Horizons Unlimited November 11, 2018 - November 19, 2018
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Sunday November 11, 2018: Then I Will Command My Blessings on You
Monday November 12, 2018: When a Man’s Heart Believes, Confession Will Be Made
Tuesday November 13, 2018: Obedience: The Action of an Anointed Thought
Wednesday November 14, 2018: Watch What You Make Light Of
Thursday November 15, 2018: God Almighty Is Our Fortress
Friday November 16, 2018: The Decree of the King Cannot Be Broken
Saturday November 17, 2018: Where Much Is Given, Much Is Required
Sunday November 18, 2018: Your Space of Time To Obey
Monday November 19, 2018: You Shall Not Listen

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Sunday November 11, 2018
Then I Will Command My Blessings on You


Leviticus 25:21, NKJV: Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce [fruit] enough for three years.

God’s command of anything, especially His blessing, will do what He commands it to do.

One of these days we are going to mature enough to accept that He orders our steps, He works all things together for our good, and He supplies all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

The Bible teaches that if we don’t work we don’t eat. Most people think that means going to a particular place of employment each day, laboring for a certain number of hours, and receiving one or two or several weeks off annually.

Personally, I believe it is making yourself available to respond to the voice of the Lord at any time and then watching Him command His blessings on you. I further believe that obedience to what He tells you to say or do always results in Him blessing you.

Surely if God will require you to do something, as He did the Israelites, He will provide for you while you are obeying Him.

Some people act as if God is an ogre or demanding human being only interested in extracting and who is never a considerate, caring giver. I am here to tell you that no one can or will ever give like our God. It matters not what you are asked to do. It does not matter what you are asked to leave or give up. God will provide.

How can I be so sure? I no longer just have His written Word, I have years of experience as evidence to prove that He is the covenant-keeping God. He is my provider even when I have a job earning finances. He is the one that provided the employment and the matching skills or gift to perform it.

I have news for you, He commands His blessings on us when we have no particular skill or talent or opportunity to show what we can do.



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Monday November 12, 2018
When a Man’s Heart Believes, Confession Will Be Made


Romans 10:10, NLT: For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.

That is the principle God made for mankind to be saved. The same principle, along with the fruit of the Spirit known as temperance (discipline), will allow you to win at anything.

A video that I have watched tells the story of a hockey coach with a dream to train an Olympic team to become skilled enough to defeat the team who dominated Olympian hockey for fifteen years.

However, at one game the coach overheard the players talking more about the girls in the stands than the game on the ice. He proceeded to work them and put them through such grueling discipline that even the assistants thought he was being cruel and uncaring. He did not let that deter him.

He continued until one of the players screamed out who they were and who they represented. Without a word, the coach looked at this group of worn-out youngsters and walked off the ice.

He finally had gotten the players to the point of believing and confessing only those things important to their winning and becoming champions.

On the night of the big game the coach simply reminded the players who they were, what they would do, and that they would win. Of course, they did win.

Why? Because he never talked about their opponents or how long they had been champions, their size or age. He made an all-out effort to get the players to confess what they believed in their hearts and believe in their hearts what they had confessed with their mouths.

God wants to do the same thing for us. He is not trying to deny us things we think we need to make us representatives of Him. He wants us to use the same principle that got us saved to keep us winning in this life. Believe and confess. Confess and believe.

“But, Sarah, I am already saved.” Great! Now use the same principle that caused you to hook up for all eternity with the Creator of the universe to make you an effective witness and a profitable servant during your stay here on the earth.



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Tuesday November 13, 2018
Obedience: The Action of an Anointed Thought


Deuteronomy 28:2, NIV: All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.

Faith is not without foundation. Faith is acting on what one's spirit has received that lines up with God's Word. Obedience must be an anointed thought put into action. Surely you know that all thoughts are not anointed. Thoughts that are not God-inspired or God-ordained should not be acted on; thoughts that are should be obeyed. When a person obeys these divinely-inspired thoughts, blessings will come upon him.

Ten men with leprosy met Jesus as He passed through their village. They were inspired to lift their voices and call Him Jesus and Master as they petitioned Him for mercy. This had to be an anointed thought because they were afar off and couldn't hear His normal conversation with those around Him. Jesus saw these ten lepers and said, "Go show yourselves to the priest." Because they followed through on their anointed thought and on Jesus' message to them to "go show yourselves to the priest," these ten lepers were healed (Luke 17:12-14).

