John the Baptist demonstrated the power of the spoken word when he cried, "Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!" (Isaiah 40:3 NLT). The good news is that you and I also have voices that can open divine pathways and allow Go ..
There was a great deal involved in order to get Jesus from Heaven to the manger, into His earthly ministry, and back to the Throne again. Even though this was all part of God's plan, it didn't automatically happen—nothing does. For example, Matthew 18:14 says that it's not the Father's wil ..
Jesus said, "Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven" (Matthew 18:18 Phillips). We can no longer take a fearful, beggarly attitude toward the enemy hoping he will allow us to have what God has already promised. When w ..
When the Syrians were at war with Israel, the Lord would reveal their plans to the prophet. Time and again, Elisha warned Israel's king of the Syrians' strategies, thereby avoiding attack. So accurate was this information that the king of Syria assumed there was a secret informant among them. Wh ..
After Moses delivered the Lord's message to Pharaoh demanding he let Israel go, notice his reaction: "Is that so?" retorted Pharaoh. "And who is the Lord? Why should I listen to him and let Israel go? I don't know the Lord, and I will not let Israel go" (Exodus 5:2 NLT). Outraged at Moses' reque ..
In order to stop the ever-increasing population of Hebrews living in Egypt, Pharaoh ordered his soldiers to throw every newborn Hebrew boy into the Nile River. Hearing the sound of agonizing screams draw closer as soldiers went from home to home, slaughtering children, one Jewish woman named Joc ..
The Lord told Gideon to sneak over to the Midianites' camp and listen to what they were saying. "The man said, 'I had this dream, and in my dream a loaf of barley bread came tumbling down into the Midianite camp. It hit a tent, turned it over, and knocked it flat!' His companion answered, 'Your ..
It was a difference in perspective that caused the ten spies to return to Moses with an evil report that melted the hearts of the people, while Joshua and Caleb declared in faith, "Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome (http://dennisburkeministries.org/cds/The-Sp ..
Jeremiah tells us what happens to those who trust in man and refuse to obey the Lord: "Thus says the Lord: 'Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes..." (Jere ..
The champions recorded in the Bible experienced great difficulty, even impossible situations, yet they prevailed in the most difficult of times. These were ordinary men and women who, during hard times, triumphed over every obstacle when they obeyed the Lord's instructions. Whether they encounte ..