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TODAY’S MANNA for Friday Feb. 23, 2018

Are You one of those who are deceived?

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
James 1:22-24 New King James Version

THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Notice what the Bible says about someone who hears the Word but doesn’t do it, they deceive themselves. The devil loves this, because he can cause you to deceive yourself. When this happens you forget what kind of a person you are. These people set in service on Sunday morning and listen to the sermon and give their amen and hallelujahs because it all sounds so good. Then when they leave and go about their weekly routine it is as if they never heard a Word on Sunday. They return to the everyday world and do what everybody else in the world is doing the rest of the week, instead of what the Word says. I didn’t say that, the Word of God did. But, I know some people who are like that! I see it happening all around me and through out the church today. Its obvious they don’t have a daily relationship with Jesus or with His Word by their lifestyles. They allow the devil to use themselves to deceive themselves! Don’t show up on Sunday morning and punch your time card thinking you have free fire insurance now and then live like the world (the unsaved) does the rest of the week. It makes you hypocrites and actors one and all. Make it a point to do the Word all the time (24/7) don’t just listen to it and let it pass in one ear and out the other like there was nothing in-between. Let it re-new your mind.

MY PRAYER…
Holy Father, help us Lord to not allow Your Word to fall on deaf ears, but Lord give us ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart to understand with. Lord, help us to plant Your Word so deep in our hearts that we walk it out without even thinking about it. Lord, help us to not deceive ourselves and go the way of the world. In Jesus’ name I pray.

Amen

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TODAY’S MANNA for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

God predestined you before the foundations of the world!

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
Psalm 139: 16 New King James Version

THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSES…
You (we) were chosen and predestined. You didn’t happen because some slime formed on a pond somewhere billions of years ago and then crawled out onto the land, became an ape, and then a man. That is pure garbage from the pit of Hell itself! And anyone who teaches that or believes that is deceived by the devil himself! Man did NOT come from some other creature! No, God has a plan and a purpose for your lives and He predestined you before the foundations of the world! He made us in His image and His likeness, not an ape’s image. We have a calling on our lives people, each and everyone of us has a perfect plan that God has predestined for our lives. Pray and fast and seek God and find out what God’s perfect plan for your life is!

MY PRAYER…
Precious Father, thank You for making it soooooooooooooooo easy for me! So easy that You planned the very days of my life before I was. Father, thank You for providing for my righteousness through Your Son and my Lord Jesus. Thanks Abba Daddy for loving me so much that You laid out my life for me in advance. Father, I exercise my faith and I accept that which I was not worthy to have, but that which You have freely given me. I accept the plan and purpose that You have for me, help me Lord to understand that plan and purpose for my life. Thank You Lord for sending me Jesus to show me the way, the only way! In Jesus’ name I pray.
Amen

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TODAY’S MANNA for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

God has told us to put Him in remembrance of His Word

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version

THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
God wants to hear our prayers, He’s a loving Father and wants to bless His children just as any earthly father would and even more so. But we must present our requests unto Him in prayer. Prayer is nothing more than talking to God! His word says to put Him in remembrance of His Word ( Isa 43:26,
Put Me in remembrance;
Let us contend together;
State your case, that you may be acquitted.)
We need to base our prayers on what His Word already says about the situation, what ever that situation is. We need to be careful not to turn our prayers into a pleading, begging, request line of what we want God to do for us. But rather into a thanks giving and praise time for what He HAS ALREADY DONE for us according to His Word. And in all things, always giving praise and thanks unto Him.

MY PRAYER…
Gracious Father, I have so many reasons to praise You. In the face of trials and hardship in this world I have Your promises to rely on. Your promises that are always Yes and Amen, promises You will never break. In that moment of victory I have You to thank for my abilities, for I of myself can do nothing. But through Jesus, who lives in my heart, all things are possible, if only I will believe. Thank you, Father God, for being so great and yet so loving, for giving me the peace that passes all known understanding when I put my trust in You. In Jesus’ name, I give You all praise, and glory, and honor forever.
Amen

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TODAY’S MANNA for Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018

Who do you go to for your wisdom and revelation God or the world?

