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Coffee and the Word with Josie; A daily devotional to encourage, strengthen and motivate you to walk in all God has for you!

Scripture: Exodus 33:1-2

“1. The LORD said to Moses, Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought from the land of Egypt, to the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, To your descendants I will give it.

2I will send an [a]Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite, Amorite, Hittite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebusite.”

Observation: 

The Lord told Moses to continue on to the promise land, the land flowing with milk and honey…not to stay put because that was not Gods best for them. He said that He was going to send an angel to drive out the enemies before them to prepare the way to victory.

Here are what the enemies names mean:

Canaanites: Trappers, depressors and one who humiliates.

Amorites: To challenge with bitter words.

Hittites: Terrorizors – to cause dread, fear or torment.

Perzzites: Squatterssomething that is occupying a life that should not be.

Hivites: Wicked compromise.

Jebusites: To tread down and to desecrate.

These were all enemies of the Israelites that God was sending an angel to wipe out to cause the people of God to walk into the promise land without restriction.

Application: 

In our lives today how often do we deal with these same enemies that the Isrealites did… we are not necessarily fighting naturally in battle but the bible does say that we are in a battle that is not against flesh and bone, but against principalities of darkness. Have you ever dealt with depression, humiliation bitter words that were spoken over you, fear, torment, something that is occupying your life that should not be, compromise or felt like you have been trotted on or desecrated? The Lord sent His angel to drive out the enemies of the Lord to cause the restrictions to be removed… today the Lord has given us the name above every other name to take authority over the enemies of our soul that can cause destruction and a hinder us from walking into the promise land that He has ordained us to walk in. When the Lord speaks to us to do something and we need to do it regardless … He will cause us to walk in victory along the way… the entire way even though there will be difficulties along with way. So i encourage all of us to take a look at our life and see if any of these strongholds are holding us back from Gods best for our lives… in every area of our lives!!!

Prayer:

Father in the name of Jesus… I recognize that you are my deliverer , that you are my defender and my helper. When I have strongholds in my life I recognize them for what they are… an attack from the enemy to cause me not to walk in all that you have for me. Father, open the eyes of my heart and help me to see who I am in you and that victory belongs to me in every situation because of the name of Jesus. The battles I face are not bigger than you, they are not stronger than you… but they are subject to the name of Jesus and are subject to change because you change not. Thank you Lord to helping me to take the next step of walking in true freedom to the promise that you have for me that flows with milk and honey!!

Thank you father for destroying the works of the enemy… that every hidden things be brought to light… I speak light to the darkness and trust that you illuminate and shine bright your glory upon my face! In Jesus mighty name… AMEN.. so be it according to YOUR Word!!!

Josie Rogers’ Jauary 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year to you my family, friends and partners!
Here are several of the updates that are going on in my ministry. More details will be inside my attached newsletter!
– Upcoming trip to Iraq with the Pickets
– Leading a trip from my home church to the Amazon
– When not traveling nationally and internationally, I will be serving part time as the missions and outreach director at my home church
– My 501C3
– “This is my Suitcase” is well on its way
– Booking meetings stateside
– Uganda Abaana Project school fee’s later due later this month
– Indigenous men studying at Rhema Colombia
– Believing God for my car, so I am not always borrowing others
I recently added two new ministry teachings to my website. One is from ministering at Faith Family Church this past week and the other is from when I ministered at Prayer School at Rhema back in September! I would love for you to be encouraged, inspired and challenged as you listen to these!
Click on this link to take you directly to my teachings:
Looking forward to what the Lord has for you and your family this year! Please reach out and let me know how I can be praying for you!
With love and blessings,

Persistence in prayer

Persistence in prayer

Prayer is simply talking to God – it is a dialogue between you and your heavenly Father. It is not a monologue, where you do all the talking. But it is back and forth; listening, speaking, resting, receiving and waiting on Him. There are several types of prayer; casting your care, consecrating, united prayer, prayer of praise, worship and thanksgiving, prayer of faith, agreement, supplication, intercession , ‘being the watchman” waiting on God… learning how to be led by His Spirit is essential, but that happens when I spend time in His Word and in His presence. My faith in Him is built the more time I spend in His word, because faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God. But without faith it is impossible to please God – I must believe that HE IS and the HE is will reward those who diligently seek Him out.

Persistence:

  1. The quality of persisting; tenacity/tenacious
  2. The act of persisting; continued effort or existence
  3. continuingor permanent
  4. Lasting, enduring or permanent
  5. constantlyrepeated;continued
  6. Shameless

Perseverance:

Steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc. especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement

We can be persistent in our perseverance in our prayer life.

