PROPHETIC WINDS DECLARING GOD’S DEFENSE [MORNING]

TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Deuteronomy 6:17-25

TODAYS RHEMA

Deuteronomy 6:22 and the LORD showed signs and wonders before our eyes, great and severe, against Egypt, Pharaoh, and all his household.

For generations, Israelites were enslaved. They were in deep suffering and persecution. Let alone to pray, they even did not have enough time to rest. Seeing this, God finally took action. He chose Moses as His vice and prophet. Moses was tasked by God to deliver the Israelites from Pharaoh’s grip. But because of Pharaoh’s stubbornness, God has no choice but to send Ten Plagues.

God becomes the Israelites advocate and prosecutor. Exodus 10:13-14, explains intricately how God sent upon Israelites’ for His army. By the aide from East Winds, He sent swarms of locust upon the land of Egypt. For some people, East Winds could become a catastrophe. On the other hand, Israelites felt the opposite: it was time for them to flee from Egypt. Flee from their oppressors. It’s a solid proof of how God defends His chosen.

Problems, hardships, and struggles are always there. Especially since pandemic hits us hard anxieties, depression, fears, worries, and even hopelessness are no longer lurking behind the shadows, it’s already in front of us. Countless people give up their hope. But as Christian, we have God Almighty. His East Winds would not bring destruction, but only salvation. We could experience spectacular and awe-inspiring events in our lives. Through that and only through that, we could be His instrument of glory.

REFLECTION

Prophetic winds of Holy Spirit from the East WOULD NOT BRING DESTRUCTION, but would only DECLARE HIS DEFENSE to you.

APPLICATIONS

  1. Are you currently in hardships or problems right now?
  2. How would you respond to your struggles?
  3. Write down your commitments after reading this daily deviation.

TODAY’S PRAYER

“Jesus, my Good Shepherd, I am grateful, because You always be there for me. Teach me to see and live up Your grace every single day and come to realize that Your defense is true and amen. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

Exodus 9-11
Matthew 15:21-39

WHAT MAKE PROPHETIC WINDS FROM THE EAST SO DIFFERENT FOR BELIEVERS? [MORNING]

TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Malachi 3:1-18

TODAY’S RHEMA

Malachi 3:18 Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.

Louisa had lost count, how many times did she ever listen to testimonials in her church. They’d all wonderful and magnificent. She felt content with her life and asked nothing to God. She had everything: good families, healthy lifestyle, helpful friends, she excelled in academics, her services in the church also without spot. She felt okay with all she has.

Out of sudden, the Covid-19 pandemic hits her life hard. Especially financial. Her parents’ business progressed slowly. She needed to find a job. It’s her time to help her family’s struggle. It’s next to impossible, her friends said, all companies fired their employees. Those words came into deaf ears, she believes God would help her. She sent her resume to a single company. After just a few days, her future employer contacted her. She did her interview as best as she could. The best things are: she could start her job the day after, her position suited her, and her salary, is beyond her wildest imagination.

There are problems, sure. The crisis comes and goes, yes. But Psalms 91: 7 said this to us: A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. He would let us fall on to our knees. His winds would not ravage us, His winds would only send salvation and positive feedback within our lives. His light would illuminate our path, so other people would follow us and would not get lost. Through us, this world would see His guidance and love. His prophetic winds would come and turn the tides in our favor.

REFLECTION

PROPHETIC WINDS OF HOLY SPIRIT from the East would bring CHANGE that could separate the righteous and the wicked.

APPLICATIONS

1. Could you tell us how prophetic winds from the East affect your life?
2. In your opinion, why does God so desire to make prophetic winds from the East to blow?
3. Is there any solid difference in how East winds of the Holy Spirit affects the righteous and the wicked?

TODAY’S PRAYER

“O LORD, I know, no matter how hard this East Winds blow it will not annihilate me. On the contrary, it will turn the tides in my favor, so I could be Your instruments to illuminate this world. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

Exodus 7-8
Matthew 15:1-20

The Consequences Of Transgression And Stubbornness

TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Proverbs 28:1-28

TODAY’S RHEMA

Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

There was a time when Swedish King, Charles XII did not want to recognized Gregorian calendar out of sheer pride and stubbornness. Thus resulting in Sweden had a convoluted dating system and therefore documents mismanagement. This chaos only ended when the Great Northern War emerged in 1700. Diverting their attention from calendar issues. On 29th February 1704, a huge crowd gathered and celebrated Sweden’s first leap year. King Charles XII, incapable of stopping such a huge crowd, made a royal decree. The final date of February in 1712 would be ended with 30 February instead of 29. It was a huge step transitioning from Julian calendar to Gregorian calendar.

