Take Revenge

We have heard “Vengence is mine, says the Lord” preached, as it should be. He is much better at true justice than we could ever be. He also does it with absolute righteousness and with no malice. However, there is an appropriate time to take your revenge.

 

2 Corinthians 10:5-6 (KJV) says, 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

We are to be ready to take revenge on every lie that has been spoken to us and over us. Those lies most likely have caused us to make decisions that stood in opposition to God’s will and plan for our lives. Those decisions then, in effect, led to actions of disobedience. That disobedience was the weapon of choice that the enemy used against us to rob, kill, and destroy our lives.

But when we cast those thoughts, lies, and disobedience down and walk in obedience to the One who called us, we actually make the enemy pay. Our obedience is what gets revenge on the enemy. We can then take revenge on our past and on the old bad decisions we’ve made. We can say HaHa devil. You don’t win. I win. And now that I know the truth, I am making it my business to make up for lost time. I will take new territory and walk in my purpose. When the enemy comes to tempt you, yell back to him, “now I know to do the opposite, and I might even do it twice. HA!”

So go for it! Take revenge and make the devil pay!

Jaime Luce

Expect it!

There is a book available to those who are pregnant, or as we say, expecting. It’s called “What to expect when you’re expecting.” The irony is if you expect something, you already know what you are expecting. We sometimes fail to see we have this same upsidedown idea of prayer. We pray but then act like we have no idea what will happen.

Mark 11:24 (NIV) says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

If you don’t expect anything, then why pray? Why waste your time. Even in football, the quarterback may throw the last chance throw that seems improbable, hoping for a score, and we call it throwing up a Hail Mary. They don’t expect to get it, but they throw it up just in case. If you expect nothing, you’ll get nothing. You will get what you have expected.

Don’t pray as you play. Pray believing. This Father’s Day, Be like Father Abraham. He is known to the Christian world as the Father of Faith. He never staggered at the promise of God. He never considered the condition and deadness of his or his wife’s body. He was fully persuaded. Romans 4:21 “And begin fully persuaded that what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” And he received!
Pray differently today. Expect to receive what you are believing for, not by mind over matter but by faith! It is by faith you will receive. Believe the One who promised and expect it!

Episode #1 Family Legacy

Philippians 4:9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me- put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. 

Paul left a legacy to Timothy, his son in the faith. Even now, we are receiving from his legacy that inspires us to live as Christians.

During this episode, Jaime shared the microphone with both Judy Mercer and Jeremy Mercer to talk about “Family Legacy,” what it is and how to create one. Hear the insights from their family’s experience of a Godly legacy of prayer, service, and a surrendered life to Jesus Christ. It will inspire you to live on purpose and to leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren. Don’t miss it! 

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How To Reign

Death beds produce weighty final words. You don’t waste them when time is running out. You don’t bother with the things that don’t matter. Even in crime movies, the person dying utters the name of the perpetrator or a dying family member emits their last chance at an “I love you” or an “I’m sorry.” You say the things that need to be said. You say what matters most.

So what did King David, who reigned over God’s people, say to his young and inexperienced son? What were his final instructions for becoming a king? In 1 Chronicles 22:12, He first tells him to keep God’s law, and then he will prosper, which is always the prerequisite. But then he gives instructions in v.16. “Arise therefore, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee.” In other words, Get Busy! But busy doing what?

What did David prepare so fervently for so that no time would be wasted? For this one thing, he left nothing undone so that what mattered most would be taken care of. What was so important? To build the Lord’s house! Not how to grow your kingdom or how to defeat your enemy. No. Instead, he gave him the key to a successful reign. Do what God says and build his house. That is what a God-king teaches his kids, and we should do the same.

Don’t waste time building your kingdom where moth and rust corrupt. Build Gods! David layed up ahead of time, all the money, the furniture, all the building materials, and all the labor. He prepared and planned and gave lengthy instructions for one thing. He then told Solomon to get busy doing it. Get up and build God’s house. 

Folks, like David, time is short. Don’t waste another minute or your substance on your own kingdoms that will someday vanish away. There is one Kingdom that will never pass away. There is one Kingdom that is eternal and where the work will never be wasted or lost. Seize your final moments before Christ returns. He is coming for a glorious church. So “Arise therefore, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee!” 

Jaime Luce

Don’t Walk. Run!

God isn’t going to win. He’s already won! Satan isn’t going to lose. He’s already lost! So what are you waiting on? This Christian life is not a walk-a-thon. It’s a race. 1 Corinthians 9:24 says, “Know you not that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”

Run! Don’t walk. David said in Psalm 18:29, “For by You I can run through a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall.” So today, blow past the things running against you. Leap over every hurdle placed in front of you. Run and get your prize. There is nothing that the Devil can do to stop you that God hasn’t already dealt with for you. You have been given all authority!

2 Peter 1:3a, “as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.” You have already been equipped with everything you need. If you have not yet received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, then get it! We have no excuses. Everything that we need has already been purchased and given. All we need to do now is run.

There is a great cloud of witnesses cheering you on! Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” God has marked your lane. He has set your mark, and He has set your free. So run! Start now. Don’t let anything stop you. Run hard and run fast. So advance today in Jesus Name, and claim your prize.

 

Jaime Luce