Scripture of The Day
September 21, 2021

All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”  (Galatians 3:10)  Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.” ( Galatians 3:11)

By Cheryl Henderson

In my devotional time the other morning I was reading in the book of Galatians. I have always loved that book because Paul’s heart was to give the “Good News” of the Gospel to the Gentiles. He wanted to see them set free and serving a loving God. He wanted them to know, understand, and receive God’s Grace. However, he had a few enemies.

Those same enemies are in the church today. They are called legalism. The bad thing is that this legalism in Paul’s day was stirred up in the church by the religious folk.  Paul’s message to the Galatians was that Jesus came to set them free from the law of sin and death. With the coming of Jesus came a new way of doing things. Jesus became the sacrifice once and for all. But some of the religious found it hard to believe that grace alone was enough for salvation. Surely there must be another ingredient . This usually implies some kind of works.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2: 8 and 9

I wonder how many of us slip into the trap of the Galatians. Do we fear that somehow we are not pleasing to God and that if we Work hard enough or pray enough, or serve enough, that that will help us gain favor with the Lord?  I get questions everyday about this. It breaks my heart to see people who are still under the law and have yet to be free. Grace is so amazing and yet many find it hard to receive. I am not saying that we should not serve others, work in our church, or any of that. When you love God with all your heart you want to love others as He has loved you. I love working to build the Kingdom. But if I never did another thing God’s grace has saved me and set me free. He sees me through the blood of Jesus whole and righteous. What Jesus did on the cross was enough!

I want to encourage you today not to get caught up in this lie of the enemy. If you have asked Jesus into your heart and He is the Lord of your life, it is a done deal! You don’t have to work for it or add anything to what Jesus has done for you. You are free!

Romans 8:2 and 3, ” Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”

 


 

Scripture of The Day
September 20, 2021

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
(Isaiah 53:5)

By Cheryl Henderson

I can’t begin to tell you how many prayer request I have gotten over the last several weeks. Most of them have been for healing.  With covid, cancer, and all other manner of diseases, people are in need of great hope.

I do not pretend to have all the answers about sickness and disease. However , I do know that it is NOT from God. Sickness came in the doorway of sin with the rest of the curse. Jesus came to this earth and went around preaching, proclaiming the good news, and he healed every kind of disease. (Matthew 4:23) His blood brought our healing back to us.

We, as the people of God have a responsibility to take care of the temple. (our bodies) If we smoke, drink, over eat, and just don’t take care of ourselves then we open the door to sickness. That is not God’s will for us.  III John 2 says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.  Hebrews tells us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. What He did on this earth is what we are supposed to do. No matter what, I know that I am to pray for healing for everyone God send across my path.

Ed and I have prayed for many people over the years who were sick. Some got healed and some did not and some died. I had many people praying for Ed when he was so sick. I prayed for him to be healed but that did not happed. My Pastor’s wife spoke something to me that helped to bring me peace. In Hebrews 9:27 the Word says that it is appointed unto men once to die.. My Pastor’s wife said, “Cheryl, Ed had an appointment with God.” I know Ed is healed now and he is with the Father. Heaven is so amazing he would not come back if he could. I will see him again. He is not in my past, but in my future!!

I will not be discouraged nor will I quit praying for healing. We pray all the time for people to get saved but not all get saved. We haven’t quit praying for salvation and I will not stop praying for folks to be healed.

For everyone who is sick or everyone who is praying for someone who is sick, I join my faith with yours and proclaim God’s Word over your life and those you are praying for.  Look up the following scriptures and pray them over yourself and over the others you are praying for.  He sent HIs Word and healed them. Psalm 107:20

Luke 6:19
III John 2
Isaiah 53:5
Jeremiah 30:17a
Psalm 103:3
Proverbs 4:20-22
Psalm 107:20
Jesus is Jehovah Rapha- The God who healeth thee.

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture of The Day
September 17, 2021

Luke 8:22-24: Now it happened, on a certain day, that Jesus got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out. But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “‘Master, Master, we are… perishing!”

By Chris Musgrove from Future Now

Now, there are some key things we need to see about these verses. The last thing Jesus said, after he got into the boat and before he fell asleep was, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake”. He didn’t say let us go out to the middle of the lake and drown.

