Monthly Archives: August 2013

Prayer to Confess that Our Destiny is to be Like Jesus — A Quote by Francis Frangipane in “The Three Battlegrounds”

“Lord Jesus, I submit to You. I declare, according to the Word of God, that because of Your power to subject all things unto Yourself, the weapons of my warfare are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Cor. 10:3-4). I repent for using the lie, ‘I will never be like Jesus,’ as an excuse to sin and compromise my convictions. In Jesus’ name, I renounce my flawed, sinful old nature and by the grace of God and the power of Your Spirit I pull down the stronghold of unbelief that exists in my mind. Because of the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ, I am a new creation. And I believe that I will go from glory to glory, being continually transformed into Christ’s image as I walk with Him in His grace.”

— Francis Frangipane, “The Three Battlegrounds”

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God’s Vision for You is Established by God, Not Human Zeal — A Quote by Gary Wiens in “Bridal Intercession”

“There is a universal human misperception that causes us no small degree of pain and difficulty. This misperception is that belief that, once I have received a vision for my life, the fulfillment of that vision depends on me and my efforts… Aggressive striving is the attempt by the Christian with an unbelieving heart to produce by the energy of human zeal what God has promised to give by His grace. I have had a deep struggle with this over the course of my life…”

“My outward goal was to bless the body of Christ, but the underlying objective was the self-validation that comes from getting insights from the Holy Spirit… Much good fruit from that season endures to this day. There was [also]… a destructive trail of burned out and wounded people who got caught in my process of working out my vision…”

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May God’s Family Have Real Unity, So the World Will Believe — My Verses for Fri, Aug 30 (Jn 17:20-21)

“‘My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.'” John 17:20-21 (NIV)

Feed Your Spirit or Be Weak — A Quote by Joyce Meyer in “Knowing God”

“Just as our physical body must be fed, our spirit man must also be fed. But somehow we seem to think we can have a great relationship with God without feeding ourselves with His Word and filling ourselves with His presence.”

— Joyce Meyer in “Knowing God”, p 6

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Invest in Creating or Finding a Place to Meet God — A Quote by J. Brent Bill in “Holy Silence”

“While our goal, as people seeking the holy, is to be in constant communion with God, there are times that holy silence calls for a specific space and time. When that’s the case, we will be drawn to make a place where that can happen. You may need to be creative… Only you know where your best place will be… Create a space that speaks to your soul’s condition.”

— J. Brent Bill, “Holy Silence”, pp 74-75

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We are the Much-Loved Bride of Christ — A Quote by Mike Bickle in “The Pleasures of Loving God”

“In the bridal paradigm of the kingdom of God… the bride’s love rests on the assurance that she is enjoyed and delighted in and that God pursues and wants her. We are most defined by the One who wants us. The reason we are successful is because the God of all the earth wants to marry us. He wants us as His eternal companion… He longs for you. The One whom the seraphim bow before wants you. Beloved, you are truly successful.”

— Mike Bickle, “The Pleasures of Loving God”, p 111

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The Bible Says Lusting and Pornography are Like Scooping Fire into Your Lap — My Verses for Tues, Aug 27 (Prov 6:23-27)

“For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life, keeping you from your neighbor’s wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman. Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes… Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?” Proverbs 6:23-25, 27 (NIV)