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Daily Word

Nathan Shaw:
"Movement, Momentum and Miracles!"

God whispered three words into my spirit: "Movement," "momentum" and "miracles." This progression can be seen in the process of creation, the ministry of Jesus, and the ministry of the early Church.


Everything starts with movement. In the beginning the Spirit of God moved on the chaotic waters (Genesis 1:2). At this point, there was no created order—just chaos, and the Spirit of God moving. It's an appropriate beginning. All good things start with one simple thing—movement.

The nation of Israel seemed powerless against a strong man who dominated and controlled so many of its citizens through sickness and demonic oppression. Firstly, the movement of the Spirit came on Jesus. "When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from Heaven, saying, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased'" (Matthew 3:16-17).

After this glorious encounter, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by the devil (Matthew 4:1). By following the Spirit, Jesus was moved into position for a direct confrontation with the devil. Movement led to confrontation, but as we shall see, it took more than movement to defeat the strong man... (Read More)