Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Psalm 127:3–5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord...

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. Psalm 127:3–5

Thankful & most grateful to the Lord for blessing us with wonderful children :) Praying for them everyday to experience God’s wisdom, favor and protection through Jesus Christ.

Before they go to bed at night, or before they leave for school, just lay hands on them and say, “Because you are a Jesus-boy (or Jesus-girl), day by day, you are increasing in the wisdom of God and in favor with God and men! Jesus will cause you to be at the right place at the right time.”

Cast your cares for your children to the Lord. Trust Him for the provision of wisdom to speak words of encouragement and life to them about making good decisions instead of bowing to peer pressure. As you meditate on His promises to bless, protect and equip your children for the challenges of life, know that the Lord has equipped and provided you with the grace to be an excellent parent!

(source: www.JosephPrince.com)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

I AM the way, and the truth, and the life

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

There is no other way into the presence of God than by accepting the Lord’s death as payment in full for our sins. As Peter said, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Jesus is the only solution God has provided for man’s sin problem. He is the only way to eternal life. This is the truth of God’s Word.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

I AM the resurrection and the life

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live...” John 11:25

There is no resurrection apart from Christ, and there is no eternal life apart from Christ. He does more than give life; Jesus Christ is life, and therefore death has no ultimate power over Him. Jesus shows that neither death nor time is an obstacle to Him. Death has no dominion over Him who is Life itself, nor does death have dominion over those who are in Him (1 Corinthians 15:54-55). Because He lives, we live. Because He is Life, we have life eternally.

Jesus’ statement that He is the resurrection and the life provides a godly perspective on several spiritual matters. Martha believed that the resurrection is an event; Jesus showed her (and us) that the resurrection is a Person. Martha’s knowledge of eternal life was an abstract idea; Jesus proved that knowledge of eternal life is a personal relationship. Martha thought victory over death was a future expectation; Jesus corrects her, showing that victory is a present reality.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I AM the good shepherd

“I AM the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

Jesus is referencing His inherent goodness, His righteousness, and His beauty. As shepherd of the sheep, He is the one who protects, guides, and nurtures His flock. Jesus gave His life on the cross as “the Good Shepherd” for his own. He who would save others, though He had the power, did not choose to save Himself but gave Himself up willingly so that we can be saved and be so blessed with undeserved, unearned and unmerited favor from God.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I AM the door of the sheep

So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:7,9

Jesus is not only our Shepherd who leads us into the “sheepfold,” but He is the only door by which we may enter and be saved (John 10:9). Jesus is the only means we have of receiving eternal life (John 3:16). There is no other way. As followers of Christ, Jesus is both our Shepherd and the Door to the sheepfold who provides for all our needs. Knowing that the world is full of predators whose sole intent is to destroy us (1 Peter 5:8), we rest assured knowing that we are always under His protection.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I AM the light of the world

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Notice that when you follow Jesus you have Him — you have Him as the light of life. We are dead and blind to the light until the life of Jesus is imparted to us by God’s Spirit, and then we see. The eyes of our hearts are opened, and divine light streams into our living spirits. And thus we have the Light of Life.

Monday, March 27, 2017

I AM the bread of life

Jesus said to them, “I AM the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35

When Christ died on the cross, He took the sins of mankind upon Himself and made atonement for them. When we place our faith in Him, our sins are imputed to Jesus, and His righteousness is imputed to us. Jesus satisfies our hunger and thirst for righteousness. He is our Bread of Life.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Z - I am laying in Zion a stone for a foundation, a precious cornerstone...

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. He who believes shall not be put to shame." Isaiah 28:16

Then Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures: 'That stone which the builders threw away has become the cornerstone; this is the work of the Lord and seems wonderful to us!' Matthew 21:42

Jesus, our Cornerstone, has finished the work at the cross. You cannot complete a completed work. You cannot finish a finished work. Our salvation is won. Our sins are all forgiven. We are made forever righteous by His blood. Christ paid completely and perfectly for our total forgiveness, righteousness and every blessing!

The supply of His grace, health, provision, peace and whatever we need is always flowing toward us because of the cross. But when we worry and strive to solve the problem ourselves, we choke that supply. Beloved, instead of focusing on solving the problem, focus on resting in Christ and His finished work at Calvary. Keep seeing that bodily condition healed – finished at the cross. Keep seeing that debt paid – finished at the cross. The more you rest in Christ and what He has done, the more He can do wonderful things in your life!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Y - You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Know You Are God’s Beloved And Win

“You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11

As Jesus came out of the waters of baptism, the heavens parted, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him and the Father said to Him, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Then, going into the wilderness in the power of knowing that He was the Father’s beloved, our Lord Jesus overcame every one of the devil’s temptations.