“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power…”
Eph. 1:17-19 New King James Version

THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Not in OUR power, Not by OUR might, but by HIS Spirit and His power saith the Lord! Notice that Paul is praying and asking for wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God. He is also asking that your spiritual eyes be opened or enlightened so that you can know what God’s plan is for your life. God already knows and has known since before the foundations of the world, we just need to find out so that we can pursue it and walk it out. We need to be right in the middle of God’s perfect will for our lives. For then and only then will His blessings overtake us. Do you want God’s perfect will in your life? Pray this prayer over yourself and your family daily and then listen as God speaks to you. Remember God may use someone else to speak to you, just be sure you know that it is from God. Listen by your spirit.

MY PRAYER…
Precious Father, I know that I was not worthy for You to justify and to plan my life for me. But because You loved us so much You made a plan for my life, You set the days of my life in Your books. Lord now I ask that those plans be revealed unto me. That I might see Your perfect pathway for my life. Lord I know that on my own I can not find it or have the strength to walk in it if I do find it. So please strengthen me by Your Holy Spirit. I pray Father, that everyone reading this will get a revelation of Jesus Christ and Him crucified for them. That Your plan for their lives will be revealed unto them and that they will pick up their cross and find Your perfect pathway for them. In Jesus name.
Amen

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TODAY’S MANNA for Monday Feb. 19, 2018

Receive God’s promises for today in your life!

Promises from God:
God promises us His spiritual blessings in and through His Word.
Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. (Psalms 119:89 NKJV) If His Word says it it is true –just believe that!
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. (Isaiah 40:8 NKJV) The Word of God is forever, it never changes nor does it diminish in power.

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11 NKJV) The Word of God when spoken in faith will cause to happen that which was spoken – believe it!

Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word. (Jeremiah 1:12 NKJV) If you will speak His Word God is ready and willing to perform it for you!

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NKJV)

But the word of the Lord endures forever. Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you. (1 Peter 1:25 NKJV)
Remember Spiritual blessings are positional truths declared by the Word of God. It is up to us through our faith to activate them and receive them. To make them a practical reality in our lives.
Amen

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TODAY’S MANNA for Sunday Feb. 18, 2018

God does promises not resolutions!

Promises From God
As February of this new year is coming to a close I was reminded that so many people make New Year’s “resolutions” and then don’t keep them. God doesn’t make resolutions, He makes promises! There is a difference. A resolution is something that you resolve you are going to do, a promise is something that will do! So with that said, it is once again time to review some of the Promises from God. My God’s Word says Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Notice it says hearing first and then that what you are hearing is God’s Word! Not hearing what your circumstances, or your co-workers, or the nightly news, or any of the rest of the world around you is saying! Not hearing what the doctor is telling you or what your body is saying to you. To have faith to receive God’s promises you need to keep hearing His Word, God’s Word, concerning them. Having heard once is NOT enough! These promises are ours to receive as His children – partakers of His covenant with us through Jesus. But just as our earthly fathers and mothers required certain things of us in obedience, so does God require that we be in obedience to Him and His Word if we expect to partake of what He has already given us through Jesus. Notice I said already, past tense, He has already done this. As this year unfolds I believe that we need to press in more to God, be obedient to His Word and His Spirit and begin to believe that we have received what He has already given to us. That we receive His promises and thank Him for them, even before we see any results, that’s how Faith works. Because His Word says “believe when you pray that you have received”, it does NOT say believe when you have received! Faith in God is believing before receiving!

God’s Faithfulness
God makes us a promise that He is faithful and He promises to keep His Word to us.

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) —-Hebrews 10:23 King James Version

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? —-Numbers 23:19 King James Version That would repent there means change, God will NOT change!

Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. —-1 Thessalonians 5:24 King James Version

… I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. —-Isaiah 46:11 King James Version

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. —-Isaiah 55:11 New King James Version

For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. —-I Corinthians 1:20 King James Version

Notice God makes no negative promises.If you are hearing negatives, then who are you hearing from?

THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S MANNA…
What is so hard to understand about these promises? A resolution can be broken, a promise is for keeps. If God has spoken it (or it is written in His Word) then it shall be as He has said!
Isa. 55:11 “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper [in the thing] for which I sent it.”
It is settled as far as God is concerned, If you don’t have it yet, it is because you haven’t received it (as in taken it from Him). If I promised you a 100 dollar bill and I was holding it in my hand for you to take, how would you get it? All you would need to do is come and take it from my hand, receive it! Well, how much more your Heavenly Father’s promises! God says they are already ours for the taking, our part is the taking from Him and the receiving them.

MY PRAYER…
Heavenly Father, I thank You that Your promises are yes and amen. I thank You Lord that if You have spoken it or if it is written in Your Word that I can count on it coming to pass, I can expect it to happen. Lord I thank You that You are much more trust worthy than mere men, that when You make a promise, written or oral, it will be done! In Jesus Name Father, I thank You for Your promises to me and I give You all glory and honor for ever.
Amen

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TODAY’S MANNA for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Are you deceived?

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:8 King James Version

THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
There isn’t a man (or woman) that ever walked the face of the earth that didn’t have sin,save the man Jesus Christ Himself. I don’t care who you are or that you say you’ve never sinned. The Bible says: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.(Rom 3:23)” And God’s Word (The Bible) is truth! For we were all born of Adam’s seed, who put mankind into sin, and we deceive ourselves if we say we have no sin or have never sinned. But, God (everybody say, “But, God “) in His great mercy saw fit to send His only Son to pay the price for us. He had to because there was no other way we could be made righteous before Him. His righteous judgment would have demanded our death. But, Jesus bought us out of sin, sickness, poverty, depression, bondage and whatever else you might need recovered from with His blood on the cross that great day over 2000 years ago. We must now walk (be renewed by) in the light of His Grace and Mercy. Receive what Jesus has already done for you and allow His Word to change and conform you into the image of Him. Yes, into the image and likeness of God Himself!

MY PRAYER…
Loving Father, thank You for making a way for me where there was no way. Thank You for showing me the sin in my life and making a way for my forgiveness through the blood of Jesus. Father, help me by the power of Your Holy Spirit to walk and live a sinless life from this day forward. Change me Lord and renew my mind in You. Help me to know that I have been cleansed with the blood of Jesus and been made righteous before You, through His righteousness. In Jesus’ name I pray.
Amen

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TODAY’S MANNA for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

“Watch where you’re supposed to be going!”

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter (Finisher) of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning (despising) its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2 New International Version

THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
“Watch where you’re supposed to be going!” It usually happens when we are looking somewhere besides where we should be looking. We will invariably walk or drive in the direction we are looking instead of where we should be going. Because we have been distracted! But the same thing is true of the way we live. We “live like where we look, where we see, and where we listen.” Wherever we are spending the most of our time that’s the way we will live also. If we spend our time with the world, with worldly people, in front of the “Boob Tube” (ever wonder why they nicknamed the TV that?) or other worldly media, then that’s the way we are going to live. If you spend your day watching soap operas then your life will be a soap opera lived out! Because what you feed on (sow) is what you will reap, because what you feed on the most is what gets into your heart. That’s why it’s important to fix our eyes and ears on Jesus! Forget or at least put aside this world and fix ourselves on Jesus, spend time with Him and His Word. Who He is, what He has done for us, and where He is taking us. When you understand that principle, it will change the course of your life.