Naaman was sent first to the king of Israel before He heard about the prophet Elisha. He got angry because Elisha didn't personally come out to heal him; because of this, Naaman almost missed his healing. Then his servant was inspired to tell him to reconsider. Naaman did; he dipped in the Jordan River seven times at the word of God's man. Through that act of obedience, Naaman was made clean ( 2 Kings 5:1-14). Thank God, obedience won out over anger in this case, for anger dilutes inspired thoughts.



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Wednesday November 14, 2018
Watch What You Make Light Of


Matthew 22:5, NKJV: But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.

The parables that Jesus spoke had an additional spiritual meaning to what He seemingly was saying. Therefore, we should never make light of what He said-ever, but we should ask the Holy Ghost to help us receive the real message as it relates to us.

Jesus is telling a parable of the Kingdom of Heaven as a king arranging a marriage supper for his son. He sent his servants out to call those whom he had invited to come to the wedding (the Jews), and they were not willing to come (their rejection of Jesus). All was ready and all they had to do was come to the wedding. They made light of the invitation by choosing their own interests over the king’s invitation.

How often we do that today. We say “no” to our King and put off until tomorrow what will make a difference in our spiritual life for all eternity and focus on things that are temporal.

We who are not Jews were those in the highways and the hedges, without hope of an invitation to the wedding of the king’s son. Thank God, the King (God) was so intent on the wedding hall being filled with guests that He allowed the good and the bad to attend.

Matthew 22:14, “Many are called, but few are chosen.” The Israelites were chosen and made light of it. We, the Church, are the called. I warn you not to be guilty of making light of our King’s invitation and provision.

Examine where you are. Is what you are pursuing more important than the sacrifice made for you at Calvary? Will you be able to take with you for all eternity what is available in this life? Will you be found worthy? Or, will you be denied a seat at the son’s wedding? The marriage supper of the Lamb is ready. RSVP immediately.



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Thursday November 15, 2018
God Almighty Is Our Fortress


Psalm 124:1-8, NCV: What if the Lord had not been on our side? (Let Israel repeat this.) What if the Lord had not been on our side when we were attacked? When they were angry with us, they would have swallowed us alive. They would have been like a flood drowning us. They would have poured over us like a river. They would have swept us away like a mighty stream. Praise the Lord who did not let them chew us up. We escaped like a bird from the hunter's trap. The trap broke, and we escaped. Our help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.

God has always been our defense and He always will be. Just as a parent will go to the aid of his or her child, God is forever watching over us, not just to observe what we do, but to protect us when we need Him. There is a difference between wanting Him and needing Him. We should always want Him not only because of who He is, but also because there is no one like Him. There are moments when no one else but God will do. We need Him. Knowing this, we should never hesitate to call on Him and expect Him to respond to us.

God doesn't just barge into our lives uninvited. He has equipped us by His grace to handle most situations. That equipping is unmerited favor. Occasionally, we may find ourselves in the dark as to the way of escape, and His help is needed "now." Just acknowledge that you know He has provided the way of escape, and admit that you are having difficulty locating it. His radar can locate you wherever we are, because you are never too far from His signal.



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Friday November 16, 2018
The Decree of the King Cannot Be Broken


Daniel 6:15, NLT: In the evening the men went together to the king and said, 'Your Majesty knows that according to the law of the Medes and the Persians, no law that the king signs can be changed.'

The good news is that no word that the Almighty has spoken can be changed, either. We are commanded to obey the laws of the land and the authorities in office. However, we were never told to put our trust in them. Those who trust in God shall never be ashamed (Romans 9:33).

Our respect for man-made laws and decrees has diminished, because the very people responsible for making them often violate and change those laws to suit themselves or their largest supporter. Not so with God. He upholds every word that He speaks, be it inspired writing or personal prophesy to us.

Daniel never changed in his obedience to what God required of him; therefore, God would not change what was then required of Himself. Although the king who sentenced Daniel had many regrets, he had no choice but to put Daniel into the den of lions. But he had no ruling that said Daniel's God could not enter in with Daniel.

Where are you today? Man may sentence you, even to death, but there is nothing in any court order that restricts your God, the Almighty One, from comforting you or delivering you in His season. In light of the law, the king had no choice but to sentence Daniel. But there was no law recorded to prevent him from removing Daniel once Daniel was found alive. That law was written to support death. God's laws are recorded to provide life to all who trust in Him.

Locate where you are today; acknowledge your guilt so that God can declare you innocent in His court.



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Saturday November 17, 2018
Where Much Is Given, Much Is Required


Philippians 4:13, NLT: For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.

God can never be accused of being unfair, but His plan for each of us is custom designed. Christ helps to strengthen us when we are on assignment for Him and not in hot pursuit of a personal agenda.

One of the most energy-draining experiences is to observe what others around us do and conclude that we must join in or be left out. First of all, if you have accepted Jesus, you cannot be left out of anything that is valuable to God.

Your marching drumbeat may never have been sounded before; neither will another marcher hear it. You are not weird; you just are not called to march in anyone's band except the one that God has assigned you to. He has a perfect plan for you that does not include anxiety, worry, frustration, or fear.

If God has ever come through for you, He will again. That last victory was not a teaser to taunt you to drop your guard so that the next time you need to trust God, He makes plans to go on vacation. Every victory is another building brick in your castle of faith.

God's gifts and callings for you are sufficient to sustain you in every situation. If His requirements seem greater than before, rejoice and don't faint. It is a sign of His confidence in you. "To whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:48, NKJV).

God asks more of those to whom He has given more, but we can ask more of Him to whom we have committed all things. Never try to hold on to even the smallest part of the task assigned to you. Give to Him yourself and all that you have agreed to do in obedience to what He has required.

This is not a time to run from God. It is the time to run to Him with everything. Accept the fact that you can do all things if they are things you have heard from Him to do. Know for a certainty that doing anything apart from Him is tiresome and not lasting.



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Sunday November 18, 2018
Your Space of Time To Obey


Hebrews 3:15, NKJV: While it is said: "Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."

I believe God is saying: "My child, it is written, 'The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life' (John 6:63). Therefore, if you will receive the glorious truth that I will personally speak to you and believe and act on it appropriately, then the words 'life' and 'living' will take on whole new meanings for you. For it is My delight and My desire to lead My children by My Spirit into My perfect plan for their lives.

"For in My perfect plan you will have peace in the cacophony around you. You need not be confused or dismayed; life is only a puzzle to those who refuse to be led by My Spirit. He will lead you always into life, light, and truth. Once you have heard My voice, do not render your heart to be stubborn and rebellious. I will consider it as witchcraft and withdraw My anointing from you, as I did from Saul. My Son died so that you and I could commune together, as He and I did. But remember that He said: 'I only do that which is pleasing to My Father' and 'I came not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent me.' Make My message to you a priority. For when you do, you communicate to Me how much you value Me and My words. "Never withdraw or hold back on what I speak to you. I may take you a new way, but it will be the right way. I may introduce you to some new things; that is how inventions are born. I may require you to alter relationships. Don't be afraid to let go. It may be that the very ones you have depended upon have hindered you from moving on and out with Me. Listen, for I am speaking. This is your space of time to obey".



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Monday November 19, 2018
You Shall Not Listen


Deuteronomy 13:1-3, NLT: Suppose there are prophets among you, or those who have dreams about the future, and they promise you signs or miracles, and the predicted signs or miracles take place. If the prophets then say, “Come, let us worship the gods of foreign nations,” do not listen to them. The LORD your God is testing you to see if you love him with all your heart and soul.

How often we have said, “You’ll know if someone is a true prophet or a dreamer if what he said or did comes to pass.” That fact is true providing they are not demonstrating signs and wonders with the purpose of turning you away from what you believe and in whom you believe.

Apostasy is the renunciation of your faith. It is abandonment of a previous loyalty. Anytime someone attempts to get you to defect from the truth that Jesus is the Christ, He was born of a virgin, He died on a tree, He went into hell, He rose on the third day, and He is coming back again, he may be a prophet or a dreamer but he is a false one. Never allow signs and wonders or even miracles to hinder you from believing that Jesus Christ is God having come in the flesh.

Signs and wonders can be performed by the devil and his crowd.

How are you going to know? Listen to the rest of his message to hear exactly what he is saying and, then make a choice not to listen if what he is saying is a lie. “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world” (1 John 4:2-3, NKJV).

The time has come for the believer to grow up and be aware of antichrist deceivers because many false prophets have gone out into the world.



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