Genesis 18:17-33

  • When Abraham stood in the Gap for Lot, his family, Sodom and Gomorrah – He was persistent in getting the Lord to change his mind, had he kept going for 1 righteous person the Lord might not have rained fire and brimstone purely because Abraham had asked.

 

Matthew 7:7-11

  • Keep asking, keep seeking and knocking

Acts 12:5-17

  • The church was persistent in prayer
  • Because of their persistent prayers an Angel of the Lord came to supernaturally deliver him
  • When Peter arrived those praying did not believe it was truly Peter. They were persistent in their prayers according to the amplified bible. God’s power availed much and His power was made manifest. But when the miracle happened, they did not believe it.

SO my question… do you truly believe that what you are praying is going to come to pass?

Often we are surprised to see that we see the answer to our prayers, or we are blown away that the person we prayed for was instantly healed, or the financial breakthrough happen and we have said “I cannot believe it happened…”

If we really believe that what we are praying for is going to happen, because we are convinced His word is true it will not take us by surprise. We should expect His word to prevail in our life and over our circumstances.

According to Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things now yet seen.
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must necessarily believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him out.”

For me to be confident in my prayers I need to believe that He hears me when I pray. I can know without a doubt that He hears me when I pray when I come according to His Word and will in the name of Jesus. Through knowing His word, I have something to base my faith on, therefore I will be pleasing to Him. I also can know that when I pray according to His will, He is working on my behalf because His Word will go forth and accomplish that which it is sent to do!

I want to believe that what I am praying will come to pass and not be surprised when I see the testimony of the Lord made sure in my life. I want to expect to see Him moving in my life and know that because He has done it before, He will do it again!

Josie Rogers’ October 2016 Newsletter

josie-rogers-october-2016-enewsletter

Hello amazing family and friends!

Can you believe it is already the end of October? Truly this year is just flying by. It has been a couple months since I have sent out a newsletter and I have a lot to update you on regarding both personal and ministerial changes!

– New direction through the end of the year and into 2017
– Opening up my own 501C3 non profit ministry
– Basing myself stateside, but traveling internationally
– Itinerating while in the states
– Evangelism training
– Which side of the world I will be focusing on
– My new book “This is my Suitcase”

More details regarding all of this are inside the attached newsletter. I would love to hear from you if you have any questions that the newsletter did not answer. Thank you so much for all your prayers, love, support, encouragement and walking with me through this season of rest and in launching back out in 2017.

Love and blessings,

Josie

Josie Rogers’ February 2016 Newsletter

Josie Rogers’ February 2016 Enewsletter

Hello amazing family and friends!

I am sending you this months Enewsletter from my home in Namulanda, Uganda!

Attached is this months newsletter! I have not been able to send an actual newsletter since October, so I trust you will be encouraged inspired on what we have going on here!
Also, “Josie On The Mission Field” episode 15 is ready and available to view:
To give online for what we are doing here in Uganda:
For more information on the SN Abaana Project:
To give specifically for the SN Abaana Project:
https://www.gofundme.com/jqqukstg

Sending you love and blessings from Uganda,
Josie Rogers

 

 

Josie Rogers September 2015 Newsletter

Good afternoon amazing family and friends!

I am sending you this months attached newsletter and the two most recent episodes of Josie On the Mission Field from Namulanda in my home sitting at my new dining room table drinking a cup of delicious African coffee!
It truly has been an amazing month, I love my life and the journey that the Lord has me on! I am so thankful that you are walking this journey with me! I will be celebrating my 29th birthday next Friday on the 25th with our church and soon coming Brazilian missionary! A year ago I celebrated in the middle of the Colombian Amazon… each new year I get to see the goodness of the Lord prevail where ever He has me! Be encouraged and inspired and know how grateful I am for you, your prayers, love, encouragement, support and partnership!
Sending love and blessings from the Pearl of Africa!

Josie Rogers September 2015 Newsletter

Josie Rogers’ March 2015 Newsletter – Traveling to Africa

Good morning amazing family and friends!

I trust you all are having a prosperous, productive and successful month so far! I wanted to send this months newsletter a bit early, as a month from March 16th I will be landing in Uganda, Africa and will be spending 20 days there and also in Kenya before my return home to the Amazon! In this months attached newsletter there are more details about the trip, how you can partner with me to bless and sponsor 15 children, the leadership there and also reach the lost! I have also attached a short video explaining the purpose of this trip! If you would like to specifically sponsor a child and buy everything personally and get it to me directly, that would be incredible, or if you would like to give a financial donation you can do that online at http://www.rhema.org/alumni/jrogers

Please let me know if there is anything I can be praying for you about!

Love and blessings from you missionary to the Amazon,
Josie Rogers

Josie Rogers’ March 2015 Newsletter

Josie Rogers’ January 2015 Newsletter

Josie Rogers January 2015 Newsletter

Hello amazing family and friends!