John 1:14 is speaking of Jesus when it says, “And the Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us.” So the Word of God was spoken when Jesus said let us cross over to the other side. But instead of focusing on the Word of God, they got their eyes on the storm (their circumstances).

Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.” But they were not displaying faith, as we can see as we continue reading this story. “He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, ‘Where is your faith?’ And they were afraid, and marveled.”  We can see from this that they obviously didn’t have faith because Jesus said, “Where is your faith?” Then the next verse says they were afraid. Fear is the opposite of faith. Faith comes from the Word, while fear comes from circumstances. One last thing we need to see here is that Jesus rebuked the storm. The reason He rebuked it was because it was of the devil.

John 10:10 says that the devil comes to steal, kill, and to destroy. Jesus rebuked the storm — just like He rebuked demons — and the storm ceased. Also, if you notice in that same story, after they crossed over to the other side, Jesus cast the demons out of the man from the Gadarenes. Clearly the devil did not want Jesus getting to the other side of the lake, because he doesn’t want people set free.  He wants to keep them in bondage.  Stay focused on the Word of God, and you’ll get to the other side.

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture of The Day
September 16, 2021

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. (Psalm
24:9)

By Ed Henderson (2018)

New Life Network is a a “Ministry to the Marketplace” and has been for 31 years. That description may seem unusual to some people because they do not even know if anything like that exists. I say that because the world has been very busy trying to eliminate any kind of reference to God in businesses, but on the other hand, there are a few people out there that have refused to let that
happen.

Our educational systems have tried to remove all references to God. That has resulted in the explosion of private Christian schools and homeschooling. Our government institutions have tried to remove God under the twisted and false interpretation of the separation of church and state but there are prayer groups and a Chaplain in the White House and Congress as we write this devotional. Many corporations have tried to remove God from all their interactions so they could be politically correct and avoid legal problems. On the other hand, some businesses have refused to go the way of the world and have created a space for God in their workplace and as a result have prospered greatly. Companies like Mary Kay Cosmetics, Hobby Lobby, Tyson Foods, and Interstate Batteries are just a few examples of corporations that have always maintained a space for God in their culture.

I heard a very powerful interview of a well-known Pastor the other day about why so many people were being healed in his church services. This Pastor said that the most important thing that he had to recognize was that he was not the healer. He said the most crucial thing for him to do was to create a space for the extravagant one (Jesus) to come and heal people. That is what we have done for the last 29 years.

We have helped businesses create a space for God through serving as Chaplains, providing a Christian book table at business functions, and offering Sunday morning services at their events. It is still amazing to me what God can do when He is given just a little bit of space. We have witnessed thousands of people saved and set free over the years and it has all been because a business leader was willing to create a space for God.

Now, I want you to apply that same logic to your personal life. Has all your personal business and hectic social and work life crowded out God? Have you created and maintained a space for God in your own life or has that space been replaced by other things? Just think about that. When you create a space for God you create a space for the miraculous. You create a space for the supernatural. You create a space for healing and answered prayer. Do you need any of that? The answer is yes, we all do!!! There is nobody out there that doesn’t have a need in some area. The answer is, and always has been, to let God in. Create a space for God in your life. He is the extravagant one that can do what you and I cannot do. He is the one that can save, heal, and deliver.

 


 

Scripture of The Day
September 15, 2021

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. (Matthew 4:23)

By Ed Henderson (2020)

When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: (Matthew 8:16)

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (Matthew 9:35)

Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. (Matthew 12:13)

And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them: (Matthew 15:30)

And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. (Matthew 17:18)

And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. (Matthew 19:2)

And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. (Matthew 21:14)

The above scriptures were just ones out of the Gospel of Matthew. The only account of Jesus not healing was in His own hometown and that was caused by unbelief. Have we become like the hometown of Jesus????

 


 

Scripture of The Day
September 14, 2021

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?…. (Isaiah 43:19)

By Cheryl Henderson

I just love the above scripture! I like anything New! We serve the God of New! His mercies are New every morning, He said He will do a New thing, when we get saved we are a New creature, God gave us a New covenant, He wants us to put the New wine in the New wine skin, there will be a New heaven and a New earth. I love it!!

