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Monday 

February 24

Peace at Home

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.   

James 3:16

Have you ever noticed that the easiest place to remain self-centred is at home? There's an incentive to be lovely with others, but with your family you are tempted to allow yourself more selfish privileges, as if it didn't count there.

Before I was a Christian, I was more courteous and nicer to friends than to my own family. I was more demanding and less forgiving with those dearest to me than with anyone else.

But after I made Jesus Lord of my life, I realized all that had to change.

Gloria and I began to learn through the Word how important harmony is within our family. We learned that if we wanted the power of agreement (see Matthews 18:19) to work in our lives, we could not allow strife in our home.

Strife drops the shield of faith, stops prayer results and invites Satan and his cohorts into your midst. Discord is deadly. It paralyses the power of God in your life.

Don't allow the enemy to stop you at your own front door by allowing strife in your home. If you do, you'll be no threat to him anywhere else.

From “Faith to Faith” by Kenneth & Gloria Copeland.

Scripture Reading:   Philippians 2:1-13

 

1   Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,

2   fulfil my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

3   Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

4   Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

5   Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,

6   who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,

7   but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

8   And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

9   Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,

10   that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,

11   and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12   Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

13   for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Tuesday 

February 25

The Choice Is Yours

Choose for yourself this day whom you will serve.   

Joshua 24:15

 

Choosing to side with God's Word is a continual challenge. It's not something you do just once. It's a process of choosing to believe and act upon the Word of God over and over in every circumstance.

That's what everyone has to do. Years ago I decided I was going to choose Jesus. Since then I've had to choose Him again and again in situations every day. I've chosen Him as my Lord and Saviour. I've chosen Him as my Healer. I've chosen Him as my Financier. I've chosen Him as head of my household. I've chosen Him as head of this ministry. And I still have to choose Him moment by moment.

Sometimes that choice gets tough, but God has promised it will never get too tough. In 1 Corinthians 10:13, He says, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able." What the Lord is saying is that He will not allow you to be subjected to a temptation you're unable to overcome. With every temptation, He'll make a way of escape. He'll always make sure you have a choice.

The devil doesn't come tempt you while God is off somewhere else, unaware of what is happening to you. The Spirit of God is constantly there with you, providing you with the way to overcome. In other words, God matches even the toughest temptations with the weapons and power you need to conquer them. He always makes it possible for you to choose life.

So choose to walk in love. Choose to walk by faith. Choose to live by the Word. Jesus is the Way! Choose Him!

From “Faith to Faith” by Kenneth & Gloria Copeland.

Scripture Reading:   Joshua 24:14-24

 

14   “Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord!

15   And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

16 So the people answered and said: “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods;

17   for the Lord our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we went and among all the people through whom we passed.

18   And the Lord drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwelt in the land. We also will serve the Lord, for He is our God.”

19   But Joshua said to the people, “You cannot serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.

20   If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good.”

21   And the people said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the Lord!”

22   So Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord for yourselves, to serve Him.” And they said, “We are witnesses!”

23   “Now therefore,” he said, “put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to the Lord God of Israel.”

24   And the people said to Joshua, “The Lord our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!”

Wednesday 

February 26

His Extravagant Love

And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.  

Deuteronomy 28:2

 

Some people have very low expectations of what God will provide for them materially. They trust Him to feed and clothe them, but they don't trust Him to feed and clothe them very well!

Somehow they've gotten the idea that God's an old miser who will do little more than put rags on their backs and beans on their tables. But that's not what Jesus told us. He said in Matthew 6 that God would clothe us better than He clothed Solomon. That one statement alone proves that God wants to do more than just meet our basic needs. He wants to bless us abundantly. I know that from personal experience.

A few years ago I came home and found two expensive automobiles parked in my driveway. They'd been given to me to use by men who'd been blessed by the Lord through my ministry.

I was baffled. "Lord," I said, "I didn't need these cars. I hadn't asked You for them, and I wasn't believing for them. What are they doing here?"

Then the Lord spoke up on the inside of me. Have you ever read the scripture in Deuteronomy that says blessings shall come on and overtake those who hearken to My voice?

"Yes," I answered.

Well, son, He said, you've just been overtaken.

Am I saying God gave me those expensive cars just so I could enjoy them? Yes. That's exactly what I'm saying.

First Timothy 6:17 says, "[He] gives us richly all things to enjoy." God is a loving Father. He gets great pleasure from blessing His children. He's extravagant where we're concerned. But don't let that worry you. He can afford it.

Once you truly believe that and begin to hearken to His voice, it won't be long before His blessings will be overtaking you.

From “Faith to Faith” by Kenneth & Gloria Copeland.

Scripture Reading:   1 Kings 10:1-24

 

1   Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions.

2   She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels that bore spices, very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.

3   So Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing so difficult for the king that he could not explain it to her.

4   And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,

5   the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her.

6   Then she said to the king: “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.

7   However I did not believe the words until I came and saw with my own eyes; and indeed the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame of which I heard.

8   Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!

9   Blessed be the Lord your God, who delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord has loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.”

10   Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, spices in great quantity, and precious stones. There never again came such abundance of spices as the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

11   Also, the ships of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought great quantities of almug wood and precious stones from Ophir.

12   And the king made steps of the almug wood for the house of the Lord and for the king’s house, also harps and stringed instruments for singers. There never again came such almug wood, nor has the like been seen to this day.

13   Now King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired, whatever she asked, besides what Solomon had given her according to the royal generosity. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.

14   The weight of gold that came to Solomon yearly was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold,

15   besides that from the traveling merchants, from the income of traders, from all the kings of Arabia, and from the governors of the country.

