Archive for June 2011

Daniel, A Man Who Persevered

June 29 One of the characteristics of Daniel was that he was a man of prayer.  But he was also a man of the Word.  Hosea wrote that people perish for a lack of knowledge.  Knowledge that comes from the Lord, from the Spirit and the Word is the best and most enduring kind of…

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A Prayer for Yourself

June 30 A verse I pray for myself and each of you is a favorite found in Daniel 11:32.  “. . .the people who know their God will display strength and take action.” This is an incredible motivation to “know” God, not just “know about” Him. The setting is a prophetic declaration when a deceiver…

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Daniel, A Man of Purpose

June 28 Daniel is one of my favorite Bible characters.  He influenced government leaders whether they were Babylonian or Persian.  His influence led people to acknowledge that Daniel’s God was the one and only true God.  Daniel refused to blink when given the opportunity keep his faith in a closet, but he kept doing what…

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Rivers of Living Water

June 27 Ezekiel’s vision of water flowing the house (House of God), from under the altar toward the East is a prophetic revelation of God’s desire for the Church today, even though it was given nearly 3,000 years ago. (Ezekiel 47) The further out the prophet waded, the deeper the water and the greater the…

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Don’t Sweat It!

June 26 In Ezekiel 44: 15 – 18 God gives an interesting command concerning what the priests were to wear when they came into the inner court of the Temple, specifically no wool, only linen could be worn; “with anything which makes them sweat.”  This connects back to the Law. Today, sweat isn’t the issue,…

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A Whole Lot of Rattling Going On

June 25 Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones (chapter 37), is one of the most fascinating recorded in scripture. The bones were dry because they had lost their covering, they had lost their connection to one another, they had lost their strength and they had lost their breath. But when the Prophet began…

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5 Certainties About God!

June 24 What does God want to do for you?  Have you asked that before?  Or have you ever been asked, “What will God do for me?” Ezekiel 34 is an indictment against shepherd or pastors, but God promises that He will deliver His flock from the mouth of the enemy.  God will do this…

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Why Satan Fell

June 23 What was Satan’s primary responsibility before his fall?  Ezekiel gives us insight as he gives prophetic judgment concerning the king of Tyre in chapter 28. Ezekiel 28:14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the…

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Who Is God Looking For?

June 22 What kind of man, what kind of woman is God looking for?  One that has a heart after God, as David; one that will worship in spirit and in truth are great answers; but Ezekiel gives us another quality that God seeks for. Ezekiel 22:30 I searched for a man among them who…

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Revelation in Crisis

June 21 When we first began in ministry, the influencers in our lives were people of faith, for which we have been grateful.  The early years, we endured misuse and abuse of the “faith message,” but it also taught us to stand on the Word of God.  Sometimes those stances on the Word were taken…

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