Day 324: Today Is Your Day!

The Daily Word: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Ezekiel 40:28-41:26
James 4:1-17
Psalm 118:19-29
Proverbs 28:3-5
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. – Ps 118:24

Today is your day. Did you know God created today just for you?

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. – Ps 139:16

Today was fashioned for you. God made today on purpose, so you could live out the destiny He designed for you from the foundation of the world.

God wants today to be awesome; but how your day turns out is up to you. Will you rejoice and be glad? Maybe your life isn’t perfect. Maybe things didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to! But God still made today just for you. Will you make a deliberate decision to rejoice – to be full of joy – and to be glad, no matter what life brings your way?

God can change everything in an instant (see Genesis 1). Today is your day. He can do it! So rejoice and be glad!

Prayer:

Father, I declare that today is my day in Jesus’ name! Thank You for creating me on purpose. Thank You for designing today for me! I am going to walk out in obedience, step by step, and trust You today. I am going to rejoice like never before, in Jesus’ name!

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Day 323: Genuine Faith

The Daily Word: Monday, November 19th, 2018
Ezekiel 39:1-40:27
James 2:18-3:18
Psalm 118:1-18
Proverbs 28:2
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. – James 2:18

So you have faith! The question now is: what are you going to do with it?

Faith looks like something. Faith means setting up your life as if the promise of God will unfold. Faith means buying the crib even if your doctor says you won’t have a baby. Faith means writing the book even if your critics say you won’t sell a copy. Faith means starting the ministry even if your doubters say it won’t make a difference.

If your belief doesn’t translate into action, is it really faith at all?

I do not believe it is enough for Christians to gather information and understand new facts – or even think differently about the supernatural in Scripture – if it does not affect how they live. — John Wimber, Power Evangelism

Prayer:

Father, give me genuine faith! I want to demonstrate my faith through action. Make me bold in my response to Your word, in Jesus’ name!

 

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Day 322: A New Witnessing Strategy

The Daily Word: Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Ezekiel 37:1-38:23
James 1:19-2:17
Psalm 117:1-2
Proverbs 28:1
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. – Ezek 37:10

This is how God invites us to share the Gospel! Every day, you pass by hundreds of people who haven’t heard about Jesus. Don’t just walk by; prophesy! Prophesy to their dry bones (v 4), that they may be full of life. Prophesy to the breath (v 9); that the breath of life might come into the walking dead who don’t know Jesus, so they can be filled with the Spirit of the living God!

You don’t need compelling arguments to convince people to believe in Jesus; you simply need to prophesy, and watch them come to life! Those who once were the most dead, will become an “exceedingly great army” to tell the world about Jesus Christ!

And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. – 1 Cor 2:4-5

Prayer:

Father, give me the strength to prophesy over every person I meet! I know a word of prayer can do a world of good. I will speak life over everyone who crosses my path, in Jesus’ name!

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Day 321: There’s Purpose

The Daily Word: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Ezekiel 35:1-36:38
James 1:1-18
Psalm 116:1-19
Proverbs 27:23-27
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. – James 1:2-4

James says we should count it all joy when we fall into various trials. A trial is something that tests and stretches us. A trial means something didn’t go our way! So why would we count it joy when life doesn’t cooperate?

Testing produces patience, and patience produces perfection. If you got everything you wanted right away, you wouldn’t be patient; you would be spoiled! But when you have to wait for the answer to your prayer – when you’re tested – patience will have its perfect work. You will be made perfect and complete. You will lack nothing!

There’s purpose in the suffering. There’s purpose in the trial! Your faith will not be broken; it will be solidified and strengthened. God didn’t cause it; but He will use it for His glory. He will refine and strengthen your faith – and give you unspeakable joy – through the trials you endure, in Jesus’ name!

Prayer:

Father, thank You for doing a perfect work in me. I will be joyful: even when things don’t go my way! Thank You for strengthening me and supporting me, all of my days, in Jesus’ name.

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Day 320: Blow the Trumpet!

The Daily Word: Friday, November 16th, 2018
Ezekiel 33:1-34:31
Hebrews 13:1-25
Psalm 115:1-18
Proverbs 27:21-22
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
“But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.” – Ezek 33:6

If you’re reading this, you are a recipient of the Gospel. You have heard the Good News! You were born into sin; but Jesus died as your sin, and gave you Resurrection life. You now have access to God: any time, anywhere. You now have access to all the “benefits” of the Cross (see Psalm 103): here and now, in this life! When you die, you will go to Heaven, and be with God for the rest of time.

But you also now have a responsibility to share the Good News with people who haven’t heard. You have seen “the sword coming:” you know that Hell is a real place, and anyone who doesn’t receive Jesus will end up there. With that knowledge comes the responsibility to tell other people.

Blow the trumpet! Rob Hell of inhabitants. Take everyone you know to Heaven with you, by telling them that Jesus is Lord!

Prayer:

Father, give me courage and confidence to share the Gospel with everyone I meet. I will blow the trumpet! Thank You for trusting me with the most sacred of messages, in Jesus’ name!

