Good Morning Dear Friends in Christ,
Please pause to pray as you enter to read this. This is not trying to come up with some new idea, but rather to help us see through the mirrors clear to see God and His love God has for us and the world.
Don’t chop me down, let God do my pruning.
I am seeking the answer to this question: What does it mean to be saved?
Romans 10:10 teaches us, “For with the heart (man believes) unto righteousness (JESUS); and with the mouth (confession is made) unto salvation.
This is huge, but as the Lord gave me this to begin …
I pray this stirs the power and strength of God’s Holy Spirit in you that you may gain strength!
Every person can feel the warmth of the sun on his face, so there is no excuse not to know God in His Creation. But what about going beyond just believing to knowing God in Spirit and in Truth? Don’t we, who know and believe in the love God has for us, have a duty to show Him (through His love) to others by His Love and through our prayers for them? We get tired of our human strength! We have to take breaks and rest to recover. But God never tires. I pray this stirs the power and strength of God’s Holy Spirit in you that you may gain strength! We can understand that there is more to what we see, hear, touch, taste & smell. All of which are very real & . . . are our attitudes / of a spirit invisible to us?
going beyond just believing to knowing God in Spirit and in Truth
Could our Attitudes be spirital senses manifested as visible in the way we love & pray for those who dispitefully use us?
you know like The fruit of the Spirit? Or the works of the flesh?
In Christ / or not of Christ?
Which spirit is manifested on the inside of us for the world to see?
We see a puppy and pet their fur, but there is something more than cuteness to the touch of loving a puppy! There is something deeper happening to be touched by the love of God! We can see the light of the day and feel the warmth of the sun on our physical faces, but there is something more than just what we feel. What manifests inside of us? Can you sense a transformation? Compared to as you see the wind, but the wind is manifested in the leaves as they move! *of who we are; we respond to God! What spirit is manifested on the inside of us?
Why did Jesus fast before he was tempted?
Our senses are not bad, but they are weak. We are weak, but God in Unity is strong! The spirit is what is strong – which has overcome? Jesus overcomes for us; and now in Him, so do we overcome.
We are not overcome by Temptation; we overcome temptation by speaking the Word & Abiding in the Word *In Truth & *In Spirit; that is Written for us to speak *to overcome all temptations, by abiding in Christ and in the Victory of Jesus, who is the Christ! Jesus is the Word, The Truth, and the Way to abiding in God’s Holy Spirit!
To overcome & to help another along our way!
You know you are made for greatness; right?
What are these spiritual matters? Can you see them? Why does God continue to teach us to love one another? What happens in the invisible realm when we respond to each other?
In His Spirit and In His Truth!
Do we really understand the Truth is We are to pray for those who despitefully use us and watch for the Salvation of the Lord to work in their lives too! Isn’t this the truth in the love of God He shed for us in His Son’s own blood?
Do we follow spiritual energy(s)? Are we following the Holy Spirit in the Oneness of God?
Or, are we being carried away with the energy of another’s personality???? Or, our own attitude???
Friends, this is written to encourage you in the ministry of God’s Love. Continue to pray. Continue to pray for those who despitefully use you. For the Bible says, Pray ye for one another so that you may gain strength. Pray for our nation, the churches that God would intervene that His love would be manifested by Him dying on the cross. I thank God for the ministry of which God calls us to do in this world, (to Abide in His Spirit) for the courage He gives us to have (that is of God), and for the anointing that He places on, in, and around our life to serve Jesus (in the Power of God’s Love, as God is Spirit). And spirit is real! You can feel the wind and see reality move trees! Glory to the Love of God, whom moves people to His Salvation! May God continue to bless you. Continue to glorify God regardless of the cost. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Welcome to Hope in Today Ministries Daily Devotion To God’s Holy Word.
What does it mean to be saved KJV?
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Today, it is burning on my heart as I continue to pray in the Spirit of the Living Lord for the Spirit of the Living Lord to stir up His Living and Active Holy Spirit in our hearts that we may believe & ^know God; and know Him in a deeper relationship that is though and by God’s only begotten Son, Jesus. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
Satan knew God, Jesus knew God. Do we know about God … or do we really know God.
What and Why Did Jesus Overcome? By Karen Rowe
I invite you to come along with me on this journey through time to learn more about who God is, why did Jesus come, who we are to God, and why we are here!
The purpose of this study is diving deeper beyond believing into seeking to discover more *(To Know and Believe the Love God has for us) in the power of Holy Spirit & backed with the power of God’s Holy Word that we can become more powerful and effective in our prayers to God for other people!
Are we watching for the Salvation of the Lord to be working in the lives of those we love and pray for? Those we don’t like???? Those we don’t want to pray for; or are tired of praying for? But God loves, so must we love too! Are we praying for those who hate us? What is the spirit we are interceding for: Identification of Salvation working to Praise God in the Highest! What is it that Jesus helps us overcome?
