Verses on Angels

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“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”

Psalm 91:11-12

“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.”

Exodus 23:20

“Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my Heavenly Father.”

Matthew 18:10

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”

Hebrews 1:14

“The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all. Praise the LORD, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His word. Praise the LORD, all His heavenly hosts, you His servants who do His will. Praise the LORD, all His works. Everywhere in His dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.”

Psalm 103:19-22

“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

Hebrews 13:2

“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang: ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.”

Revelation 5:11-12

“And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

Matthew 24:31

 

“Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:10

 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”

Matthew 24:36

“Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.”

Matthew 4:11

“Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?”

Matthew 26:53

“The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers,”

Matthew 13:41

Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

2 Kings 6:17

“Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!”

Psalm 148:2

“Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,”

Revelation 12:7

For it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,”

Luke 4:10

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My Library

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Here are a list of books I have read and that reside in my library! They are not in alphabetical order. I divided the books by categories and will continually add to the list as I read more books. Please leave names of books or authors you love in the comments section! I’m always looking for a great new read! 🙂

Heaven Encounters:

Heaven: Closer Encounters of the God Kind by Jesse Duplantis

My Time In Heaven Richard Sigmund

Josiah’s Fire by Tahni Cullen

Divine Revelation of Angels by Mary K Baxter

Divine Revelation of Heaven by Mary K Baxter

Angel Stories by Jonathan Nixon

A Rabbi looks at the After Life by Jonathan Bernis

Imagine Heaven by John Burke

Apologetics:

Why Suffering? By Ravi Zacherias

Why Jesus? By Ravi Zacherias

Who Made God? And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith by Ravi Zacherias and Norman L. Geisler

Spiritual Warefare:

Dealing with Hindering Spirits: When the Warfare Moves from Natural to Supernatural by Perry Stone

Exposing Satan’s Playbook by Perry Stone

Out of the Devils Cauldron by John Ramirez

Unmasking the Devil by John Ramirez

Armed and Dangerous by John Ramirez

Battle of Life Jesse Duplantis

There’s a Crack in your Armor by Perry Stone

Truly Free by Robert Morris

Deliver us from Evil by Ravi Zacherias

Satan’s Dirty Little Secret by Steve Foss

A Mind Set Free by Jimmy Evans

The Dark Side of the Supernatural by Brynne Larson

Holy Spirit:

The God I Never Knew by Robert Morris

The Code of the Holy Spirit by Perry Stone

The Beauty of Spiritual Language by Jack Hayford

What the Bible Says about the Holy Spirit by Stanley M. Horton

Prophecy:

Prophecies Concealed Now Revealed by Perry Stone

The Trump Prophecies by Mark Taylor and Mary Colbert

The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn

The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn

The Paradigm by Jonathan Cahn

The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn

End Times:

Earth’s Final Moments by John Hagee

The Three Heavens: Angels, Demons and What Lies Ahead by John Hagee

Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change by John Hagee

Living In Final Chapter: The Predictions of the Ancient Prophets are Now Coming to Pass by Perry Stone

Dreams:

How to Interpret Dreams and Visions by Perry Stone

Relationships: 

The Right One by Jimmy Evans & Frank Martin

From Pain to Paradise by Karen Evans

Sassy, Single, and Satisfied by Michelle Mckinney Hammond

How to Pick a Spouse by Dan Chun

Spiritual Growth: 

Opening the Gates of Heaven by Perry Stone

The Blessed Life by Robert Morris

Prayer:

Why Keep Praying by Robert Morris

Divine Revelation of Prayer by Mary K Baxter

Hearing the Voice of God:

Frequency by Robert Morris

Wanting a God You Can Talk To by Jesse Duplantis

No category:

Chronicles of the Sacred Mountain Perry Stone

The Power of Your Words by Robert Morris

Break Out by Joel Osteen

I Declare by Joel Osteen

Become a Better You by Joel Osteen

Because They Hate by Brigitte Gabriel

What You Need to Know about Islam & Muslims by George W. Braswell Jr.