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Day 319: Consuming Fire

The Daily Word: Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Ezekiel 31:1-32:32
Hebrews 12:14-29
Psalm 113:1-114:8
Proverbs 27:18-20
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
For our God is a consuming fire. – Heb 12:29

Our God is not a hobby. He is not a part-time interest to satisfy your need for purpose. He is certainly not a means to an end: someone you can use to get what you want!

Our God is an all-consuming fire! He is all-encompassing, and completely overwhelming! You were created to be consumed by Him. You were created to thrive in Him! Apart from Him, you will never be satisfied; but in Him, you will be saturated with love and grace.

Are you ready to be fully consumed: obsessed with a desire to know God more today than ever before?

Prayer:

Father, consume me! I invite You to rush into my life like never before. Burn up anything that is not of You. Overwhelm me with Your love, in Jesus’ name!

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Day 318: Hearing Test

The Daily Word: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Ezekiel 29:1-30:26
Hebrews 11:32-12:13
Psalm 112:1-10
Proverbs 27:17
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
And it came to pass in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came to me… – Ezek 29:17

Ezekiel constantly recorded not only what God said, but also when God said it. There was a reason for this. Ezekiel wanted to be able to look back and compare his prophecy with historical events. In other words, he wanted proof that what he “heard from God” actually happened!

Ezekiel is giving us a key to building relationship with God. Takes notes when and where you hear from God. Then, test what you “heard.” When you think you hear something from God, does it happen? Can you look back at the day and time you heard it and judge whether or not what you heard was really from Him?

If what you think you “hear” in prayer never actually comes to pass, maybe it’s time to revise your methods of hearing from God. But if you see God fulfill His word, you can have confidence that you’re hearing from Him!

Prayer:

Father, help me to test my hearing! Make me diligent in recording – in detail – what You speak to me. I believe I am hearing from You; and I am going to prove it, in Jesus’ name!

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Day 317: Trust Like Never Before

The Daily Word: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Ezekiel 27:1-28:26
Hebrews 11:17-31
Psalm 111:1-10
Proverbs 27:15-16
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,” concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. – Heb 11:17-19

Abraham’s obedience opened the door to so much more. Abraham could have clung to the promise. He could have refused to offer up his son Isaac to God! But he didn’t. He freely gave, because he knew Isaac was a gift from God. He freely gave, because he knew Isaac belonged to God anyway! He freely gave, because he knew God was able to raise him from the dead! And because Abraham trusted God like never before, God blessed him like never before.

Don’t cling so tightly to the promise of God that you forget about the God of the promise. Don’t worship the answer to your prayers; worship the God who answers your prayers! Give Him your hopes, plans, and dreams. Trust Him with everything you have! When He knows He has your trust, He will know you can be trusted.

Prayer:

Father, I want to trust You today: now more than ever before! You are perfect, and I am far from it; but You are holy, and I am in You! Thank You for the gift of Your love, in Jesus’ name.

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Day 316: Prophesy Victory

The Daily Word: Monday, November 12th, 2018
Ezekiel 24:1-26:21
Hebrews 11:1-16
Psalm 110:1-7
Proverbs 27:14
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them.” – Ezek 25:1-2

Ezekiel’s proclamation was the first step in the enemy’s defeat. Said another way: Ezekiel’s prophecy was the first step in Israel’s victory! When God’s servant prophesied, the will of God was as good as done.

You don’t fight physical enemies like the Ammonites; but you have a spiritual adversary, the devil. Set your face against Satan, and prophesy against him! The moment you lift up your voice, he is as good as defeated. The moment you prophesy, your victory is as good as won!

Prayer:

Father, thank You for the power of proclamation. I will proclaim Your word over my life; and I know that as I do, everything You have promised will come to pass!

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Day 315: His Presence

The Daily Word: Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Ezekiel 23:1-49
Hebrews 10:18-39
Psalm 109:1-31
Proverbs 27:13
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, …let us draw near… – Heb 10:19, 20, 22

Under the Old Covenant, the “veil” was a physical barrier that separated God’s people from His presence:

And you shall hang the veil from the clasps. Then you shall bring the ark of the Testimony in there, behind the veil. The veil shall be a divider for you between the holy place and the Most Holy. – Ex 26:33

Only one man – the high priest – was allowed to go behind the veil, and enter the presence of God, once per year. The rest of God’s people were shut out!

But under the New Covenant, the “veil” is the body of Jesus. It is His flesh (Heb 10:22)! If you believe in Jesus, you have access to the presence of God. All of God’s people now have access to His presence through Jesus. If you believe in Jesus, you may! Not only that: you have “boldness to enter” (v 19) God’s presence: any time, and anywhere.

Jesus died to purchase you access into God’s presence. Are you experiencing everything He died for you to have?

Prayer:

Father, thank You for access to Your presence – anytime, and anywhere! I pray I would never be too proud to enter into Your presence. I need You! I need You every hour of every day. Give me boldness to enter into Your presence: by the blood of Jesus, in Jesus’ name!

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