Wednesday, November 25, 2020

THANKS-LIVING part 1 of 2

 THANKS-LIVING part 1 of 2 by Keith Cook


For the next two days I want to lead you in a time of thanks to God. Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with your friends and family. God is with you.


1. THANK GOD BY GIVING HIM CREDIT FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE - "Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people." (1 Chronicles 16:8) 


Pride leads to claiming credit for things we have not done or earned. Let Jesus have the glory in all that He has done for you. He has given life, health, security, provisions, peace.


2. THANK GOD IN SONG  - "And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid." (Ezra 3:11) 


A cheerful heart is a blessing. Downcast and bitter lives bring defeat and sorrow. Praise and honor your Christ by your words, expressions, and even with a joyful song. 


3. THANK GOD IN THE MARKETPLACE - "Therefore I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the nations, and I will sing praises to your name." (2 Samuel 22:50) 


Give Him Credit for success and favor. The unbeliever or even the back-slider that you work with needs to be reminded that God gives and God takes away. They need your positive expression of your faith and your constant admission and reminder that Jesus is directing your life. You are the best advertisement that most of your peers will ever see for a real Christian.  Reflect all of Him.


4. THANK GOD UNTIL THE END - "To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever." (Psalms 30:12) 


Never stop thanking God. Thank Him all through your life, not just when you are having  success. Thank Him in every way, every day.


5. THANK GOD BY CELEBRATING COMMUNITY WITH OTHER BELIEVERS - "I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people." (Psalms 35:18) 


Going to church and to Christian events helps you grow in Christ. You also help the faithful by your presence. You may inspire many people, both young and old. Do not give in to the temptation to go it alone. We are called to work and worship with others. It honors God when we do.


6. THANK GOD BY SHARING WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YOU - "O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people." (Psalms 105:1) 


Make sure you ask God for the desires and needs of your life. Do not be afraid to talk with Him about every area of your life. Let Him in on the small things.  Do not be afraid of letting others know how good following Jesus really is. God wants to work on your behalf.


7. THANK GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS AND MERCY - "Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." (Psalms 106:1) 


God's hand of mercy is on us all the days of our lives. Thank Him for sparing you from danger and directing your steps. He has been good to you. Do not forget all that He does for you. The air you breathe and skills you have been given are all from God.


8. THANK GOD FROM HOLINESS - "Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence." (Psalms 140:13) 


In order to really thank God you have to be living for Him in your public and private life. Live Holy and you will have much to thank God for. Live for self and in sin and you will forfeit most of your benefits in Christ. 


9. THANK HIM EVEN WHEN IT MAY COST YOU - "Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime." (Daniel 6:10) 


There are going to be times when your desire to serve and praise God will cost you. Even if serving God is politically or socially incorrect the command has been given to thank Him. Daniel knew the secret of thanking God in the midst of hard situations. He did not stop praising God even though the law said it was illegal.


10. THANK HIM WHEN YOU NEED A MIRACLE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND - "And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude." (Matthew 15:36) 


When you need God to come through for you make sure you look for the things He has given you. God often makes you be a part of the answer to your prayer. Your joy and thankfulness will be great when God allows you to see His mighty hand work through you.


11. THANK GOD FOR HIS VICTORY IN JESUS - "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 15:57) 


When you and Jesus show up in a situation you win. God will lead you in the victory you need over every situation. Thank Him for victory over sins, habits, situations, and needs. God has won, in Christ, a mighty victory. Positive thinking nor material prosperity have anything to do with victory. Victory comes from living in His victory all the time.


Daily Prayer Focus: Thank God for all He has given you today. 


On The Go Prayer Focus: The Finances of the Team as they boldly go out for Jesus Christ. Pray that all their needs will be met at home and for the projects they are working on.


Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.


On The Go Daily Devotion for November 25, 2020

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Stand In The Gap Part 3

 Stand In The Gap Part 3 by Keith Cook


"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"  2 Corinthians 10:3-5


God is Searching For Someone To Build On The Wall


God is Searching For Someone To Stand in the Gap


God is Searching For Someone To Provide Godly Strongholds


Today let's look at the Battle Plan For Godly Strongholds - 2 Corinthians 10:3-7


1. War and fight in the Spirit not the flesh. (verse 3)


a. Take thoughts captive - Let the Spirit control your mind.


b. Pull down strongholds - Let the Spirit guard your heart and emotions.


c. Cast down imaginations - Let the Spirit guard your actions, seen and unseen.