Simply because of stubbornness, Egypt had to endure many troubles and misfortunes. Pharaoh’s stubbornness finally took its toll. Ten Plagues of Egypt. Each more severe than before. Eighth Plagues turned Egypt into the desert, plagued by swarms of locust, send by God by strong winds. So great the calamity even in the bright sunny day: They covered all the ground until it was black(Ex: 10:15a).

The consequence of stubbornness and transgression is severe. Like the Pharaoh, many of us didn’t yet realize: our lives are plagued. Plagued from our sins, our transgressions, our misdeed. Let’s look within ourselves, check our hearts. What’re our wrongdoings towards Him? What have we done? Confess our transgressions, our sins. Like what the Pharaoh did. When we truly confess and ask for His forgiveness, God would only then send his West Winds and sends billions upon billions of locusts into the Red Sea never to be seen again. Confess our misdeed and repent especially from stubbornness, then His West Winds would sweep away our problems, right here and now.

REFLECTION

TRANSGRESSIONS and STUBBORNNESS only bring severe consequences in our lives.

APPLICATIONS

  1. Do you ever act stubbornly and did not admit your misdeed to God? Then, what did God show you?
  2. Why God does not want you to act stubbornly?
  3. Then, how you could repent from your sins?

TODAY’S PRAYER

“God, I am grateful to have a faithful Lord just like You even when I do not act accordingly and respond the same. You still faithfully with me, the sinner. Forgive me for all of my misdeed and sins. I no longer want to act stubbornly. Show my misdeed and then lead me to Your way. Heal my spirits and use my life as Your instruments, to spread Your words, Your blessings, and to glorify Your name even more than today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

Genesis 43-45
Matthew 12:24-50

FORGIVENESS WILL BRING BACK THE LOST THING CAUSED BY SIN [NOON]

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

2 Chronicles 7:11-22

RHEMA

2 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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

It has been several months since Ashley could not do her normal activities. Her legs were unable to support her to stand up. Ashley had to use a wheelchair to go anywhere. But lately, Ashley seemed to have lost her spirit. She just laid on her bed. Her body was getting thinner and weaker because she no longer had the desire to eat. The doctor had difficulty finding her disease because, from the results of the examination, everything was normal.

Kevin, Ashley’s husband, finally told what happened to his wife to their cell group. They had a quite successful catering business. They were assisted by her cousin who was her right-hand man as well. One day, Ashley heard the news that all big orders were canceled. After investigating, it turned out that her cousin offered a much cheaper price and took over the order. Not only that, but many other customers also switched to her cousin. Since that incident, Ashley fell ill and became paralyzed. From there, their cell group explained that the illness might be caused by bitterness. They prayed together so that Ashley could release her cousin’s forgiveness. Her health has gradually recovered and is now able to learn to walk normally.

We have learned together that all good and perfect blessings come from God (James 1:17). That is why when we do something that is against God’s will or which is called sin, then we will lose God’s presence and approval. Heartache or bitterness is also a sin that lies deep in the heart. If we allow this, it will take root deeper, it will cause various illnesses. We will lose health which is very valuable and useful for doing the will of the Father. Today, if anyone still has bitterness, open our hearts wide. Let the winds of the Holy Spirit from the west sweep away every hatred, hurt, anger, and disappointment. Cleanse and sanctify our hearts with forgiveness from God so that we are ready to receive health and other blessings from God again.

REFLECTION

FORGIVENESS will BRING BACK everything which was LOST CAUSED BY SIN.

APPLICATIONS

  1. Check yourself, what is lost from your life as a result of sin?
  2. Have you received by faith the forgiveness and restoration that God has provided?
  3. What is your commitment to always protect your life and heart from sinning?

PRAYER

”Father, thank you for the forgiveness that You have provided through the sacrifice of the blood of Your only Son Jesus Christ. We accept it with faith, forgiveness, and restoration in our lives. Enable us to forgive those who have wronged us as You have forgiven us. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.”

The Grace Makes You Deserve To Receive Things From God

TODAY’S FOD FOR THE SOUL

Ephesians 2:1-9

TODAY’S RHEMA

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

Once upon a time, there lived a generous king. One day the king did his daily inspection routine accompanied by his loyal soldiers. The king and his men disguised themselves as commoners, so the king could see the situation of his kingdom as it is. After did this daily routine, this king came into fruit stall to buy some fruits and then summed up this daily inspection routine. The king just about to pay for his goods when suddenly a little thief, snatched his purse swiftly and ran away. King’s men then chased that thief.

