Archive | February, 2023

Living In The OR

28 Feb

Living In The OR…

My sister was correcting her daughter. My sister said, “Young lady, are you going to do this? Yes or no?” My niece replied “OR, I choose OR.” Totally rebellious, not good behavior, but clever. Strange?

Not really, we do that in the Lord. The Lord says if Baal is god, choose him. If the Lord is God, choose Him. But we don’t really give an unconditional yes. We don’t totally give up the old. We don’t fully say “yes” to God and we don’t fully say “no” to the world.

We are living in the land of “OR.” A little righteous, a little sinful, a little prayer, a little worldly, a little compromise. We live in the land of “OR.” It’s God, but then there’s an idol. We haven’t once and for all cut that thing off, or ruled God in. We are living in the land of “OR,” and Abraham left the land of Ur.

As Abraham’s children, you have to leave the land of “OR.” Choose yes once and for all. You are going to be blessed the moment you choose, and start coming out of the land of “OR.”

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Move out of the land of Or and into the land of decision for God. End indecision and begin victory.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



Some Trust In Duct Tape

27 Feb

Some Trust In Duct Tape…

Because of a recent terrorism scare, the government gave instructions on how to survive a chemical or nuclear attack. How? With duct tape and plastic wrap. Are you concerned with terrorism? No. Why not? I have duct tape. Concerned with a nuclear explosion? No. Duct tape.

What about the book of Revelation? It’s okay, I have duct tape. The cup of judgment? Duct tape. Armageddon? Duct tape. Well, they meant well. Personally, I picked up some duct tape and plastic wrap, just in case. In the end, it doesn’t matter what security we have, it’s just duct tape and plastic wrap.

There’s only One who can save us. Only one we can rest in and find peace. His name is Yeshua, Jesus. Jesus’ real name, Yeshua, means He will save. If you are saved, that means you are safe…only in Him.

That’s the point. In Him we are to rest and trust, and find peace. Some trust in chariots, some in duct tape, but for you, trust in Yeshua who is strong and mighty to keep you in perfect shalom….strong against any terror and more effective than duct tape.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2

Today trust in the power of the name of Yeshua, Jesus. And in that name, be secure and confident.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



Beggars Of Heaven

26 Feb

Beggars Of Heaven…

When my father was very young he would often see people in restaurants eating things he wanted. He would go to the other tables and beg for food. When his father saw this, he was embarrassed because it was a reflection of him.

So it is for the children of God. When we live as desperate, needy people, always feeling the need for love, the approval and acceptance of others, and needing what other people have, we are dishonoring Him.

If we live to get success and comfort from this world or to take from this world, we will be miserable; we are saying He is not taking care of us. We are testifying against our heavenly Father. We are an embarrassment to the kingdom.

He commanded us to rejoice; it’s a great thing. Be joyful, it’s okay, it’s a command. You are a child of God, a child of the King. Stop being needy; stop living like a beggar. You have everything you need.

Remember that you’re a reflection of your Father in heaven. He is the God of all, and God called you to live like the child of a King–not like a beggar.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

Today don’t live in need, but truly as a child of the king – giving and blessing.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



Receiving The Forever Gift

25 Feb

Receiving The Forever Gift…

Micah 5:2 talks about the One who was born in Bethlehem. Beyond that it says “from the days of forever.” Clearly, someone is from the days of forever. Everyone begins at one point in time, but only One is from forever.

Only One has no beginning–God! The One born in Bethlehem is God–Jesus. It has to be that way because only God is God, only God is good, and only what comes from God is good.

Jesus didn’t really come from Bethlehem. He came from eternity. Bethlehem received Him. So we need to be like Bethlehem. If you try to produce righteousness, love or holiness, it won’t be good. You can’t produce God from yourself; you must receive Him every day from eternity.

You receive that which you didn’t begin, and it will become a blessing in your life. Jesus, the Gift of God, is not from Bethlehem, but through Bethlehem, from the days of eternity. Realize that all the good you will ever do in the Lord cannot be produced. It can only be received and then given from the days of eternity.

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. Luke 18:19

Whatever you need to do and become in your walk and calling – first receive God’s infilling of blessing and anointing. Then do it.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



The Miracle Transporter

24 Feb

The Miracle Transporter…

Mary didn’t leave the glorious miracle of Jesus behind in Bethlehem. She brought it with her into Egypt, then out of Egypt, across its borders. She carried it to Nazareth because the miracle wasn’t about a place. Mary took the treasure and she went.

We have to do the same. The miracle is not having a high experience with God; a miracle is greater. The miracle is Him, not something for a moment, not dependent upon anything else. It’s what you carry from your time with the Lord.

If the miracle is just an experience, it won’t change your life. A miracle changes you when you apply it to your everyday life. That’s when it becomes a miracle life. For Joseph and Mary, the angels and shepherds all left; the thing was over. They no longer had the experience.

Nevertheless they left Bethlehem with the reality of the miracle. So you too, become a transporter of miracles. Take the miracle home; take it everywhere, and don’t leave home without it.

The miracle will transform every situation in your life, and your life will become, at all times, a miracle.

