Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A HUNDREDFOLD

Today’s Reading: Luke 8

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A path, bordered by wheat fields, leading down from the Mount of Beatitudes to the Sea of Galilee. Does this look like a 100-fold return on the original seed sown?

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Key Verse: Luke 8:8

“…But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

 

This reading begins with the deliverance of Mary Magdalene from seven demons. It also contains the deliverance of the man on the other side of the lake who had many demons. What are we to make of this? We hear little of deliverance from demons now. Why? Perhaps it is because of the lack of the Gift of the Spirit known as “discerning of spirits” (1 Corinthians 12:10). First Corinthians 12:31 tells us to “earnestly desire the best gifts.” The outward expression of these two tormented people varied. Jesus’ way of dealing with them varied and the results varied. Mary of Magdala was the first at Jesus’ empty tomb, and the second was sent home by Jesus to minister to His family. May I suggest that the key to a ministry of deliverance is in our key verse…”a hundredfold.” Let us move from 30 and 60 on up to our full potential in Christ. Other spiritual gifts necessary in deliverance are most certainly: “The word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith” (1 Corinthians12:8). Please take note of the word “another.” Powerful results will be seen when we work in unity with others!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You are my Deliverance! In You I trust! Hallelujah! Please send Your Holy Spirit to accelerate my growth towards that 100-fold goal. I desperately need that “more excellent way” spoken of by Paul (1 Corinthians 12:31) and described in 1 Corinthians 13, “the way of love.” Please fill me with Your love and grant me wisdom in all my ministry. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’ve learned through 64 years since God called me to ministry that love is the essential ingredient. Love calls me to great care for others, to respecting each person as made in God’s image, to work with others closely, submitting one to another, and not allowing any one person to manipulate or lord it over others. “God is love” (1 John 4:8). In my devotions earlier, I read 1 John, chapters 2 to 4. Also, I read 1 Corinthians 13. I’ve taken note that this “Love Chapter” is like the meat in the sandwich of chapters 12 and 14. These chapters are about the Gifts. Without a full growth of the Fruit of the Spirit, which is “Love,” gifts exercised in a loveless way can do more harm than good (Galatians 5:22-23). I need to constantly remember that the “fruit of the Spirit” is the character of Jesus and the “gifts of the Spirit” were the means through which He ministered to human need. Though He was fully God, He functioned as a Man, 100% filled with the Holy Spirit. Oh, how I pray fervently for a greater measure of the fullness of God’s Spirit. I’m gazing into His face by faith now as the Holy Spirit fills me for this new day. As John wrote, “We beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). My heart is so full that I’ve typed well over my goal of 100 words. Please be patient with me.

Yours for 100-fold living in Christ,

David

17 thoughts on “Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  1. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:13-14 ESV

    Lord God, our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and to the sanctity of the Holy Spirit, we bring Mike from Fargo before Your throne in the most heartfelt prayer. We ask Lord that you make him a complete miracle and heal him from the inside out, that he may open his eyes today and begin to wake up from the state he has been in. Relieve the pressure from his brain, Lord, and renew him that he might live again. We ask for this bit of hope Lord, that today, his family be given a sign as he opens his eyes. Lord if it is Your Will, we ask that this be done, today. For You alone are the Only God. You alone are His Healer. We pray for this in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen, amen, and amen.

    Chris Tomlin – Awake My Soul (with lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWpvknKuYrg

    • Amen Beverlee: Am agreeing with you in this heartfelt prayer for Mike. Also praying that things will go well with you in Thursday. God bless Eleanor M.

      • Yes, Amen, agreeing Eleanor M in prayer for you Beverlee:
        I pray, and ask You Lord, for your angels to go before Beverlee, and that all will go well, that nothing will be done that should not be done, in Your Name, Jesus, I pray, Amen!!

    • Agreeing with you in prayer Beverlee!!
      Lord, hear our prayer, You Lord who answers our prayers, even before we ask, Thank you Jesus for complete healing for Mike and for peace of mind and soul for his loved ones. Amen, thank you Jesus

  2. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that nothing is beyond Your ability and Your care. We pray for Your good will to be done throughout this world, in Jesus’s name, amen

  3. Thanks for your contribution to our David’s blog today Beverlee & Rob. That’s as far as I got (just finished listening to the song) I had prayed David’s prayer also. I suddenly felt so overwhelmed by a need to immediately lie down. I mean really immediately. I was totally helpless. I put myself completely into Jesus hands. I was at first scared (I live alone). Then I felt at peace & just rested. When I felt strength again, I was surprised to see the time. Close to 1/2 hour later than I expected! I don’t understand but I’m BACK. Blessings on all and special prayers for Mike.

  4. Praying along with you, Beverlee, that God will do a miracle in Mike’s life and that he will be responsive and eventually walk out of that hospital a completely healed man. God, encourage his family and help them to not lose hope but to believe .
    Praying also for you, Beverlee, as you go for your test on Thursday. The Lord goes before you and His angels will accompany you. 🙏

  5. Amen to the above.I pray,dear Lord,that healing for ‘Mike’ may be Your loving will.Amen
    I too had a delay of several interruptions.I started this comment right after Rob’s encompassing prayer.May God bless all of you today.
    El Shaddai

    You have shaped the heavens with your word,
    The stars are your cauldron that give birth,
    For Your majesty is in everything,yet unheard,
    Until you placed man and beast upon the Earth.

    You created the waters from your lonely tears,
    And dry land for the garden to grow ever free,
    Where man could worship for endless years,
    But then Satan’s lies would not allow it to be.

    You created a woman to bring man such joy,
    With eyes so deep that there’s a world within,
    So that man became lost to not fully enjoy
    His walk with God,but fell in his own sin.
    G W (Bill) Marshall Mon, August 13, 2012

  6. Amen to all prayers today.
    So glad, you listened and laid down as instructed, Doreen.
    It Thanks for all the prayers for Mike. Praying that it is God’s will that he be completely healed.

  7. Prayed David’s prayer this morning.
    In all my ways I acknowledge You Lord, Thank You Lord for snatching me out of the hand of the evil one, and setting me on the King’s Highway, Amen and Amen!!

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