Jesus helps us overcome all temptation known to man!
And, no man can be tempted beyond his heart’s desire . . .
It is impossible to please God on unbalanced scales: Either we balance spirit to spirit / or flesh to flesh. Faith works to please God abiding in his Spirit balanced in His Word to overcome by the Spirit of God.
Jesus is the Truth: Not a critical truth-teller & not a watered-down truth-teller, Jesus calls us to pray, love and walk-in God’s Truth, which is Jesus Name!
Jesus did not come to condemn, but to save all who are perishing/being tormented by condemnation, because we don’t know, until the Spirit of the Living Lord reveals our issues to us! The devil is busy offending in the name of goodness, causing offense to the Word of God and diluting the power of Truth. But Jesus takes another stance! Jesus is the Truth! The Truth with love; and with God who does not compromise. Jesus is the Truth: Not a critical truth-teller & not a watered-down truth-teller, Jesus calls us to pray, love, and walk-in God’s Truth, which is Jesus Name! Then, we make a choice to overcome; and by God’s Grace, we can & do overcome!
Oh Lord, this is big! I place this in your Hands, not mine. This is big enough for me to grow in, but bigger than me to do your job! Help each of us get our revelation from you. If we seek, we shall find. If we shall knock, you will open that door to our heart for us to see! If we ask you, you will deliver us.
Lord help us to humble ourselves to the Holy Spirit of God in the power of your name, Jesus. Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
Painting a Picture of invisible … What is a spirit, but like the life within the vine! Jesus is the Vine and People are the branches! The kind of fruit we see is the measure of faith we must exude! Is our faith based on love? Love God and see HIS spiritual fruit: 1 Co 13:4-7 defines THIS Love (GOD’S); Gal 5:22-23 defines GOD’S spiritual fruit; James 3:13-18 defines 2 types of wisdom that come to us…
Invisible spirits produce invisible fruits, that are made to manifest in our attitudes: Toward Jesus and Toward each other!
Are the spirits really invisible? Stay encouraged my friends, because God is doing something great for us in this world *especially today!
“I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart (Ps 119:32).”
A heart that is enlarged by God is magnificent! Watch and see the Salvation of the Lord work! I can’t make this any shorter! If I could, I would!
Invisible spirits produce invisible fruits, that are made to manifest in our attitudes:
Toward Jesus and Toward each other!
Now, as the Lord even corrected my words as I type, I heard the Lord say, I should have said, toward God and toward each other, but to bring about a sight to the fact, confusion distracts us to MISS SEEKING Jesus in Spirit and in Truth to see and honor God in the first place; and in unity all in one. Jesus is God in the Flesh, but God is the Father and Jesus is also our friend and savior. Holy Spirit help us!
18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
Jesus has come to be born in the flesh like you and me, but Jesus was born of the seed of God in the womb of Mary, to become for us our ability to overcome all things in the flesh (By the Kingdom of God in us)! Oh Glory, referring back to
1 John 3:9King James Version
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
The things we see are not always as they seem! Look for Jesus working in the lives around us. We are not perfect; Jesus is made Salvation for us! How do we abide in Jesus? God is born in our heart when we hear the revealiton of Jesus the Christ the Son of the Living God from God.
Oh goodness! Surely Goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our life: Like Jesus! Because of Jesus! In Jesus! When the invisible becomes visible, others will come to Jesus too! Are we watching for the Salvation of the Lord to be working in the lives of those we pray for?
Are we praying for driver who cuts everyone off to meet his / her own needs?
By convicted revelation: By the same measure that we pray for that selfish driver who disregarded the value of our life and the lives of everyone around us, we also pray for our own son, daughter, mother, brother, friend, and so on. Those we love … how are we doing praying for those who live as they hate us?
how are we doing praying for those who live as they hate us?
I literally didn’t want to pray for that driver. I literally realized I couldn’t tell Jesus to do what He called me to do. I literally had to self-correct, as Jesus helped me overcome the temptation and to change “my human best prayers” (“I pray he gets pulled over and gets a ticket”) to God’s best prayer (Father, open his eyes that he can see. Protect him from a ticket and keep him and all those around him safe, and from harm)! I literally had to pray for that stranger like I wanted God to hear my prayers for our son and all those we love! What a life transformation for me! And this has been growing and stirring in my heart ever since!
To begin, I prayed, and God helps me understand what He reveals to me. Friend, it is not our goal to discover something new that has never been understood by man. But rather to draw us back to where God is in a world that sometimes only wonders, that we can know about God; and also learn more about who we are, but mostly to learn more about Jesus and the power of God He brought to us!
