You are Mine

From: Guideposts

Digging Deeper for Today:  Thursday, June 25, 2015

Israel’s Only Savior

But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
-Isaiah 43:1 (NIV)

And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
-Matthew 10:30 (NIV)

Fruit of the Spirit

From: Guideposts
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Galatians 5:22

A Time to Think

God’s friendship is the unexpected joy we find when we reach His outstretched hand. –Janet L. Weaver Smith, writer

A Time to Act

Confidently trust God to handle things beyond your efforts.

A Time to Pray

Heavenly Father, please help me face each day with grace and appreciation for the blessings of Your love.

Hold ON!

From: Acosta Rhema

Rhema Word for the Day, Thursday, June 25, 2015: Every small thing that happens-no matter how minor or how difficult and trying-has been designed to bring you closer to your destiny!

Isaiah 58:11–And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
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Rhema Word for the Day, Wednesday, June 24, 2015: When we lean on our own understanding, we abort the child of victory!

Proverbs 3:5,6–Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
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Rhema Word for the Day, Tuesday, June 23, 2015: God is able to work wonders through you; the key is to relinquish your life completely to Him!

Proverbs 3:5,6–Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

From: Bill Pierce DAILY WORD

June 23
TUESDAY’S WORD AND INSIGHT!
1 Corinthians 1 3: 12 “For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” You have an eternity ahead of you that guarantees you there is much more to My revelation knowledge than you know now. There is much more awaiting you than you ever thought. As you love My presence now be assured that within that Love there is no end. The love of this world will never be able to satisfy you the way I do or plan on doing. Do not settle for the less when there is much more. Be sincere with Me in all of your life never giving up on where you are with Me and continuing to press into the MORE I have for your life. When fear tries to step in, My love cast it out. When doubt tries to overrun your life, My love gives you a strong foundation. When relationships of this world let you down, My love will continue to fill your life with an everlasting Truth. My love guarantees you an eternity, gives you Joy now for strength, and a relationship that will always be with you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. Psalm 89: 15. When you are occupied with praising and thanking Me, it is impossible to feel sorry for yourself.” Blessings to you this special day. We are excited about revival days ahead and the opportunity to share Jesus with “one more soul.” Billpierceministries.org mail; 602 Ranchero Rd; Leander, TX 78641 Prayer line: 512 787 0166. bro bill

June 22
MONDAY’S WORD AND INSIGHT!
“Deuteronomy 29” 29 “The secret things belong to to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” Psalm 32: 8 “ I will instruct you and teach you and watch over you.”. Hold on to My hand in each step I lead you in knowing that I am with you and will never leave you. Allow Me to guide you into My mysteries that now I give unto you because of your faith in Me. The future is still in My guidance which is the reason you need to stay connected to every move I make in your life. Every word I give unto you will require a walk of faith by you, believing Me that I will accomplish what I have set out to do in your life. I know it looks uncertain to you but I have you in the palm of My hand. No harm shall come against you or no demon will be able to stand against Truth. Whenever you find your self worrying about the future, repent and return unto Me. I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that and the one after that. Time for you to relax and enjoy the future for you cannot redo the past. Job’s ending days were better than his first and I promise you that yours will be to. Trust Me with your life and quit living off of yesterday. It’s difficult for Me to show you the best is coming when you keep visiting the yesterday. Rest in My presence and allow Me to take charge. The best is yet to come. Now, I need you to believe this!” Blessings to you this special day. Pray our Father’s best upon you this day. billpierceministrie.org mail; 602 Ranchero Rd; Leander, TX 78641 Prayer line: 512 787 0166 “one more soul” bro bill

