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Quote: When God ran

2 Nov

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. – Luke 15:22

If you are a believer, you are probably familiar with the touching story of the prodigal son that Jesus shared.  Who do you think the father in the story represents?  Jesus’ Father in heaven, of course.  Jesus was giving us a picture of His Father, who is also our Father.

In the story, the father was seen running toward his son, who was returning home. (Luke 15:20)  Do you realize that God is never described as being in a hurry in the Bible?  He is always cool and composed.  The only time He is portrayed as being in a hurry is in this story.  Though improper in Jewish culture, the father held up his robe and ran. Where was he running to?  Why was he in such a hurry?thelostson

The father was in a hurry because he had seen his son, who was still a long way from home.  He was running toward his son as he could not wait to embrace and kiss his child again.

The father was in a hurry to clothe his son with the best robe.  My friend, our Father has put the best robe—the robe of righteousness—on us.  In doing so, He has reinstated us as sons of the Most High God, a position which we had lost when Adam fell.

The father was in a hurry to put a ring on his son’s hand.  Like the authority that is invested in the signet ring of a rich man’s son, our Father is eager to put back into our hands the authority to invoke His name, so that we can walk in dominion every day.

The father was in a hurry to put sandals on his son’s feet to assure him that he was still his son—only servants went about barefoot.  Our Father never wants us to feel like hired servants or outcasts. We are always His sons.

Beloved, if the Father appears to be in a hurry, it is only because He is in a hurry to assure you of your position as His precious child!

From:  Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations Nov 2, 2015

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Quote: The Good Life Without The Sweat

25 Apr

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?” – Matt 6:26

Most people are of the opinion that the good life does not happen without hard work and buckets of sweat.  They believe that to achieve sucPrintcess, you first need to have this educational certificate, that professional qualification, this particular job and that many years of hard work.  I have good news for you: God has a better way.

We all must work, but the world wants you to believe that there is a natural process of sowing, reaping and gathering, accompanied by waiting, toiling and stress, before the good life actually comes.  But God says, “My people do not need to go through this natural process to enjoy the good life for they are not of this world’s system.  They can operate out of My economy and I can give them the good life straightaway!”

In the same way that God feeds the birds which do not go through the sow-then-reap-then-gather system of the world, He wants to and will do much more for you!

Your heavenly Father wants you to know the generosity of His heart toward you and how much He wants to make you successful.  A case in point is what happened to a church member who believed this truth.  After leaving his previous job, he trusted God to provide him with a better one.  Within just four months, he found himself heading two companies.

His newly formed distribution company not only clinched a major project in Singapore, but was also made the principal distributor in Southeast Asia for a popular line of products from the United States.  His second company, which provided consultancy services, was given two projects by a Korean and a Hong Kong company for a six-figure consultancy fee in US dollars.

Today, God wants you to know that you are not of the world’s system.  You are of the kingdom of God—the same kingdom that feeds the birds that do not toil, but simply trust their Creator for all their provisions in life.  Be convinced that you are of more value to your heavenly Father than the birds, and let Him give you the good life without the toiling and laboring of the world.

From:  Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations – Apr 25

Quote: Kept In All Your Ways By God’s Angels

13 Sep

For several years I have explored how we can interact with angels… just one of Heaven’s resources “to those who inherit salvation” – us.  I posted a short Voyage of Life - youth2 - Thomas Cole - 1824blog on this topic here.  In fact, a few years ago, I was in a ‘prophetic room’ setting when two people prophesied over me that I had angels all around me that I was releasing everywhere I went.  I had never heard of such a thing before, but it said exactly what I had been practicing.  And other ‘strange’ happenings have given me considerable confidence that Heaven is indeed pleased to have us interacting with and applauding these ministers sent from the Throne.

The accompanying picture has inspired me for many years.  It’s one of a series of pictures called ‘Voyage of Life’ by Thomas Cole.  In it I see the ‘send off’ by the Angel of the Lord, but the ‘ship’ that bears one along is made up of angelic ministers commissioned to take us to our desire goal.

Thank you angels, for your amazing assistance!    – MLH
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For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.  – Ps 91:11-12

You are about to step onto the road when something pulls you back just in time to avoid being hit by a speeding car.  You are shocked.  When you come to your senses, you ask yourself, “Could it be that an angel just saved me from a fatal accident?”