I am excited to tell you that New Life Network is doing a lot of New things. You will soon see New videos, “A Nugget From New Life”, there will also be some New encouraging scriptures on Instagram, and we will also have the videos on our YouTube channel as well as Facebook.

Life is so exciting right now.! I realize that there are a lot of things going on in the world that are not so good, maybe even heartbreaking. I must tell you that I am praying everyday for our country as I am sure you are as well. There are so many needs. But with a God that does New things everyday, there is always HOPE! Jesus is the answer to everything!

I speak Hope to you this day. I pray our God shows up in your life with New things for you. Be ready!

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture of The Day
September 13, 2021

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. (John 4:35)

By Ed Henderson (2017)

Everything we are hearing from the Holy Spirit, from the Word of God, and from other ministers of the Gospel is that it’s time for the Church of Jesus Christ to wake up and stand up. It is time to GO into the highways and byways. It is time to carry water to the dry and barren places. It is time for revival and a new awakening. It is harvest time and the fields are white for harvest but the laborers are few.

We are living in a time where darkness and gross darkness covers the earth. Christians are getting their heads cut off in foreign lands due to their belief in Jesus. Our own society is being torn apart by hatred and violence. The respect for authority and the rule of law is deteriorating in front of very our own eyes.  What’s the answer? The answer is JESUS! We have the answer, but we have for the most part succumbed to fear and have been silenced by the enemy. We are losing the battle for the heart and soul of the United States of America.

My wife and I have committed ourselves and this ministry to encouraging the Church of Jesus Christ to wake up. It only takes a small spark to start a fire. We believe that we are on the verge of a great revival. It is time to pray and repent for this nation as Nehemiah did for his nation.  Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned. (Nehemiah 1:6)

Where sin abounds, grace and mercy does much more abound. I don’t recall a time when God has spoken to us so plainly and put so much Word in us. We are full to the brim with His fire and glory. It is not a question anymore on whether or not we pour it out. The only question is where and when.  It’s time to GO Church! Today is the day of salvation! Now is the time! Your country, and the lost souls that are out there searching for an answer are calling you. If you are a born-again believer you have been equipped to enter the battle. You have been drafted by God into His Army of Believers. Just remember, love never fails. Sticks and stones are not the answer. Jesus is the answer. He is the way, the truth and the life. We just have a lot of people out there that don’t know Him. That’s our job. That’s our battle, and at the present time we are losing that battle. It is time to WAKE UP, STAND UP, and GO!!!!!!!

 


 

Scripture of The Day
September 10, 2021

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew 11:15)

By Ed Henderson ( 2015)

Jesus was continually using the phrase “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” with His disciples in the four Gospels and with the Church throughout The Book of Revelation. This phrase suggests that they could, and we could, have ears that are dull of hearing. Let’s take a closer look at what we need to do to develop “ears to hear” and how God speaks to us today.

1. You must be born again to even be able to see (and hear) the kingdom of God (John 3:3). To His disciples only is given the ability to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 13:11). But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear (Matthew 13:16)

2. For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should be converted, and I should heal them (Matthew 13:15). The first step in developing ears to hear is to totally surrender to the Lord. Our ears are full of worldly wax when we are not born again and the sounds from Heaven are muffled and distorted by the noise of the world. We are like a radio or television receiver that is receiving nothing but static on the God channels. When you get plugged into Him, you can automatically receive His programs.

Now, God has innumerable ways to talk to you, if you will just be open to listening. The most common ways He speaks to us is through reading His Word, through personal prayer, through His Spirit, through His peace, through circumstances, and through other people. These are just a few ways but don’t put God in a box. He can have a donkey talk to you if He needs to (Numbers 22:28).

A couple of tips however:

* God will not normally write you a message in the clouds. He could, but not normally.
* God will not normally appear in bodily form and have a conversation with you. He could, but not normally.
* It is more likely that you will hear Him by a revelation from reading His Word; an impression through His Spirit; the lack of peace about a crucial decision; or a quote from an unsuspecting source (like a child or neighbor) that suddenly turns a light bulb on in your head.

