Week of June 26-30, 2017
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went
about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was
Decisions that we make affect our security in God. Each decision we make is
either spiritually sound or spiritually unwise. We want to make decisions that
are spiritually sound for many reasons, but the one reason we often overlook is
that pertaining to protecting what God has invested in us. What has God invested
in us? He has invested His ability to do good. Your potential in the earth is to
go about as Jesus did, doing good. How important is this? Can the sinner do
good, also? The sinner can never do the good that Jesus did. He was anointed
with the Holy Ghost and power. He went about doing good and healing demonic
oppression. If you have never prayed a prayer of authority or cast out a devil,
if you are anointed with the Holy Ghost and power, you have the potential to do
good. You must protect this potential.
If you are in need of healing, there is good news!
Proverbs 4:20-22 says:
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their
So there is life and health in
God's word. Since God's word is medicine, we must take it like we would
a prescription. I suggest three times a day, like you would your food.
Remember, healing is the children's bread. Consider this your "dose"
Remember, read, and meditate three times a day the following:
~ The cure for the common cold...rebuke the fever in Jesus’ name.
to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Tim. 2:15
If you've never studied the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, we invite
you to join us as we read through the Bible in a year. Read and
meditate on these chapters today:
**June 26 --- Deuteronomy 31,
Psalms 119:97-120, Isaiah 58, Matthew 6
**June 27 --- Deuteronomy 32, Psalms
119:121-144, Isaiah 59, Matthew 7
**June 28 --- Deuteronomy 33-34, Psalms
119:145-176, Isaiah 60, Matthew 8
**June 29 --- Joshua 1, Psalms 120-122,
Isaiah 61, Matthew 9
**June 30 --- Joshua 2, Psalms 123-125, Isaiah 62,
**July 1 --- Joshua 3, Psalms 126-128, Isaiah 63, Matthew 11
**July 2 --- Joshua 4, Psalms 129-131, Isaiah 64, Matthew 12
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own
God has invested Himself in us if we are filled with the Holy Ghost and power.
We have His spirit inside of us. We begin to gain knowledge about God by reading
His word, attending church, and doing all the things that we do in pursuit of
God. We want His knowledge. We want relationship. But God wants something, too.
He wants us to recognize His supreme wisdom in all things. This is why He
commands we acknowledge Him in all our ways and seek Him for direction.
Direction is a protective function. He delivers us from evil and leads us away
from temptation. What would we be tempted to do? We may be tempted to compromise
ourselves in some way so that we are unable to do the good that God has placed
us in the earth to do.
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God
in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:20
We have been bought with a price, so we do not belong to ourselves. We are
further commanded to glorify God in our bodies. We must allow God full control
over our bodies. The usual thought here is about things related to intimacy,
knowing that we must flee physical immorality. We must maintain a purity in our
bodies. The reason for this is so that our bodies will be available to God to do
what Jesus would do in our situations. Understanding that we are the body of
Christ at all times allows us to maintain our position with God. We remain
available to God for His use in good works. The good works of God are also Holy
works, but we must keep uppermost in our minds that we are bought with a price;
one that we are unable to pay. Only God could pay the price of ransom for us, so
only God can have control over us.
bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
1 Corinthians 7:23
Since we are bought with a price, we cannot be the servants of men, ourselves
included. We should no longer serve ourselves. Many times even the “good” works
that we would do are self-conceived. If we decide that we are going to pass out
tracts in a public place, we need to find out if that kind of activity is
allowed. If it is allowed, did God tell us to do this, or did it just seem like
a good idea. Not all good ideas come from God. God’s ideas work, no matter what
the circumstance. When God ordains that we do these good works, there is the
fruit of the anointing of God in the situation. Burdens are removed and yokes
are destroyed. Demons flee and Jesus is glorified. When we serve men, again, we
compromise the anointing of God. We move away from the good that God wants us to
do. How many times have we gone places and done things that God has not told us
to do. How many times have we put ourselves and our safety in jeopardy because
we have not obeyed God. We carry precious cargo—the Holy Ghost and power. We
must acknowledge that we are not our own.
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Jesus tells us our value as human beings. He tells us not to take thought for
the things that we are to eat, drink or wear. Just as God takes care of the
sparrows, He takes care of us, and we are of more value than many sparrows. God
wants us to be keenly aware of our value to do good in the earth, but He also
wants us to remain humble to Him. This is not that difficult when we keep in
mind that we are not our own any longer. We are the servants and joint-heirs of
our heavenly Father. We must be prayerful in making plans for how we spend our
time. Every minute we spend on earth is very precious to the Lord, and being
mindful of our potential to do good is a first step in protecting the precious
cargo that God has placed in us. Imagine if everybody filled with the Holy Ghost
and power obeyed God perfectly! Revival would happen automatically. What a
blessing we would be in the earth. If we all learn to protect what God has put
in us, this would be a reality. Protecting the precious Holy Spirit who dwells
within us is one key to doing good works for God.