My friend, when you know that you are the Father’s beloved because you are in Christ the Beloved, you will have the power to overcome every challenge the devil throws at you. You are probably familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but did you know that David’s name means “beloved”? It takes one who knows that he is God’s beloved to bring down the giants in life!

So whether your giant is a financial crisis, chronic illness or destructive addiction, rest in the knowledge that you are God’s beloved. It will strengthen and sustain you, and give you the faith, favor and wisdom to knock your giants down!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

X - eXceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think...

Now to Him who is able to do eXceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)

When you are not enjoying abundant life, you will feel as if life is full of toil. In your heart, life is meaningless and empty. You feel like someone “grasping for the wind”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11) It seems as if nothing you do adds up to much. The Bible calls this life “under the sun”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11) Someone who lives life under the sun may or may not know God, but God is either forgotten or not the center of things in his life. His thoughts are earthly and he does things to gratify his flesh. In the end, he finds life depressing and unfulfilled. Life under the sun is full of despair.

But this is not so with someone who lives life above the sun with God. For life with Him is filled with joy and pleasures at His right hand. When you live life above the sun, your thoughts are heavenward and you become Christ-occupied. You live for Him because you know that all things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16) When you live for His glory, your life takes on a new meaning and purpose.

God’s Word says, “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:17) The Greek word for “consist” means “held together”. In Christ, all things are held together. And that is why when Christ is the central figure in your life, you will have it all together. Your mind will be held together. Your hopes and dreams will be held together. Your family will be held together by the cords of His love.Your life will not be empty, but full of God’s goodness because “Christ in you, [is] the hope of glory”. (Colossians 1:27) It is a wonderful life - this life lived above the sun.

(source: Joseph Prince)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

W - With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation. Psalm 91:16

God Satisfies You With Long Life

God’s heart is never for you to suffer crippling illnesses, die prematurely or live a life that is miserable. Psalm 91:16 says, “With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” That is God’s heart for you! This means that God not only wants you to have a long life, but He also wants you to have a satisfying life that is full of His peace, provision and joy!

In the verse, the word “salvation” is the Hebrew word Yeshua, the name of Jesus. So God will satisfy you with a long life that is full of Jesus and His grace!

Beloved, chronic illness, depression and a short life are not, and will never be, part of God’s plan for you. He wants you to experience a long, full life in which you walk in all the blessings of health, wholeness and provision that He has given you through Jesus!

Today, see the provision that Jesus made at the cross to redeem you from every curse of sickness and lack. Give Him thanks and step into His provision of a satisfying and fruitful life full of health, strength, peace and joy!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Monday, January 2, 2017

V - "...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." John 8:58

“I Am Who I Am”

Whatever your challenge is today, whether it is physical, emotional, financial or marital, the great I Am declares to you: “I am to you what you need Me to be.”

Do you need healing? He says, “I am the Lord who heals you (Exodus 15:26). And as you believe Me, you will see your healing manifest thirtyfold, sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”

Are you groping in the dark, not knowing what to do? He says, “I am the light of the world. (John 8:12) When you walk in Me, you will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Are you looking for a way out of a bad situation? He says, “I am your deliverer. I will reach down from on high, take hold of your hand and draw you out of the deep waters.” (Psalm 18:2, 16)

Are you wondering if there is more to life than merely existing from day to day? He says, “I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25). I came to give you life. And where there is life, there cannot be death. You will have life and life more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

Are you fearful of what is ahead of you? He says, “I am the good shepherd (John 10:11), who leads you to pastures of tender, green grass and waters of rest. You will not suffer lack.” (Psalm 23:1–3)

Are you confused by the opinions and reports of man? He says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last (Revelation 1:11). I have the final word in your life. The doctors do not have the final word. The experts do not have the final word. I have the first word and the last word in your situation.”

My friend, do not be fearful of the problems you face. The great I Am declares to you, “Fear not! For I am to you what you need Me to be!”

(source: Joseph Prince)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

U - Under His wings you shall seek refuge...

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty… He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge… Psalm 91:1, 4

Whatever season you are in, whatever the circumstances surrounding you, the Lord is able to give you peace, security, covering and protection. You do not have to be afraid, even in the midst of a storm. The psalmist describes this beautifully: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty… He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge.”

There is no safer place in the universe than under the protective shelter of your Savior’s wings. It does not matter what kinds of circumstances may be raging around you. You can call on the Lord for His unmerited favor, protection and peace that surpasses all understanding.

