TODAY’S PROPHETIC NUMBER – 4/8/2023
Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
We are tempted like no other generation to give up on goodness and truth, and think as the world does. Hold onto and think on things above – not on the things of earth. You are made in the image of God and you have the mind of Christ. Put on the helmet of Salvation to protect against the lies of the enemy. You are called victorious!
Declaration: I’m not conformed to this world. I’m transformed by the renewing of my mind today and every day.
HOW TO CELEBRATE EASTER WHEN YOU’RE LIVING GOOD FRIDAY
Every Christian has those days when it’s hard to wait for the cavalry to show up. When you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing, but you’re worn out on waiting. This is something God has personally dealt with me about. I’ve been there and lived to tell the story.
You need to learn how to live like you’re risen when you feel dead yourself. You can have victory when everybody else has written you off. Whether you are godly or ungodly, you will go through times of darkness, but is followed by a breakthrough of light…
…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance… – Ecclesiastes 3:4
You will have days where you want to weep and mourn, and days where you want to laugh and dance. The same Bible that tells you this, also says, “in all things were are more than conquerors,” and that we will have trouble “sure as sparks fly upward.”
No, it’s not a contradiction. It is simply a fact of life on planet Earth that God has made us to have incredible victory in spite of our miserable failures.
Our Christian experience is full of good and bad days. Some days, God’s power is obvious. Others, it is not. That is the difference between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, but hear me on this: the power of God is just as real on both days!
For you and me, Good Friday will always be a day of betrayal, false accusations, beating, torture, pain, standing alone when you should have been surrounded by friends, and having to keep your mouth shut when you’re more than able to defend yourself. It is a day when the sky grows dark – a day of despair, shame, anguish and laying down your life.
Likewise, Resurrection Sunday will always be about new beginnings, great hope, joy and unexpected surprises. It is when your enemies have fallen out, you get a clear word from the Lord, and doors you thought would never be open, have been blown off the hinges. The power of God shows up and so does victory.
Again, the power of God is real on both days! If you can’t tap into his power on Good Friday, you’ll never see the Easter mornings God has planned for you. Yes, it is the will of God that you should know how to think and what to think when all hell is breaking loose!
God’s power has never been a “get out of jail free” card for life’s desperate situations.
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