opening scripture shows that God wants you to be tough inside by having your spirit transfused with His miracle working ability. That means you have to consciouly pray the words in the opening verse for yourself.

 

Your outward appearance doesn’t matter. Someone may look at you and call you weak; but say, "I know who I am; I’m strong inside, because I’ve been transfused with the miracle-working ability of the Spirit." Never let fear express itself through you. You can declare right now, "I’m invigorated with miracle-working power by the Holy Ghost, and His power is manifested through me today."

 

PRAYER

Dear Lord, thank you for granting me according to the riches of your glory, to be strengthened with might by your Spirit in my inner man. I declare that I’m strong in the Lord and in the power of His might today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

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Colossians 1:11

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11[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy,

 

Ephesians 6:10

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10In 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].

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : D euteronomy 1-2; Mark 16

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 22:1-15 ;Psalm 26-28

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people (2 Corinthians 6:16).

 

A careful reading of our opening scripture would reveal that God in fact lives in your physical body. It says, "…ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and will walk in them…." Notice God’s choice of words; He said, "I will dwell in them," that means settle down in them! He’s talking about setting up His headquarters in you. However, what I’ll like you to particularly take note of is the phrase "walk in them." Walk here is the Greek word "emperipateo" and it means to perambulate.

 

To perambulate means to walk up and down the bounds of a property in a supervisory manner. It refers to an official assigned to the border, who keeps moving up and down that border, looking to see if anything has gone wrong so he can fix and replace any damaged parts or notify of any trouble. In other words, God, through the Holy Spirit perambulates in you!

 

Now, if He’s perambulating in you, then where is the border? Your body of course! His work in perambulating in you is to ensure that anything that goes wrong in your body is fixed. If it needs to be renewed, He’ll renew it. Hallelujah! He’s perambulating in your body to keep it perfect; that’s part of His work and ministry in your life.

 

You may ask: "So why am I in this condition if the Holy Spirit has this ministry in me? Why is my body ravaged with sickness?" The answer is simple; it’s because you haven’t given Him liberty to function in your life; you haven’t activated His power in your life. You can activate that power today through faith in the Word of God, and speaking in other tongues.

 

Become conscious that the Holy Spirit lives in you in all His power, therefore, no sickness or disease can thrive in your body, which is His temple. His presence in you and with you, shields you against the vices of the evil one.

 

PRAYER

I thank you, blessed Father, for blessing me with your Word and with the Holy Spirit today. By virtue of the indwelling and abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in me, I’m infused with supernatural ability and wisdom to live triumphantly today and always, over and above all situations, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

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1 John 4:4

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4Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.

 

John 14:16-17

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16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever--

    17The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : Numbers 34-36; Mark 15:21-47

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 21:23-40;salm 24-25

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).

How prosperous do you want to be? How glorious do you want your life to be? If you’d delight yourself in the Lord, and meditate on His words regularly or frequently, you’ll be like a tree planted by the rivers of water! You’ll bring forth fruit in due season; your leaves will not wither; and you’ll prosper in ALL things!

Isaiah 58:14 says, "Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." You delight yourself in the Lord by joyfully acting on the Word and living by it!

Meditation on the Word is God’s recipe for success. It’s the secret to a victorious, successful, struggle-free life and extraordinary prosperity. The Apostle Paul instructed Timothy to give himself totally to the Word: "Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all" (1 Timothy 4:15). He knew if he meditated on the Word long enough, the necessary result would be that his profiting—his prosperity and increase—would appear to all men.

The man Isaac was one of those in the Bible who walked in tremendous prosperity. But when you study his life, you would discover he was a spiritually minded man who spent a great deal of time meditating. The Bible says Isaac went out to the field in the evening to meditate (Genesis 24:63). That was the secret behind his prosperity. Meditation will give you good success! It will make you wise in your dealings in business, finances, family, relationships, and other areas of life.

PRAYER
Dear Father, I live in your Word, by your Word, and through your Word today, assured of total prosperity and increasing grace as I delight myself in you! I thank you for leading me always to triumph as you guide me in the path of ever-increasing glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Psalm 23:1-6
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1THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
2He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.
3He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him--not for my earning it, but] for His name's sake.
4Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head withoil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
6Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.

Jeremiah 17:7-8
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7[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is.
8For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.

3 John 1:2
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2Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Reading Plan : Numbers 32-33; Mark 15:1-20
2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 21:8-22; Psalm 22-23

As long as the world exists, there will be a time for planting and a time for harvest. There will always be cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night (Genesis 8:22 GNB).

 

One of the most profound principles in the Word of God that guarantees continuous increase in finances is the principle of giving. Your giving is a channel to facilitate your receiving, for there can be no receiving without you first giving. 2 Corinthians 9:8 gives us divine insight into what your act of giving propels: "And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]" (AMP).

 

Another thing your giving does is that it establishes your righteousness: "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).

 

Our lives as Christians should depict the character of our heavenly Father, who gave His precious Son, Jesus for our salvation: "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" (John 3:16). Make up your mind today to be a big giver like your Father, and activate the grace for receiving in your life.