Then the Lord said: “I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the Lord, will do for you.” Exodus 34:10

Yeshua, Jesus the Messiah, is your miracle. Bring it’s presence and life into parts of your life and world you never have before.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



The Inn Place

23 Feb

The Inn Place…

With life’s many distractions, it’s often hard to get alone with the Lord. Two-thousand years ago in Bethlehem, the place to be it seemed, was the inn. The inn was filled with people; there was no more room.

The inn was where it was at. It was “in” to be at the “inn.” The manger was outside the inn, not the place to be. But today no one is interested in the inn, but everyone is interested in the manger.

In the end, it’s not the “inn” things that are going to be where God is at. That seems like the “in” place, but in the end, it’s not going to be. The “in” place is going to be where Jesus’s presence is – God’s presence.

The other stuff is going to be empty; forgotten. The only thing that will matter is you being alone with the Lord, in God’s presence; that’s it.

Just like Joseph and Mary, get out of the inn and get into the manger, into the quiet with God, because there’s no room at the inn. But in the manger is the presence of God.

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11

Find a quiet place where you can be completely alone with God, to pray and have fellowship with Him! You will find rest there.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



The End Time Warriors

22 Feb

The End Time Warriors…

God’s people are fighters. Israel wasn’t just a nation, it was an army. If you are a child of God, you need to be a fighter. It may be great to hang out and fellowship with others, but you also need to fight.

The world is fighting with darkness; the light has to fight back. It’s not against flesh and blood, but against this present darkness. Fight the good fight. The people of God had swords, armor, shields, and they fought against overwhelming odds. Most weren’t even trained soldiers, but it was God’s power. So for you; the same thing.

You may not consider yourself strong, but with God you have to fight, and you will be a fighter. With God you will overcome and win. Don’t only have hope. Have a fighting hope.

Put on fighting goodness, fighting perseverance, fighting faith, fighting joy, fighting encouragement, fighting self-control, fighting zeal, and worship–that fights through; discipline that fights, courage that fights, a victory that fights, joy that fights even when it’s hard to be joyful, a fighting spirit. Fight the good fight of faith. Be a warrior…an end- time fighter in the Lord.

When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” Judge’s 6:12

Stand firm today; resolve to fight against the darkness by shining the light of Messiah and upholding His word!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



The Holy Headband

21 Feb

The Holy Headband…

Israel’s priest wore a gold crown that said, “Holy to the Lord.” His headpiece had to be consistent with the holiness of the rest of his garments. We too are called priests, and need to have a crown consistent with our faith.

Your thought life crowns your mind; it has to be consistent. However, how often do you worship the Lord while thinking about something else? You say, “I love you brother”, but you really can’t stand him. “I’ll pray about that,” knowing you’ll probably never pray.

Your thought life has to be consistent with your faith and ministry, and the rest of your life. The inside has to be the same as the outside. Your actions and thoughts must be pure and consistent with what you mean in your heart.

Say what you think; think what you mean; mean what you say; do what you mean–it’s all together. Be consistent in every way; holy from the inside out. God wants your prayer life, thought life, and emotional life to be holy.

Let Him have His way. Let your thoughts become Kadosh L’Adonai, holy unto the Lord; pure as a crown of gold.

For it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

Consecrate your thought life to God and His purposes. Seek to bring every thought in line with your faith.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,




20 Feb


We know it as Easter, the time of the crucifixion and resurrection. Easter is a pagan word linked to Ayustra, the goddess of fertility. The actual word in the Bible is written in the old King James is the word Pascha.

Pascha comes from the Hebrew word Pesach. Pesach is Passover. Jesus is not our Easter, but Jesus is our Passover Lamb. Even the first believers celebrated what we call Easter on Passover.

It was only later ruled out as they ruled out the Jewish things. It shows us that our faith is Jewish, no matter what; you are born as a citizen of Israel. Jesus is our Passover; Pesach, our Passover Lamb.

His name is Passover. And therefore, Jesus gives you the power of Passover, the power to walk in freedom as did the Israelites. Let the power of Passover cause you to Passover that past, to whatever you have been in, to Passover from death to life, from that sin to freedom.

Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. Romans 6:13

Receive the power of the Passover Lamb in every area of your life, and walk in freedom today.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



The Sacred Undergarments

19 Feb

The Sacred Undergarments…

The priests of Israel wore sacred, holy garments. The high priest wore the breastplate; the ephod; the urim; the thummim, and the golden crown. He also had to have holy undergarments. Even on the inside, that which touched his body had to be holy.

There’s a lot we can take from this. It’s not just the outer things that people see, but the inner things, the things that touch. In Hebrew it speaks about the private parts. There is to be no hint of sexual immorality; everything in our life is to be covered by the Lord.

No off-colored remarks, no room for wandering eyes, even our private thoughts are to be covered. Each of us is brother and sister until there is union in marriage; that is the covering. Many ministers have fallen because this was not covered.

Cover yourself, every part of your life, under the holy covering of God including your sexuality and God will bless you. For the Lord requires us to be holy from the outside in and the inside out.

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession. Deuteronomy 7:6

Bring any impurity in your life to God. Open it up totally to Him. Let Him touch it. Commit your heart to total victory, by the power of God.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,