Scripture of The Day
June 25, 2021

And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. (Genesis 37:19)

By Ed Henderson (2012)

Do you remember the story of Joseph in the Bible (Genesis 37)? Joseph was a big dreamer! God gave him a dream as a very young boy and he shared that dream with his family. They all laughed at him. Who do you think you are??? His brothers hated him for his dreams and his words and they tried to kill the dream and get rid of the dreamer by first throwing him in a pit and then selling him into slavery. They then lied to their father about what happened. The same thing is continuing today. People with God given dreams are laughed at, maligned, lied about, replaced, rejected, and pushed aside because they do not fit into our present world’s politically correct philosophy. Pride and envy is the root of these actions and it blinds people. The gift of success and prosperity that has been placed on the doorstep of the politically correct cannot be seen or accepted because of pride and envy. Who does this person think he/she is? They are too young, too brash, too uneducated or too inexperienced. We can do much better with a more seasoned and experienced person that is not so crude and offensive.

We are witnessing this in today’s society every where you turn. You see it in the sports world with the trades of Tim Tebow in the NFL and Jeremy Lynn in the NBA. These two young dreamers turned their cities upside down and brought something to the people that was intangible, HOPE! They brought a hope of winning and a hope of greatness. There is a deep hunger out there for fresh and pure dreamers. These cities were impacted by these two young men that knew what they believed in and knew how to do it right. They sparked dreams and hope in other people. But obviously some people could not see or accept that so we bow to the pride of men that think they know a better way and reject the dreamers and describe it as just good business decisions.

I have also seen recently the same phenomena in several business situations. Young entrepreneurs, with God given dreams, start building lucrative and successful businesses only to be stymied and stopped at some level by the pride of owners and executives. We can do this better than you! We have the experience, the money, and the structure to carry this dream to the next level. NO! NO! NO! YOU CAN NOT DO IT!!  That’s pride talking, and pride goeth before destruction (Proverbs 16:18).

The gifts and calling of God are without repentance (Romans 11:29). That means that the dream, the gift, the calling, the anointing is never going to leave that person. Now, that person can leave the dream, but God will never leave the dreamer. Joseph never abandoned his dream although he went through hell. He eventually ended up in charge of everything and was able to rescue his own family that had rejected him. I have seen millionaires have their dreams stolen from them only to rebound in several years with more than they had previously. It is because of the God given dream, gift, passion and desire that has been placed in them that never goes away.

Dreamers ARISE!!! The gift of God that once made you successful has not left you. It resides within you forever. Do not let your family, your boss, or the world convince you that they know better than you. If God be for us, who can be against us? He is able to do exceedingly abundantly more that you can ever ask or think. God is not a liar. Whatever he told you in your dream, it will come to pass if you just don’t give up. I don’t care if you have been thrown in a pit by your own family, lied about and lied to, stolen from or cast out, the dream and the dream giver is still with you. Stand up, dust yourself off, and start over again. It’s not over until God says it’s over.

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Scripture of The Day
June 24, 2021

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
(Romans 8:16) NKJV

From Ultimate Success God’s Way Devotional

The story is told of an atheist spending a quiet day fishing when his boat is attacked by the Loch Ness monster. The beast tosses him and his boat high into the air, then it opens its mouth to swallow them both. The man cries out, “Oh my God, help me!” Suddenly the attack scene freezes in place. As the atheist hangs in mid air a voice from heaven says,  “I thought you didn’t believe in me!” “Come on, God give me a break!” the man pleads. “Two minutes ago I didn’t believe in the Loch Ness monster either!”

Billy Graham says, ” Whenever anyone asks me how I can be so certain about who and what God really is, I’m reminded of the story of the little boy who was out flying a kite. The wind was brisk and large billowing clouds were blowing across the sky. The kite went up and up until it was entirely hidden by the clouds. “What are you doing? a man asked the little boy. “I’m flying my kite, ” he replied. “Flying your kite?” the man said. “How can you be sure? You can’t see the kite.” ” No”, said the little boy, “I can’t see it, but every little while I feel a tug, so I know for sure it’s there.”