When the thief got caught, he then was brought before the king. Privately the king asked the boy some questions: ‘Who is he? Where did he come from? Where’s his family? How old is he?’ The little thief told his story. He was abandoned by his parents when he just barely six. He lived up his life as a street urchin and improved his skill in theft to fill his stomach. Fueled with pity and mercy the king asked this boy, ‘Would you mind if I adopt you? To raise you as my children? To give you love and everything you need?’ This ex-thief now living his life as a prince. The queen also helps him and tries their best to make him happy.

This is just an illustration but this narrative is parallel to our lives. We did terrible things back then. We lived our lives deep in sins and mistakes. But our Father never looked us down. He raised us high above the ground, purified us, and made us His beloved children. Princes and princesses in His eternal Kingdom. That how His grace works. Not because we are worthy, but because God Himself makes us worthy. No matter how deep we were in sins and despair, as long as we have this unyielding will to find Him and seek His forgiveness, he will send His prophetic winds of Holy Spirit down to us. To sweep our sins away and also bring upon us new spiritual breakthrough.

REFLECTION

THE GRACE makes us ABLE TO RECEIVE things you DO NOT DESERVE to.

APPLICATIONS

  1. Why can you receive things that you do not deserve?
  2. In your opinion, what role does the Holy Spirit have in this selection process?
  3. Try to reflect and share about the grace God has ever let you experienced!

TODAY’S PRAYER

“My good Father, I am grateful for Your grace to me. I, the sinner, is unfit and unworthy but You insist to give me Your unlimited mercy and still. You make me Your beloved children and granted me eternal salvation. I am fully aware, it’s not for what we do, but because of Your grace and mercy alone. I am grateful, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

Genesis 41-42
Matthew 12:1-23

THE FORGIVENESS OF GOD CANCELS PUNISHMENT AND CURSES [EVENING]

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Galatians 3:1-14

RHEMA

Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),

Both the laws of the world and the law know what is called the law of sowing and reaping. What we do now will have an impact on the future. Whether it’s good deeds or bad deeds, we will receive both results in the future. But unfortunately, not everyone realizes this, so they often act without thinking about the consequences that will be received later.

Ignorance or lack of knowledge of God, makes some people never think that the punishment and curse due to sin will reach their children and grandchildren. No wonder there are people whose marriages have always been in trouble and have been divorced several times. Or however hard it worked, but as if the blessing was leaking. The doors of blessing seem closed to them, even though they did not feel they had committed a mistake or a fatal sin. This is what is called the hereditary curse.

If any of us feel like we have experienced something similar, we don’t need to blame the generation above us. If we claim to believe in Jesus the Lord and the work of His cross, He has borne and paid for all the curses on the cross. And if we are sinners in the present, repent quickly. Because we certainly don’t want our children and grandchildren to share the punishment for our mistakes. Rhema God says that right now the wind of the Holy Spirit from the west sweeping away every sin and transgression is blown. Use this moment to immediately realize our mistakes. Confess sins and ask God for forgiveness. Then the wind of the Holy Spirit that brings forgiveness will cancel the punishment and remove the curse caused by our sins and mistakes. We will be freed from the bondage of sin that is destroying and our steps will be guided towards the fulfillment of the promise of the year of glory from God.

REFLECTION

The wind of the Holy Spirit CANCELS PUNISHMENTS and CURSE caused by our sins and mistakes.

APPLICATIONS

  1. Do you currently feel like your life is under condemnation and curse? Why is that?
  2. What makes it seem like you are living in darkness?
  3. What will you do to get rid of curses and punishments?

PRAYER

”Lord Jesus, we are thankful that You are a very gracious and merciful God. No matter how bad the sins we have committed, You will never refuse our pleas for forgiveness and remorse. We want to repent and leave our sins. Please accompany and strengthen us, truly we do not want to crucify You a second time because of our sins and transgressions. Thank God. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.”

