Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Are you covered by the Word? Well that depends. Do you have a revelation of what the Word is saying? Or do you just read the Word and it goes in one ear and out the other and you can't even remember what you read or heard once you leave church? Do you have a good understanding of what the Word is saying to you when you read it? Or may I put it like this, Do you have a good understanding of who God is to you and what His promises are to you?

I think first we must get a clear picture of just who God is to us. He is our Father. He loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son to die on a cross so that we might live eternally with Him.( read John 3 v 16) Notice I said, might. You see He can't guarantee that we will until we first accept His Son as our personal Savior and Lord. So many people answer with, oh yes, I know God and I know who Jesus is. But there is a difference in knowing something or someone. There is a difference of just having knowledge of something and really knowing something.

For example: I know that my heart beats and blood is transported through my body. However, that is about all I know about it. But now, take a cardiologist, he knows exactly how it works, and when something is amiss, he knows where to look to find out how to fix it. I would not know, what to do, because I have very limited knowledge about my heart.

The same is true with knowing who Jesus is and knowing Him personally. Having a personal relationship with Him. That is why God gave us His Word, so that we can have intimate knowledge of just who Jesus is.

That cardiologist had to read alot of books and do alot of studying to know how to fix your heart. You would not want a cardiologist working on you who had no training, who had just opened the book for the first time and was looking up what to do as he works on you would you?

The same thing with being covered by the Word. When the enemy attacks you with sickness, disease, poverty, heartache. Where do you go in the Word to find instructions on what to do so that you may defeat the enemy? Or do you just accept what is happening to you as part of life?

God has so many promises to you in His Word, that when you get the Word in you, settled in your heart, then you are covered by His Word. These things will not prevail over you, they will not prosper. (read Isaiah 54 v 17) He has you covered in His Word. (Read PS chapter 91.)

Remember in the beginning was the Word.
John 1 v 1-2....In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God......

John 1 v 14......And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth...

John 14 v 6..."Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through Me......

We have to get the Word established in our hearts. The Word is Jesus. Only then can we have this personal relationship with Him. Remember it is not enough just to know what the Word says. Satan knew the Word very well, and even used it against Jesus to try and trick Him into worshipping him. But, Jesus knew the Word even better, (hello, He is the WORD) and so therefore He turned the Word back on Satan in its true meaning, and was not decieved by him.(read Matthew chapter 4)

So my prayer for each of you today is that you will get the Word established in your hearts, settled in your hearts, so that you are covered by His Word. Don't just know of the Word. Have a relationship with the Word.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Isaiah 65 v 24

If we only had the faith of those whose minds have not been cluttered by doubt. This was sent to me and after reading the scripture above, I was reminded of what faith is really all about. Which brings the scripture Heb. 11 v 1....Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen..... AMEN! Hope you enjoy the story and I hope your faith will be renewed.

This is a story written by a doctor who worked in Africa .
> One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite
> of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a
> crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby
> alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator).
> We also had no special feeding facilities.
> Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous
> drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the
> cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.
> Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back
> shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst
> (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates)..
> 'And it is our last hot water bottle!' she exclaimed. As in the West, it is
> no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa
> it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles.
> They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways.
> 'All right,' I said, 'put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and
> sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts Your job is
> to keep the baby warm.'
> The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of
> the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters
> various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny
> baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning
> the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got
> chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her
> mother had died.
> During prayer time, one ten -year-old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual
> blunt conciseness of our African children. 'Please, God' she prayed, 'Send
> us a hot water bottle today It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will
> be dead, so please send it this afternoon.'
> While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, 'And while
> You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so
> she'll know You really love her?'
> As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly
> say 'Amen?' I just did not believe that God could do this.
> Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything; the Bible says so. But there are
> limits, aren't there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer
> would be by sending me a parcel from the homeland. I had been in Africa
> for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever, received a parcel
> from home.
> Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle?
> I lived on the equator!
> Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training
> school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the
> time I reached home, the car had gone, but there on the verandah was a large
> 22-pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel
> alone, so I sent for the orphanage children.. Together we pulled off the
> string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper, taking care not to
> tear it unduly Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes
> were focused on the large cardboard box. >From the top, I lifted out
> brightly-colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then
> there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children
> looked a little bored.. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas - that
> would make a batch of buns for the weekend.
> Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the.....could it really be?
> I grasped it and pulled it out. Yes, a brand new, rubber hot water bottle. I
> cried.
> I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.
> Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out,
> 'If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!'
> Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small,
> beautifully-dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted!
> Looking up at me, she asked, 'Can I go over with you and give this dolly to
> that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?'
> 'Of course,' I replied!
> That parcel had been on the way for five whole months, packed up by my
> former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's
> prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator.
> And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child - five months
> before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it
> 'that afternoon.'
> 'Before they call, I will answer.' (Isaiah 65:24)
> When you receive this, say the prayer. That's all I ask. No strings
> attached. Just send it on to whomever you want - but do send it on.
> Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost, but a lot
> of rewards. Let's continue praying for one another.
> This awesome prayer takes less than a minute.
> Heavenly Father, I ask you to bless my friends reading this. I ask You to
> minister to their spirit. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and
> mercy. Where there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence to work
> through them Where there is tiredness or exhaustion, I ask You to give them
> understanding, guidance, and strength. Where there is fear, reveal Your love
> and release to them Your courage.. Bless their finances, give them greater
> vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support and encourage them. I
> ask You to do these things in Jesus' name. Amen