A YEAR IN THE NOW

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December 18: HIDDEN MANNA!

 

 

 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” (Revelation 2:17)  

1. Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I have a heart to seek out the mysteries of God – to search for the treasure buried in a field – to violently take the Kingdom by the force of my desire for revelation. It is written: “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter” (Proverbs 25:2).  As a king, I have the need to search out the hidden manna . . . to look for the truth hidden in parables . . . to dig deep for the pearl of great price!

2. Today I will remember that there is a white stone with my new name written on it. It is the standard by which the whole of my life is judged. It represents the ideal version of me that I am becoming as I am continually conformed to His image by going from glory to glory!

3. Today I will accept revelation of that new name (“. . . a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it” – Revelation 2:17), developing a new self-perception in Christ. I am Who He says that I am, and I am becoming Who He says that I am becoming, whether anyone else can see it or not!

4. Today I will overcome in my attitude by being “up” in a down world. I will be a conqueror in my internal world. I will find hidden manna in the personality that God is helping to develop in me from the inside, out!

5. Today I will overcome in my reactions to negative forces released through the negative words of those around me. The shield of faith will flow in its function today!

6. Today I will overcome in my ability to believe for the impossible – to “hope against hope” – by the faith resident in me that overcomes the world!

7. Today I will overcome weakness through the knowledge that I have a white (pure, washed) stone (strength, revelation) with my new name written on it – I have godly strength, personalized for my life! I am empowered by the hidden manna today, and today I will live in the now!

 
Father, help me see into Your mysteries today. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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