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Amazing Grace

Ephesians 2:7

He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.

Our heavenly Father demonstrated His goodness toward us through what Christ has done for us. This is grace revealed for Jesus is that grace. How good is our God? So good that He has given us what we did not deserve. This influence of grace on the heart of man is what leads him away from ungodliness and to our God. Grace is heavens help that we receive, undeserved, and not earned. Grace is what empowers us to live free from sin. It empowers us to be partakers of all we have in Christ Jesus. Scripture teaches us that there is more grace to be received from God once we are born again, which means more of heavens help. James tells us God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. The very next verse tells us how to walk in humility. Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Simply put, do what God says in His Word and you are submitting to Him. When you do you are resisting the devil. As you submit to God His grace empowers you to overcome anything the devil throws at you. So don’t live in pride choosing your own way. Submit to God and receive even more grace and experience the goodness of your God.

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Posted by on September 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Son of God

Galatians 4:7

Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

We are heir’s of God (one who receives his allotted possession by right of sonship), through our wonderful Savior Jesus Christ. As sons and daughters of God our inheritance is based on what Christ has done for us, not what we have done, and we receive that inheritance by faith. One who is a part of a family and given an inheritance is written in the will of that family member. That inheritance is theirs by birthright. God has written us in His will, the will and testament of the New Covenant. We are written in His will because once born again we are part of His family. So every promise He has given to the children of God is a part of our inheritance just waiting for us to claim it. So go to God’s Word and find out what belongs to you in Christ. Then lay claim to it by faith in what Jesus has done for you, not what you have done. It is yours by birthright.

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Posted by on September 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

The Victory Is Yours

1 Corinthians 15:57

…but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is God who has given us the victory through what Jesus has done for us. When we fight the good fight of faith, we are enforcing that victory in our lives. This fight does not mean we fight the devil for Jesus has already defeated him for us. The fight of faith is maintaining our belief, confession, and action in line with God’s Word. Circumstances will try to get you to doubt and to magnify what you see in the natural. To stay in faith you must refuse to be moved by what you see, but instead maintain a faith filled confession of the Word of God. Scripture tells us having done all to stand, stand therefore. You must not allow what you see or feel to discourage you. The Word of God tells us that God has provided for us all things that pertain to life and godliness. So act like the Word is true because it is. Hold fast to your confession of faith declaring what God’s Word says right in the face of any challenges in the natural, for the victory is yours!

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Posted by on September 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

More Than Conquerors

Romans 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Through our relationship in Christ Jesus and what He has done for us we are more than conquerors through His shed blood. How do we walk in this victorious life Christ has provided for us? We overcome by the blood of the Lamb, the Word of our testimony, and we love not our own lives. The first thing we must understand is to walk in the revelation of what the blood of Jesus has done for us. We have to believe in our hearts that when Jesus shed His blood for us, that shed blood provided a new covenant we are to walk in. You must know what your new covenant rights are according to the Word of God. When you know what your rights are you must declare it so with your own words to take possession of what is now yours. Like the children of Israel, theses promises have already been given to us, but we must take possession of what Christ has provided through a faith filled confession. Also we must chose to walk in God’s will for our life as shown to us through His Word. For example, faith works through love. If we know what belongs to us, have a faith filled confession but choose to not walk in love, our faith will not work. The payment has been made and the new covenant promises await. Now take possession of what is yours for you are more than a conqueror!

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Posted by on September 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Eternal Life

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Death refers to being separated from God who is life itself. It was sin that separated man from his relationship with God. Most think eternal life refers to the future when we go to heaven, it includes the future but Jesus said in John 17:3 that eternal life was to know God the Father and Jesus His Son. Because of the blood Jesus shed all who receive this life have had their sin washed away and can now know the Father and His Son. This is the very reason He came. You should not wait to get to heaven to do so. In the book of James we are told if we draw near to God He will draw near to us. Take time to experience eternal life now by going to God’s Word and fellowshipping with Him. Take time to pray and develop your relationship with God. The door of fellowship has been opened. When you spend time with God He rubs off on you. You will know true peace and contentment if you will just make it a priority to spend time with Him. Get to know God, not just know about Him, and you will experience the gift of eternal life.

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Posted by on September 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Consider Jesus

Romans 6:11

Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Christ took our sin on the cross and freed us from sin and all that came as a result of sin; sickness, disease, poverty, lack, fear, worry, stress, etc. Consider yourself dead to all that came through sin and alive to all that we now have through Christ. Stop thinking about and magnifying what you see in the natural; instead meditate on and magnify what Christ has done for you. Scripture teaches us that as a man thinks, so is he. If you see yourself sick, lacking what you need, or defeated, you are going to continue to allow the very things that Christ has freed you from to over take you. Instead you need to renew your mind to what God says about you. Consider all that Christ has done for you instead of what you may be facing in the natural. We walk by faith, not by sight. To do so you must consider the Word above everything else. Stay in the Word of God and focus your thoughts on what it says. The Word is truth and even though it may be true that you are facing something in the natural, the truth will change what may be currently true in your life. What you see is subject to change. What are you considering?

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Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Peace With God

Romans 5:1

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

Through Jesus we have been given peace with God. The word peace means to be one with, a state of harmony. Once born again we become one spirit with the Lord. As Jesus is so are we in this present age because we are one with Him. There is no war between you and God because you are one with Him. The devil does all he can to convince believers that God is mad at them so that they won’t draw near to God. But when Jesus bore our sin He also bore the punishment our sin deserved. The Word of God tells us we will not face the wrath of God to come. In Isaiah 54:8-10 God gave a promise that as our Redeemer He would not be angry with us nor remove His covenant of peace from us. For all who are redeemed we have this promise from God. So don’t run from Him, run to Him because He has given to us a covenant of peace.

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Posted by on September 19, 2017 in Uncategorized