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Heirs of God

Ephesians 1:11

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, …

Every child of God has obtained an inheritance. We are heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus. 2 Peter 1:3 tells us that His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness. The children of Israel were given an inheritance in the promise land but they had to go in and possess that inheritance, even though it was already theirs. Just like the children of Israel our inheritance, all that has been given to us in Christ, is available for the taking. You possess your inheritance living by faith; believing in God’s Word, speaking in line with God’s Word, and acting as if God’s Word is true because it is. You must learn this lifestyle of faith to walk in what is yours as a child of God. So walk by faith and not by sight and enter into the promise land Jesus has provided for you.

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Posted by on August 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Redeemed

Ephesians 1:7

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace …

Through Christ we are redeemed through the blood Jesus shed for us. Redemption means liberation by the procurement of a ransom. Because of Adams act of sin in the garden mankind was taken captive by the deceiver satan himself. Man had become subject to this evil ruler. But God paid the ransom of His Son to liberate us from this evil one. All man has to do is to put their faith in Christ and call upon Him to be the Lord of their life and accept the payment made to free man. We have been liberated from spiritual death (no longer separated from God), sickness and disease, poverty and lack; all the things that came from the evil one who became the god of this world through Adams rebellion. Once saved to walk in our liberty we must confess who we now are and what we now have in Christ Jesus, for we are told to hold fast to our confession of faith. As we do so our faith filled confession based on God’s Word will become a reality in our lives. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.

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Posted by on August 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Strong In The Lord

Ephesians 6:10

In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

In the Lord is where a believer can find all the strength they need. Strength to face and overcome any challenge in life. It didn’t say be strong in yourself, but in the Lord. We draw strength from Him when we draw near to Him. All who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. When we take time to quit our minds, become aware of His presence within us, the very same presence and power that raised Jesus from the dead, we will become aware of His strength. So take time to wait upon the Lord and He will renew your strength and you will mount up with wings like eagles, you will run and not be weary, you will walk and not faint.

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Posted by on August 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Children of Light

Ephesians 5:8

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light…

As a child of God who is now light in the Lord we are to walk in the light as He is in the light. When we walk in the light we overcome the works of darkness. It is like walking into a dark room and flipping on a light switch. The moment you do darkness flees. To walk in the light we walk In line with His Word and we walk in the love of God. His Word is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path. When we are obedient to the Word of God we are walking in faith, for faith is an act based on God’s Word. 1 John 2:10 tells us when we walk in love we abide in the light. The love of God will always treat others the way you would want to be treated, no matter how other people treat you. Faith itself works through love so when we walk by faith, walking in obedience to God’s Word, and we choose to love, we will walk in the light and cannot be overcome by darkness. We were once in darkness, but once we are born again we have become light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

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Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Accepted

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Often in society people try to get accepted into a group because they want the status that comes with that acceptance. They want to feel like they belong. I remember an episode on the Andy Griffith Show where Andy and Barney were offered the opportunity to become a part of a men’s club in Raleigh. Barney was all excited because getting accepted in his eyes would mean people would look up to them. He was trying to find value and worth in life based on what others thought of him. They were rejected because of the way he had acted when they went to their first meeting. When we come to God based on our faith in what Christ has done for us we become accepted as a part of God’s family. It is not based on our actions, but on what Jesus did for us and all we have to do is receive Him into our hearts by faith. When we do we are part of the family. We can now once again find our value and worth not in what others think of us, but in our Father and what He has done to make us a new creation. Don’t try to be accepted by God on your own merit, for once you put your faith in Jesus Christ and make Him the Lord of your life you are already accepted by Him.

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Posted by on August 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Getting To Know God

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.

What was the primary reason Jesus came? So that we through Him being born again could be restored back into a relationship with God. So that we could know God. Far to many believers are satisfied with getting born again and then continuing to live life on their own instead of taking time to get to know their Heavenly Father, who desires to walk with them every day. There is only one way you will experience true peace, joy, and contentment in life, and that is in knowing God; not just knowing about Him. As the scripture above reveals we live in fellowship with God through our fellowship with Jesus. The disciples of Jesus’ day did so spending time with Jesus every day. For us we do so by spending time in the Word each day, for Jesus is the Word that became flesh. When we take time to fellowship with the Lord through His Word, we fellowship with our God and Father. Get to know the Word (Jesus), and you get to know your God and Father who loves you and desires to love on you. There is no one nor anything that will make your life complete except knowing God. So the door of fellowship unto the Father opens to us when we choose to open our Bible. For when we do we open the door to God.

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Posted by on August 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Ask According To His Will

1 John 5:14-15

14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

One of the keys to effect prayer is knowing what you have prayed about is God’s will for you. You can’t believe you have received something from God if you don’t know it is God’s will. But when we know we have prayed according to His will we know God not only heard our prayer, we know we have what we have asked of Him. Think of how many times people have prayed and God did not hear their prayer because they were not asking in line with His will. The only prayer God can hear is the prayer of faith and that is a prayer based on the will of God. All we have to do is go to the Word of God and find out what His will is for us and establish that in our hearts. Then when we petition God according to His Word we will know we have our petition. Some people think God will hear them if they just pray long enough but that is not true either. God has no problem hearing any prayer that is prayed in faith according to His will. So before you petition God for anything find His will in His word. Settle it in your heart that it is His will for you. Then when you pray you will know He has heard you, and you will know you have what you have asked of Him. Then just keep thanking Him for what He has said is already yours.

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Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Uncategorized