I just returned from a three week trip into the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon leading a team of three other ladies who have not done this type of missions work before. We connected with my established contacts of Rhema Colombia in Leticia, Colombia Amazonas with a purpose set out to take the Gospel of peace to the lost and forgotten in the small villages of this region. Last year, pioneer work and discipleship had begun, but there is still so much more to plow.

This months attached newsletter has an incredible testimony, answered prayers and updates! I am returning to the states February 13th for a couple months! I am believing God for more churches to minister in, to not only share about the work in the Amazon, but to stir up the body of Christ for reaching the lost, doing the works of Christ and fulfilling the call!

If you have not, I encourage you to read this article that was written by Rhema’s Word of Faith Magazine about what is happening in the Amazon. A huge testimony happened during this past trip from a previous connection that this article talks about!
http://www.khm.com/SRMD29

Love & blessings and see many of you at WBS in Broken Arrow next month!

Josie Rogers

Knowing His voice…

Scripture: Daniel 2:20-23

” Daniel answered, blessed be the name of the God of Heaven! For wisdom and might are His. He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness and the light dwells with Him. I thank You and praise You O God of my fathers, who has given me wisdom and might and has made known to me what we desired of You, for You have made known to us the solution to the kings problem.”

Observation:

This story of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego is so wild. These four men along with countless of Israelites marched to Nebuchadnezzar’ kingdom to basically become slaves for the king. For three years they were to eat special food, drink special wine and maintain a physical form that is “worthy” to be in the presence of the King. Truly this reveals that man looks at the outer appearance, but God looks at the heart. Anyways… They did not want to defile themselves by eating and drinking what the king had given them, so they found favor with the guard and just by eating vegetables and water and staying faithful to their God, they became the most physically fit and in the presence of the king they were found to be ten times more wise than all the other men whom the King met with. Not only were they given a place of authority and influence, but God used Daniel to interrupt the King’s dream that no other magician, enchanter, soothsayer, sorcerer, or diviner could. The King was ready to wipe all of them out, but Daniel asked the King to give him time and he would reveal to him the dream that had been distressing the king and the interruption of that dream. Daniel knew the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He knew His God was a God who delivered and in the natural when it was impossible before man, God would supernaturally bring the deliverance that was needed. So Daniel asked the Lord to show him the same dream and the interruption that he needed to deliver to the king to save the lives of many people. This specific prayer in these verses are the words of gratitude that Daniel was speaking to the Lord after the Lord had given Him exactly what he was in need of. These men were not moved by what the saw, heard or felt but rested in the presence of the Lord to receive exactly what they needed in their time of need. They were men of character, men of principal men not easily moved by circumstance or by peer pressure. They were solid, unmovable. Unshakeable. And they would not allow the pressure of man to change their actions in the present moment. These same men were challenged later in chapter 3 because they were not bowing town to an idol. Because of their relationship with the Lord and being true to their character they were thrown into a fiery furnace that should have killed them in a minute, but instead the Son of the Living God walked around with them in the fire and they came out without smelling like smoke or even being burned.

Application:

Out of our relationship with our heavenly Father flows every other part of our lives. These men were challenged in every area of their lives even to the point of death. They would not be moved, because they knew who they belonged to and they knew that their God is a God who delivers the righteous out of the hand of the enemy. I absolutely believe in this phrase ” Your calling will get you there, but your character will keep you there.” These four men were men of strong character and full of confident trust that the Lord was and will always be their help in time of need. It was because they had spent time in the presence of the Lord and asked specifically for what they were in need of that the Lord heard their prayer and gave them exactly what they were in need of. They not only asked, but they gave thanks unto Him and waited for the Lord to speak and then they were courageous and faithful to fulfill the task ahead. And all of that brought promotion and a new place of influence for the highest authority in the land. let us be true to our character, not moved by peer pressure, or by what we see, hear and feel… but allow the faithfulness of the Lord in our lives draw all men unto Him.

Prayer:

Father how amazing but also truly challenging to look at the lives of these young men who stood unmoved in the face of the impossible. Father, open the eyes of our hearts give us revelation light of the hope to which you have called us. We have been engrafted into the vine… we are no longer, slaves to sin but slaves to righteousness, we are no longer walking around in darkness not knowing our identity, but we are now children of the light because you have given us authority to be, it is Your truth that abides richly in us and it is Your love that sustains us, encourages us and strengthens us to be men and woman of character. You have incredible plans ahead, and we need to walk in the light as you are in the light to allow our character to be molded more and more into who were are in You. Thank you Father for examples of ordinary men who knew their God and who did amazing exploits to help point people to Your Son, Jesus.

In Jesus’ mighty name…amen!

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