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Which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.  And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body,the fullness of Him who fills all in all. 

(Ephesians 1:20-23)


1.       Today I will live in the now!  I will live in the now because I have confessed with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, and my knees have bowed in worship before Him, acknowledging that He is the Ruler of all things in the earth, above the earth and beneath the earth!


2.       Today I will proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom in my own, personal way, doing my part to make the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdoms of God and of His Christ in the now.  I will do what I can to demonstrate His authority in the earth through my life experiences; I live them out before the world today.


3.       Today I will not pray that the cup of difficulty pass from me, but I will invite and welcome God’s will to be done instead of mine, confidently assured that He will enable and equip me to do what I cannot do in my own strength.  I will emerge triumphant from my personal Garden of Gethsemane, enduring my cross for the joy that is set before me, and I will reign with Him today on His throne!


4.       Today I will recognize that Jesus has been made both Lord and Christ, with all authority, rule, rights and privileges of the Kingdom and its blessings, and I will celebrate the fact that I am His joint heir.  My self-confidence today will find its source in Christ’s sufficiency, and   I will overcome all obstacles and conquer in every circumstance through the Greater One who dwells within me!


5.       Today I will remember that His Kingdom does not come by observation, so I will look beyond the natural, finite realm of sight into the glorious reality of things that are happening in and for me that are unrevealed to the senses.  Jesus rules even when I can’t see the reach of His domain, so I will have a victorious day, regardless of what I see, hear or feel.


6.       Today I will crown the King with a steady stream of praise and worship, making melody in my thankful heart with the songs of Zion in the courts of the Most High God.  My report will be the report of the Lord, no matter what happens today.


7.       Today I will live and act and think like a ruler, and today I will live in the now!



April 3, 2009 Posted by | A YEAR IN THE NOW, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, Blogs by Jim Swilley, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional, Jim Earl Swilley | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

February 15: IT’S POSSIBLE!


“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) 

1. Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I am a believer whose mind is continually being renewed to think positively, and to abandon all self-defeating and limiting mental images. ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING, so today I am changing my opinion to take dominion!

2. Today I will really let myself believe that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! “Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes'” (Mark 9:23). I will not be naïve and unrealistic, but my faith will definitely allow me to visualize the evidence of things not seen and to feel the substance of the things that I hope for!

3. Today I will remember to NEVER SAY NEVER. The atmosphere is now so heavy with possibilities that I will not rule out anything or anybody being used by God today to bring miracles into my life. He will even use the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.

4. Today I will TRY, TRY AGAIN. I will overcome and move past my failures, and work through the embarrassment of my mistakes. “Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand” (Proverbs 19:21 – AMP). My cooperation with God makes my success a possibility.

5. Today I will THINK WIN/WIN. I will see obstacles as opportunities, give a good report, and just keep going. “You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally” (1 Corinthians 9:25 – The Message). Today I see myself as a winner!

6. Today I will demonstrate that GOD IS GOOD. I know that His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations, so I will seize this day with all the faith, expectation, hope, motivation, energy, and vision that is in me!

7. Today I will confess that JESUS IS LORD. I have authority in three worlds through the Name of Jesus . . . in heaven, on the earth, and under the earth (Philippians 2:10, 11), so I will see the salvation of the Lord today through my tenacious faith in the power of His might. Because I am seated with Him in the heavenlies, I can see my life from His vantage point and am, therefore, aware that anything is possible with and through Him today. Today I believe that IT’S ALL GOOD, and today I will live in the now!




Father, help me to remember that all things are possible today. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

February 15, 2009 Posted by | A YEAR IN THE NOW, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional, possibilities | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment