Tuesday, August 26, 2014
“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.
By Joseph Prince
When you encounter someone who is nasty to you, how do you normally react? Many of us tend to get angry, and if we really lose our cool, we end up saying or doing things we regret later.
My friend, the Bible says, “Be angry, and do not sin.” It’s not a sin to feel anger, but don’t allow that anger to cause you to sin. And don’t give place to the devil by letting that anger take root in your heart.
“How do I do that Pastor Prince?”
Focus your attention on how much God loves you!
Once, I was walking to my car and I saw a man walking in front of me with his wife. His car was parked next to mine. When he opened his car door, he did it with such force that it hit my car with a loud “thud!” Then, he glared at me as if I had wronged him. Without a word of apology, he got into his car and slammed the door. His wife quickly went into the car like a meek little lamb.
I was on my way to church, full of the Holy Ghost, ready to preach on God’s love. But now, I was angry! I sat in my car, nostrils flaring. I said, “Lord, I am angry!” The Lord said to me, “Do you know that I love that man?” I said, “Yeah, but I don’t want to know about it right now, Lord.” The Lord then told me that the reason that man behaved that way was that he really did not know how much He loved him. So he was grouchy. He was angry. He was bitter toward life.
“Now, you experienced it only once,” the Lord said, “Imagine living with him like his wife does.” Then, He said, “Son, do you know that I love you? You are blessed because compared to him, you know how much I love you.” As I focused on God’s love for me, my anger melted away.
Beloved, in moments of anger, the devil wants you to focus on what the other person has done to you. But God wants you to focus on what He has done for you at Calvary. Today, feed on His love for you, and let Him turn every bitter situation sweet!
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[2012-08-26] Reversing The Curse Through The Holy Communion.mp3
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Messy DaysDo not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The world around you is a mess. Crime, wars, drugs—there’s bad news every time you turn on the television. And sometimes that mess invades your day. A friend betrays you, something is stolen out of your locker, or someone you know is hurt. But what is happening around you doesn’t have to shake you up.
Trust Me—even in the midst of a messy day. When you start to feel stressed, stop focusing on the problems. Instead, reach out to Me. Let Me show you things from My point of view. Remember that My Peace—the Peace that I give you—isn’t affected by the mess of this world.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
1 Kings 3:9
Ask For Wisdom
By Joseph Prince
When Solomon became king, he was only a young man of about 18 years old. He had big shoes to fill as David’s successor to the throne. So when the Lord appeared to him in a dream and asked him what he wanted, he asked the Lord for wisdom to lead the people. This request pleased the Lord.
I believe that the same request that pleased the Lord then still pleases Him today. He is pleased when we ask Him for wisdom. To ask Jesus for wisdom is to put ourselves in a posture of trusting and depending on His unmerited favor.
Although Solomon only asked for wisdom, the Lord added “riches and wealth and honor” to him (2 Chronicles 1:12). Too many people are chasing riches, wealth and honor, not realizing that they come through the wisdom of Jesus. Even if someone were to come into sudden wealth, without the wisdom of Jesus to manage it, the money would be squandered away. But with the wisdom of Jesus, you won’t only be blessed, you will also be able to hold on to the blessings in your life. Jesus makes you safe for good success that produces lasting and abiding fruit from generation to generation!