Don’t take anyone else’s word for it. Find God for your self by inviting Jesus Christ into your life. Then you too will know by the warm, wonderful tug on your heartstrings that He’s there for sure, and that He lives in you.
If you would like a copy of the Ultimate Success God’s Way Devotional, you can go to our website. www.newlifenetwork.org
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Scripture of the Day
(June 23, 2021)
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, (Ephesians 3:20, Amplified Bible)

By Chris Musgrove of Future Now

The word benefit means something that is advantageous or good, an advantage, a useful aid or help. Let’s take a look at how God supplies his believers with Great Benefits:  Psalm 103:2 says, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:”  The Amplified Bible says, “Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits.”
Psalm 68:19 says, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation!”  I Corinthians 9:23 says, “I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.”

The Weymouth New Testament says, “And I do everything for the sake of the Good News, that I may share with my hearers in its benefits.”  What are those benefits?
Psalm 103:3-5 says, “Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”    I Corinthians 2:9 says, “But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

The Amplified Bible says, “But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].”

I Thessalonians 5:9 says, “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,”  The Greek word used in the Bible for salvation is “soteria” which means deliverance, preservation, soundness, prosperity, happiness, rescue, safety, and general well being.  Don’t forget all of His Great Benefits!!!!
For You, O Lord, bless the righteous man [the one who is in right standing with You]; You surround him with favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:12, Amplified Bible)

 

 


 

Scripture of the Day
(June 22, 2021)
Now the mind of the flesh is death [both now and forever—because it pursues sin]; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace [the spiritual well-being that comes from walking with God—both now and forever]; (Romans 8:6, Amplified Bible)

By Ed Henderson (Excerpts By Bob Gass Ministries)

When your thoughts, actions, and plans are approved by God, He’ll confirm it by giving you an inner “knowing” or an inner “peace”.  But you have an anointing from the Holy One [you have been set apart, specially gifted and prepared by the Holy Spirit], and all of you know [the truth because He teaches us, illuminates our minds, and guards us from error]. (1 John 2:20, Amplified Bible)  The Bible says this about letting peace rule in your life: And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. (Colossians 3:15, Amplified Bible)

When you’re being led by God, you’ll have a sense of peace even in the midst of difficult circumstances. His peace is like a baseball umpire who decides what’s “safe” and what’s “out of bounds” for you. But beware of false peace. Sometimes your desire to do a certain thing will be so strong that it will actually produce a false sense of peace that comes from your own excitement about the idea. As time passes this false peace will disappear and God’s true will, will emerge. So be patient and wait for it. As a rule, you should never move too quickly on important decisions. Don’t let people push you into making hasty decisions. The Bible says, “To be controlled by the Spirit results in…peace.” So don’t proceed if your inner peace can’t hold its weight against what you think or hear. You don’t have to explain to others why you don’t have peace about it; indeed, sometimes you won’t know why. Just say, “I feel it’s not wise for me to do this at this time because I don’t have peace about it.”  There’s power in having peace. And one more thing: Once you know that you’ve heard clearly from God, do all you can to keep your peace and don’t become anxious. Anxiety is not an attribute of God.

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. (Philippians 4:6, Amplified Bible)
Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.] (John 14:27, Amplified Bible)
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12)

 

 


 

Scripture of The Day
June 21, 2021
Some 600 years before Christ, the prophet Jeremiah told his generation that originally, Israel did not obey the Lord and set their slaves free. But they repented in Jeremiah’s time. “Just a few days ago you changed your minds and did what pleased me. All of you
agreed to set all Israelites free, and you made a covenant…” Jeremiah 34:15.

By John Rex

If only the story had ended there. How many times have each of us thought “if only” in consideration of something that we did which had dire consequences? Some “if only” decisions cannot be without consequences, and we must live with the pain.  Unfortunately, Jeremiah had to go on with the recording of Israel’s breaking of their covenant of forgiveness. “But then you changed your minds again and dishonored me. All of you took back the slaves whom you had set free as they desired, and you forced them into slavery again. So now, I, the Lord, say that you have disobeyed me; you have not given all Israelites their freedom. VERY WELL, then I will give you freedom: the freedom to die by war, disease and starvation” 34:17.

When we come to Christ, and we ask for forgiveness for sins, we receive it with no cost to us. We are granted our freedom from the bondage of sin. We are then required to likewise forgive the debts of those who have trespassed against us. In what has come to be known as the Lord’s prayer, Jesus said “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us…” Matthew 6:12. Take note that the verb “forgive” is in the present tense. It is not a once and done action that we are required to perform. Here, “as we forgive” is an ongoing process that is a daily requirement. Otherwise, we could set the slave (who trespassed against us) free and take it back in new anger, hostility, and unforgiveness. Jeremiah warned of the dire consequence of this in verse 17, above.

