How Spending Time with the Lord in the Morning Refreshes Him and Supplies Us


In Psalm 110 there’s a marvelous record of the drinking Christ, the fighting Christ, the Victorious Christ, and the Christ who is both the High Priest (according to the order of Melchizedek) and the King (the scepter is between His legs).

What is more striking in this chapter is that there’s a call for being those who refresh Christ by being the morning dew to Him. We need to be the young men who are willingly offering ourselves to Him for His purpose – specifically, those who are “in the womb of the dawn” to be refreshing to Him.

If we do not rise up early in the morning, we will miss the opportunity to enter into the womb of the morning to be made dew for Christ’s watering. Instead of being watered, He will be dry and we also will be dry. I hope that we all, especially the young people, will see that here Christ likens Himself to a plant that needs the mild, soft, gentle dew. May we respond to Him by saying, “Lord Jesus, I want to be the dew conceived and produced by the womb of the morning for You to be watered.” (Witness Lee, Life-study of the Psalms, msg. 38).

In the Bible and in our Christian experience there’s the principle of waking up a bit earlier in the morning so that we may spend time with the Lord. Many Christians love the Lord, and they pay the price to “overcome the love for their bed” by waking up earlier to spend time with the Lord they love.

But have you ever thought that our spending time with the Lord in the morning is not merely for our nourishment, supply, and satisfaction, but it is also for Him to be refreshed, supplied, and watered?

As we touch the Lord and fellowship with Him, as we open our whole being to Him in our time with Him, we drink from Him as the fountain of living waters and our thirst is quenched, our inner man is nourished, and our mind is reconstituted with His living words. At the same time, Christ drinks from us and He is refreshed and watered.

Our time with the Lord early in the morning, our spiritual morning watch, can be something that both supplies us and waters Him! As He is fighting the spiritual warfare to defeat God’s enemies and bring in the kingdom of God, Christ needs us to spend time with Him: He needs us to “enter into the womb of the dawn” and be produced as the dew that is so gentle, fresh, and watering to Him. How wonderful!

Read more on this topic via today’s blog post at agodman.com entitled, Offering Ourselves Willingly to the Lord and Becoming the Morning Dew to Refresh Him

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How can a Christian Overcome the Love of Money and of Riches?


How can a Christian Overcome the Love of Money and of Riches?This is not a self-help article, neither is it something with “step one, step two”, etc. I recently enjoyed something recently based on the Lord’s word in the Gospels concerning, You cannot serve two masters.

As human beings and as Christians, we have something in us called, “the love of money”. If you don’t believe me, just ask yourself this: from how much the Lord blessed you with this past week (not month!), how much did you give back to Him – in a hidden way, so that only you and the Lord would know it? – I thought so!

We don’t have our priorities set straight. We treasure, love, pursue, and desire after things that “seem precious” and yet they entice us, lure us, drug us, and leave us with a bitter taste – they are nothing! These things are NOT real; rather, they drain us, consume us, and usurp us…

The Love of Money is in Each on of Us

Last week I was really touched with the matter of the pure commerce and the love of money – which both are in all of us.

We need to see further that commerce is not only something outside of us but it is part of our being – it is inside of us! We may not be outwardly involved in commerce in any way, but by our fallen human nature we have “a commercial mind”. God saved us by grace, and He gives us the kingdom of God as a reward. The kingdom of God is priceless, and we cannot buy it with anything. We cannot “buy our way into the kingdom”, nor can we get a higher reward than others by paying a higher price.

Read more via, Being Exposed of and Delivered from the Commercial Mind, “What’s In It For Me?” 

If we focus on riches, if we focus on getting more and more money, if we serve mammon, we are robbed of serving God. The Lord wants us to serve Him, that is, to love Him by giving our whole heart to Him, and cleave to Him by giving our whole being to Him (see Matt. 16:19-21). If we love the Lord and cleave to Him, we will be released from being occupied and usurped by mammon (Aramaic for wealth, riches) and we will serve the Lord wholly and fully (see Matt. 4:10). God is versus mammon, and loving God is versus loving riches – this is very serious in God’s sight.

Read more via, Being Saved from the Love of Money and Riches by Loving God and Serving Him Only.

How Can We Overcome the Love of Money?

How can we overcome the love of money and of riches?

What caused so many lovers of Christ to drop everything and go somewhere for the Lord and live the Christian life among unknown and even evil people? What caused Paul to go all around Asia Minor and even into Europe to speak to people about Christ? We have an urgent need of the revelation of Christ’s preciousness and His excellence. When Christ is recovered to us as the preeminent and excellent One, we will become one with Him and we will pay any price to speak Him forth, live Him, express Him, and do anything for Him.

Read more via, Knowing and Appreciating Christ in His Excellency and Supreme Preciousness. We need to love the Lord and treasure Him to the uttermost, and this is possible when we have a revelation of His person.

To God the church is precious, since He bought it through His own blood – but what about us? In our meeting with the other believers in the church, in our shepherding the new ones and the saints, do we consider the church as precious as God does? We need to have the same feeling about the church as God has. We need to see God’s precious love for the church; we need to see the preciousness and the exceeding worth of the church in the eyes of God. God’s valuation of the church is that He shed His blood for the church.

Read more via, Appreciating the Exceeding Worth of the Church, Obtained Through God’s Own Blood. We spontaneously give up everything for the church when we see a clear vision of the preciousness and exceeding worth of the church in God’s eyes.

Seeing the Spiritual Warfare Going On Behind the Outward and Physical Scene


And he said to me, Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand this matter and to afflict yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me for twenty-one days; but now Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I remained there alone with the kings of Persia. (Dan. 10:12-13)If you read the book of Daniel you will be amazed to see time and time again that there’s a real spiritual struggle, a spiritual warfare, going on behind the scenes.

