Tag: speak God’s word

Boldness to open my mouth!

Scripture reading for May 9th:  Acts 4, Psalm 93, Proverbs 31

Key Scriptures:  Acts 4:29-31 “”And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to Your servants to continue to speak Your Word with all boldness, while You stretch out Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the Name of Your holy servant Jesus.”  And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the Word of God with boldness.”  

The disciples had been threatened and warned to not speak again in the Name of Jesus Christ.  They gathered together in prayer and took the threats before the Lord, asking not for deliverance, but for boldness to speak God’s Word!  The also asked the Lord to stretch His hand out and heal with signs and wonders in the Name of Jesus.  God was so moved by their prayers, that the place they were meeting in was literally shaken by His presence and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and boldness to speak Christ’s Word!

Faith Confession:  Lord, give me boldness to open my mouth to preach and speak Your Word to those I come in contact with.  I expect You to confirm Your Word with signs, miracles and healings.  Amen!

Proverbs 31:8-9  “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  

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The Prophet to Obey!

Scripture reading for March 8th:  Deuteronomy 18-20, Luke 5

Key Scriptures: Deuteronomy 18:15-18  “”The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers–it is to Him you shall listen–just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said,’Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.'”

Moses was reminding the Israelites just before he was to leave them in Joshua’s hands about what happened at Mt. Sinai forty years earlier.  The people had begged Moses to go and hear from God for them and speak to them all that God said.  They were so afraid that they might die from God’s presence.  Moses told them God would indeed raise up another prophet like him who would speak the Word of God to them.  1500 years later, Jesus walked the earth ministering to the Israelites.

Luke 5:10-11  “. . And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”  And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for Your fulfilled promise in Jesus Christ!  May we hear and follow His daily call and every Word.  Amen.

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Thankful For Jesus Christ!

Scripture reading for February 22nd:  Deuteronomy 16-20

Key Scriptures:  Deuteronomy 18:17-19  “The Lord said to me:  “What they say is good.  I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put My words in His mouth, and He will tell them everything I command Him.  If anyone does not listen to My words that the prophet speaks in My Name, I Myself will call him to account.””

The Israelites were afraid to hear God speak.  They asked Moses to go up and listen and come and tell them what God had said.  God told Moses that this was a good idea.  In fact, God had plans to send another prophet just like Moses from among their own brothers.  This “Prophet” would tell them everything God commanded and then they would be accountable to God!

Thankful for Jesus:  God sent them this “Prophet” through the line of Judah and David.  He said and did exactly the commands of His Father, God! “For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people;  you must listen to everything He tells you. Anyone who does not listen to Him will be completely cut off from His people.”  (Acts 3:22-23)

 

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“Fill us with boldness!”

Scripture reading for May 10th:  Acts 4

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Acts 4:29-31 ” “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable Your servants to speak Your word with great boldness.  Stretch out Your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.”  After they had prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”  

The disciples prayed to God after the arrest and release of Peter and John.  They did not ask for relief or vengeance on their persecutors, as one might expect.  Instead, they asked for more power and courage to preach the word of God!  They entrusted themselves even more fully to God and asked Him for miracles and signs in the Name of Jesus.  God was so pleased, that His answer came in a shaking of the place where they were gathered and a fresh infilling of the power of the Holy Spirit!

Observations for over-comers:  God delights in those who ask Him for courage and boldness to speak His word!  Always ask and expect a quick reply!  God is with you on this assignment!   “Do not let this book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.  Then you will be prosperous and successful.  Have I not commanded you:  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:8-9)

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