June 20 & 21
WEEKEND WORD AND INSIGHT!
Matthew 6: 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Psalm 84: 12 “O Lord Almighty blessed is the man who trust in you.” Your trust in Me is not a natural response, even though it should be because of My relationship with you, but you have been hurt in this world and your wounds are deep. I am not asking anything in return but for you to allow Me to touch your spirit with My healing Truth. Do not even let your need to understand distract you from My presence in your life. It’s now time to move ahead, there is not anything you can do about the past anyway, so allow Me to take your hand and unconditionally love you. I will equip you enough to get through each day, that which is needed, and tomorrow will take care of itself. Many of your worries have to do with the future. But I say unto you, one day at a time, one Word at a time, knowing that I will be there to fight or fix what is needed. My Spirit will tutor you as you move ahead. Pay close attention to Him. Right in the midst of your weakness I am going to show up and show off on your behalf. I love you much.” Blessings to you this special weekend. Bill Pierce Ministries would like to bless each father out there and declare unto you that it will be a special day for you. billpierceministries.org mail 602 Rancher Rd; Leander, TX 78641 Prayer line 512 787 0166 Kingdom purpose is at hand: “one more soul” bro bill

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Tongues is a Sign

1 Corinthians 14:1-4,22 NASB

Prophecy a Superior Gift
1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation. 4 One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church. …
… 22 So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.

Tongues is a sign for unbelievers NOT believers
=> it is not designed to be a “test” of Holy Spirit baptism
=> if it was, wouldn’t it also be a sign to believers?

Prophecy is a sign for believers
=> to edify, exhort and console

From NetBible 1 Cor 14:3

  • edification[3619] = building up
    => the act of one who promotes another’s growth in Christian wisdom, piety, happiness, holiness
  • exhortation[3874] = to admonish, encourage, instruct/ teach
    *from [3870] = to admonish, encourage, instruct/ teach
  • consolation[3619] = to comfort/ calm

Titus 1:9 AMP
9 He must hold fast to the sure and trustworthy Word of God as he was taught it, so that he may be able both to give stimulating instruction and encouragement [3870] in sound (wholesome) doctrine and to refute and convict those who contradict and oppose it [showing the wayward their error].

From NetBible Titus 1:9

=> exhortation is not just for encouragement, it’s also for correction

  • encouragement[3870] = to admonish, exhort, instruct/ teach
  • refute[1651] = convict, admonish, reprehend severely, show on his fault

Speaking in Tongues

Acts 2:1-5 NASB

The Day of Pentecost
1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.

5 Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.

Notes:

  • They were” altogether in one place”
  • A “real” human language was understood
  • Did anyone “lay hands”?
  • There are 2 things going on here – speaking and hearing
    => speaking in tongues & interpretation
    => wouldn’t everyone speaking at once sound like babble without the gift of interpretation?

Acts 10:44-47 NASB
Cornelius
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. 45 All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered, 47 “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?” 48 And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

Notes:

  • Peter was speaking words from God
  • Did anyone “lay hands”?
  • Speaking God’s words resulted in “speaking in tongues”/ Holy Spirit baptism
  • Then water baptism

Acts 19:1-7 NASB

Paul at Ephesus
19 It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples. 2 He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism.” 4 Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying. 7 There were in all about twelve men.

Notes:

  • John’s baptism{repentance} happened first then Holy Spirit baptism
  • Baptized in the name of Jesus = water baptism happened first then Holy Spirit baptism
  • After laying on of hands they spoke in tongues AND prophesied

Acts 8:14-24 NASB

Simon the sorcerer
14 Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit. 18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! 21 You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. 22 Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.” 24 But Simon answered and said, “Pray to the Lord for me yourselves, so that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.”

Notes:

  • the word of God was received first
  • Baptized in the name of Jesus = water baptism happened first then Holy Spirit baptism
  • Simon received water baptism but obviously did not receive the Holy Spirit baptism => his heart was revealed as not right after water baptism
  • Holy Spirit baptism happened after the laying on of hands
  • Simon saw evidence of the Holy Spirit baptism BUT it does not say what this evidence was

God’s Purpose to Bring You Peace

From Acosta Ministries

Rhema Word for the Day, Sunday, March 8, 2015: Today, rest in this simple assurance: In your time of trouble, God will keep you sheltered!

Psalm 27:5–In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion; in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me upon a rock. KJV

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Rhema Word for the Day, Wednesday, March11, 2015: As the God of peace, it is His purpose to bring you peace.

Philippians 4:6,7–Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.