Did not Jesus likewise give dire warning to us? In Matthew 18, the master had forgiven the unpayable debt of a servant. Rather than continue in this practice of debt forgiveness, this same servant went to another servant who owed him money and demanded repayment. Unable to do so, the servant had the debtor thrown into prison. Upon leaning of this grievous trespass, the master was angry. “In anger his master handed him over to the jailers t0 be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat all of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart” Vs. 34-35.

How great a salvation. It costs us nothing. The cost is our obedience. This is not easy. It is a discipline that must be practiced until our will is conformed into the likeness of Christ. Oh Lord, grant us the grace to be obedient in this most important requirement.


 

Scripture for the Day
(June 18, 2021
And the Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:2)

By Cheryl Henderson

As I have begun my new normal, I must confess that is has seemed overwhelming. What Ed and I did together I am now trying to do alone. ​​​​​​​I have had many conversations with the Lord and I guess I have sounded a lot like Moses. Making many excuses why I can not do what He is calling me to do. Our scripture of the day kept coming to me over and over again. I felt as if God was saying to me, “Cheryl, what is that in your hand?”

New Life Network was born in 1990. It was the vision of Mr. Brig Hart. A business man who had a heart to share Jesus with as many people as he could, and he didn’t want to stop there. He wanted a ministry that could be a resource center to help people grow in their walk with God, minister to families, and help people find a good local church. He wanted folks to have
ultimate success. Brig’s definition of ultimate success is knowing God’s will for your life and doing it.

Ed and I met Brig through our Pastor at the time, Paul Zink. I must say, I have never met anyone like Brig. A man so sold out to Jesus. After seeing what happens in these business meetings and the voluntary church services Ed and I knew that this is what we were to do. And we have served as Directors of New Life Network since that time . (over 30 years)

Ed is Heaven now and he is leaning over the bannisters of Heaven rooting for me and you. New Life Network is what is in my hand. In verse 12 of chapter 4 of Exodus God tells Moses to go therefore and He will be with him. So that is what I am going to do. You can join me in many ways. Pray for me and this ministry. Join our 365 club and help support us as we move forward. You can give a portion of your Amazon purchases to New Life at Amazon Smile and the same for eBay with Giving Works.

Now, I ask you, what is in your hand? Take what you have, start where you are, use what you have and do what you can. We are in this together. Let’s press in to the Lord and His kingdom. He is calling you and I. Answer the call.

 


 

Scripture of The Day
June 17, 2021

…I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus. (Philippians 3:14) The Passion Bible

By Marsha Rex ( My Sister)

I used to jog quite a bit. I’ve run literally hundreds of 5K’s, 10K’s, and half marathons. However, I have only completed the marathon distance (26.2 miles) 3 times. I loved running, and it is hard to
explain to someone who has never really jogged any distance before. Most people will say they run around the track at a local high school or do a 3 to 5 mile run in the neighborhood. I certainly commend that effort, and I wished I could still do it, I miss it a lot. But one thing I will say is, the first mile is the hardest, not until you break a sweat and get into a rhythm with your breathing and pace will it feel good. If I were to succeed in becoming a ‘runner/jogger’ I had to be straight forward and honest with myself about my ability and realize my human imperfection. I had to know where I am before I knew where I was going.

This same scenario can be applied to our spiritual progress. I have an ambition to proceed and succeed. Philippians 3:14 (21st Century King James Version) “I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. I am still growing, seeking spiritual maturity. In doing so, I have realized that I cannot be manipulated by the past, but I must forget what is behind me. Forgetting and forgiving creates a new thing. Isaiah 43:19 KJV “Behold I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” As a former smoker, now jogger, this new thing caused me to make goals, and prioritize with determination. I was and am focused on the future. I will make a goal to please God, and fight to the finish.

Nothing worthwhile in life happens without effort. Quitters never win, and winners never quit. I encourage you to “Fight the good fight (with endurance) of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to
which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1st Timothy 6:12 NIV  Even youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly. But those who wait for the Lord (who expect and look for, and hope in Him) will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings (and rise up close to God) like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired.” Isaiah 40:30-31 Amplified Bible

Press On beloved; I have called you by name. I have called you to give you my name, and my name is Yahweh.