What blessed assurance you can have today, knowing that even if destruction rages around you, there is always refuge and comfort in the Lord — your unfailing peace, protection and supply!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

T - The Lord is longsuffering toward us

God’s Heart Of Mercy

The Lord… is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

Many people see God as a hard, angry God who can’t wait to punish people who have done wrong. Yet, the New Testament tells us clearly that “God is love” (1 John 4:8). The apostle Paul even prayed for the Christians in Ephesus to “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:18–19, NIV).

Today’s verse also tells us that God is longsuffering toward us. He is not impatient, critical or harsh with us. No, He is patient and kind with us — always. You see, at the very heart of God is mercy. God delights in being merciful to you (Micah 7:18), because you are the object of His love.

In fact, God so loved you that He sent His only beloved Son to pay the punishment of your sins in His own body. Why? So that with sin now a settled issue, you can receive the bounty of His mercy and His goodness every day.

So how do you see God today? I challenge you to see a patient, kind and loving Father. He isn’t out to get you. He is FOR you (Romans 8:31). He wants to bless you because of His Son’s payment at Calvary. He loves to do good to you and see you, His precious child, succeed in life. Thank Him for His great mercy toward you and expect to be surrounded by His goodness and grace today!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Monday, November 28, 2016

S - So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!”

See The Work Accomplished

So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19:30

What do you see when it comes to healing for your sick body, restoration for your failing marriage or breakthroughs for your financial woes? Do you see a finished work or a work that is yet to be completed?

God wants you to know that what you desperately need Him to do for you has already been done! Jesus’ finished work at the cross so satisfied the Father’s heart that from heaven’s throne came the pronouncement, “It is done!” (Revelation 16:17) in response to Jesus’ cry, “It is finished!” on earth. So God wants you to have this revelation that whatever you need Him to do for you has already been done because Jesus has accomplished it all for you at the cross.

If you need healing, know that your healing has been accomplished. If you need restoration for your marriage, know that your restoration has been accomplished. You are not going to die from any lack — you have been
abundantly supplied. All these things have been accomplished, not by you, but by Christ alone!

My friend, if you are bothered by a pain in your body, God wants you to see your healing finished or accomplished for you by His Son’s death on the cross. If it is a loss or debt you face, or a certain sin that you are struggling with, believe that your provision, restoration and deliverance have been accomplished for you.

Don’t worry about what you see or feel, or the presence of contradicting reports. These are lying symptoms and though they may seem very real, they are temporal and not the truth. God’s Word is the truth and it will remain
because it is eternal. And when you believe that only what God’s Word says about your situation is the truth, all the lying symptoms will eventually have to line up with His Word.

God the Son says, “It is finished!”
God the Father says, “It is done!”
What do you say?

(source: Joseph Prince)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

R - Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope.

Double For Your Trouble!

Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. Zechariah 9:12

I am sure that you have heard the expression, “When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade!” Well, I want you to know that when the devil throws lemons at you, God Himself will make lemonade for you! After all, the Bible says that God works all things together for your good (Romans 8:28). And He does it with style — He restores double for your trouble! Beloved, if you have lost a husband or wife through divorce, or a precious child through death, God can restore double to you, so that you end up having more than before, if not in quantity, then in quality!

Consider Job in the Old Testament. When he lost everything, his wife told him to curse God and die. He refused and, instead, responded to God in faith, and “the Lord gave to Job twice as much as he had before”. (Job 42:10)

When David lost the child he had with Bathsheba, he stopped pleading and started worshiping God because he trusted in the mercies of God. Later, God blessed David and Bathsheba with another son named Solomon, who became the wisest and richest king the world has ever known.

Today, God promises to restore double for your trouble — “Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.” If He declared it, He will do it! So you cannot but have hope that things will be even better than before. That is why in the same verse, He calls you “prisoners of hope”. My friend, hope in the biblical sense means a confident expectation of good things happening in your life. You are a prisoner of that! You can’t help but wake up feeling hopeful. You can’t help but expect good things to happen to you!

So when trouble comes from the devil, don’t give up and say, “It is hopeless!” Don’t worry or get angry. Worship God like David did and see that trouble as an opportunity for God to bless you with more than what you originally had. And because God has declared it, be confident that you will get double for your trouble!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Q - Quietness and trust is your strength... Isaiah 30:15

Quietness and trust is your strength... Isaiah 30:15

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Ephesians 6:10

When you think that you are strong and don’t need God, He cannot help you. But when you need Him and look to Him, He will not leave you weak and helpless. He comes and becomes the strength of your life. He becomes the breakthrough that you need.

