Monthly Archives: November 2018

God’s help is available to you

November 6

“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of “God bless it! God bless it!’” (Zech. 4:6,7).

Zerubbabel started a huge project to lead the first group of Jewish exiles from Babylon back to Jerusalem, and to rebuild the demolished temple that was there. With great zeal he began the project but soon, two problems arose. A few old men negated the project and discouraged the people. Then the enemies infiltrated Jerusalem by using political pressure, fear, and intimidation to stop the building of the project.

Zerubbabel, like many of us knew how to start off well, but found it hard to keep going when the going got tough. His discouragement led to despair so God sent two prophets to remind and encourage him: “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.” Zechariah 4:9. God also told him how the temple would be completed: “Not by man’s might not by man’s power but by the Spirit of the Lord Almighty.”

When you face a mountain of hindrances that threatens your plan, hope and purpose – pray and activate the supernatural power of God to override your limitations, frustrations, and challenges with His might and supernatural power. David’s King of Glory, EL CHAYIL, is mighty to save, deliver, and give you the victory.

Kingdom Declaration:

The Lord my God is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 37-39; Hebrews 3.

Your Heavenly Father is watching over you

November 5

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” (Eccl. 9:10).

These words were written by a man who was one of the greatest and wealthiest Kings on Earth – King Solomon. Solomon succeeded his father David as king at the early age of 20. He humbled himself before God in prayer and asked God for supernatural wisdom to lead the great people of Israel. God granted his request and Solomon became the wisest and wealthiest King during his time.

To secure his kingdom for a peaceful reign, he arranged many marriages and political alliances with the neighboring kings. He built the greatest Palace, Temple, had many wives, children, fame and fortune, yet he was plagued by insecurity and depression in his later years. His search for satisfaction and security was almost scientific in its approach and through this process he discovered that life without God is a long, meaningless, and fruitless search for enjoyment.

True happiness and satisfaction is not in our power to accumulate or attain things, because we always want more than we can have, and sometimes have more that we want. His conclusion was that life is meaningless without God. Therefore, true satisfaction comes from being our best in who we are; doing our best in what we do; and living our best life each day.

Live as if today is all that you have and plan as if you have a hundred more years to dream dreams. Life is what you make it. You can create and rule your world to be the best, do your best, and receive what’s best with God’s help.

Kingdom Declaration:

I will be my best and do my best to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ to fill the earth with His glory.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 34-36; Hebrews 2.

When God is for you

November 4

“By this I will know that God is for me.” (Ps. 56:9).

To have confidence that God is for you will bring you great peace because God is all-powerful. When God is for you no matter who or what is against you, they cannot be greater than your God. Intimidators can roar against you but like old lions they have no teeth and cannot bite you – you are protected by God. Boastful people can try to discredit you but they cannot shame you – your security is in God. Difficult people can try to confuse you but they cannot destabilize you – your peace is of God.

God has a reputation for miraculously preserving His believers. In Babylon He protected Daniel when he was thrown into a den of ferocious and hungry lions. “So, the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!” (Dan. 6:16). God did.

In a hostile environment, know that God is for you. The writer of the book of Romans says: “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31). Today put your trust in God.

Kingdom Declaration:

I am confident in Christ for my protection, provision, and preservation.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 32,33; Hebrews 1.

Keep your faith alive

November 3

“I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day.” (Josh. 14:11,12).

These were the words spoken by a man called Caleb when he was eighty-five years old. When he was forty-five years old he was one of twelve spies who were sent by Moses into Canaan Land to assess the territory for invasion. All the spies except Joshua and Caleb brought back negative reports. The negative spies saw great cities and great giants who seemed more powerful than they were. Joshua and Caleb, however, knew that to take the land would require a fight but they believed that God would help them to fulfill His promise and their purpose to conquer the land.

Howard Shultz in the 1980’s had a bizarre idea to open a coffee bar and serve coffee in paper cups over a counter. It was difficult to sell others this idea and in trying to raise $1.6 million to start his dream he was shut down 242 times. His persistence, passion and faith paid off and Starbucks was born, now a multi-billion company.

For forty-five years Caleb kept his faith alive in the wilderness. Now at eighty-five he was ready for a new battle for a new season. He was not ready to be retired but instead to be re-fired. He was ready to ignite his dream with faith, passion, and hard work.

Keep your dream alive:
1) Make a choice. I will not give up on my dream for with God all things are possible.
2) Be consistent in your confession. Live by faith. Speak and share the dream.
3) Be courageous. ‘No’ is only a detour to the destination of your ‘yes’.
4) Be passionate about your dream. Passion is contagious and is a magnet for resources.
5) Pray and work your dream and God will make your dream a reality.

Kingdom Declaration:

The CHAYIL Glory of the LORD Jesus Christ rise upon me to live my dream.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 30,31; Philemon.

God’s family in heaven and in Earth

November 2

“For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.” (Eph. 3:14-15).

God placed a great deal of emphasis on His relationship with us as our Heavenly Father. Jesus told us to pray to God as Father. “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name”. There is a difference between asking a stranger or a high-profile person for something versus asking a loving father who cares deeply for you.

When you pray to God as Father you are in a rich family with great possibilities for provision, protection and preservation. As a child of Father God, you have access to His family in heaven and earth. You are a part of a great and powerful family – the family of God.

God’s family and servants includes:
1) A host of angels. “You have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly.” (Heb. 12:22). They will protect you.
2) A family of believers who are already in heaven. God describes His family of believers who are already in heaven as “A great cloud of witnesses…” (Heb. 12:1). They made it to heaven in spite all the attacks from the devil and his demons. Those witnesses like Abraham, Moses, David, Ruth, Mary, Peter, Paul are all cheering for you.
3) A family of believers on earth. “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Gal. 6:10). We are praying for you.

With God as your Heavenly Father you have His everlasting love; His powerful protection; access to His unlimited provision; and His guaranteed presence always. You are loved, protected, and celebrated.

Kingdom Declaration:

I am a part of the family of God. I have my Father’s Name.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 27-29; Titus 3.

Purpose is Powerful

November 1

“I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; God sends his love and his faithfulness.” (Ps. 57:2-3).

Purpose can be defined as determined intention and that which is set up as an objective to be reached or accomplished. Purpose is powerful because it comes with power, potential, and design for its fulfillment. Inside a small acorn is the potential of a large oak tree. Oak trees are used to make furniture, build houses, store wine, preserve fish, meet, cheeses and other foods. All this potential and purpose are inside a small acorn.

You are designed intentionally by God for His divine purpose and yours. Your purpose makes you distinct, unique and valuable. Purpose has prevailing power; preserving power; and providing power. God is committed to you and your purpose. The Bible declares: “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” (Prov. 19:21); “The plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” (Ps. 33:11); “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Is. 55:11).

Your purpose was created and secured by God. His purpose for your life was established before you were born. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jer. 1:5). Your purpose makes you powerful and significant. No one can destroy your purpose. You have the power to create, design, and fulfill your purpose. Pray, create, design, seek help and have faith in God and in yourself. You were born for such a time as this. You are born to make our world a better place.

Kingdom Declaration:

Nothing can stop the purpose of God for my life. My purpose is greater than its enemies.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 24-26; Titus 2.