God deemed marriage as “good”

“Wives submit to your husbands…” (Ephesians 5:22a).

The devil tries to pervert what God deemed good.  Satan cannot create anything, so he tries to counterfeit what God has created.  Why would God give us anything that wouldn’t be good?  And our Perfect Father gave us marriage, which He deemed “good.”

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The word “submit,” as commanded by God, gets a bad rap by both men and women, and husbands and wives, because of a lack of understanding.  Men twist and abuse its meaning, and women reject it. But my wife and me, along with some of our in-laws, did a study on its original meaning back over Thanksgiving, which blew us away.  This rich revelation has been rolling around in my spirit ever since.

The original Greek word for submit, as used in this context is hupotasso, which actually means to “get under and lift up”  (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). Wow! In order for you to get under something and lift it up, you must be more powerful than that which you are attempting to lift!  And with every Godly wife (key word—Godly), they are endued with this special kind of power through God’s Holy Spirit!  A Godly wife is a lifter of her husband.

And what about the rest of this paragraph that the fellas like to omit?  “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her…” (Ephesians 5:25). Husbands are also endued with power from on High, and that is the love of Christ we are to pour into and over our wives selflessly and unconditionally.

So both are equally powerful, and yet more powerful in different ways.  “The two become one” because they complement one another, and are completed in Christ, as God intended.  They are not two halves who complete a whole; but rather two imperfect “wholes” that are joined together and infused with God’s Holy Spirit as one.

Eve was made from Adam’s rib, not so he could dominate over her, but that the two would be equal as human beings and as a married couple, with each having separate but equal roles.

Remember, when God said that Adam needed a helper (of equal or greater value), there was no house to clean, children to raise, or chores to do in the Garden of Eden (Ken Nair, “Discovering the Mind of a Woman”).

Eve was made from Adam’s side, not from his head to dominate him, and not from his feet to be trampled upon; but from his side as an equal co-ruler with him. God gave us marriage to make us more Christ-like.  And He gave us wives as helpers, in a similar manner that Jesus gave us His Holy Spirit as our Helper.  To this extent, we must treat our wives with the same care and sensitivity that we do God’s Holy Spirit.

Let us always remember what God deemed good is indeed good.  And if we perceive it as anything less, then it’s either our lack of understanding, or because we bought the counterfeit lie of the devil, who wants to keep us from experiencing God’s best.

God bless you, family.

With warmest regards,
And in service of the Most High King,

Matthew

The Name above every name

A Daily Word from the Word for Thursday, September 24, 2015

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:9-11

Have you taken some time to really get the revelation in your spirit regarding the Name of Jesus? I don’t think any of us, while in bodily form, can truly comprehend what God did when He exalted the Name of His Son, the One Who took captivity captive, the Sovereign Savior of the world; however, we can most certainly gain a fuller understanding than what we currently hold.

Our name is our identity. We have a heavenly name, which God gave to us, and an earthly name. Most people do not know the name on their eternal birth certificate. But whether God has made this known to you or not, we are hid in and can call on the Name that has conquered death, because our identity is found in Christ.

At the Name of Jesus, everything must bow: sickness, disease, lack, confusion, rejection, addiction, abuse, hopelessness, fear, loneliness, hurt, anxiety, misdirection, and anything else that is not of God. We don’t have to wait until we get to Heaven for the Great I AM to wipe away every tear; for we have this promise available to us now, found in the Name above every name.

Don’t know who to turn to, my brother? Don’t know who to call on, my sister? Need someone to take out those giants for you, family? I know just the Person, and His Name is Jesus.

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Father, thank You for so loving the world that You gave Your only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For You, Most Holy Father, did not send Your Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through You might be saved (John 3:16-17). Help us to realize and experience the power in this Name. Help us to call upon this Name. Hold us up, as we are seated with this Name in high and heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). In Jesus Name, we thank You that we have full access to that Great Name that changed the world forever. Amen and Amen.

Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to call upon the Name of Jesus to defeat those things, areas, and circumstances in your life that have tried to keep you down and out. Determine to press in for a fuller revelation on the power and the price found in this Name. And continue to fight the good fight of making every thing in your life bow by speaking the Name of Jesus; for God, your Divine Nature, has already given you the victory!

Jesus is coming soon!

May God Bless you and keep you always.

With warmest regards,

And, in service of The Most High King,

Matthew

© 2015.

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Allow God to gather you

A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, September 23, 2015

“Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’ Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” – Isaiah 43:5-7

I keep hearing the Lord say “I am gathering, gathering, gathering My children into My arms.” I believe this is going to be a year of the prodigals returning home like never before. It is a new year according to the Jewish Calendar, which commenced on the eve of September 13th—Rosh Hashanah. So it is indeed a new year, both in the spiritual realm and in the natural realm.

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As I was gathering acorns the other day, for a greater spiritual purpose, I came upon some where there were two connected, but one was missing, with just the top present. It was then that the Lord spoke to me about gathering these, among others, which represented homes with prodigals yet to return. The Loving Father then had me pray over these various configurations, representing not only prodigals, but also broken families, and people.

If you are praying for a prodigal, be encouraged! The Lord has heard your cries and is getting ready to move in the hearts of the wayward on your behalf. If you are a prodigal son or daughter, surrender to the great love of your Heavenly Father, who so desperately wants to gather you up in His Loving arms and bring you home.

Father, we thank You for being the great Gatherer. We thank You for making us gatherers as well—gatherers of Your Word, gatherers of Your love, and gatherers of Your great mercy. Help us, Holy God, to be repairers of the breach, to stand in the gap for those who are too weak, deceived, angry, bitter, resentful, calloused, or too broken to stand for themselves. In Jesus Name, we thank You that we love You because You first loved us (1 John 4:19). Amen and Amen.

Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to ask God to reveal what is on His heart. Determine to walk in the ways and love of the Father. Be an arm of the Lord, and seek to gather what and who He has set out to redeem. And continue to fight the good fight of maintaining the mind of Christ, for God, your Purest Thought, has already given you the victory!

Jesus is coming soon!

May God Bless you and keep you always.

With warmest regards,

And, in service of The Most High King,

Matthew

© 2015.

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Are you blaming God for your situation?

A Daily Word from the Word for Monday, September 21, 2015

“Then the man said, ‘The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.’” – Genesis 3:12

This was Adam’s response to God, after the Creator asked the question: “Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” (Verse 11). So let me set the scene for those of you who may not be familiar with this story: God created a beautiful and perfect garden for Adam, his wife, and their eventual children. He told them to enjoy everything to their hearts desire, except for one single tree. Eve was tricked by the devil, and ate of this forbidden fruit, who then gave some to her husband, who also ate.

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When God called Adam on his disobedience, not only did He not fess up, but he had the audacity to blame God! Isn’t that something! Just like some folks. You try to help them out, and then they don’t listen, and then want to turn around and blame you! Isn’t this just like you and me, family, when it comes to God sometimes?

Blaming God for what we put ourselves in, allowed ourselves to be in, or for what happened to us through no fault of our own, is not the way out. God is not the reason for our situation, but the remedy out of it! As long as we continue to blame our Loving and Faithful Father, we will block His rescue attempts. So let us own what we need to own, repent for what we need to repent, and start reaching out and up to the One Who took captivity captive so that we may be free.

Father, we repent for every time we blamed You for our problems, poor decisions, disobedience, or situation. Forgive us for blaming you for things that happened to us, even when they weren’t our fault. Your plans for us are good plans, plans not harm us, but to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11); therefore, anything contrary to this, isn’t Your intent or Will for us. Help us to stop blaming You, and to cling to You more tightly. In Jesus Name, we thank You for being our Way-maker, as we continue to keep our eyes on You while we praise and worship our way out of our situation.

Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to give your situation and circumstances over to God. Determine to allow the Father to deliver you of any blame you are holding on to. Like King David, ask your Holy Savior to create in you a clean heart, and to renew a right spirit within you (Psalm 51:10). And continue to fight the good fight of holding your Perfect Papa blameless; for God, your Divine Solution, has already given you the victory!