Focusing on 1 John Chapter Chapter 4, The Verse of Today captured my mind! Why do I even say captured my mind? Because, friends, when God opens up our mind to think outside the box of limit we place to His love with our mind, doesn’t it feel like God captures our attention to understand more and more about His love for us?
Are you intrigued like I am? to seek a deeper understanding of what God means to us when He says to us in His Word that is for us: To be born of God and knoweth God! Glory Hallelujah!
I believe as I was praying and seeking, the Lord lead me to write down a few words to understand God’s True Meaning and Definition:
Back to fear! What is fear? I propose to you to pray for a deep revelation from God that fear is a spirit, but of which one? God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind!
Back to spirit! What is a spirit? I propose to you to pray for a deep revelation from God that God is spirit, and there are other spirits in this world to guard our hearts against *by abiding in God and God in us. God is love.
Lord Jesus help and guide me to list your words in a way that stirs up the Spirit in a way that we can see it is who you have been all along, but that confusion in this world has manifested a transition due to a growing & dividing the difference of opinion of you truly are *that we would miss seeing the power of God in who You are!
God, You have brought Salvation to us, in and of The Holy Spirit, who lives in us when we believe and confess, Jesus Savior in flesh and in Spirit of God.
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
Manifested: Seen. Testify. Confess. Relevant & Evident.
Jesus is the Son of God!
See? Also in this world, manifested spirits divert us from God.
God is Spirit. God is love.
Fear God: *The Gift of the Spirit of POWER, of LOVE, and of a SOUND MIND
God did NOT give us *the spirit of fear
(the spirit of fear has to do with torment)
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).”
Knowing God Through Love
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (1 John 4:7-8).”
The Greatest Gift
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body [a]to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not [b]puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, [c]thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails.
Perhaps, I will leave you to your personal time with God now. Perhaps we will rejoin later to further discuss together? Maybe this was too much for one sitting? But, for now, I will leave my notes, if you find this as helpful *as a puzzle piece is to the one you are searching for. God gives us each a measure to help each other along our journey. I hope this is a help to your spiritual journey with God through and by Jesus; in the power of His Holy Spirit, with the help of His Written Word. Thank you Jesus for teaching us to speak God’s Truth: The Power of God’s Word is Truth and Spirit!
12 No man hath seen God at any time. **If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because **he hath given us of his Spirit.
LOVE, GOD, HOLY: In the power of God’s Spirit.
Can you name other spirits that are not of God?
Water … SUSTAINS
Bread … SUSTAINS
The Vine is Jesus, who supplies the branches, which are people.
Fruit? Of the Holy Spirit? No Fruit? Other spirits??? The Branches are pruned or cut off.
4 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, ****It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.
For this purpose
the Son of God was manifested,
that he might destroy the works of the devil.
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Friends, When we trust God, he gives us HIS supernatural strength! HIS Supernatural energy! HIS Supernatural inspiration! And a HIS Spirit in our Heart that we can joyfully receive God’s blessings in His wonderful teaching lessons that are for us/not against . . .
This battle is not ours! But we are to abide in Him, trust Him and Obey the Father’s Commands to love God and love each other by His Power in His Spirit.
Peter did ask Jesus! Sure he sank when he felt the waves and saw the reality of where he was … walking on the water! But who lifted Peter up? Jesus is the answer! Jesus wants to lift you and me up too! But we have to ask God and then wait to hear His Voice!
These things will pass! For now, we trust and obey from our heart.
Then there is peace, calm, and joy. What the Holy Spirit does, nothing can undo. But there will be another test that Jesus is already gone before us in. God is with us is a great encouragement! Trust God Today and love and pray for those who hurt you.
What to see the Salvation of the Lord work!
Now, this is reason to Praise God! True praise comes from many tears shed in prayer for another! But let us always remember, the log in our own eye 1st, before we see it in our brother’s eye, we must be freed in the Spirit of Love to Pray effectively.
Again, the focal verse Today:
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
[And it reads aloud for us to hear and understand to be transformed into the image of God’s Son *2 Co 3:18]
I hope this is a blessing to you!
The Lord is Patient with me. The same Jesus loves you too.
Love in Christ,
Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose *mind is stayed on thee: because he *trusteth in thee.Isaiah 26:3 KJV
AS ALWAYS …
TILL NEXT TIME …
God IS Love! Love is defined in 1 Co 13. Follow Jesus!
Love in Christ,
Hope in Today Ministries Team: Pastor Jesse L. Alston, Robert and Karen Rowe.
Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.
We need each other to get to where God calls us to go!
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IN CLOSING ALWAYS …
THE PURE IN HEART IS CHRIST!
Praise God – For we are ever-increasing in HIS power and in His knowledge that is of God!
” For God
hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. “
Thru and By Jesus,
God has given us the Holy Spirit OF His Mind … A Sound Mind is HIS Mind, which translates to Self-Control & Self-Disclipline! . . . . Is this good for you Today?