16   And King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each shield.

17   He also made three hundred shields of hammered gold; three minas of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

18   Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.

19   The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round at the back; there were armrests on either side of the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the armrests.

20   Twelve lions stood there, one on each side of the six steps; nothing like this had been made for any other kingdom.

21   All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Not one was silver, for this was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon.

22   For the king had merchant ships at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the merchant ships came bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and monkeys.

23   So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

24   Now all the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Thursday 

February 27

Better Things to Come

But [God's grace] is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel   

2 Timothy 1:10

 

Have you ever wondered what it will be like when your body dies and you go on to heaven? Well, according to the Word, when that time comes, this flesh and blood tent you live in will die, but you won't feel a thing. You'll just take off the cloak of your flesh, lay it down and go to a better place.

Believers who have died and come back say that they have no sensation of loss—no sting. Their minds stay intact, and they even have arms and legs, but they are spirit and not flesh. One man said he couldn't even tell he wasn't in his body until he tried to grasp something. His hand would just go right through the material object. He was spirit and not flesh.

According to the Apostle Paul, to be absent from the body is to be present with God (2 Corinthians 5:1). So, when God calls you home, you'll just abandon your fleshly body and go to be with Him forever.

It's interesting though. God doesn't even refer to our old, abandoned bodies as being dead. He says they're just asleep. Why? Because He knows that just as sleep is temporary, so is the death of the body. He's planned a day when our sleeping bodies will be awakened and raised up in glory just like Jesus' was.

Hallelujah! There's coming a day when not only our spirits have victory over death, our physical bodies do too!

Death is not the "end" for you. It's only a change to a better place!

From “Faith to Faith” by Kenneth & Gloria Copeland.

Scripture Reading:   2 Corinthians 5:1-9

 

1   For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2   For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,

3   if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.

4   For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.

5   Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

6   So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.

7   For we walk by faith, not by sight.

8   We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

9   Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.

Friday 

February 28

He Will Lead You

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfil the lust of the flesh.  

Galatians 5:16

 

Walking in the spirit. That's the key to overcoming the flesh. If you follow the prompting of the Spirit of God within you, you won't be dominated by the pressure your flesh tries to put on you.

As you listen to the written Word and the Holy Spirit telling you what to do, you'll constantly be making little adjustments in your life according to what He says. And those little adjustments will keep darkness from overtaking you.

You see, God knows just what you need. He can look ahead in your life and see the traps and pressures the devil is laying for you. So follow the Holy Spirit's leading and He will manoeuvre you safely around them to victory.

From “Faith to Faith” by Kenneth & Gloria Copeland.

Scripture Reading:   1 Corinthians 10:1-14

 

1   Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea,

2   all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

3   all ate the same spiritual food,

4   and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.

5   But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

6   Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.

7   And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.”

8   Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell;

9   nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; 

10   nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

11   Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

12   Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

13   No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

14   Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

Saturday 

February 29

Factor in the Anointing

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ [the Anointed One and His anointing] Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:20

 

Have you ever run up against a situation and thought, This is hopeless or I’ll never be able to do that? Well, think again. No situation is hopeless when you factor in the anointing. The anointing factor is the very power of God at work in your situation.

The Anointing of the Spirit of God totally obliterates every yoke of bondage until there is no evidence the yoke ever existed. It is God on flesh—in your life—doing those things only God can do. When your mind and flesh try to take over in these situations, you soon realize I just don’t have the strength. I don’t have what it takes to combat this thing and win against it. That’s when you can step back and allow the power of God in your spirit—the Anointing—to take over.

You can expect the anointing factor to rise up in you and turn things around. The Anointing of the Spirit of God in your life can overcome every evil intention coming against you and not only deliver you fully, but also take that situation and turn it around to make something good come out of it.

So when you’re confronted by impossible circumstances in this world, you have a covenant right to expect the power of God in your life to work on your behalf. Factor in the power of God’s Word. Factor in the power of His Spirit. Factor in the Anointing. And watch those circumstances change!

Scripture Reading:   Isaiah 10:27

 

27   It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.

Sunday 

March 1

Let God Rub Off on You

For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning...to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness].

Romans 8:29, The Amplified Bible

 

As a believer, you're destined to be molded into the image of Jesus, to grow in spirit until you look just like Him. God's supernatural power began that process the moment you were born again. You were changed on the inside instantly. How successful you are in allowing this change to progress to the outer man is mostly up to you. We grow up spiritually just like we grow up physically.

What can you do to speed this growing process along?

Spend more time pursuing the things of the Spirit than you spend pursuing the things of the flesh. Become dedicated to the Word of God and to fellowship with Him. Be willing to pull aside from the busy things of life and get alone with Him, so He can guide you, teach you and share His likeness with you.

Have you ever noticed that if you spend time around people who have strong personalities, you will automatically be affected by them? You'll find yourself doing the things they do. Their mannerisms will rub off on you. You can't help it. They just influence you, especially if they are people you respect and admire.

The same thing is true in your relationship with God. If you spend enough time with Him, He's going to rub off on you! His ways will become your ways.

So make yourself available to Him by praying in the spirit and worshiping and loving Him. Hang around His Word and the people who love His Word and live it.

Before you know it, you'll begin to notice yourself changing. You'll find your character becoming more like His. You'll begin to think like He does and talk like He does and even act like He does. His image will begin to shine forth in you!

From “Faith to Faith” by Kenneth & Gloria Copeland.

Scripture Reading:   1 Corinthians 3:5-18

 

5   Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?

6   I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.

7   So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.

8   Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labour.

9   For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.

10   According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.

11   For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12   Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,

13   each one’s work will become clear; for the day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

14   If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.

15   If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

16   Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

17   If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

18   Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.