POWER, GLORY & VICTORY, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 6/17/20 From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from Texas.)
“…Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things…” (1 Chronicles 29:11, NLT)
Talk about His Greatness
Many people spend a lot of time talking about and reliving their past mistakes and hurts. Here’s the problem. You’re remembering the wrong things. Nowhere in the Scripture are we told to remember our defeats, failures, or bad breaks. It’s time to quit thinking and talking about it. All that it’s doing is depressing you. David says in Psalm 34, “Let all who are discouraged take heart.” He goes on to tell us how to do it. “Come, let’s talk about God’s greatness. I prayed and the Lord answered me.” He was saying, “When you’re discouraged, when you don’t see a way out, talk about God’s greatness—not about your problems, not about what didn’t work out. Talk about your answered prayers, the times God healed you, promoted you, stopped the accidents, and turned the problems around. Talk about the Red Seas that have been parted.” When you’re remembering your victories, you’re going to move forward in faith.
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your greatness and power and glory. Thank You that Your hand has been upon my life in so many ways, answering my prayers and doing what I could never do on my own. I declare Your goodness, Your victory, and Your majesty. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
From the time that Adam & Eve rebelled against GOD and decided to go their own way we have been caught up in the mess. We were not born in the Garden of God, we were born in the fallen world of weeds and thorns. We grew up in the weed patch. We even tried to survive by planting weeds, believing they were food. But our Creator God never lost faith in some of us deciding to try to swim upstream. That out of this big mess, some would decide to love the light more than the darkness and seek HIM out. We see this in the Old Testament records of the prophets as recorded in Hebrews 11. Isaiah and Ezekiel seemed to secure some really good connections. I really love the prophecy of Isaiah in 53 and in 61 especially in 61 where he predicts the words of Christ Jesus at age 30 when HE began HIS ministry in power: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] [a] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,” Many hundreds of years later this was the exact message of Christ Jesus as recorded by Luke and not only that but that HE actually did what HE said HE was sent to do and still wants to do the same today through those who belong to HIM. Luke 4:17-21, John 14:11-13. It would be easy to read and say I am the ONE. But then to prove it by action would be a whole different ball game. As HIS, Born from Above, Kids we need to learn to follow in HIS steps.
So today, how do we do what Christ Jesus also sends us to do. Obviously it is not happening with what we are doing. In our traditional theater church services we see very little, if any power. So have we been following a lie or have we so filled the water pipe with our junk traditions that there is little or no room for the flow of the Holy Spirit? Matt. 6:7, Matt. 15:6-9, Mark 7:6-13
I once had a vision on the road driving from Eugene, OR. to the coast where I was building a house for some folks. And for a few moments driving down the straight road I could see in the vision a beautiful pastoral scene on the right with lots of wild life and green and flowers and fruit like some artist would paint at a happy time. But on the other side of the road it was death valley. Nothing green at all, just D. O. A. So I asked the LORD what’s the problem and he said the culverts under the road are full of trash. So the water does not go under the road.. And HE concluded in saying, and you are one of the culverts. And then HE asked me if I would like some help to clean it out. I said sure but then the stench of what HE started pulling out of my culvert made me want to barf. So I stopped HIM, but just a little water came out the other side like mud. And the good seeds did not seem to mind the mud at all, they just soaked up the good water and started growing, and so I was had. I had to go back to work on my culvert to increase the flow of life giving water to the other side. It has been very embarrassing at times but worth it to repent, forgive and forget the past and to press on with the house cleaning or sanctification as the Bible calls it. And so today I can look back see a lot of new green life on the left side of the road for which I give sincere thanks for the privilege of being allowed to experience HIS life in flowing through me.
We are each a culvert with the potential of allowing GOD’S life giving water of the Holy Spirit to flow through us. Some big, some small but all with the ability to share GOD’S LIFE. But if your culvert is plugged with the unrepentant fears, resentments, lusts, cares and love of this world you may totally miss out on GOD’S LIFE for you and for others for eternity. Our life time of testing in this temporary time dimension is only for our one life time and after that what you decide here will be eternal.
Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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Today’s news in brief:
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday banning the use of chokeholds by police except when an officer’s life is at risk. US President Donald Trump is considering an infrastructure plan worth $1 trillion to help revive the economy from the fallout of coronavirus and push ahead with his longstanding goal of spending big on US infrastructure, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. A new poll has found that 34% of US voters believe a second American civil war is likely, CNS News reported Monday. www.WorthyMinistries.com