Obedience to God IN Faith in & of The Christ is where all blessings from God are discovered! Follow Jesus and Trust in God. There is no fear in Love, but perfect love drives out fear. That’s why there is a calm that comes over you when you hear the Word of God preached. And that is why fear creeps in AT you when you hear the media preach. JESUS calms the storms and there is no mountain Satan can build high enough that faith IN CHRIST can’t tear down. Jesus is a POWERFUL Name! & Jesus is the name above all names.
FAITH PLEASES GOD.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE PLEASE GOD WITHOUT FAITH.
“BUT LET a man EXAMINE himself, AND SO LET him eat OF THAT bread, and drink OF THAT cup (1 Corinthians 11:28 KJV).”
“FOR THIS CAUSE many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep (1 Corinthians 11:30 KJV).”
Thank you Jesus for this Revelation? I pray in Jesus Name for you to Receive in Christ the life Jesus was Risen to Give you! Do you want to be made well? what did Jesus say to the man who wanted to be made well?
BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT ENDURETH TEMPTATION: FOR WHEN HE IS TRIED, HE SHALL RECEIVE THE CROWN OF LIFE, WHICH THE LORD HATH PROMISED TO THEM THAT LOVE HIM.
JAMES 1:12 KJV
And, Always Remember 2 Things! No, Today, God gave me 3 things:
1. When you receive this, you will never be the same!
2. God for us. God with us. God in us.
3. Always Remember to come to Jesus, Before you go head on.
How do you find out How much God loves you? How do you get from Point A to Point B?
TEACHING STEP BY STEP
HOW DO YOU GET FROM POINT A TO POINT B?
BEING BORN AGAIN.
Point A *Must Repent
Point B *Beginning of Being Born Again.
STEP 1: BEING BORN AGAIN.
1ST STEP: REPENT.
Repent is a beautiful word! It means letting go of condemnation & turning to walk with God In Jesus Name.
*We can’t get to where God is taking us if we wont’ let go of what is in one hand to follow Jesus with both hands ready to receive the life and blessings that are found in our relationship with God the Father through and by Jesus, the Son of God: Jesus truly is the Christ, the Son of the Living God! This is my Testimony, but by me telling you what Jesus does for me, this gives God permission to do it again in your life!
CAN I SAY GIVE GOD PERMISSION?
Can I say give God permission? Sure! As a parent is waiting on a child to believe enought to obey … to come into a trusting obedience: yes, this response to God in Believing in Whom God is activates our believing Faith for God to do it again! God is waiting on us to move from point A to point B!
1st Step to Being Born Again, Repent! For the Kingdom of God is near to you! Lord, I receive this! I will never be the same! The Kingdom of God is NOW! Repent and Be Born Again to LIVE and Be set FREE from the law of sin and death (Pride and Selfish Ambition).
Believing on Jesus,
AFTER THIS MANNER THEREFORE PRAY YE:
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version (KJV)
Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here!
And to God be the Glory!
Love in Christ,
Holy Spirit encourage the readers today.
Lift our minds higher to God’s Thoughts.
Bless those who will receive to receive.
And, keep molding our hearts to be always ready to bloom for and to Your Glory God.
Thank you Jesus for the Life you Gave for us to have Life! Father God, we praise YOU for the power and teachings you have provided for us to learn 1st HOW to have this life with YOU; and we Praise You for the teachings you have provided to us, so that we can Follow, stay and abide in Your Goodness, Grace and Mercy! And, we Praise you Lord God, for the power of your Love with, for and in us to abide in Your Realm of Your Kingdom: Jesus has COME & Holy Spirit You are here; and near to all who call on You in Jesus Name!
WHAT A WONDERFUL NAME IT IS!
Help us to be a blessing; and we in Christ Jesus pray …in the Holy Spirit of the Most High and Holy God.
Our Mission is to be ambassadors FOR the Lord, in the POWER of HIS LOVE; … and that’s not ego (ambassador is defined as: a person who acts as a representative (of JESUS) or promoter of a specified activity (LIFE & Blessings WITH GOD through and by Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God … FREEDOM in Christ…); to teach in the power of HIS knowledge; to minister in the power of His Spirit; and To God be the Glory!
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“WRITING THE STORY OF MY LIFE WITH EVERY CHOICE JESUS HELPS ME TO MAKE AND LEARNING HOW TO BE BLESSED AND LIVE LIFE LARGE, HAPPY AND FREE. I CARE.”
Personal Motto: “I don’t have it all figured out, BUT GOD DOES … Follow JESUS!”
Personal Revelation Life Verse: And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him (1 John 4:16 HCSB)
Thank you Jesus!
Holy Spirit you are welcome here!