July 29, 2014
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
Step Into the Light by Kenneth Copeland
As long as you live by the Word of God, you never have to be in the dark again. You never have to remain in confusion about which path to take. You never have to grope blindly along, struggling to find your own way.
Isn’t that great? Isn’t it exciting to know that the Word of God will give you all the light you need every day of your life if you’ll allow it to?
Build your faith in that Word and renew your commitment to it as you make this confession today:
"Father, in the Name of Jesus, I commit myself to walk in Your Word. I recognize that Your Word is integrity itself— steadfast, sure, eternal—and I trust my life to its provisions.
"You have sent Your Word forth into my heart. I let it dwell in me richly in all wisdom. It does not depart out of my mouth; I meditate in it day and night so that I may diligently act on it. Your Word is an incorruptible seed, abiding in my spirit, and it’s growing mightily in me now, producing Your nature, Your life.
"I thank You, Father, that Your Word is my counsel, my shield, my buckler, my powerful weapon in battle. It is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. It makes my way straight before me, and I never stumble or fall for my steps are ordered by Your Word.
"I recognize the strategies and deceits of Satan and I put a stop to them by speaking Your Word out of my mouth in faith.
"I am confident, Father, that You are at work in me both to will and to do Your good pleasure. I exalt Your Word. I hold it in high esteem and give it first place in my life. I boldly and confidently say that my heart is fixed and established on the solid foundation—the living Word of God. Amen!
Don’t criticize until you can do better. Don’t criticize Billy Graham until you have won millions of souls to Jesus. Don’t criticize Peter until you have walked on the water. Husband, don’t criticize your wife’s cooking until you can do better. Wife, don’t criticize your husband for watching ball games in his undershirt until you start looking decent in the morning. Don’t go around the house with curlers in your hair and wear ing a 42-year-old bathrobe! Begin to look your part. The wife is the queen and center of love in the home—act like it. The hus band is the prophet and priest of the family, not the court jester! The children represent what God has done with the whole human race. They are born of love. Their parents’ love brought them into existence.
When these roles in the family are lived according to God’s Word, the power and anointing of God will dwell in your home. If you want to fix your church situation, fix your family first. If you want your nation righted, start with your own family.
My wife and I are on a lifelong honeymoon. We learned some of these things right after we got saved and have hardly had an argument. I fought some, but she wouldn’t—so it never came off. I used to come home looking for a fight, but the soft answer turns away wrath. We have the love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost (see Romans 5:5).—Kenneth Copeland, Laws Of Prosperity
God never sleeps so there’s no reason to stay up and worry. Get some sleep. It’s biblically recommended.
He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore. (Psalms 121:3-8 NKJV)
Some apply and hope they get a job/contract. We don’t just hope. We go and take the jobs/contracts. You’re a child of God, act like it.
I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High. (Psalms 82:6 NKJV)
July 27, 2014
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 2 Corinthians 6:17
Be Separate by Kenneth Copeland
We’re surrounded by a world which is ruled for the most part by Satan. How can we avoid getting caught up in it? How can we stand apart?
You’ll find the answer in John 17:17. There Jesus was speaking to the Father about all those who would believe on Him. “Sanctify them through thy truth,” He said. “Thy word is truth.” Sanctify means “to separate unto.” So Jesus was saying, “Separate them by the Word.” The Word separates!
When you initially believed the Word of God, you were born again. You were separated spiritually from the kingdom of darkness and separated to the kingdom of Light. Now that’s where a lot of people stop. They let the Word of God do its initial separating work and then go right on living like everybody else. Spiritually, they’re still separated from death. But physically and mentally, they’re up to their necks in it. They’re poor. They’re sick. They’re worried. They’re confused. They’re upset. In other words, they’re just like everyone else in the world.
But if you’ll give the Word of God first place in your life, it will continue to separate you from the poverty and the anxiety and the sickness and the hatred and the darkness of your old habitat.
There’s something else that the Word of God will do for you too. It will not only separate you from the things of this world, it will separate you to the things of God.
You can’t simply separate yourself from any old destructive habit without separating yourself to something else. You can’t turn away from the things of the world unless you turn to something stronger. I’m telling you, you can scream and squall and kick the altar bench and everything else trying to get rid of the sin in your life. You can cry, “Dear God, take this sin away from me.” But all the begging in the world won’t separate you from your sin. It’s the Word that does it!
Make a decision to give the Word first place in your life. Make it a quality decision, a decision from which there is no retreat. Lock into the Word and let the Word do its work. Let it separate you from the things of the world and to the things of God