I believe that angels walk with us.  The verse tells us that God has given His angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways.  And in their hands they will bear us up, so that not even a stone will trip us up.

But we may not know it when we encounter an angel. (Hebrews 13:2)  This was probably the case with a couple in our church who were holidaying at a beach resort on Penang Island when a tsunami struck at about 12.30 pm on 26 December 2004.

It was slightly past 11 am when the wife suddenly had a craving for food from the mainland.  The couple decided to check out earlier, so that they could reach the mainland in time for lunch.  While loading their luggage into their car at the hotel driveway, a man impatiently motioned to them to hurry up and get moving.

Annoyed by his impatience, they quickly loaded their stuff and drove off.  The minute they reached the mainland, they heard that a tsunami had struck Penang Island at the same beach where they were just a while ago.  While thanking God for their narrow escape, it suddenly dawned on them that the impatient man could have been an angel charged by God to hurry them off!

God tells us that we have an innumerable company of angels. (Hebrews 12:22)  And He has given them charge over us to protect us from accidents, natural disasters, terrorist bombings and other dangers.  So don’t fear these things and lock yourself at home.  Go for that holiday!  Go for that lunch appointment!  Believe that God loves you, and thank Him for His angels who walk with you and watch over you!

From Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations – 9/11/2014

Quote: Jesus Wore The Crown Of Thorns For You

23 May

(A magnanimous offer is available to all.  The ‘lower law’ curse of working by the sweat of your brow has been abolished and the higher law of Father’s blessing is waiting to be enjoyed.  It’s really true!  To read my book Supernatural Provision, see below. – MLH)

“And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head…”  – John 19:2

If hard work is the formula for prosperity, then everyone who works hard should be prosperous.  But this is certainly not the case.  Many people who work very hard are still in lack!

I am not advocating laziness.  What I am saying is that working hard by the sweat of your brow is not how God’s provision comes.  In fact, if you have to work overtime all the time and are stressed out, you are probably operating under the curse.

What curse is that?  It is this curse: “In the sweat of your face, you shall eat bread…” (Gen 3:19).  And it refers to the stress, struggle and anxieties that come with working hard and yet producing little.  Now, work itself is not a curse since God gave Adam work before the fall—Adam was to tend the garden of Eden.  It was only after he sinned that the land was cursed and it brought forth thorns, and man had to toil to eat of it. (Genesis 3:17–18)

But praise God, Jesus wore the thorns on His head to show you that He has borne this curse for you and redeemed you from it.  He wore the crown of thorns so that you can work stress-free and yet have the results.  You don’t have to be worried and stressed out day and night like the people of the world just to get ahead in life.  Your heavenly Father can get you there without the worries and stress. (Matt 6:31–33)

Beloved, every curse that was supposed to fall on your head fell on Jesus’ head, typified by the crown of thorns.  He wore the crown of thorns for you so that you can have peace of mind.  He wore the crown of thorns for you and took your curse so that you can wear the crown of glory and take His righteousness, and all the benefits of that righteousness!

Today, don’t labor and toil like the people of the world.  Instead, expect to see the blessings of God come into your life without blood, sweat and tears because Jesus wore the crown of thorns for you!

From Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations – 5/23/2014

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For more inspiration on this subject, I believe your paradigm of acquiring all types of provision will be challenged as you read my book, Supernatural Provision.  You’ll be surprised at the largeness of our Father’s heart as you comprehend the rest (freedom from toil and anxiety) that we’re invited to live in.  Question: Was Jesus’ sacrificial atonement on the cross strong enough and all encompassing enough to lift off ALL of the Curse, or just the ‘guilt-of-sin’ part?  Captivating reading… with lots of testimonies… and soul searching questions.

This book has always been FREE if you see me personally… or if we have to mail it, please help with $5 to cover shipping and handling.  If your church or study group would like to obtain larger quantities of Supernatural Provision, please inquire about super low bulk shipping costs.  (click here)

— MLH

Quote: The Good Life Without the Sweat

25 Apr

Defining ‘good life’: In my book Supernatural Provision I give significant time to explain that the ‘good life’ does not guarantee that we will live in opulence or luxury.  The Scriptural standard is, “with food and raiment be therewith content”.  Our hearts must come to peace with this, while we let God establish what His measure of grace is in each season of our lives.  “Godliness with contentment is great gain” — O, there is so much freedom in not striving, sweating or straining to ‘get more’!!!  Let Him decide.  Learn to live within His provision.  He’s promised to do abundantly above all we could ask or imagine.  Get ready to be surprised!!!  — MLH

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?” – Matt 6:26

Most people are of the opinion that the good life does not happen without hard work and buckets of sweat.  They believe that to achieve success, you first need to have this educational certificate, that professional qualification, this particular job and that many years of hard work.  I have good news for you: God has a better way.

We all must work, but the world wants you to believe that there is a natural process of sowing, reaping and gathering, accompanied by waiting, toiling and stress, before the good life actually comes.  But God says, “My people do not need to go through this natural process to enjoy the good life for they are not of this world’s system.  They can operate out of My economy and I can give them the good life straightaway!”

In the same way that God feeds the birds which do not go through the sow-then-reap-then-gather system of the world, He wants to and will do much more for you!

Your heavenly Father wants you to know the generosity of His heart toward you and how much He wants to make you successful.  Today, God wants you to know that you are not of the world’s system.  You are of the kingdom of God—the same kingdom that feeds the birds that do not toil, but simply trust their Creator for all their provisions in life.  Be convinced that you are of more value to your heavenly Father than the birds, and let Him give you the good life without the toiling and laboring of the world.

From Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations – 4/25/2014

 

 

Quote: Prayers That Proclaim

18 Apr

But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” – Lk 13:12

When you have a need, do you pray or do you plead?  Do you begin your prayers with words like, “Please God, please! God, I beg You to have mercy!”

Prayers that plead and beg imply that your heavenly Father is not willing to do it.  Yet, He is far more gracious and willing to give to you than you are willing to ask, think or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)  He desires above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2)

In fact, long before you have a need, God has already met that need.  Long before you knew you needed a Savior, He sent His Son to be your Savior.  This is your God! He is a good God.  So when you beg Him for something, you are actually saying that He is reluctant to give and needs to be persuaded strongly before He will move.  Yet, He is not like that.

Jesus knew the heart of the Father.  When He saw the woman bound with a spirit of infirmity, He did not pray, “Oh Father!  She has been suffering for 18 long years!  I beseech You, Father, have mercy on her. Please, please heal her!”  No, when Jesus saw her, He immediately proclaimed, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity,” because He knew the heart of the Father.  He knew that the Father wanted her delivered from her crippling condition.

At the end of a church service, I don’t stand and pray, “Oh God, please bless Your people.  Oh God, do keep them.  Oh God, be ever so gracious to them!”  Instead, I proclaim, “The Lord bless you.  The Lord keep you.  The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you!”

Beloved, when you pray, proclaim your healing, protection and provision because your Father’s heart overflows with love for you.  And when you declare it, He sanctions it.  When you declare it, He establishes it!

 

From Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations – 4/17/2014

Quote: Behold the Glory of Jesus In You

18 Oct

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”  – II Cor 3:18 

When you look in a mirror, what do you see?  Of course, you see yourself.  But God does not want you to see yourself in the natural.  You may be sick, weak, broke and depressed, yet God wants you to see yourself the way He sees you—healed, strong, favored and whole because Christ is in you. (Colossians 1:27)

God wants you to behold as in a mirror the glory of His Son who is in you by His Spirit.  As you do this, His Word says that you are being transformed from glory to glory—sick to healed, loser to winner!

The world may say to you, “It can’t be that easy.  You can’t be transformed just by beholding the glory of Jesus.  No, you must do something about you.  If you don’t put in effort, nothing will happen.  If you don’t start making changes, nothing will change.”

But the world will never understand that as you are beholding the glory of the Lord, who is the successful one in you, you are being transformed from a failure to a success.  And this is not accomplished by any effort of yours to get ahead in life, but by the Spirit of the Lord! (Zechariah 4:6)

As you behold the glory of the Lord who is the healthy one in your sick body, you are transformed from sickness to health.  And this is not accomplished by any effort of yours to keep fit and eat well, but by the Spirit of the Lord!

My friend, what can be easier than beholding the beauty of the Son?  So stop focusing on yourself and your efforts.  Look away from these things and begin to behold the glory of Jesus who is in you right now, and you will begin to behold the miracles that you need!

From Joseph Prince – Daily Grace Inspirations  (10/17/13)

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