Intimacy With God

Posted By on Thursday, January 04, 2018

Those who desire to enter into an "intimacy" with the Lord and cultivate a relationship that goes beyond the superficial and into a knowing and hearing - have come to realize that distractions of the day must be recognized and put in their proper place, things such as:

1. Social media usage
2. Cell phone - games, social media, text
3. Television
4. Negative and disruptive conversations
5. Thinking on negative and unfruitful things

As we isolate what distracts us and offer some of that time to the Lord in praise, prayer and reflective waiting upon Him - we will be amazed at how much we are really gaining of SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE.

1 Corinthians 2:12-14

Relationship With Him

Posted By on Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Especially at the present time, having an intimate personal relationship with the Lord seems to be hindered by our human inclination toward religious works, apart from spending quality time in His Presence. Our service (what we do for Him) should flow out from our times of communion with the Lord.

Luke 10:38-42

Our Dependance On Him

Posted By on Tuesday, January 02, 2018

We must acknowledge our unconditional dependence upon the Lord. We must give Him total, unqualified permission to do within us all that may be necessary, so that we can come into a deeper level of knowing Him and greater awareness of the ending of self life in order to take on His life.

These are exciting days - as many are hearing a PROPHETIC SOUND to the church that is moving many from religious performance to a vitally alive walk with God.

Galatians 2:20

Spend Time With Him

Posted By on Monday, January 01, 2018

 

Our first calling is to spend time with Him. As we are faithful in cultivating a personal relationship with Jesus (where we FEEL HIM, HEAR HIM, SENSE HIM, RESPOND QUICKLY TO HIM) - He will then send us out in ministry and we can bring to others a quality of the Word and Spirit that we would not ordinarily have access to.

Mark 3:13-15

Prevailing Through Praise

Posted By on Sunday, December 31, 2017

Daily Devotional by Derek Prince.

Prevailing through Praise

Psalm 8:2
From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

One thing we notice in the psalms of David is that he says a great deal about his enemies. If ever a man had enemies, it was David. But he had learned the secret of dealing with his enemies. He had learned the secret of evoking God’s presence and God’s help and here he reveals the secret very simply. It’s to offer God praise.

He says, “God has ordained from the lips of children and infants praise.” Children and infants are the weakest in the natural, but when praise comes from the lips of even the weakest; its effect is to silence the foe and the avenger.

The Bible shows us so clearly that every one of us has a foe, an avenger – someone who’s out to destroy us. His name is Satan. He’s the devil. He’s the accuser of the brothers. He’s the one who misrepresents us, who’s always against us, who misinterprets everything we do, who accuses us before the very throne of God. How can we stop him? How can we silence him? The answer is by praise. When praise ascends to God, it silences Satan. It silences his accusations. It stops his mouth and we have free, unhindered access to God. We live out our life without that continual condemnation of Satan’s accusations.

Remember, praise is the way to bring God in on your side against the devil.

Submission-2

Posted By on Saturday, December 30, 2017

Quote from the audio message, "Appoint Elders in Every City."

I believe the primary submission is one to another. Submit yourselves one to another. I personally believe that even in the husband/wife relationship it’s mutual. The husband submits to the wife, the wife submits to the husband. Neither lords it over the other, neither manipulates or dominates the other. Within that mutual submission there is the particular function of the husband to act as head over his wife. I believe it should be so with all the people of God. Our submission should be mutual, we should respect one another, defer to one another, honor one another. Not be obstinate, self assertive, determined to prove that we’re right. Very many times it really doesn’t matter very much who’s right.

On Center Stage

Posted By on Friday, December 29, 2017

Daily Devotional by Derek Prince.

On Center Stage

Psalm 8:3–4
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man, that you care for him?

When we look around us at the vastness of the universe, and we consider the statistics and the figures that the astronomers give us about their millions of galaxies, about our world being just a little fragment, a little speck of dust in the totality of the universe, surely we can feel so small, so insignificant, so weak and helpless.

And yet these beautiful words that I read reveal that God doesn’t measure everything by size or by dimension, that there’s another scale of values with God. And that in that scale of values we, His human creatures, are extremely valuable. In fact, the Lord Jesus Himself told us that one human soul is worth more in God’s sight than the whole universe. Isn’t that a word of encouragement and comfort? We are not just a little speck somewhere in space.

In many ways we are the very objects of God’s special concern and care. He cares about us. He loves us. He knows our weakness and our frailty, but He does not despise us. He does not reject us. He has a special place in His universe for man, His creation, and you can find that place if you seek Him and you can know the comfort of His love.

Self-Love

Posted By on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Quote from the audio message, "Release to God's Ultimate."

Let me just give you a little portrait of self-love. I’ve lived in self-love, I grew up in it. Partly because of my family circumstances. I was born into a well-to-do family and I was the only child, I had no brothers or sisters. So everything revolved around me. I was successful at school all my school days, always top of the class, all sorts of distinctions. So you know, the whole family revolved around “dear little Derek.” And I never really was challenged to deny myself. I didn’t have brothers or sisters to share my toys with or to let go to the bathroom before me. There was just no competition. And I’ll tell you the marks of self-love. One distinctive mark of self-love is boredom. Life is never really interesting. And no matter how much you pursue what you want, you are never satisfied. Absolutely never. And you tend to blame somebody or something else. My parents weren’t good enough to me, society doesn’t treat me right, my boss isn’t good to me. Oh, I recognize all those marks so clearly and I see them in so many people around me. And the root of that is self-love.

Now, the remedy for self-love has been stated. “Let him deny himself.” The word deny is not a complicated word. It means to say no. So when self says, “I want,” you say no. That’s very simple. You deny the demands of self. That’s to deny yourself.

Faith Is God's Goodness

Posted By on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Daily Devotional by Derek Prince.

Faith in God’s Goodness

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

If I were to ask you what’s the most important thing – what’s the thing that’s essential if you are to lead a life that’s pleasing to God, I wonder how you’d answer.

Would you perhaps say: being religious, going to church, giving money to charity, keeping the Golden Rule, abstaining from sins, from immorality, from drunkenness, from things like that? All those things may be good, but none of them is the one essential thing for pleasing God. The one thing that God requires in all of us, the one thing without which we cannot please Him, is faith. And that faith is expressed in two ways.

First of all, we must believe that God exists. Most of us, I suppose, in our hearts, really are aware of that. But beyond that, we have to believe that God rewards those who earnestly seek Him. You see, faith is, ultimately, faith in the goodness of God – in His reliability, in His dependability – and without that faith in God’s goodness we cannot please Him. It begins with believing in God and in His goodness. That is the root and the source of all true success and the life that pleases God.

Trust

Posted By on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Quote from the radio series, "Where to Find Security."

God’s main protection against fear and worry is trust and I’m going to read you a passage from Isaiah, chapter 26, verses 3 and 4, where the Prophet Isaiah speaks about protection from fear and worry. These words are addressed to the Lord and he says:

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.

Going back to the first verse, “You will keep in perfect peace;” that’s complete protection against fear and worry. And then it speaks about the area where fear and worry attack—the mind. “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is steadfast,” settled, and the way to have a settled, steadfast mind is stated in the next line—“Because he trusts in You.” And then comes this beautiful exhortation, “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.” The Lord is repeated there. It’s used twice for emphasis—“The Lord, and only the Lord is the rock eternal.”