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The Good News

                In Rev. 3:20 Jesus said “Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Satan knows that Jesus stands at the door of your heart knocking, asking you to open the door of your heart and let him in. Jesus Christ never has nor ever will force Himself upon anyone. No one has ever been made to become a Christian. He will however beckon you with a strong drawing upon your heart. You will feel that slight tug at your heart strings and you know that it is Jesus again! You do not hear aloud audible voice asking will you let me in? Will you let me in? Inside yourself at that moment is complete silence except for that small voice of God asking to come in.

Satan on the other hand knows that God calls all mankind to repentance. Satan does not want anyone to hear God calling and knocking at the door. Satan knows he must create a distraction resulting in someone or something knocking at your heart louder than Jesus. Remember the advertisements you have seen with loud music, exploding scenes, puiack action to draw the eye and an allurement to excitement? How about the 3-d billboard where images jump off the board to grab your attention. Or even friends and family that demand your time and attention, It could even be a job that requires so much of you that there remains no time or strength to respond to the call of God upon our heart.

True Revival

II Chronicles 7:14 "If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." NKJ

            What we need today more than anything is revival! I mean a mighty manifestation of God beginning among His people. God will give revival when the people of God love Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.

            Many have given up on revival. There are fewer attempts every year. I read of the great revivals in the past and remember how churches would be packed. In our southern culture revival was defined as a week of spirited preaching with services each night. My first revival meeting lasted two weeks and now some attempts last only one day. In earlier days the first week was to get the church members revived and the second was to get the lost saved. In our day revival services are usually well attended on Sunday morning but only the faithful few attend the remainder of the week. I had rather see a few meet the requirement of humbling themselves, seeking God's face through prayer, and turning from sin to obey God. Then God will bless with answered prayer, forgiveness of sin, and healing of our land.

Choose Joy! Devotion – taken from Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence “Remember that Joy is not dependent on your circumstances. Some of the world’s most miserable people are those whose circumstances seem the most enviable. People who reach the top of the ladder career-wise are often surprised to find emptiness awaiting them. True Joy is a by-product of living in My Presence. Therefore you can experience it in palaces, in prisons…anywhere. Do not judge a day as devoid of Joy just because it contains difficulties. Instead, concentrate on staying in communication with Me. Many of the problems that clamor for your attention will resolve themselves. Other matters you must deal with, but I will help you with them. If you make problem-solving secondary to the goal of living close to Me, you can find Joy even in your most difficult days.” I read this devotion out of sequence because the word ‘Joy’ jumped out at me. ‘Choose Joy’ has been my motto for a long time now. At the beginning of 2008, I felt like God spoke to me and said this was going to be a rough year. I don’t claim to be super spiritual, but I believe God was warning me to be prepared for some difficult things so I could be strong enough to handle them in the right way. It was a very rough year and I cried and prayed with people I love dearly dealing with things I never dreamed they would be dealing with. But the Joy of the Lord has been my strength! The Joy of the Lord can be your strength, too. …. for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Heh.

The Winds are Blowing
John 3:8 states “ The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof , but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth…”

 During the month of March each year we look to the sky expecting the winds to blow. After all, the winds blow every March so why should this year be any different. What we fail to realize is that the winds are always blowing. We may not see or hear the winds but there is always a moving of the wind. The Spirit of the Lord is the same. We may not see or hear the moving of his Spirit but be not deceived, His Spirit is moving.

 On the day of Pentecost the wind was evident. The Scripture states “suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.” On that feast day in Jerusalem all the city heard of the commotion and came to see what happened. God used this moving of His Spirit to speak to the masses that day in Israel. In contrast I Kings 19:12 states that God moved as “a still small voice”.

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