2. Make sure you use your spiritual weapons. (verse 4)


a. Prayer


b. Fasting


c. Spiritual Gifts


d. The Word of God


e. Exercising your Faith


3. Look through spiritual eyes at the results and progress. Do not trust outward and emotional signs of success and progress. (verse 7)


Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for wisdom in going after strongholds in your life. Ask God for a plan of action.


On The Go Prayer Focus: The Families of the On The Go staff. Pray for their emotions, finances, safety, wisdom, and spiritual health.


Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.


On The Go Daily Devotion for November 24, 2020

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Stand In The Gap Part 2

 Stand In The Gap Part 2 by Keith Cook


"But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me." Ezekiel 33:6, 7


God is Searching For Someone To Build On The Wall

God is Searching For Someone To Stand in the Gap

God is Searching For Someone To Provide Godly Strongholds


Today let's look at Standing in the Gap


To Stand in the Gap means:


1. Pulling together God's provision for Man's needs.


We are to bring the love of God and God's provisions to bear on all the needs we find. The Christian should take this challenge seriously. God is able. God is always present but God chooses to work out His plan through His called and chosen ones. That is you and me. Let's get to work!


2. Aggressively Fighting for God's agenda.


Today is not a time to sit by and let the cultural elite rule the day. Christians should actively be engaged in every area of society. We need to be salt and light to our peers and in our communities. We often get what we deserve when we do not voice our opinions or register our complaints and solutions. Bring Jesus up in your everyday conversations. Take Biblical solutions to the marketplace and into the halls of government.


Decide today to stand in the gap!


Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you to stand in the gap for your children, friends, culture, country, and faith.


On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's World Outreach Center (WOC). This is our main office and training facility. Pray for God to protect the building, guard the mechanical and structural aspects of the facility, and use the facility for maximum eternal benefits.


Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.


On The Go Daily Devotional for November 23, 2020

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Stand In The Gap Part 1

 Stand In The Gap Part 1 by Keith Cook


"And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Ezekiel 22:30


God is Searching for a Man. In these three passages it says that God is looking for a man or woman to do three very important things for Him.


1. God is Searching For Someone To Build On The Wall


2. God is Searching For Someone To Stand in the Gap


3. God is Searching For Someone To Provide Godly Strongholds


To Build On The Wall has three main expressions: past, present, and future.


To Hold The Wall is the Present Need. God wants us to build our faith to hold onto what God has given us to work with today.


To Preserve The Wall is dealing with the Past. God wants us to learn from the past and use the lessons we have learned both good and bad.


To Build Up The Wall is focusing on the Future. God wants us to build up Godly strongholds to ensure that we have productive future ministries.


Take your place on God's wall of service. Build on the wall God has given you. Jesus will be with you.


Daily prayer focus: Pray that God will lead and guide you so that you can faithfully build the wall God has given you!


On The Go Prayer Focus: The follow-up of inquirers who come publicly and make decisions for Christ, write in for materials to grow in Christ, or who visit our website looking for help in following Christ. Pray for local believers, churches, parents, and friends who all will be used of God to nurture each and every one to maturity in Christ.


Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.


On The Go Daily Devotional for November 22, 2020

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Cover The Globe

 Cover The Globe by Keith Cook


"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14


As Christians we need to Cover the Globe.


How can we do this? 


1. In Prayer - In Prayer we must climb to new heights and take our battle not just to the earth but into the heavenly places. We can win this battle in advance and on our knees.


2. In Scope - In Scope we need vision to reach every inhabited part of the earth. Our task is not done until we reach each one with the Good News.


3. In Love - In Love we must go to every people and ethnic group. Taking Christ into hard to reach and difficult areas proves we care and are not content to just sit around and wait for Jesus to come and get us out of here. In love and kindness we can bless all those that we come in contact with.


4. In Wisdom - In Wisdom we also must reach into urban and inner city areas. The wise and prudent thing to do is not to just focus on the rural and pocket areas where we have open doors now. We must attack our lack. We need to go to the cities and confront the needs and opportunities that are there. They may be massive but if we "multiply" our efforts by networking with other local churches and ministries we can affect change anywhere!


5. In Courage - In Courage and with faith we must go to the Resistant Belt (10/40 Window). Right now in our culture's history it would be easy to forget and say "what's the use" to reaching into "hostile" areas of our world. But Jesus came into our world to redeem it. We are sent out to the entire world. We must go and represent our Jesus around the world.


Start to cover the globe today, be a global Christian!


Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will continue to open your eyes through prayer, scope, love, and wisdom. 


On The Go Prayer Focus: Those who need to make decisions for Christ as On The Go and the Keith Cook Team shares the Gospel around the world. Pray that they will hear a clear message about Christ, that the Holy Spirit will move them to a point of decision and that they will be bold enough to publicly respond for Christ. 


Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.


On The Go Daily Devotion for November 21, 2020

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Happy Birthday

 Happy Birthday by Keith Cook


Today is my wife's birthday. Joan is supposed to get gifts today. They are supposed to tell her and express how much people love and appreciate her. While they will make her day more exciting because she loves receiving funny and unique gifts they will in no way actually reflect her friends real love for her.


While Joan is supposed to be the one receiving gifts on her birthday she really is the greatest gift of November 20 because she keeps on giving and giving of herself to all she meets. She constantly tries to brighten up everyone's day and their lives. She never meets a stranger and is happy to be the first one to share a funny story. 


When God allowed Joan to be born on earth He must have known how much her kind of joy and mischief would be needed in the circles He would have her living in. As her husband I could not think of a more unique and fun person to grow old with. Happy Birthday My Love.


In 1850 Fanny Crosby was converted on the day we celebrate Joan's birthday. While she was not born during Fanny's time of ministry she does share her zeal and passion for ministry. She said her conversion "plants a star in her heart that no cloud ever eclipses." Joan is a shinning star that decorates all her friends' lives. She is a reflection of Jesus.


Before you go about your day I am sure you could think of several special people who are in your life. Why not give them a gift of yourself today. Call them or write them and tell them that you are giving them an early birthday present that you hope reflects the joy they give you. Tell them how much they mean to you and how much they make your life complete.


Happy Birthday Joan Cook


Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for zeal and joy to serve the Lord wherever you are planted. Also Pray for Joan, she is worthy of your prayers.


On The Go Prayer Focus: All the local churches, committees, and leaders who will be working with On The Go Ministries and the Keith Cook Team in creative outreach efforts in the United States and around the world.


Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.


On The Go Daily Devotion for November 20, 2020

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

How To Be A Servant

 How To Be A Servant by Keith Cook


"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus" Philippians 2:5


Yesterday we looked at how not to be a servant and today we are going to look at how to be a servant. If you look at the seven words that represent how not to serve Christ and just do the opposite you will be well on your way to being a servant God can use. Pride, credit, comparison, covet, neglect, avoidance, and casual are all words that represent the bad features of servantless lives. The path to service includes all of the following:


1. Humbleness - Pride does keep us from serving God and others but being humble gets us in a position of being used by God to do great things.


2. Teamwork - While wanting credit neutralizes our effectiveness in serving others, serving with a spirit of teamwork helps everyone get their mission done.


3. Complementing - Looking at others and how they serve or work slows and limits our own service, but complementing and noticing the good that others do and allowing that to motivate us to greatness helps God use us to our maximum potential.


4. Promoting - Coveting others positions or titles hurts our servanthood but promoting others and helping them succeed is the ultimate picture of a servant leader.


5. Professionalism - Being professional and getting right to a task helps us not serve others too slow and cause undue pain and suffering.


6. Acceptance - Not doing God's will produces godless results but accepting the Lord's path of servanthood spirit filled results.


7. Commitment - Not putting forth your best effort is not pleasing to God and actually hurts the image of Christ in our society but a totally committed Christian doing the work of Christ always makes an impact in a neighborhood.


While our service is a God thing it is clothed in flesh and bones. You are the only Jesus some people will ever see.


Daily prayer focus: Serve Jesus now! There are people around you who are counting on your service.


On The Go Prayer Focus: The "On The Go Daily Internet Devotions". This devotional series is read by hundreds around the World via the internet. "On The Go Daily Internet Devotions" are used to encourage, challenge, and motivate Christians in their daily walk. Pray for Keith, Joan, the On The Go Staff, and special guests as they share daily through these devotional thoughts. You can subscribe to these daily devotions via our website if you are not already a subscriber.


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Daily Devotion for November 19, 2020

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