We are living in times that are crucial for us to learn how to hear God and be led by His Spirit. He wants to talk to us. He wants to guide and help us. He wants to gives us Godly counsel and wisdom. But, we must learn to have “ears to hear” and we must learn to trust the Holy Ghost inside of us who God gave to us as a helper and guide.

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: (Proverbs 1:5)
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: (John 10:27)

 


 

Scripture of The Day
September 9, 2021

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Ephesians 2:8)

By Ed Henderson (2015)

We just returned from visiting some friends on Labor Day and my wife and I were recounting on our trip home how blessed we were. As we drove home this song came on the radio. It was so appropriate. We could have so easily ended up in an early grave if it had not been for the grace of God. We could have both gone down wrong roads if not for the grace of God. Thank God Grace Won. Read and listen to the words of Grace Wins by Matthew West:

In my weakest moment I see you, shaking your head in disgrace
I can read the disappointment, Written all over your face
Here comes those whispers in my ear, Saying who do you think you are
Looks like you’re on your own from here, Cause grace could never reach that far
But, in the shadow of that shame, Beat down by all the blame, I hear you call my name sayin’ it’s not over
And my heart starts to beat, So loud now, drowning out the doubt, I’m down but I’m not out
There’s a war between guilt and grace, And they’re fighting for a sacred space
But I’m living proof, Grace wins every time
No more lying down in death’s defeat, Now I’m rising up in victory
Singing hallelujah, Grace wins every time
Words can’t describe the way it feels, When mercy floods a thirsty soul, A broken side begins to heal,
And grace returns what guilt has stole, And, in the shadow of that shame, Beat down by all the blame
I hear you call my name sayin’ it’s not over
And my heart starts to beat, So loud now, drowning out the doubt, I’m down but I’m not out
There’s a war between guilt and grace, And they’re fighting for a sacred space
But I’m living proof, Grace wins every time
No more lying down in death’s defeat, Now I’m rising up in victory
Singing hallelujah, Grace wins every time
For the prodigal son, grace wins
For the woman at the well, grace wins
For the blind man and the beggar, grace wins
For always and forever, grace wins
For the lost out on the street, grace wins
For the worst part of you and me, grace wins
For the thief on the cross, grace wins
For a world that is lost
There’s a war between guilt and grace, And they’re fighting for a sacred space
But I’m living proof, Grace wins every time
No more lying down in death’s defeat, Now I’m rising up in victory
Singing hallelujah, Grace wins every time, Every time
I’m living proof grace wins every time

You can listen to this song on YouTube at the following link:

 


 

Scripture of The Day
September 8, 2021

And truly, if they had been mindful (constantly rehearsing it over and over again in their minds) of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. (Hebrews 11:15)

By Ed Henderson (2019)

Sometimes, forgetting those things that lie behind can be hard. We have all done things we are not proud of. Most all of us have been through pain, heartache, failures, and addictions. However, the Word says that we are new creatures when we are born-again. The Word says we are overcomers and have been given authority to walk free from shame and guilt. So, what we have to do is take that authority and use it over all our thoughts, feelings, traditions, and actions that exalt themselves above the knowledge of God and burn our own personal ships by faith.
Listen to this great song by King and Country and the back story on why this song was written. Also, read the lyrics that follow.

How did we get here? All castaway on a lonely shore
I can see in your eyes, dear, It’s hard to take for a moment more
We’ve got to, Burn the ships, cut the ties, Send a flare into the night
Say a prayer, turn the tide, Dry your tears and wave goodbye
Step into a new day, We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah, So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don’t you look back
Don’t let it arrest you, This fear is fear of fallin’ again
And if you need a refuge, I will be right here until the end
Oh, it’s time to, Burn the ships, cut the ties, Send a flare into the night
Say a prayer, turn the tide, Dry your tears and wave goodbye
Step into a new day, We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah, So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don’t you look back
So long to shame, walk through the sorrow, Out of the fire into tomorrow
So flush the pills, face the fear, Feel the wave disappear
We’re comin’ clear, we’re born again, Our hopeful lungs can breathe again, Oh, we can breathe again
Step into a new day, We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah, So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And step into a new day, We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah, So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don’t you look back (x3)

Songwriters: Joel David Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Matt Hales, Seth Mosley © Warner Chappell Music, Inc., CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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