So when you say, “I can do something about it,” you are still relying on your human strength. But when you say to God, “I cannot, but You can,” you have just tapped into the real source of your strength – Jesus. And as you rest in His strength, you will see His power manifesting in your life!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Monday, November 21, 2016

P - Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;

Don’t Trouble Your Heart

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

You have probably read health articles that say that the cause of many medical conditions today is stress. Stress can produce all kinds of imbalances in your body. It can cause you to age prematurely, give you rashes, cause gastric pains and even hinder fertility. To put it succinctly, stress kills!

Beloved, stress is not from God. Peace is!

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”. Notice Jesus’ second statement. He says that if you want to walk in His peace, then don’t allow your heart to be troubled or afraid.

Now, you do this by not feeding on negative reports that trouble or put fear in your heart. If your doctor has given you a negative report, don’t keep thinking about it. Meditate on the fact that by Jesus’ stripes you are healed. If the news on television is making you worried about the economy and your job security, don’t keep watching it. Meditate on the fact the God supplies all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Beloved, let not your heart be troubled. Rather, let it be strengthened and established in the love and wonderful promises of God for you!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

O - Oh, that you would choose life...

Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! Deuteronomy 30:19

You can choose life today when you realize that life and death are in the power of your tongue (Proverbs18:21).

This is how you choose life practically and reign in it every day: Instead of complaining about your symptoms, simply thank God for His gift of righteousness and declare your righteousness in Christ.

Pray: “Jesus, thank You for not just loving me and removing my sins, but for also giving me Your everlasting righteousness. You ARE my righteousness – today, tomorrow and forevermore. And because I am righteous, I will REIGN IN LIFE through You. I will reign over sin and sickness, and live a life that glorifies You! Amen!”

(source: Joseph Prince)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

N - No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling

No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. Psalm 91:10–11

God has declared that no evil, plague or accident will befall you or even come near your dwelling “for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways”.

When He says “NO”, He means “NO-thing”!

And if He tells His angels to “keep you in all your ways”, it means round-the-clock divine protection for you!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

M - Mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord

Mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord... Psalm 97:5

You cannot psych yourself out of fear nor can you psych yourself out of worry. You can’t just tell yourself, “Come on, stop worrying. There is nothing to worry about.” It just doesn’t work. It takes the presence of the Lord to keep you free from worry and fears. See Jesus there with you.

He is your supply, your wisdom, your peace and your strength!
(source: Joseph Prince)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

L - Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant

Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. Psalm 35:27

Jesus delights in blessing you. It is His good pleasure to see you blessed in every area of your life. When it comes to your desires, hopes and dreams, there is no detail that is too minuscule, minute or insignificant for Jesus.

If it matters to you, it matters to Him! If it bothers you, it “bothers” Him, and He wants to fix it because He is interested in your success and total well-being! Jesus is interested in your family, career, fulfilment in life, marriage, and everything that is important to you because Jesus loves you!

(source: Joseph Prince)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

K - Know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

It may be a fact that you are sick. The doctors say that you are sick. The X-ray film shows that you are sick. But God’s Word says that by Jesus’ stripes you are healed! (Isaiah 53:5) That is the truth about your situation.

What is the difference between fact and truth? Facts change, but truth - God’s Word - remains! When God’s people choose to defy the facts and walk instead in His truths regarding their situations, the Holy Spirit in them will bear witness to the truths that they are believing. Believe in your heart that you are already healed and see God’s miracle manifest in your life!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

J - Jesus wept. John 11:35

Jesus wept. John 11:35

Jesus wept because when God created Man, He did not intend for man to grow old, become weak and powerless, suffer diseases and die – first the physical death, then the second or eternal death. God never meant for man to go through all these and for death to reign.

It is God’s nature to heal! He wants you healthy and strong – spirit, soul and body. That’s why His Word says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2)”. So don’t let the enemy or anyone tell you otherwise. Keep reading all the faith-boosting healing miracles of Jesus. Meditate on Jesus’ compassion toward the sick and His willingness to heal them.

Be convinced in your own heart that He wants you healed and walking in divine health today!

Monday, October 24, 2016

I - I am the Alpha and Omega

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord… Revelation 1:8

Jesus has the first word as well as the final word in your situation. The experts and medical reports don’t!

When Jesus hung on the cross, He took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses (Matthew 8:17) and paid for our healing with His blood. When Jesus hung on the cross, He took our curse (Galatians 3:13). Today, we take His place and His blessings fall on us! All Glory to the LORD of ALL!