Monthly Archives: February 2018


God will Glorify you for His Sake

February 8

“Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.” Esther 2:17.

Esther was a Jewish orphan, adopted and groomed by Mordecai for her royal office as Queen of Persia.  By God’s providence, as in the case of King David, God anointed and appointed her to become His servant-queen to serve His Kingdom purpose.  Esther grew in wisdom, favor with God, and won the heart of the King.

Once inside the palace grounds, God sent her another ‘helper’ – a Persian Eunuch who also ‘loved’ Esther.  He became committed to her care and protection and coached her on how to outshine her rivals.   The King met Esther and he ‘loved’ her. God’s grace and anointing on your life will make you attract sponsors, helpers, teachers, and encouragers.

Soon after Esther became the Queen of Persia, a crisis came for the Jews.  Her position and prominence as Queen gave her the power, ability, and influence to become the savior of her people.  God will glorify you to glory Him for your sake, for His sake, and for the people sake.

Kingdom Declaration:

God will glorify me for His sake and for the sake of my destiny as His eternal servant.

Read the Bible in One Year: Leviticus 4-5; Matthew 24:29-51


Trust and Acknowledge the LORD

February 7

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5-6.

Two words in this passage are filled with revelation that will help you to experience God’s blessings in your life: ‘trust’ and ‘acknowledge’.

1) Trust.  The word ‘trust’ involves confidence in the character, ability, agenda of the person that you put your trust in.  Here we are not only encouraged to put our trust in the LORD, but also to trust Him with ALL our hearts – without any reservation.  This could be dangerous if we put that kind of trust in a person with imperfections.  Thankfully, because of God’s perfection, His unchangeable character, His reputation, and His unlimited power, we can trust Him with ALL our hearts.  “For I am the LORD, I do not change.” Malachi 3:6. When we trust in the LORD our confidence, security, provision, and protection is in Him.

2)  Acknowledge.  The word ‘acknowledge’ involves recognition of the authority or status of something that it is real, genuine, and credible.  It is also agreement and verbal acceptance of something. “If you confess (acknowledge and declare) with your mouth,” Jesus is Lord, “and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9. To acknowledge is a strong declaration of God with us, in us, and for us.  It places God as your “Most High” in all your circumstances and greater than all that can come against you.

My prayer for you: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13.

Kingdom Declaration:

I trust in God and acknowledge Him as my Jehovah, The Most High God.

Read the Bible in One Year: Leviticus 1-3;  Matthew 24:1-38

 


The CHAYIL Glory of Jesus

February 6

“At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:27.

CHAYIL Glory is the manifested power and glory of the LORD Jesus Christ in and through His servants.  As we look at the life of Jesus, we can see the manifested CHAYIL Glory in His life.

The seven Pillars of CHAYIL Glory in Jesus:

1) His worship:

Jesus taught the disciples to pray by first placing emphasis on worship: “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name”. Matthew 6:9.  He led by His example and the disciples concluded that His power and great glory was connected with His disciplined prayer life.

2) His wisdom:

After He taught the people they exclaimed, “…Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked.”  (Matthew 13:54).

3) His power:

“Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.  He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.”  Luke 4:14-15.

4) His honor:

“That all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.  He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.” John 5:23.

5) His favor:

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:52.

6) His wealth:

“In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”  Revelation 5:12. Jesus is the Creator and Owner of all the wealth of the universe and in heaven.

7) His influence:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.  His influence is global and every tribe, people group, and nation shall be saved by His precious blood.

Kingdom Declaration:

May the CHAYIL Glory of the LORD Jesus rise within me, to bring Him great glory on earth.

Read the Bible in One Year: Exodus 39-40; Matthew 23:23-39


Worthy is the Lamb

February 5

“In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” Revelation 5:12.

The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, is worshipped and exalted in heaven to receive glory from His sons, daughters, and angels.

 Jesus will give and receive from us:

1) Power.  God will activate His power in you for greater authority, favor, and victories.

2) Wealth.  Expect creative power for wealth and open doors of new opportunities.

3) Wisdom.  God will grant you godly wisdom for a new season of opportunities and restoration of relationships.

4) Strength.  Your capacity, endurance, and emotional intelligence, are being strengthened.