REPENTANCE BRINGS WINDS OF MERCY [NOON]

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

1 John 1:5-10

RHEMA

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness

Little Johnny and his older sister Sally visited their grandparent’s farm. There little Johnny was given a slingshot by his grandfather for him to play with. Little Johnny trained himself again and again but found no improvement whatsoever, whether it’s accuracy or else. He walked back to his grandparent’s home for dinner when suddenly he saw it. A priced goose belongs to his grandmother. Still upset because of his slow progress, he aimed his slingshot at the unexpected and unprepared goose. The pebble hit its target, bullseye. The goose lying motionless. Dead. Little Johnny, shocked and felt remorseful, bury “the evidence and the victim” under a pile of logs and twigs.

Sally saw the entire scene uttered no words. After dinner, their grandmother asked Sally: “Sally would you be so kind as to help me with the dishes?” Instead, she said: “Granny, Johnny said he wanted to help you with the dishes” Sally then whispered into Johnny’s ear: “I know about the goose” His face turned to paper white and he froze. Johnny helped his grandmother with the dishes. The next day, when Johnny was about to go fishing with her grandfather, again Sally murmured something: goose. Instead of him went fishing and Sally helped with house chores, he now must help his grandmother and let Sally go fishing. Couldn’t hold up any longer little Johnny gather his courage up and knell before his grandmother. He was crying and asked for her forgiveness. He confessed everything to the details where he buried her grandmother’s priced goose. His grandmother just sitting there, listened, and after his confession hugged little Johnny, and said softly: “I already knew everything, my dear. I saw it through my window that day. I forgive you. It’s okay. My only regret is: what took you so long? Why you let Sally used you?”

We are just like little Johnny. We try our best to hide our sins from Him. All-knowing and omniscience LORD. Convinced ourselves: no one is watching therefore nothing is happening. We did successfully lied to others. But we cannot deny what was happening. We lost our inner peace because when we lied, the devil snatched it away from our hearts along with “happiness” and left behind “guilt and anxiety” he did all of this to intimidate us, to separate us further from God’s grace and salvation. Only if we confess our misdeed and repent, only then God will show His mercy and frees us. If somehow we still hide “dead goose” inside of our hearts, God kindly says through His apostle:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins(1 John 1:9a)… it’s a certain AMEN. Do not let the devil take advantage of us. Come, kneels, and repent. And then feel it, His West Winds of Holy Spirit would come upon us and blow our sins away, as far as East from West.

REFLECTION

When we willingly CONFESS OUR SINS and REPENT, then prophetic WINDS OF FORGIVENESS would blow upon us.

APPLICATIONS

  1. What do you feel when you hide some misdeeds or mistakes?
  2. How did that affect your life?
  3. What’s your commitment after knowing that only through God’s mercy, your life could be restored?

PRAYER

“Jesus our LORD, we are truly grateful, for all this kindness and generosity You pour down to our lives. Forgive us o LORD and show us mercy, teach us to walk in Your path and only by Your everlasting guidance, lead us with Your light and deliver us from evil. We are grateful. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen .”

The Wind Of The Holy Spirit Brings Forgiveness

TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Psalm 103: 1-22

TODAY’S RHEMA

Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Every time Kimmy hears about Gospel and repentance, her heart feels broken. She has been a lesbian for ten years. Deep in her heart, she knows she has done a big sin yet she can not escape from it. Kimmy has lived together with her girlfriend, Rossy, who has 2 daughters. There are times she wants to repent but she feels that her sin is too big to be forgiven. Even, she has no courage to come in service for she’s too filthy. That’s the trap and deceitfulness of sin.

In this world, no man has no sin, even since they were in their mother’s womb (Psalm 51:7). Through one man sin entered the world and death through sin and that death spread to all men. However, by the grace of God through one man, all men’s sins are also paid in full by Jesus Christ. Generational sin has been removed since we accept Jesus but the sin we do is our responsibility.

Everyone who lives in sin, their lives is under the curse. That sin will take and destroy everything. Illness, dispute, hardship, and problems make the sky over our head shall be bronze, dark, and far from the blessing of God. The good news is God has given rhema for us right now. The prophetic wind of the Holy Spirit is moving strongly among us. One of them is from the west which brings forgiveness and removes our sins. No matter how dark our life or how fatal our sin was, if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and remove our sins as far as east from west. It’s the time to renew our life and receive forgiveness by the grace of God.

REFLECTION

The wind of the Holy Spirit from the west BRINGS FORGIVENESS and REMOVES your sins.

APPLICATIONS

  1. Are you still hiding a sin? What’s that?
  2. What happens to your life when you still deal with that sin?
  3. Knowing that the wind of the Holy Spirit from the west is moving now, what will you do?