Rise of ISIS by Jay Sekulow

Faithbook of Jesus by Renee Johnson

The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland

iGods by Craig Detweiler

100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart by Robert J Morgan

Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn

Metaphysics: Constructing a World View by William Hasker

Switching on Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf

The Fantasy Fallacy by Shannon Ethridge

Next on my reading list:

Alive in the Spirit by A.W. Tozer

21 Seconds to Change Your World by Mark Rutland

Defeating Strongholds of the Mind by Rebecca Greenwood

The Invisible War by Chip Ingram

Twas the Night Before Jesus Came

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Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house, Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care, In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed, Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head. And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap, Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter, I sprang to my feet to see what was The matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray, I knew in a moment this must be The Day!

The light of His face made me cover my head, It was Jesus! Returning just like He had said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His Hand, Was written the name of every saved man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name; When He said “It’s not here” My head hung in shame!

The people whose names had been written with love, He gathered to take to His Father above. With those who were ready He rose without a sound, While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and this sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; The coming of Jesus is drawing near. There’s only one life and when comes the last call

We’ll find that the Bible was true after ALL!

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It is Finished

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You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.

Colossians 2:13-15

Everything you are going through, carrying on your back, or stressing about for the future has been dealt with by Jesus. The anxiety, depression, sickness, hurt, shame, and sorrow has been nailed to the cross and the victory is ours through Jesus Christ! God doesn’t want you to continually live with your trouble. Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

What you are struggling with won’t last forever. When the enemy whispers in your ear, “You are going to go through this for the rest of your life. Your depression is part of your DNA. Healing isn’t for you because look at how much you mess up and how weak your faith is. Look at the others getting their prayers answered and God’s not answered yours. You’ve failed him too many times for God to listen to you. You’re the only Christian struggling in this area. You are all alone and no one can relate to what you are going through. You’d be better off gone. God can’t use someone like you.” When you hear these lies whispered into your mind don’t let the devil confuse you into thinking it’s your own thoughts and that it’s all true. Rebuke the enemy in Jesus mighty name. Cast down these evil, untrue, and vile thoughts in the name of Jesus. There is real tangible authority when we use His name. Satan can only operate in your life through lies he leads you to believe and fear he tries to paralyze you with. The battle begins in the mind and the enemy tries to make you believe it and speak those lies into existence to hold whatever he can against you. Speak life into whatever situation you are going through. Say, “I am a child of God, and the joy of the Lord is my strength. Though my flesh and heart may fail God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. No weapon formed against me will prosper because I am covered by the blood of Jesus and ever record against me has been canceled by Jesus on the cross!”

Remind Satan of his place. I have read in the Bible the devils obituary and I know his end. His time is limited and he knows he has but a short time. Although you may be saved he can still try to make you live a defeated life by attacking you with his lies. You are alive in Christ and are seated in heavenly places. He is beneath you. Remember who you are in Jesus, bask in the Father’s love, and let the Holy Spirit fill you with joy today!

Verse references:

Colossians 2:13-15; Romans 8:37; Matthew 11:28; John 8:44; Proverbs 18:21; John 1:12; Nehemiah 8:10; Psalm 73:26; Isaiah 54:17; Ephesians 1:7; Revelation 20:10; Ephesians 2:6

 

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God Inspired

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I’m writing a post today I didn’t expect to write. I wanted to first share an interesting spiritual dream I had last night and the process I go through when writing a devotional.

Before I went to sleep last night, I expressed to those close to me that I had been feeling attacked by the enemy and really defeated. I would be fine during the day but once night hit it’s like a wave of darkness would hit and overwhelm me. I would have terrible nightmares that felt so real and lingered in my thoughts throughout the next day. I asked for prayer that night because I believe when you get together with two or more it is done in heaven as it is done on earth. Before I went to sleep I asked to receive a dream from God. I wasn’t specific on what I wanted to dream about but I asked non-the less.