5) Honor.  Respect, virtue, and moral good, will make you attractive to people of influence and greater confidence.

6) Glory.  We were created and made by God for the display of His Glory, “Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Isaiah 43:7. Jesus in you is the Hope of Glory and salvation for the world.

7) Blessing.  Special favor will be bestowed upon you by God.

The Glory of the LORD Jesus Christ is rising upon you so that He can receive glory through you.

“All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.” John 17:10.  Jesus is praying for you.

Kingdom Declaration:

Father, the time has come, glorify your servant, that I may glorify you.

Read the Bible in One Year: Exodus 36-38; Matthew 23:1-22


God Fights for the Poor

February 4

“To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 2:26.

I believe that one of the areas of kingdom transfer in this season is the area of resources.  God is creating a revolution to uproot and tear down oppressive people of influence who prosper by victimizing the poor and purposefully manipulating economic and social systems to keep people and nations in poverty.

God is fighting for the poor.  Millions of people are suffering from the effects of poverty such as preventable diseases, starvation, torment, homelessness, and even death.  The cry of the poor has reached the heavens and the intercessors on earth agree that it is time for the LORD of Wealth, EL CHAYIL, to show forth His power once again and speak to corrupted Pharaohs and Kings to set people, communities, and nations free.

This is a season for you to develop yourself, and prepare for new opportunities, partnerships, and strategic alliances. You will be a part of a focused group that will create economic and societal solutions.  As God’s trusted steward of the Lord’s resources, you will become a solution to the poor and with ability to help the powerless.  God’s covenant promise to you is, “Remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.” Deuteronomy 8:18. You are born and kept alive for such a time as this.

Kingdom Declaration:

EL CHAYIL, LORD of Armies King of Glory, is my LORD of Harvest and Wealth.

Read the Bible in One Year: Exodus 34-35; Matthew 22:23-46


Your Testimony for God’s Glory

February 3

“For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he demotes one, and exalts another.” Psalm 75:6-7.

God will promote you, display you, and make your name know for your sake and for His sake.  God promoted Daniel in Babylon and he became the second most powerful man of influence because the Glory of God was seen in and through Him.  His life was a testimony that proved that the God of Abraham was greater than the gods of Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar said, “To the peoples, nations and men of every language, who live in all the world: May you prosper greatly! 2 It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me.” Daniel 4:1-2.

In Babylon Daniel and the Hebrew slaves suffered much persecution and sometimes torture.  Daniel was viciously attacked by competitors in the workplace; persecuted for his faith; thrown into a den of lions; and his friends thrown into a furnace of roaring fire.  Nevertheless, God gave His servants wisdom and honor to deal with kings and their enemies.  God’s Glory preserved them in spiritual warfare and promoted them in spite all opposition. “Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men.” Daniel 2:48. God is greater than all that you may be facing in your life and workplace. God will glorify you to bring Him glory on earth. Your testimony is for His glory.

 Kingdom Declaration:

“I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13.

Read the Bible in One Year: Exodus 31-33; Matthew 22:1-22


Jesus is Faithful and True

February 2

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.” Revelations 19:11.

One of the descriptive attributes of Jesus is “Faithful and True”. He is faithful in all His ways and this give us great confidence in His word, His ways, and His promises.

You can be sure and secure in His word, “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20). Friends and people may come and go, but you can be sure and secure that Jesus will never leave you nor forsake even during your darkest hour, greatest failure, or deepest valley.  His love is greater than your fear.  His peace is greater than your torment.  His hope guarantees your victory.

You can be sure and secure in His promises, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” 2 Cor 1:20.

You can be sure and secure in His ways, “Just and true are your ways.” Rev 15:3. God is perfect in all His ways.  His ways are higher and at times not understandable because He confounds the enemies to give you a surprise victory!  The resurrection of Jesus was a surprise to the devil for He died and rose again just as He said He would.  Your victory is a surprise victory. Hold on to the words of Jesus, trust in His ways, and believe in His promises.

Kingdom Declaration:

I am safe and secure in Jesus who is Faithful, True and perfect in all His ways.

Read the Bible in One Year: Exodus 29-30; Matthew 21:23-46