TODAY’S PRAYER

“Jesus, there’s nothing I can hide before You. Open and check my heart, show me the sin and transgressions I have done so that I can repent wholeheartedly. I don’t want to live in sin and far from Your grace. Thank You, God. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

Genesis 39-40
Matthew 11

GOD WILL IMMEDIATELY HELP, PROTECT AND SAVE HIS PEOPLE

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Isaiah 51:1-23

RHEMA

Isaiah 51:14 The captive exile hastens, that he may be loosed, That he should not die in the pit, And that his bread should not fail.

The way God helps us is often difficult to understand logically. Sometimes we feel God is letting us wait too long. We have prayed for a long time, we have persevered and faithfully waited for His promise, but until now it has not been fulfilled. We begin to worry that we will become tired of waiting. Our heart feels tight because we don’t know when the help will come.

Martha and Mary experienced the same thing while waiting for Jesus to come and to help their brother Lazarus who was very sick. Jesus could have arrived at their place on the same day, but Jesus deliberately delayed for 3 days. During that time Martha and Mary must have been very anxious about the coming of Jesus. And it was as if Jesus was too late because Lazarus was already dead and buried when He came. For humans, it is too late, but for the Lord Jesus, it is never too late. Because God not only wanted to heal Lazarus but to reveal His glory and His might by raising Lazarus from the dead. (John 11: 1-45)

Sometimes as believers we are faced with difficult situations and circumstances. To choose to believe or see the situation that is right in front of our eyes. Remember that God already has a plan for our lives. He is teaching, shaping, and maturing us so that His glory can be revealed through our problems. _As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young,
Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings,
So the LORD alone led him, And there was no foreign god with him._ (Deuteronomy 32: 11-12). Thus God’s help and protection will COME SOON with the wind of the Holy Spirit to save us. His strong and mighty hand will soon reach out, hold us, and lift us so that we may be saved from all calamities. Our part is to STAY BELIEVING in our faithful God.

REFLECTION

When the WIND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT blows, it means that He will immediately HELP, PROTECT and SAVE His people.

APPLICATIONS

  1. In your opinion, why does God often let us wait so long?
  2. What do you feel during the waiting period for the fulfillment of God’s promises?
  3. How will you respond to the winds of the Holy Spirit from the south that bring you help and salvation?

PRAYER

”Lord Jesus, we believe it is time for Your help to come to each of us. The south wind of the Holy Spirit comes and blows strongly. Protection, deliverance, and salvation occur in our lives, our families, our church, and our nation. Thank you, Lord, in Your name Lord Jesus we pray. Amen.”

GOD’S STRETCHED HANDS HELPING YOU OVERCOMING PROBLEM

TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Isaiah 38:13-20

TODAY’S RHEMA

Isaiah 38:17a Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness;

Floating in the middle of the ocean in a small inflatable boat is not a good experience. An old man hopes that another ship will pass and save him. Indeed, two large ships are passing by, but not one of them noticed his existence and just walks away. Day by day, this old man is getting weak and desperate. He even accidentally burns the rubber boat where he was the only one he could survive. Losing hope, he allows himself to sink under the sea. However, suddenly a hand reaches into the water. The old man swims up and welcomes the helping hand. The huge flames from his rubber boat have caught the attention of people on board passing by in the distance, saving him.

When a wave of problems surrounds us, it has become our basic instinct to survive by relying on our strength and reason. After that, we will start trying to find other people’s help. Not infrequently, we also find that no one can or wants to help us. However, like the story above, often when we experience a big crisis and lose all our grip, and don’t know what else to do, God’s help comes.

It’s not that God doesn’t care about us. He cares about the goodness of His children. Because of His great love for us, He wants us to learn that God is the only one we can hope for and rely on. When we realize it and want to surrender completely to Him, God will blow the prophetic winds of His Holy Spirit to save us. He will anoint us so that we can overcome all problems with His strength and wisdom. He will send people who will stretch out their hands so that through them and with them, the whole plan of God is fulfilled.

REFLECTION

God NEVER lets you DROWN in trouble, He will immediately STRETCH HIS HAND and RISE you up again.

APPLICATIONS

1. What problems are you experiencing right now?
2. Why will God never let us sink into problems?
3. How will you address your problem from now on?

TODAY’S PRAYER

“Dear Father, thank you that You never leave me. You are always there to stretch out Your hand in time, so that I may gain salvation and deliverance. Let it be through y life that everyone may see, not because of me, not because of others, but because of Your deeds, I may get all that You have promised. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

Genesis 25-26
Matthew 8: 1-17

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