Dream:

In my dream last night, I was in a hotel room with my mom and a friend. There was loud banging noise coming from the hallway and getting closer to our room. The door burst off its hinges and in came a man with a gun. I was thinking he came to rob has and he started yelling at us to get down. I guess we weren’t moving fast enough because he pointed the gun at my arm and fired a shot to indicate he was not messing around. It’s as if the moment happened in slow motion. Once the bullet hit my upper arm my skin started glowing from where the impact should have been and the bullet bounced off. I knew immediately in my spirit that an angel from God had blocked the bullet from hurting me. The man looked shocked and to be honest so did I. He started firing more shots at me and to the others in the room. Every spot on our bodies that the bullets hit started to glow like fire and the bullets bounced off. None of us were being affected by the bullets. The dream ended and woke me up in the middle of the night. I knew in my heart that the future attacks coming against me would ricochet off me like the bullets had in the dream. I felt so blessed to receive this reassuring dream from God and I had a great night sleep for the rest of the night. I woke up feeling inspired to write a devotional.

Devotional:

Usually when I do a devo for “Coffee Dates with Jesus” I choose one verse and center my devotional around that scripture. Today I felt I could really hear God’s voice in my spirit and wrote today’s devo at my kitchen table. When I finished I decided to site all the verses I included in the main body of the paragraph because I only wrote what what was in my mind. It turns out I had 12 verses in all without even realizing it! Sometimes one verse is not enough and God has more to say! I sincerely try to let God take the lead with these devos and only write what He has told me in my spirit. That is why I don’t post one every day or have a scheduled time to post because I want each post to be genuine and God inspired. These are not my inspired words but His alone. Glory to God that He still speaks to us and hears us when we call out to Him! I hope these devotionals encourage you as much as they encourage me. After I finish writing a post I re-read what it says just to enjoy what the Holy Spirit had bottled up inside me. I take no credit for what I write. It’s all from above. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Father! Thank you Holy Spirit! Where would I be without them? Truly blessed.

Devotional will be posted very soon!

Ask & Receive

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“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:18-20

Imagine if God were standing right in front of you. What would you say to Him? If you were guaranteed a private audience with the Lord Almighty what would you ask of Him? Knowing that whatever you ask would be given to you with heavenly power behind it. When you pray and gather with two or more people in Jesus name He is there. Did you grasp that? Jesus is literally in your midst! You are able to have a private audience with Jesus Himself! That His Word promises. Yet so many people treat that scripture so lightly. We have been given the authority through Jesus to bind things on earth and in heaven yet how much of that do we really do? We don’t have to worry that our prayers are going to miss the ear of the Lord. He has promised to be there and He is true to His Word. All the more we should be praying together with our friends, family, and even stranger abroad to present our requests to God. We need to bind in heaven and earth what we need. Don’t be afraid to be specific. If you have the ear of Jesus at your beck and call I wouldn’t want to give a general prayer. Instead you should give a specific, on target, and detailed prayer. Sometimes we get this fear that we shouldn’t ask to much of God because it would then make as greedy and unappreciative. If only you knew how much your heavenly Father wanted to give you, you would never stop asking Him for things! “Ask and you shall receive.” (Matthew 7:7) Never will you find a verse that tells you to stop asking, or stop once you’ve gotten a certain amount. God wants you to overflow with blessings, favor, and love. He wants more for you then you want for yourself.

Don’t let fear hold you back from asking God what you need. Stop what you are doing and find someone to pray and agree with you. You no longer need to hold your breath and wonder if your prayers went through. “You may ask me for anything in my name and I will do it.” (John 14:14) Stop wondering, and start asking!

If you ever need someone to agree with you in prayer that you don’t have in your life now, then feel free to reach out to me and together we can have a private audience with Jesus for whatever you need! I hope all who read this have a blessed day!

