Quiet Time with Jesus – Abounding in HOPE

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Jesus declared, 

I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.
— John 3:3

Jesus also said, 

You should not be surprised at My saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
— John 3:7-8

My understanding is: To be a citizen of the kingdom of God, one must be born again - not physically but spiritually i.e. a new spirit baptized in the Spirit of God. The wind represents the nature of the Holy Spirit and the believer who yields to the leading of the Holy Spirit. 

Paul prayed and asked God to give us the SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION so that we may KNOW HIM better. 


My Prayer

Thank You Father God that our mind is being renewed by Your Word and day by day, You are giving wisdom and revelation to those who diligently seek You to know You better.

Today, I pray for every believer. Please enable us to use our faith to discover what the riches (of our glorious inheritance) look like and especially when the powers of darkness and disease war against us, we are able to rise up as representatives of another world namely THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Please empower us to exercise the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, bringing divine order to what is chaotic, and defeating spirits of darkness that are prowling around devouring people’s lives here on earth. 

In Jesus’ mighty name we pray!

Amen!

Important to note:

Our Lord Jesus Christ had already defeated death. He is now seated at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms according to Ephesians 1:20-23. God has already placed ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET. Christ is the Head of the Church. The Church is the Body of Christ. Therefore, even if we are seated at the lowest part of Christ (i.e. His feet), ALL things are already under us not above. Hallelujah!

Let us enjoy the presence of God, meditate on His Word and receive wisdom and revelation of the truth.

The truth: We are CALLED TO WALK in what Christ has already accomplished i.e. WE WALK IN VICTORY. Glory to God!!!

When our Lord Jesus Christ returns, He is not coming to rescue us. He is coming to receive us, His Beautiful Bride - purified (as gold) and clothed in white (as snow), sanctified through and through. Amen.

Today, I agree with Paul in prayer: Father God, let the eyes of our hearts be enlightened so that we may see and understand, and KNOW THE HOPE (i.e. the anticipated and assured result) TO WHICH YOU HAVE CALLED US.

Amen!

Lam Yee Ling