Especially in Daniel 10 we see that in order for God to deliver the message to Daniel as a response to his honest and persistent prayer, there was a spiritual battle going on. God’s created archangel, Lucifer, rebelled against God and took with him one third of the angels, who followed him in his rebellion.

Now, whenever God wants to do something, whenever man cooperates with God through prayer for God’s will to be released on earth, there is much spiritual warfare.

Behind the physical scene, behind the rise in power and demise of power of people and rulers, there’s a spiritual battle going on, something in the invisible realm. We need to see this. Read more on this topic via,

Behind the Physical Scene there is a Spiritual War, an Invisible Spiritual Struggle

The principle of God’s work is to wait for His people to move. Then He will move. (Watchman Nee, The Glorious Church)

The principle of God’s work is to wait for His people to move. Then He will move. (Watchman Nee, The Glorious Church)

In Revelation 12 we see a great vision regarding what is taking place right now in the entire universe. There is a woman who is about to give birth to a manchild, and the dragon persecutes the woman and wants to eat her man-child baby about to be born.

The church as God’s people today is “God’s woman”, His wife, representing Him on the earth. The woman is the totality of all of God’s people since the fall of man in Genesis 3.

The dragon is God’s enemy, Satan, who in the beginning of the Bible was a little serpent (see Gen. 3) but who throughout the ages has been feeding on man’s flesh (the dust of the ground, see Gen. 3:14-15) and has grown to be a great dragon.

Throughout the centuries there has been a war between the woman (God’s people) and the dragon (Satan, God’s enemy). Read more on this topic via,

The Church Must Engage in Spiritual Warfare to Bring in God’s Kingdom!

Taking Heed to the Prophecies in the Bible, Especially those in Daniel 9!


Every believer is interested in the prophecies about the end of the world, and the entire Bible is packed with 1900 prophecies. Most of the Bible prophecies have been fulfilled already, some are being fulfilled before us today, and others are still to be fulfilled. Especially in the book of Daniel we see a lot of prophecies which include many details concerning the end of this age and the second return of the Lord Jesus!

The coming kingdom age will be an age of divine righteousness and in the new heaven and new earth, there will be eternal righteousness (2 Pet. 3:13).

This week in our morning revival we are getting into more prophecies in the book of Daniel – the vision of the seventy weeks and the age of the mystery.

Daniel prayed desperately to God requesting of Him to recover the Holy Land and send His people back to rebuild the city of Jerusalem, and God answered him by giving him a vision of the seventy weeks (see Dan. 9:2, 15-19, 24).

This vision of the seventy weeks in Dan. 9:24-27 is the most precious portion in the whole book of Daniel, since the seventy weeks properly interpreted are the key to understanding all the prophecies in the Bible.

Read more on this topic via,

Why Prophecies are Important and The Purpose of the Seventy Weeks in Daniel 9

During the church age, the age of mystery, Christ is building up the church to be His bride (Matt. 16:18; Eph. 4:16; Rev. 19:7-9).

The most precious portion in the book of Daniel is in chapter 9:24-27, where we see God’s response to Daniel’s interceding and supplicating for the people of Israel. God revealed to Daniel the entire future history of the people of Israel, all encapsulated in the vision of the seventy weeks.

Throughout history there have been many who interpreted this vision, and the Jews have a certain interpretation, while among the Christians there are other interpretations.

It is good to know the prophecies and to seek to understand them in the light of the entire Bible because – and only if so – the prophecies speak of Christ!

The seventy weeks is actually “the seventy sevens” – the word for weeks is “seven” – and it defines the scope of the prophecy. The end points of the prophecy are the closing of the transgression, the end of sins, the propitiation for iniquity, the bringing in of the righteousness of the ages, the sealing of the vision and the prophet, and the anointing of the Holy of Holies.

Read more on this topic via,

The Vision of the Seventy Weeks in Daniel 9 and Its Proper Interpretation

Seeing what the Bible Says it will Happen in the Last Days and Having a Proper Attitude!


But there is a God in the heavens who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the last days. This is your dream, even the visions of your head upon your bed (Daniel 2:28). This week in our morning revival we come to the topic of, The Vision of the Great Image—the Controlling Vision in the Book of Daniel. In the book of Daniel we see many visions, but the governing vision that interprets all the other visions is the vision of the great image in Daniel 2.

This vision is concerning “what will happen in the last days”. We need to see and understand the vision of the great human image and its destiny – it should be a wake-up call for us! Read more via,

The Controlling Vision in Daniel: the Vision of the Great Image in Daniel 2

And as for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was given to them for a season and a time (Daniel 7:12).We need to be clear what age we live in today. In the history class as we grew up we might have been taught about many empires and many peoples, but in God’s eyes there are only four empires that represent the entire human government throughout history.

These four empires are the Babylonian empire, the Medo-Persian empire, the Grecian empire, and the Roman empire. Though the first three ended a while ago, they still exist in their essence, culture, and influence (see Dan. 7:12, an extension of life was given to them). Read more via,

Being Clear about the Age We are in Today: Human Government is About to End!

Having the Proper Attitude as we See the Prophecies Being Fulfilled in the Last DaysAll God’s people need to see and be clear of what the Bible says it will happen in the last days. We are living in the last days, at the end of this age, and we need the Lord to enlighten the eyes of our heart and to remove any veils that we may clearly see what will happen and what our attitude should be.

Like our father Abraham, we live in tents – sojourning on the earth for God’s interest – and we build an altar – we put everything on the altar for God’s satisfaction. Our every moment is to live unto the Lord, loving Him, enjoying Him, and hastening His return. Read more via,

 Having the Proper Attitude as we See the Prophecies Being Fulfilled in the Last Days