 

CONFESSION

I am a big-time giver, and I invest wisely and rightly as I give for the propagation of the Gospel and the expansion of God’s Kingdom. When I give, I receive because God channels spiritual and material blessings to me from all over the world, Hallelujah!

 

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2 Corinthians 8:9

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9For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

 

2 Corinthians 9:7

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7Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, "prompt to do it") giver [whose heart is in his giving].

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : Numbers 27-28; Mark 14:27-52

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 20:16-30 ;Psalm 17-18

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue (2 Peter 1:3).

 

In Christ Jesus, we have received the transcendent life. It’s a life of glory, virtue, excellence and perfection. It’s a life for the miraculous every day! Though He lived and died in our place as a man, His life on earth was an unending stream of the miraculous. He showed us an example to follow; letting us know we can do the same. He felt pain and got tired and hungry like every one of us, and the Bible says "...he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Philippians 2:8).

 

Jesus fasted like we do today, "to keep the flesh under," because He wanted to obey God. He needed to be anointed by God to do the impossible (Acts 10:38); and prayed often. As Christians, we can and should also live as He did. If you follow His example, and practice His Word, you’ll certainly have the same results He had while He was on earth; you’ll live every day in the miraculous!

 

We actually don’t have any excuse; Jesus did everything He did for our sakes; we’re to learn of Him and live victoriously as He did—in the supernatural—every day!

 

PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank you for the vicarious sacrifice of Jesus for me on the Cross which has made me a champion and a victor for ever! I thank you, Lord, for bringing me into your marvelous light, where I reign and rule as a king in this life, living every day in the supernatural, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

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1 John 4:17

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17In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.

 

1 Peter 2:9

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9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God's] own [a]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : Numbers 22-23 ;Mark 13

2 Year Reading Plan : Acts 19:31-41; Psalm 11-13

For thus saith the Lord to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns (Jeremiah 4:3).

 

Breaking up the "fallow grounds" of your heart and making it ready for the Word is your responsibility. You have to cultivate your spirit; that means prepare it for the entrance of God’s Word. In the scriptures, the Word of God is likened to a seed (Luke 8:11). The seed of the Word is designed to produce in you a harvest of what it talks about; health, prosperity, peace, joy, abundance, and victory. But if the heart is not made ready for the entrance of the Word it will not produce the desired results.

 

When a farmer cultivates his land, the first thing he does is to dig and stir it up: He ploughs it. Now, the Bible tells us to stir up the gift of God in us. That gift is the Holy Spirit, and one way to stir up His power in you is through speaking in tongues. When the power is stirred, it becomes easy for the Word of God to get into your spirit and sink deep into your consciousness.

 

The second thing a farmer does in preparing his land for sowing is to fertilize the land, and we fertilize our spirits through prayer. Through prayer, your spirit is conditioned and positioned rightly to receive the Word of God. Christians who pray often and accurately are always synchronized with God’s perfect will for their lives. They are positioned in God’s place, in God’s time, for God’s purpose, in God’s way.

 

When your spirit is cultivated, you’ll keep experiencing a harvest of the Word in your life. Never allow your heart lie fallow. Meditate on the Word and pray regularly, and your spirit will produce for you a harvest of the Word.

 

CONFESSION

I’m enabled by the Spirit of God to consistently cultivate my recreated human spirit, making it a suitable environment for the Word of God to grow, prevail and produce results of what it talks about in my life. Through the Word that I receive today, the glory of God is manifested in my life and expressed in everything I do, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

FURTHER STUDY

Luke 8:11-15

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11Now the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God.

    12Those along the traveled road are the people who have heard; then the devil comes and carries away the message out of their hearts, that they may not believe (acknowledge Me as their Savior and devote themselves to Me) and be saved [here and hereafter].

    13And those upon the rock [are the people] who, when they hear [the Word], receive and welcome it with joy; but these have no root. They believe for a while, and in time of trial and temptation fall away (withdraw and stand aloof).

    14And as for what fell among the thorns, these are [the people] who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked and suffocated with the anxieties and cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not ripen (come to maturity and perfection).

    15But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just (noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience.

 

Jude 1:20

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20But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit;

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : Numbers 20-21; Mark 12:18-44

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 19:16-30; Psalm 9-10

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32).

 

There’s no gainsaying the fact that God’s Word is dependable. The Psalmist conveyed this truth succinctly in Psalm 119:89 when he declared, "…Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven." He thus underlined the undisputable reliability of God’s Word, a fact known to the angels, demons and all of creation. What this implies, in effect, is that whatever God has said about you in His Word is dependable.

 

The Apostle Paul, in his parting address to the brethren at Ephesus, as read in our opening scripture, commended them to God, and to the Word of His grace, "…which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified." For the Apostle to have "delivered" God’s people to God’s Word means the Word has enough power to build, sustain, transform and upgrade the life of anyone who’ll trust in it.

 

It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what has happened to you; be of good cheer; because with the Word you can change things! You can trust the Word to effect changes in your family, home, finances, and physical body. All you have to do is accept what the Word says about you as absolute truth and refuse to be compelled by natural circumstances.

