Daily Bible Study
WORK AND PRAYER - "Work and prayer represent the two forces that will ensure you success. Your work and My Work. For prayer, believing prayer, is based on the certainty that I am working for you and with you and in you. Go forward gladly and unafraid. I am with you. With men your task may be impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Revelation 12:7-10: "And war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." Michael is an archangel and a special guardian angel for the nation of Israel. He commands an army of angels. Michael and the heavenly forces are victorious, making heaven off-limits to Satan and his demons. Because the devil was thrown down to the earth, that means that the earth is his "base of operations" and that his anger is directed towards all the inhabitants of the earth. Thus it is likely that the end times will be the greatest period of spiritual warfare in history.
ON ME ALONE - "I am your Lord, your Supply. You must rely on Me. Trust to the last uttermost limit. Trust and be not afraid. You must depend on Divine Power only. I have not forgotten you. Your help is coming. You shall know and realize My Power. Endurance is faith tried almost to breaking point. You must wait, and trust, and hope, and joy in Me. You must not depend on man but on Me - on Me, your Strength, your Help, your Supply. This is the great test. Am I your supply or not? Every great work for Me has had to have this great test-time. Possess your souls in patience and rejoice. You must wait until I show the way. Heaven itself cannot contain more joy than that soul knows, when, after the waiting-test, I crown it Victor, but no disciple of Mine can be victor, who does not wait until I give the order to start. You cannot be anxious if you know that I am your supply."
PERFECT LOVE - 'Our Lord, give us that Perfect Love of Thee that casts out all fear.' "Never let yourselves fear anybody or anything. No fear of My failing you. No fear that your faith will fail you. No fear of poverty or loneliness. No fear of not knowing the way. No fear of others. No fear of their misunderstanding. But, My children, this absolute casting out of fear is the result of a Perfect Love, a Perfect Love of Me and My Father. Speak to me about everything. Listen to Me at all times. Feel My tender nearness, substituting at once some thought of Me for the fear. The powers of evil watch you as a besieging force would watch a guarded city - the object being always to find some weak spot, attack that, and so gain an entrance. So evil lurks around you, and seeks to surprise you in some fear. The fear may have been but a small one, but it affords evil a weak spot of attack and entrance, and then in come rushing despondency, doubt of Me, and so many other sins. Pray, My beloved children, for that Perfect Love of Me that indeed casts out all fear." Perfect Love is right....lean on the Lord. I hope everyone has a "Perfect" Valentines Day and a wonderful weekend. We are Blessed to have His perfect Love. Let us share it.
2 Corinthians 9:7: "So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver." Knowing the law of the harvest (v.6) each believer should give as he purposes in his heart. The believer is to give freely and cheerfully, not out of compulsion , and without regret.