Friday, March 30, 2012


Christ is the living Word of God and when you are shut in with Him in prayer, the Holy Spirit will always lead you to God's revealed Word. He will build up your faith by feeding you from the Bible, even while you are in the secret closet!

We are commanded: "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. . . . Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand in the evil day. . . . And take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Ephesians 6:11, 13, 17).

Often when you receive specific instructions from the Lord, His Spirit will whisper, "Now turn to . . ." and you will be directed to a passage of Scripture. God's Word will speak to you directly, telling you how to get through your crisis.

Many Christians reading this message simply must hear a word from the Lord. Nobody on earth can help them. The only way for them to get through their trial is by staying in Christ's presence until He gives them direction. He must tell them the way through—what to do and when and how to act. His exclusive direction to them will not come one minute too early or too late. It will all be in the Holy Spirit’s timing!

Beloved, there is no need for you to worry about your trial. God is faithful to respond to your every need and request. Simply pray, "Lord, I come now not just to have my needs met but I come also to meet Your need!"

We were made for fellowship with Him even in our heaviest times. I ask you: Do you love to be with Him? Let your heart cry out, "Jesus, You are my everything. You are my soul's great pleasure and I love Your company!"

Father, help us to listen closely to Your Spirit and put all our confidence in Your revealed Word.