A YEAR IN THE NOW

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March 16: NO LIMITS!

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Yes, again and again they tempted God,

and limited the Holy One of Israel.  (Psalm 78: 41)

 

Now to Him Who…is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly,

far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think

[infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].

(Ephesians 3:20 AMP)

 

1.       Today I will live in the now!  I will live in the now because, in Christ, there are no limits to the possibilities presented to my personal life.  Today I will EXPLORE NEW AREAS OF REVELATION KNOWLEDGE!  God desires to unfold His mysteries to me, so He will reveal the depths of His Word to me as I study and meditate the Scriptures under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

 

2.       Today I will EXPOSE MYSELF TO THE SUPERNATURAL!  All nine Gifts of the Spirit are available to any believer who has been baptized in the Holy Spirit, so I will operate in the gift (or gifts) necessary for today’s tasks.

 

3.       Today I will EXPRESS MY FAITH BY A GOOD CONFESSION!  My heartfelt and sincere words of faith will create an atmosphere that is conducive to the miraculous today.  I believe, and therefore I speak (2 Corinthians 4:13).

 

4.       Today I will EXPEL THE WORD “IMPOSSIBLE” FROM MY VOCABULARY!  Since Christ dwells in my heart by faith (Ephesians 3:17), I cannot afford to speak antichrist words such as “I can’t;” “It will never work out;” “we can’t afford it;” “things just keep getting worse;”  “I’m scared to death;” “there is no way”…!

 

5.       Today I will EXPAND MY CAPACITY TO BELIEVE FOR THE MIRACULOUS!  I will wean myself off my dependence on natural things, because such dependence (as Abraham and Sarah depended on the natural womb of Hagar to produce a supernatural seed) only creates an incapacity to believe.

 

6.       Today I will EXPERIENCE THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD!  I will maintain a high level of praise and worship until my being is flooded with His actual presence.

 

7.       Today I will EXPECT SIGNS AND WONDERS TO BECOME A WAY OF LIFE!  Today I am prepared for anything and everything, and today I will live in the now!

 

Father, help me to remember today that there are no limits to Your power

and ability in my life.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

March 16, 2009 Posted by | A YEAR IN THE NOW, Agape, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional, Jim Earl Swilley, No Limits!, possibilities | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

January 8: FAITH IS!

 

NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for,

the evidence of things not seen.  (Hebrews 11:1)

 

1.       Today I will live in the now!  I will live in the now because I understand the now-ness of the God-kind of faith.  My faith has a voice that speaks in the present tense, and today it will produce results for me because of the power of these three words: NOW FAITH IS!

 

2.       Today I will live my life according to what I believe.  The faith-realm, rather than the sense-realm, is my reality today.  Because of that reality, I will not be moved by what I see, hear, touch, smell or taste, but will, instead, move through this day guided by the sixth sense, which is (my) supernatural faith.

 

3.       Today I will create the world in which I want to live by my faith-filled words.  I will do this because I am in the God-class, and because God created His worlds by the words of His mouth.  And, as God maintains His worlds by His words, I will maintain the quality of my world through the creativity and authority of my words.  My words will have power because they will be filled with His Word, and His Word will not return to Him (or to me) void.

 

4.       Today the pressure applied to my circumstances by my faith will change them for the better.  I will reshape the seen world by changing things in the unseen world.  I will look to the unseen things because they are eternal, and will prevail over the seen things because they are temporal (2 Corinthians 4:18).  My faith celebrates the triumph of what is eternally real.

 

5.       Today I will have the substance of the things that I hope for.  Although hope is in the future, the substantive material of my faith will pull what is out there in tomorrow into my eternal “now.”  I will believe I receive when I pray, because faith says, “I have it now.”  The future is now because of the substance of my faith.

 

6.       Today I will have the evidence of things not seen.  I will need no other confirmation than the evidence of my God-kind of faith.  My faith is enough to overcome the natural world today, so that the material becomes immaterial to me—matter will not matter—faith is what is real!

 

7.       Today I will live by faith because I am justified, and the just shall live by faith.  My kind does not live by bread alone—or by the air that we breathe…or by the life in our physical bodies—we live by faith, period.  Because faith IS (not WAS), I will believe and not doubt; I will walk by faith and not by sight.  Today the power of faith will enable me to live the champion’s life, and today I will live in the now!

 

Father, today I will walk in “now” faith, by Your word.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

January 8, 2009 Posted by | Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments