Thought of the Day 2-29-16

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord. (Proverbs 18:22 NKJV)

Think back to your wedding day. What a day! You were exhilarated as you and your bride embarked on this exciting adventure. There was so much to comprehend that day that it is hard now for you to recall all the details. But if you remember only one thing, remember your wedding vows.

Most people only remember the “till death do us part” phrase. But that is not the most important. Never forget the part where you promised to always love your wife. God loves us unconditionally and with a devotion that never wavers. You are to love your wife in the same way, and if you do, your marriage will definitely last a lifetime.

Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 9:9 NASB)

Thought of the day 2-23-16

Learn to release your faith in words. You can have what you say if you learn to release faith from the heart in your words.

Jesus said, “as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee” (Matt. 8:13). He didn’t say it would only if you believed right. Whether you believe right, or wrong, it is still the law.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. (Galatians 6:7 NKJV)

The spiritual law is based on the same basic principle of seedtime and harvest. The words you speak are seeds that produce after their kind. Just as sure as they are planted, you can be equally sure a harvest will follow.

Faith talks. When faith talks, it talks faith, not fear and unbelief. The treasures of the heart cannot be hidden. But are manifest through words. Learn to take the words of Jesus personally. In Mark 11:23, Jesus tells you that you can have what you say if what you say comes from faith in your heart. What would happen if Jesus walked down the aisles of your church, laid hands on the people, and said, “It will come to pass that after I have laid hands on each one of you, everything you say will happen just as you say it?”

The enemy has so programmed the minds of people, until instead of resisting him, they have just sort of buddied up with him and begun to talk his language. Be careful and watch what comes out of your mouth.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV)

Pastor Pete

Thought of the day 2-17-16

Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” (Luke 22:15-19 NKJV)

The Lord longed to share the passover meal with His disciples. He was less than 24 hours away from fulfilling His mission and, like anyone who can see the finish line, He must have had feelings of relief and excitement.

The passover meal commemorated the Jews’ deliverance from slavery in Egypt (Ex. 13:3-10). It also had a much deeper spiritual application that, as Jesus explains here, would be fulfilled through His death. The Jewish nation as a whole had missed any future prophetic meaning of the passover.

On the night of the original passover, the Lord passed through the land of Egypt and judged the land by slaying all the firstborn men and beasts. The Jews had to slay a spotless lamb, take its blood and apply it to the door posts of their homes. They were commanded to remain indoors, under the covering of this blood until morning. When the Lord passed through the land at midnight to execute His judgment, He passed over the homes that had the lamb’s blood on their doors and no one inside was hurt. This is a perfect picture of the redemption that Jesus provides for us.

Everyone deserves judgment because of their sins. However, Jesus provided Himself as a spotless, sacrificial lamb for us, so that if we apply His blood to our lives by confessing Him as Lord, God will pass over us on judgment day.

Jesus was sacrificed on the 14th day of the first month of the Jewish year – the exact day and time that the passover lambs were being slain. Truly, “Christ our passover is sacrificed for us” (1 Cor. 5:7).

Thought of the Day 2-8-16

Never stop asking yourself the question. “What will it take for me to grow into my possible future?” There are dynamics that take place in your journey in this life that only can fully blossom when you allow those things that don’t make sense to inform you about discerning what works and what doesn’t. Dream killers are a dime a dozen. Dream fulfilled are a rare breed that refuse to believe that they are defined by a freeze frame moment, when the movie of their life is far from over. Keep the dream alive.

Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. (Habakkuk 2:2, 3 NKJV)

Thought of the Day 2-1-16

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ (Jeremiah 6:16 NIV)

Every day is a gift from God. Do you believe that? I know that you do not always wake up with anticipation of what each day will bring. Some days it seems impossible for you even to face the world. If you don’t, though, you’ll miss out on something great, because God always has something special in store for you.

Today is an adventure, if only you will embrace it. The most action-packed movie you have ever seen or thrilling book you have ever read pales in significance to what you can experience through God. Make sure you are with The Father every day of your life, because you definitely don’t want to miss out on one minute with the Father.

He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. (Proverbs 13:20 NKJV)