Wonder Bread once had a slogan that said: “You are what you eat, from your head down to your feet!”
What are you feeding on the most, the world or the things of God? Don’t say: “Oh, it’s just a movie , it won’t hurt anything!” Wanna bet! Been there, done that! Wore the ‘Tee’ Shirt! It’s something sowed. Feed your kids Harry Potter stuff and they’ll turn out “New Age” , Wiccan or even worse. Feed them just Wonder Bread and not fruits and vegetables and they’ll be fat and diabetic! We must feed our spirit the things of God daily!

MY PRAYER…
Almighty and holy God, without Your grace and the gift of Your salvation, through Jesus, I could not approach You with confidence. Thank You for sending Jesus! Thank You for His life, His death, His burial, His resurrection, His exaltation and His intercession at Your right hand for me. I pledge this day to keep my eyes on Him! I pledge to live by Faith in Him and who He is. The report of a stranger I will not believe. In Jesus’ name I pray.
Amen

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TODAY’S MANNA for Thursday Feb. 15, 2018

The Good Fight of Faith always ends in victory, and triumph!

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”
2 Corinthians 2:14 New King James Version

THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
As you fight the good fight of faith today, remember this: Your mind is where the battle will always take place. Whatever you allow to captivate your mind and your thoughts will rule your life. Will it be the Word of God or the lies of Satan told through the things and people of the world? The decision is yours. Spend time in God’s Word, find out what it says about your situation. Listen for the ‘Still Small Voice’ of God, it’s usually just a delicate whisper in your inner most being.

If you want God’s Word to reign in your life, then make up your mind now to resist the devil, resist the lust of the flesh and the world, and refuse to surrender to the circumstantial pressure Satan brings your way. Decide at the onset that you will not succumb to this trial. Press in to God and stand immovable upon the promises of God’s Word.

When thoughts come that are contrary to God’s Word and His will, cast them down immediately, don’t give them a second thought. And above all, don’t worry and fret. Worrying is meditating on the thoughts Satan has brought your way. When you recognize you are worrying, stop it immediately. Replace worried, fearful, and doubtful thoughts with the Word of God, and meditate on those.

Be assured, Satan will continually try to tell you that your situation is hopeless. He will persistently peddle doubt, defeat, and discouragement. If you don’t buy his lies, he can’t cause them to come to pass in your life. Remember he is a liar and the father of all lies. You need to remind him of his future!

God has promised that He will always cause you to triumph in Christ. You are guaranteed victory over any adversity you face today, if you face it with Christ. Make up your mind right now to be a winner.

MY PRAYER…
Holy Father God, I thank You for my triumph in and through Christ. I thank You Lord that You have made me the head and not the tail. I thank You Father that You have said in Your Word that I can do ALL things THROUGH Christ, who strengthens me. Father, I thank You for making me a winner and a victor in and through Christ Jesus. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray.
Amen

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TODAY’S MANNA for Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018

Call upon God for counsel & guidance in your daily life

BLESSED is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
Psalm 1:1-3 New King James Version

THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Isn’t it awesome! God lets me choose which sources of information I feed my soul and my spirit man with. Even though He gives me the freedom to chose, He also gives guidance on what I should chose. But with this privilege and freedom also comes a responsibility. God longs to bless me, but that blessing remains dormant until my heart delights in knowing and doing His will. Dormant, until I seek the Holy Counselor and take Godly counsel, NOT worldly un-Godly counsel. I find His will in His Word through study and meditation, through prayer and through pondering. When I choose His will and walk in His ways then and only then, will He will cause all that I put my hand to, to prosper. He will rebuke the devourer for my sake and He will cause my enemies to flee seven ways. I didn’t say that, He did in His Word!

MY PRAYER…
Heavenly Father, Wonderous Creator, just as You fashioned such a beautiful world and put me together in my mother’s womb, I also ask that You create in me a desire to know Your truth. I ask that as I study and meditate Your Word You give me the knowledge and insight into how to live that truth. Father, I ask that the eyes of my understanding be enlightened unto the knowledge of You. I know Your Holy Spirit is in me to help me in this journey, but I want so much to please You and honor You because of all the ways You have blessed me. In Jesus name I pray.
Amen

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