 

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Verses on Asking & Receiving

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Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

 

At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”

1 Kings 3:5

 

“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:18-20

 

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Mark 11:24

 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

Matthew 7:7-11

 

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

James 4:3

 

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

John 14:13-14

 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-8

 

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 15:7

 

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

Matthew 21:22

 

And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Luke 18:1-8

 

 

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 11:13

 

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

John 16:24

Closer to God

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“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” -Jesus

John 16:12-13

If there was one nugget of information you could take away from today’s devo is to never become complacent in your relationship with God. When I say God I mean the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is so much to learn and so much to gain from Him. We think we know so much or sometimes we get so comfortable in our relationship that we don’t allow ourselves to grow further.

Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would reveal what is yet to come. He is already in the future ready to help, equip, and empower us for everything we will need. Why wait when you can know now what He has in store? He wants to talk to you more than you want to hear from Him. We complain we can’t hear God’s voice so we pray to hear Him more clearly and just when He is about to talk back to us we stand up after we say ‘Amen’ and go on with our day. We need to be sensitive to God’s voice in our quiet time but we also need to seek Him in His Word.

Two years ago I challenged myself to read the whole Bible from beginning to end. I’m a huge bookworm and can go through books like popcorn. I had read hundreds of books, but not every chapter the Bible had to offer. I read my favorite books and passages of the Bible like most do and skipped over pages I didn’t think applied to me. I could feel God pressing me to read it all from start to finish. My goal was set to read the whole Bible in one year, which I accomplished in eight months. I was so proud of myself and thought that I had deserved a small break from my hard work. God firmly reminded me that I was not done in my learning. I know He told me, “Well done. Now start again.” It’s amazing how you can read the same passage over and over yet every time it is different. You see it from a deeper perspective with a greater insight than before and uncover hidden revelations. You are never done learning and will always find something you never found before when you read the pages of the Bible. We will spend eternity getting to know God better and I for one don’t want to wait a second longer in my journey to learn! Don’t become spiritually complacent or go through the motions because it’s what you’ve always done. I pray God lights a fire in you that never burns out and your eyes will open to the things unseen. We are living in the greatest time in history and not a moment should be wasted!

 

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Seeking Approval

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“For am I seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

Galatians 1:10

There seems to be an overwhelming need to impress and get the approval of others. We tend to compare ourselves to those around us and even more so with social media on the rise. We do all sorts of strange things because of our need to please and seek the approval of people we don’t even know. Popular opinion can dictate our decisions and lead us astray. The unpopular topics of discussion tend to fall under conservative, biblical, and moral values. It’s not popular to stand up for truth when cultural “tolerance” is relentless in their attack of silencing those who oppose them. It’s hard at times to find firm ground in our beliefs in an uncertain world. The result of our complacent behavior leads to finding ourselves trapped in a sinful society’s norms. God’s desire is to remove us from this sinful mindset. He doesn’t want us seeking the approval of others in fear of their rejection or rebuke. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain when we look to God for His ultimate wisdom. He will strengthen, correct, and uplift you in a firm yet gentle manner when you seek His council above all others. Resist the urge to run with the crowd. When we become rooted in the identity of Christ we no longer seek worldly approval or cultural agendas. Don’t be deceived by worldly doctrines that hold no truth or morals and try to corrupt who you are. Take a stand for what is right in the eyes of God and let the opinions of others fall to the side so that the one true opinion can shine through!

 

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Verses for having an Eternity Perspective

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“For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.”

Hebrews 11:10

 

“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.”

Proverbs 4:7

 

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”

Colossians 3:1-2

 

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

Psalm 90:12

 

“Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when He comes.”

Matthew 24:46

 

“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!”

Psalm 39:4

 

“For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling.”

2 Corinthians 5:2

 

“Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Matthew 24:44

 

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

1 Timothy 6:12

 

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.”

1 Corinthians 2:9

 

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Revelation 22:20