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Today’s Declaration


Today’s Declaration:

“Out of Papa’s abundance I can receive one gracious blessing after another, and I can use that to bless others. Heaven has no lack and all of heaven is with me because I am in Christ and Christ is in me. I am blessed to be a blessing.”

There is abundance in abiding.

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Christianity · Prophetic · Reflections

I Tell You the Truth


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John 6:28-33 NLT They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?”
 
29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”
 
30 They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do? 31 After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”
 
32 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. 33 The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
 
The only work Jesus wants us to do is believe in Him. That’s it. It’s not really work, actually, it’s faith. The rest of what we are to do is, well, rest. But what I want to point out in this passage is what the people said to Him after He told them to believe. They asked for a miraculous sign and told Him that Moses fed their ancestors while journeying through the wilderness.
 
Say what? Since most of the teaching they heard at the time was verbal, how do you suppose they learned that? And, it had to have been reinforced many times for this outlook to be a general consensus. It’s as if they took God out of the equation and lifted Moses up on the “Provider” pedestal and put their trust in miracles and people. I love verse 32 – Jesus tells them it wasn’t Moses that provided the manna, it was God our Father.
 
I sense the Holy Spirit speaking in this, whispering that we must be careful of the sources we listen to and follow. It doesn’t matter how long they’ve been teaching or how longe we have followed them, we must be attentive and listen for Truth. Weigh it against Scripture, testing the spirit behind it. Jesus is the Truth and the Spirit of Prophecy, we are to lay our questions at His feet for scrutiny and answer. Just like in the above Scripture, He will lovingly correct us and set us on the right path. The Holy Spirit will lead us into truth and we must rely on His guidance.
 
The bottom line is if something sounds too good or makes you feel confused or simply isn’t sitting right, lay it at the feet of Jesus and examine it together with Him.
 
Shalom!
Christianity · Prophetic · Today's Declaration

Today’s Declaration


Today’s Declaration:

“Papa’s compassion does not fail, His great love keeps us from being consumed His mercy is new every morning and His faithfulness we can always count on. His kindness has no end.”

You can count on Papa’s faithfulness, mercy, compassion, and kindness.

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Christianity · Prophetic · Reflections

And They Immediately Arrived


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John 6:21 “Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination!”
 
The story of Jesus walking on water is so amazing, yet we often focus on Peter climbing out of the boat and his subsequent loss of focus on Christ, causing him to sink. John’s depiction of the crossing to Capernaum does not include the story of Peter. I believe John wanted us to focus on what happens when we let Jesus into our boat.
 
We know the disciples started out towards their destination without Jesus. He had sought a quiet place to pray, and even though they waited, they decided to head out without Him. Maybe they became impatient, or maybe they entertained thoughts that He wasn’t going with them, Scripture doesn’t tell us – but they started their journey ahead of Him.
 
The trip across the lake was a stormy one, whipping winds, and choppy frothing waves. Who knows what they were thinking when they finally saw Jesus walking towards them on the water. Perhaps that is why they were afraid and He needed to allay their fears by telling them it was He. I’ve never been in a storm over water, but I can’t imagine them making much headway while fighting wind and wave. Scripture doesn’t give us much detail. But what it does say should give us immense hope and joy! When they realized it was Jesus on the water, they were eager to let Him in the boat! And then, once He climbed in, they arrived at their destination! No mention of a storm or rowing after that point!
 
Sometimes we get so caught up in the journey, the process or the storms we deal with that we miss this simple truth. Eagerness to let Jesus into our boat will get us where we are headed immediately! If God has told us where we are to go, He will ensure we get there and right on time. He will not allow storms, or rather, buffeting wind and wave, to hinder us. All we have to do is let Jesus into the situation, and if we start a step or two ahead of Him, He will catch us at the right moment and get us there!
 
Shalom! 🙂
 
 
 
 
Christianity · Prophetic

Today’s Declaration


Today’s Declaration:

“I am the recipient of peace because the Lord of peace gives His peace to me at all times and in every situation. My heart does not get troubled nor am I ever afraid. His peace resides and reigns in my heart.”

Jesus’ peace reigns.

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