 

You’re healthy, rich, powerful, full of grace, wisdom and strength; that’s what His Word says. However, you’ve got to acknowledge and declare this truth.

 

When sickness, poverty or fear tries to attack you, insist on what the Word says! Shout out loud, "It is written; I have the health of God in me! I’m rich! I’m more than a conqueror; a bundle of success, and a victor in Christ Jesus!" This is how you stand your ground on God’s Word and ensure its power is manifested in your life; it’s through your confessions of faith! Whatever the Lord has said about you is dependable, so be bold to speak the same thing in consent, and the Word will prevail in your life.

 

CONFESSION

I’m what God says I am; His Word is working in me mightily and producing the fruit of what it talks about! I live in divine health, supernatural abundance, and in continuous victory and prosperity because I live by God’s infallible and dependable Word! Glory To God!

 

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Isaiah 55:10-11

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10For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

    11So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

 

2 Corinthians 1:20

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20For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : Numbers 18-19;Mark 11:27-33-12:1-17

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 19:1-15; Psalm 7-8

And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance (Genesis 45:7).

 

The victory of Jesus over sin, death, and the devil wasn’t for Himself but for us. He battled on our behalf and gave us the victory; now we’ve become more than conquerors. That’s true success; it’s winning for others; helping them achieve and become what God has destined for them to be. Realize that what you make happen for others, the Lord will make happen for you. Win for others.

 

We find such an example in David, who battled Goliath, not for self-aggrandizement but for the common good of all Israel. When he first heard the giant cursing, he asked a question: "What will be done for the man who defeats the giant?" He was told among other things that he and his house will be free of taxes in Israel. Young as he was, his eyes sparkled at the thought of his entire family being exonerated from tax forever!

 

Aside from championing the cause for the entire nation of Israel, he was determined to win the battle against Goliath so his entire family would benefit. Thus, his victory was both for his immediate family, and for the entire people of Israel.

 

Learn to win for others. Don’t just make it through life thinking only about yourself. Make your world a better place. Be a problem-solver so others may gain and have a better life through your ingenuity, innovations, and the ideas of the Spirit that come through you. See the challenges around you as opportunities for victory, for indeed they are! Ask the Lord to grant you the knowledge and wisdom to solve problems for yourself and others.

 

CONFESSION

I have the supernatural wisdom and ability to do the impossible, because the Greater One lives in me! I recognize life’s challenges as my opportunities to win and make my world a better place. I’m a champion for my generation, and a problem-solver. Through me, lives will be saved, transformed and preserved today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

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Esther 4:14

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14For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : Numbers 16-17; Mark 11:1-26

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 18:16-28; Psalm 4-6

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it (Isaiah 55:11).

 

The Word of God is living and powerful: It is active, operative, energizing, and effective: "…it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing {and} sifting {and} analyzing {and} judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12 AMP). This scripture describes the infallible quality and efficacy of the Word.

 

Despite the effectual nature of God’s Word, Jesus taught that a man could render the Word ineffective in his own life. The Pharisees for one were experts in the Jewish traditions at the expense of following the true teachings of God’s Word. Hence the Word, even though effectual, all-powerful, and operative, didn’t produce results in their lives. They made the Word ineffective.

 

Many today, like the Pharisees, are either casual with the Word or bound to religion and traditions of men, thereby short-circuiting the power of the Word in them. People with personal traditions and religious opinions, beliefs and thought-patterns that are contrary to new creation realities revealed to us in the Word, will make the Word ineffective in their lives.

 

Never undermine the power of the Word; don’t get too "familiar" with the Word to the point it no longer makes an impact on you. Have a childlike attitude of delight and hunger for the Word always. Your only recourse in any situation in life should be the Word of God. When you find yourself in any difficult situation where you’re wondering what to do, ask yourself, "What does the Word say concerning this situation?" Search the Word for information or instruction that covers that situation and put it to work; that’s how to honour the Word and give it pre-eminence in your life, and it’ll always work for you.

 

CONFESSION

The Word of God is my life, and it’s exalted in my heart, above every thought, desire, aspiration or belief today! My success in life is guaranteed and unstoppable because I’ve made the Word of God my contemplation and meditation, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

FURTHER STUDY

Colossians 2:8

Amplified Bible (AMP)

8See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you yourselves captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense), following human tradition (men's ideas of the material rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding [the teachings of] Christ (the Messiah).

 

Mark 7:11-13

Amplified Bible (AMP)

11But [as for you] you say, A man is exempt if he tells [his] father or [his] mother, What you would otherwise have gained from me [everything I have that would have been of use to you] is Corban, that is, is a gift [already given as an offering to God],

    12Then you no longer are permitting him to do anything for [his] father or mother [but are letting him off from helping them].

    13Thus you are nullifying and making void and of no effect [the authority of] the Word of God through your tradition, which you [in turn] hand on. And many things of this kind you are doing.

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Reading Plan : Numbers 7-8; Mark 9:14-32

2 Year Reading Plan : A cts 16:21-40; Job 37-38