The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“Are you ready for what God is about to do next?”

Joshua 3:1-5

 

Joshua is trying to get them ready for what God was about to do next.

 

In verse 4, He was letting them know that it was something that they hadn’t experienced before. He tells them, “For ye have not passed this way heretofore.”

 

Ready – fit for immediate use; willing or prepared.

 

Many times the Lord is ready to do something for us, with us and through us, but we are not ready when the time comes.

 

We can hinder what the Lord wants to do in our lives, when we are not ready for it.

 

There are some keys to making yourself ready for what He is about to do next.

  1. You must be attentive.

He needs your attention. So, you must eliminate all distractions to be ready to hear what He is saying.

 

  1. You must be willing.

You must be ready, eager and prepared to do what He has said.

Get excited about this opportunity to fulfill His will. Isaiah 1:19-20 says, “If you be willing and obedient, ye shall eat of the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.” Philippians 2:14 says, “Do all things without murmurings or complaining.” You must be willing.

 

  1. You must be obedient.

 

  1. Position yourself.

You must get in the right place or position. You cannot be out of place and ready simultaneously.

 

  1. You must have faith.

In order for you to be ready for the next thing that God has for you, it requires you to have faith. II Corinthians 5:7 says, “We walk by faith and not by sight.”

 

These are the keys for you being ready for the next thing that God has in store for you.

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The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“A New Dimension”

Ezekiel 47:1-12

 

Are you ready to experience another dimension in your life?

 

Dimension – the extent, size, magnitude and scope of something.

 

Extent represents the distance over which a thing extends, or the space it occupies.

 

Magnitude represents the greatness of rank or position; the greatness in significance meaning value or importance.

 

Scope represents the opportunity to function in a greater capacity.

 

This means that things are getting ready to open up in a greater degree in your life.

 

The Word of God says in Isaiah 52:2-4, “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; for thou shall break forth on thy right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.”

 

This represents a new dimension. It is time for a new dimension in your life.

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The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“Removing the High Places”

II Kings 15:32-35

 

Make sure that you do not have things in your life that shouldn’t be there.

 

In II Kings 15:32-35, you find the story of a King who began to reign, but had not removed the high places.

 

Now to better understand this, you must get a clear picture of what a high place was.

 

The high places represented idolatrous worship or idol worship. It represented false worship. Simply meaning that something else or somebody else was the object of their worship before God.

 

God still was not first in their hearts. Other things meant more to them than God. We have people doing the same today. They are trying to serve the Lord or do what is right in His sight without removing the high places out of their lives.

 

Question: Is there anything in your life right now that means more to you than God? Or, is there anything that you are putting before God? If so, then this is a high place in your life.

 

Matthew 10:37 says, “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: And he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Notice what He says, “You love them more than me.” He expects you to love them, but not more than Him because He should be first in our lives.

 

Sometimes it may not be a person. Sometimes there are other things that we are putting before God.

 

It is time for you to remove it so you can set yourself up for a fruitful and productive season.

 

Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” This is the key to your fruitful and productive season.

 

“Removing the High Places”

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The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“Divine Healing”

Matthew 4:23

 

Healing is the divine plan of God. It is His plan to heal the sick.

 

In Matthew 4:23, Jesus didn’t just teach and preach. He healed the sick, because healing is in the divine plan of God.

 

Now, I believe that we should get an expectancy for whatever is in God’s plan.

 

Expect – to look forward to; anticipate.

 

If you are sick, then you need to look forward to being healed.

 

In Matthew 4:23 it says, “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.” That means that He healed all types of sickness and disease.

 

How do we open up for divine healing? By having faith.

 

Listen to what Jesus tells the two blind men in Matthew 9:27-30, “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind mean followed Him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David have mercy on us, And when He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him: And Jesus saith unto them, believe that I am able to do this? They said unto Him, Yea, Lord. Then touched He their eyes saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened.”

 

Release your faith for your healing.

 

Faith – the assurance of things to come.

 

Have an expectancy to be healed.

 

The Lord is still healing the sick today. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. People are still being healed today through His mighty power.

 

The power of divine healing.

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“What to do when you don’t know what to do”

II Chronicles 2:12

 

Have you ever been faced with a situation or circumstance where you didn’t know what to do?

 

In II Chronicles 20, Jehoshaphat was faced with a challenging situation, and he didn’t know what to do. He was under a severe attack.

 

Let’s look at how he responded in the midst of a challenging situation.

 

Verses 3-4, speak about the first thing he did. He set himself to seek the Lord, and to ask for His help.

 

It is very important that you put yourself in a position to seek the Lord. Why? Because, He knows just what to do. Please know that there is an answer for every problem that you will face.

 

The second thing that he did is found in verses 5-6. He began to exalt the power and authority of the almighty God. Verses 5-6 say, “And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? And rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathens? And in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?”

 

We must know and believe that the Lord is greater than any problem or circumstance that we are faced with. For with God all things are possible. He made the Lord bigger than his situation.

 

The third thing he did was acknowledge that he didn’t know what to do, and he needed the Lord’s intervention in the matter.

 

Sometimes we just don’t know what to do, and that is okay. Because Jehoshaphat did these three things, the Lord was able to reveal to him what he needed to do to get the victory. God told him the battle was not his, but it was God’s. All he had to do was stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

 

When Jehoshaphat and the people praised the Lord, He stepped in and gave them the victory. Remember to follow these steps when you don’t know what to do.

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“The Faithfulness of God”

Psalms 89:33

 

The Lord let David know that He would not suffer His faithfulness to fail him.

 

We as believers must get a deep sense of the faithfulness of God in our lives.

 

God’s faithfulness is a prevailing force in all of our lives.

 

That is why the writer says in Romans 8:31, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

 

We as believers must believe, trust and rely on His faithfulness, because He will not fail us.

 

Those believe in His faithfulness will magnify it.

 

Magnify – to boost, declare, exalt, or make great.

 

Psalms 89:1 says, “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”

 

Do not be afraid to boast of His faithfulness, because He will not fail you.

 

Faithful – dutiful and loyal.

 

He will not fail in His responsibility to you. He will never turn His back on you.

 

Faithful – consistently reliable; trustworthy and devoted.

 

This simply means that He will come through for you.

 

I want you to know that you can count on Him in any given situation that you are faced with, because He is faithful.

 

The faithfulness of God.

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The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“The Blessing of Instruction”

Proverbs 5:12&13

 

Instruction is intended to be a blessing in our lives.

 

Instruction – a form of educating you; the importance of knowledge; to give direction to; the teaching of different lessons.

 

Knowledge, direction, experience, training and development come through instruction.

 

If all of this is a result of instruction, why is instruction looked at so negatively? Something about human nature that doesn’t want to be told anything.

 

Proverbs 5:12-13 says, “How have I hated instruction and my heart despised reproof. And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me.”

 

How you look at instruction determines whether you will be blessed from it.

 

You can look at it in a positive or negative way.

 

Instruction is valuable to your life.

 

Listening to instruction prevents us from making a lot of mistakes in life. Value the ones that the Lord has put in your life to give you instruction.

 

Proverbs 8:33 says, “Hear instruction and be wise and refuse it not.” Instruction brings wisdom.

 

Proverbs 13:18 says, “Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: But he that regardeth reproof shall be honored.”

 

This is the blessing of instruction.

 

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