 


 

Scripture of The Day
June 16, 2021

How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension. (Psalm 147:5) NLT

By Cheryl Henderson

I just returned from a wonderful weekend of ministry to the Marketplace. New Life Network served as Chaplains for a business organization in Orlando, FL.  Many came forward at our voluntary church service. They came to receive Jesus, be healed, to recommit their lives to the Lord, and to be prayed for. I always stand back in awe as God touches hearts, makes His presence known, and just fills the atmosphere with His Glory.

There two men watching from the bannisters of Heaven, one was Jim Clark and the other was my sweet man, Ed Henderson. I know they rejoiced as they watched the Holy Spirit move. If there was ever a time when we need to see God in our midst it is now. We serve a Great God and He is able to meet with us and do miracles! Any life that is changed by the Power of the love of God is a miracle! Take note to day that you serve a Great God. He is bigger than any mountain, stronger than any devil, and His Word is settled forever in Heaven. Below is the rest of Psalm 147:5-7,

How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension! The Lord supports the humble, but he brings the wicked down into the dust. Sing out your thanks to the Lord: sing praises to our God with a harp. Give Him Praise this day!

 


 

Scripture of The Day
June 15, 2021

Strive to] save others, snatching [them] out of [the] fire; on others take pity [but] with fear, loathing even the garment spotted by the flesh and polluted by their sensuality. (Jude 1:22-23, AMPC)

By Ed Henderson

As I sit here this Monday morning I am basking in what took place over this past weekend in Orlando, FL. We, (Cate Iannello and I) were there to snatch as many people as we could out of the fire.
We were invited to come to and serve as Chaplains for one of the companies that we work with. We set up a New Life Network Christian book table at the the Omni Hotel in Champions Gate. We had an opportunity to minister to many people at that table.  On Sunday, we helped coordinate the voluntary church service that is offered by this particular company. We had sweet praise and worship and then Jeff Osborne delivered the main message and it was powerful! Many came forward and responded to the altar call. We distributed new believer’s packets and will follow-up with all the new believers to make sure they have good home churches.

It’s very hard to explain to people exactly what we do but if you had to name the type of ministry this is I guess you could call it a “snatching” ministry. Our business cards list us as a “Ministry to the Marketplace” but you could also call us snatchers. The Book of Jude refers to this type of ministry being needed in the last days. If you don’t think we are in the last days just read the newspaper. We are seeing the Bible unfold right before our eyes. However, if you realize we have the answer; that light overcomes darkness; and that grace abounds much more where sin abounds; then you can rejoice that Jesus has overcome the world and these are the very places we need to be sharing the Gospel.

I never in a million years thought we would be doing what we are doing and that is one of the main reasons we know it’s God. There are a lot of people out there that are caught in the fire and they just need someone to help them come out. We need snatchers in these last days but by that I’m not talking about people that want to beat people over the head with the Bible. They just need people that are real with them, love them, and are willing to share the truth with them. That entire attitude is described in the scriptures in Jude preceding the snatching scripture: How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: (Jude 1:18-22)
Be a snatcher for God!!!

 


 

Scripture of The Day
June 14, 2021

If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31 NIV)

By Bob Gass Ministries
The question isn’t simply, “Who can be against us?” That’s an easy one to answer: disease, inflation, corruption, exhaustion, calamities, fears, etc. The real question is, “If God is for us…?” Let’s read these words slowly, placing emphasis on each of them:

(1) God is for you. Your parents may have forgotten you, your teachers may have neglected you, your siblings may be ashamed of you, but within reach of your prayers is the Maker of the oceans, stars and Universe: God!

(2) God is for you. Not “maybe,” or “has been,” or “would be if,” but “is”! God is for you today, at this minute, as you read this sentence. No need to wait in line and come back tomorrow. He’s with you. He couldn’t be closer to you than He is at this second. His loyalty won’t increase if you’re better, nor lessen if you’re worse. He is for you.

(3) God is for you. Are you too tired to continue? He’ll carry you. Are you too discouraged to fight? He’ll fight for you. Turn to the sidelines; that’s God cheering you on. Look past the finish line; that’s God applauding your steps.

(4) God is for you. If God had a calendar, your birthday would be circled on it. If He had a car, your name would be on the bumper. If there’s a tree in heaven, He’s carved your name on the bark. We already know He has a tattoo, and we know what it says: “I have written your name on my hand” (Isa 49:16 NCV). So when you get up each morning look in the mirror and tell yourself, “God
is for me!”

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31)
Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.] (John 14:27, Amplified Bible)
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11, TLB)