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upside down world

“I’ve come to change everything, turn everything rightside up
— how I long for it to be finished!”

(Luke 12:50 – The Message)


1. Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because Jesus, the King, is reigning in and with and through me, changing me from the inside out – in my mind, in my heart, and in my faith – so that I can change the world around me, and make it a better place in which to live for future generations. I am changing my mind today – learning to think in a new way – so that I can enter the Kingdom, and bring necessary revolution through the revelation of repentance from my present reality into the realm of righteous rebirth! There is a new world coming, and Christ is already reigning from there.

2. Today I will disassociate myself from demonic strongholds that are resistant to authority and to change. I will do what I can to expose the death that is religion.

3. Today I will make room for the new thing that God is doing in my interior world. I will throw out the non-essential numbers that usually define me, including age, weight, and height, and will adopt a new way of seeing myself (then we shall know even as also we are known – I Corinthians 13:12). A new definition of my personhood is being written on my heart and in my imagination. The Kingdom within is causing changes without, and is creating within me a vision for real revolution!

4. Today I will preserve what is good in my world, and will change what needs improvement. If what needs to be changed is beyond my ability to improve it, I will get help, knowing that revolution requires a responsible team effort.

5. Today I will embrace the excitement and adventure of transition, even the frightening kind, knowing that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away! The violent take the Kingdom by force, and today I will welcome the shaking of God in my life, not fearing the violence around me. In all these things I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me!

6. Today I will overcome the seduction of staying with the familiar and the temptation to let tradition go unchallenged and unchecked. I will outgrow my comfort zone today, and will move into the next chapter of the book of my life, knowing that the ending of the story will be a portrayal of my personal triumph!

7. Today I will run with the vision that is written on my heart by Jesus, the Revolutionary, and I will be changed for the better because of it. Today is the day for my miracle, and today I will live in the now!

Father, let Your Kingdom come, and revolutionize my life today! In Jesus’ name, amen.

July 14, 2009 Posted by | A YEAR IN THE NOW, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, Blogs by Jim Swilley, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional, Jesus Reigns!, Jim Earl Swilley, Kingdom of God, Moving forward, No Fear, No Limits!, opportunity, Paradigm Shift, possibilities, purpose, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-image, vision | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


bright future

 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”  (Matthew 6:34 – The Message)   

 1. Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because my attention is on the Kingdom, and the Kingdom is always in the now.

 2. Today I will not worry about what’s coming up, because the things that I am dreading may not even happen, and the unknown things are impossible to prepare for. But regardless of what tomorrow brings, I will face it with the confident assurance that the Lord perfects all that concerns me.

3. Today I will run toward the giants that intimidate me, the way David ran toward Goliath. I will not give place to cowardice, but will be aggressive enough to intimidate the thing that is trying to intimidate me!

4. Today I will have no fear of the unknown, but will anticipate the adventure with appreciation for the attitude of authority that I have attained through accepting the Word of God as an absolute anchor for the soul!

5. Today I will start making plans to go to a higher level, preparing myself for new responsibilities.

6. Today I will believe that my latter is going to be greater than my former as I go from glory to glory.

7. Today I will enjoy the day, believing that tomorrow will be even better. I will protect my dreams and visions today, and today I will live in the now!





Father, help me be ready for what’s ahead, and thank You, in advance, for how good it’s all going to turn out for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

June 24, 2009 Posted by | A YEAR IN THE NOW, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, Blogs by Jim Swilley, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional, faith, Jim Earl Swilley, Keep Believing, Kingdom of God, Moving forward, No Fear, No Limits!, opportunity, Peace of Mind, perception, possibilities, vision | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments




“I returned and saw under the sun that – The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11)


1. Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I can discern the importance of this day, and the opportunities for growth that it presents. By walking in the Spirit, my sense of timing will put me in the right place at the right time – not ahead of schedule, nor falling behind – but perfectly in the zone for realizing potential and creating success.

2. Today I will be perceptive to the people that God has placed in my path to help me progress and to prosper. I will be receptive to the results that my relationship with them will allow me to realize, as I rise to a higher realm of revelation!

3. Today I will recognize the remarkable, and consider it confirmation to God’s plan for me when things seem to fall into a pattern of perfection, not dismissing the extraordinary events of the day as common coincidence. All things will work together today for my good, as God perfects that which concerns me!

4. Today I will be noticed and commended for my diligence, discipline, determination and drive! I will do what needs to be done for the development of the discovery of my dreams, because faith without works is dead, and I am more than just a hearer of the word!

5. Today I will prepare for promotion, knowing that it ultimately comes from the Lord, but that I can do my part to facilitate the favor that I need to find it. As I bind mercy and truth around me, I will obtain the favor with God and man that will surround me like a shield.

6. Today I will be sensitive to ministry opportunity around me, looking to the fields that are ripe for harvest. I will redeem the time, and work while I have daylight to illuminate my path. God can and will use me today as his instrument of influence.

7. Today I will turn a corner on my journey, and will discover that I have only just begun! What I have perceived as a closed door will be seen as a new beginning for me. Today will make a difference in my life, and today I will live in the now!




Father, help me to hear the door when opportunity knocks today! In Jesus’ name, amen.

March 5, 2009 Posted by | A YEAR IN THE NOW, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional, opportunity, possibilities | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment