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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Loving Correction

 

6/15

Above Every Name

Philippians 2:10

          Speaking the name of Jesus and having a revelation about the power in that name are two different things. Releasing the power in the name of Jesus requires a supernatural revelation. When you speak the name of Jesus in faith, His name is so powerful that every knee must bow in three realms – in heaven, on earth, and under the earth!

          Think about this tonight: Jesus came from the highest heaven, He has been to the earth, and has descended to Hades, or under the earth, and now is seated at the right hand of the Father once again in the highest heaven. He has filled everything and everywhere with Himself. He is seated above everything else and has a name that is above every other name. His name is the highest name, the most powerful name - and His name has been given to us!

 

6/16

Cast Your Care

 1 Peter 5:6-7…..humble yourself under the mighty hand of God

          This passage of Scripture tells you to humble yourself and not worry. Worry is the mind racing around trying to find a solution to its situation. A person who worries still thinks that in some way he can solve his own problem. But, only God can deliver you and in every situation, your first response should be to lean on Him.

          When the enemy tries to give you a problem, you have the privilege of casting it upon God. The word cast actually means to pitch or throw. You and I can pitch our problems to God and He will catch them. He knows exactly what to do with them.

 

6/17

Loving Correction

Hebrews 12:11…...no discipline brings joy

          When we need correction – and we all need it at one time or another, it is the Lords’ desire to correct us Himself. Whom the Lord loves, He chastens (see Hebrews 12:6). God’s correction or chastisement is not a bad thing; it is always and ultimately only for your good.

          The fact that it works toward your good does not mean it always feels good or that it is something you enjoy immediately. In fact, correction can be one of the most difficult things to receive – especially when it comes through another person. Even if you have problems, you do not want others to know you have them. Usually God prefers to correct you privately, but if you will not accept His correction, He will use whatever tools are at His disposal. In Balaam’s case, God used his donkey! Whatever God decides to use to correct us, we should submit to Him knowing that He loves us and only has our ultimate good in mind.

 

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