Jesus is coming soon!

May God Bless you and keep you always.

With warmest regards,

And, in service of The Most High King,

Matthew

© 2015.

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As long as it takes

A Daily Word from the Word for Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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“By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” – 2 Peter 1:4

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I have a plant at home that appears dead. Okay, it is dead. However, I know the Lord told me that if I continue to water it and speak life to it, grow again it will! My wife shakes her head about this. She knows that God and I have a very special relationship, including producing some things that are some real head-scratchers; but this one, she’s not so sure. But I am!

Now, I am not saying that you can go home and resurrect plants; unless God has put that deposit in your spirit. But here’s the key: 2 Peter tells us that God has already given to us these exceedingly great and precious promises. Therefore, we already have them! We can’t go by time, because time is one of those corruptible things! God is outside of time, making our promises timeless. So really, there is no waiting around, which allows us to wait as long as it takes! See, the matter on my precious poinsettia has already been settled, so I will continue to water it and speak to it for as long as it takes. And when that first green leaf appears, whether that is one year, ten years, or fifty years, it will be but an echo of what I already received.

Hebrews 11:1 gives us the goods as it delivers “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This is NOW Faith, family! Not “later” faith. So where is your NOW Faith for the financial breakthrough you are seeking, my brother? Where is your NOW faith for your broken relationship, my sister? You already have the promises of God, so what are you waiting for?

Father, Thank You that every one of Your promises is a resounding YES and AMEN (1 Corinthians 1:20). Thank You for NOW Faith that You have already given to us through Jesus Christ. We ask You today to remove every hindrance of doubt and unbelief, which we believe by NOW Faith, You have! In Jesus Name, we thank You that we possess faith that is pleasing to You in every way. Amen and Amen.

Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to claim and receive your promise for every situation and circumstance. Determine to never walk in lack or deficit again because of Who your Daddy is! Reach into the Bank of God’s Word to make a deposit for whatever you need. And continue to fight the good fight of laying hold to NOW Faith; for God, your Eternal Time Keeper, has already given you the victory!

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Jesus is coming soon!

May God Bless you and keep you always.

With warmest regards,

And, in service of The Most High King,

Matthew

© 2015.

God is changing His frequency

A Daily Word from the Word for Monday, September 14, 2015

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” – John 10:27

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For the past two weeks, I have experienced a recurring vision of a scene with calm waters separating two parcels of land. The atmosphere is surreal, with fog sitting atop of the water amidst a backdrop of dusk.

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On one side of the water, were transmitters that looked like lighthouses, and on the other were receivers. The transmitters and receivers were no longer lit in unison, signifying an out of sync transmission.   Even more confounding is that many of the transmitters stopped lighting up all together. Genesis 1:2 makes known that “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”

The Lord revealed that He is changing His frequency, and that He is restricting His voice. What this means for His people is we must press in like never before to lock in to this new frequency. These are perilous times that we are about to encounter, and as such, only those who are intentional and strategic about the things of God will be privy to His voice. What is going on right now in the heavenly realm is nothing like I have ever sensed before. We must ready ourselves.

Be of good cheer! For God did not give this revelation to instill fear, but rather as a message of hope, equipping, and preparation, because He loves us that much!

Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank you for Your faithfulness to us, even when we are not faithful to You. Thank You that while we were yet sinners, You sent Your Son Jesus to die for us (Romans 5:8). Help us find Your new frequency. We thank You that You will not allow us to miss it. Speak to us Lord like never before, revealing great and mighty things to come (Jeremiah 33:3). In Jesus Name, we thank You that we are permanently and securely tapped into You. Amen and Amen.

Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to be very purposeful, intentional, and persistent about pressing in for the things of God. Determine to pursue the face of the Father like never before—no longer be satisfied for a move of His Hand; but rather seek His face (2 Chronicles 7:14). And continue to fight the good fight of hearing His Voice; for God, your Perfect Sound, has already given you the victory!

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Jesus is coming soon!

May God Bless you and keep you always.

With warmest regards,

And, in service of The Most High King,

Matthew

© 2015.