(NEW 6-10)!Scriptual Thoughts For The Day…..

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  David Wilkerson Today

In recent months, I have read many sad, pitiful letters from believers who are still bound by sinful habits. Multitudes of struggling Christians write, “I
can’t stop gambling…I’m in the grips of an alcohol addiction…I’m having an affair and I can’t break it off…I’m a slave to pornography.” 

In letter after letter, these people say the same thing: “I love Jesus and
I’ve begged God to free me. I’ve prayed, wept and sought godly counsel. But
I just can’t break free. What can I do?”

 
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FULL CONTROL

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010 

There is no formula for living wholly dependent upon the Lord. All I can offer to you is what God has been teaching me in this area. He has shown me two simple things about how I’m to give him full control.

First, I must be convinced the Lord is anxious and willing to make his will known to me, even in the smaller details of my life. I have to believe that the Spirit who abides in me knows God’s will for me, and that he will guide me, lead me and speak to me. 

“When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth…. 

He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you” (John 16:13-14). 

Maybe right now you are in the midst of some affliction, perhaps one that has been caused by too quick a decision. Even so, the Lord promises you, “Your inner ear will hear my Spirit speaking to you, ‘Go that way. Do this. And don’t do that…’” 

Secondly, we have to pray with unwavering faith for power to obey God’s direction. Scripture says, “Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord” (James 1:6-7). When God tells us to do something, we need power to stay the course and obey him fully. Over five decades of life in ministry, I have learned that Satan and the flesh will always plant doubts and questions in my mind. And I need strength from heaven not to say “yes” to any situation when Jesus has said “no.” 

Many of us pray, “Lord, I know what you told me. But I’m still not sure that was your voice speaking. I’m not sure I’m spiritual enough even to recognize your voice. Please, just open or close the door for me on this matter.” 

That is not the faith response he’s looking for from his children. You can pray all you want, for hours or even days at a time. But if you don’t pray with faithbelieving the Holy Spirit will guide you, as Jesus has promisedyou will never have the mind of God conveyed to you. He waits until he sees you’re committed to accepting whatever he says, and to obeying it without question. 

by David Wilkerson—
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FEELINGS, THE MESSENGERS OF SATAN

MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010   

  I am so glad my feelings have no meaning. I am even more grateful they do not affect my salvation or my relationship to the Lord. When the enemy comes in like a flood, trying to drown me in depressing feelings and negative thoughts, I have a tendency to blame myself. I say to my heart, “Why am I cast down, O my soul? Why am I suddenly disquieted in spirit?  Why so restless and irritable-— 
when I don’t want to be? What evil thing have I done to deserve these negative, depressing feelings?”My negative, blue feelings did not come from God so I don’t have to put up with them!
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).I can reject every negative feeling because I know not one of them is from God.
Feelings that make one afraid are not sent from heaven, they are messengers from the pits of hell! They are to be rejected and bound through the power of prayer and faith.

God is saying to us, “I didn’t give you these feelings of fear and doubt. 

 
 
 
 

Instead, I’ve given you a spirit of love, power, and authority.” He calls us to abolish these unwanted thoughts, bringing them into captivity and obedience to himself. We dare not allow our feelings to master us. We dare not permit them to linger and grow into roots of bitterness and doubt. We must come against them in the name of Christ the Lord and cast them down. We are commanded to do so!  
 
 “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). 

Every downcast feeling is the fruit of a satanic seed of mistrust. It is the old serpent at work trying to make us question God’s faithfulness, question God’s care, question God! These lies are the seeds of negative feelings and God commands us to war against them. 

 by David Wilkerson— 

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GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU

  Good Friday

April 2, 2010

God has not forgotten you! He knows exactly where you are, what you are going through right now, and he is monitoring every step along your path. But we are just like the children of Israel who doubted God’s daily care for them, even though prophets were sent to deliver wonderful promises from heaven. We forget in our hour of need that God has us in the palm of his hand. Instead, like the children of Israel, we are afraid we are going to blow it all and be destroyed by the enemy.
 
Can it be that we continue in our hurting–continue living in defeat and failure–simply because we really do not believe God answers our prayers anymore?
 
Are we as guilty as the children of Israel in thinking God has forsaken us and given us over to our own devices to figure things out for ourselves? Do we really believe our Lord meant it when he said God will act just in time, in answer to our prayer of faith? Jesus implies that most of us, even though called and chosen, will not be trusting in him when he returns. Some of God’s people have already lost their confidence in him. They do not believe, in the deepest of their souls, that their prayers make any difference. They act as if they are all on their own.
Be honest now! Has your faith been weak lately? Have you almost given up on certain things you have prayed so much about? Have you grown weary with waiting? Maybe you have thrown up your hands in resignation as if to say, “I just can’t seem to break through. I don’t know what is wrong and why my prayer is not answered. Evidently God has said no to me.”
 
God has not forsaken me–nor you!  A thousand times no!  He is right now wanting us to believe he is working all things out for our good (Romans 8:28).  So stop trying to figure it out; stop worrying; stop doubting your Lord!  The answer is coming.  God has not shut his ear and you will reap in due season if you faint not!  “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9 NKJV).  
 
by David Wilkerson—
 
 

   

   

    

  
 
 

  

  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

I’ve spent much time seeking the Lord for wisdom on how to answer these
believers. I pray, “Lord, you know your children’s lives. Many are devoted,
Spirit-filled saints, yet they don’t have your victory. They don’t know
freedom. What’s going on?”

At one point, I studied the biblical passages containing God’s promises to
his people. I was reminded that the Lord pledges to keep us from falling, to
present us faultless, to justify us by faith, sanctify us by faith, keep us
holy by faith. He promises that our old man is crucified by faith, and that we
are translated into his kingdom by faith.

The one thing common to all of these promises is this phrase: “by faith.”
Indeed, all these things are matters of faith, according to God’s Word. So I
came to the only clear conclusion about these struggling Christians’
problems: somewhere at the root of their bondage is unbelief. It all boils down to a simple lack of faith.

Are you struggling to gain victory by your willpower? Are you fighting the
battle in your old nature? Paul points out, “To him that worketh is the
reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but
believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for
righteousness” (Romans 4:4-5).

Your victory must come not through weeping or striving, but by faith that Jesus Christ has won the battle for you.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him” (Hebrews 11:6). Indeed,
Paul says there is only one condition attached to God’s promises: “[That]
ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard” (Colossians 1:23).

Christ surrendered everything to his Father, in order to be a totally obedient
Son. And we are to do likewise. We are to be totally dependent on the Father,
just as Christ was.

                                               THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

                             CHRIST HAS WON THE BATTLE FOR YOU

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