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We Have Been Saved

Matthew 18:11

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.”

Once you come to know Jesus you are no longer lost, you have been saved. The word saved is defined as: to rescue from danger or destruction, to save one from disease, to make well, to heal, restore to health, and to deliver from the Messianic judgement. If you know Jesus you are no longer lost, you have been saved. You are not going to be you already are.

To walk in the reality of all Christ has done for us you must believe in your heart that it is already so, for faith does not see what Christ has done for us as a promise to come, but a present day reality, for faith is present tense (now faith is). It is no different then salvation for the sinner. God has already done what is needed for one to be born again. They must simply receive by faith what He has already done, and so it is with all we have in Christ.

We need to see what He has done as a completed work, believing in our hearts we have what He has said. We must agree with God’s Word, declaring what His Word says, and we must act upon His Word. When you do then you will walk in what is already yours for you have been saved!

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Posted by on December 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

How To Obtain His Rest

Matthew 11:28-29

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

In the book of Hebrews we are told the children of Israel did not enter into the rest God had for them because they did not obey what God told them to do. The Bible calls that unbelief. Unbelief is when we hear what God’s Word says, but we choose not to do it. We instead choose to live life our own way. In doing so we are not taking His yoke upon us and learning from Him, and therefore we are going to be heavy laden in life as we are living life our own way.

But when we come to Jesus and get born again, and then come to the Word of God which is coming to Jesus for He is the Word that became flesh, and learn of His ways and do them, we find rest for our souls. Our soul (our mind) needs to be renewed. Don’t be like the children of Israel who through unbelief did not obey God’s Word but instead continued to do things their own way, rejecting what God has told them.

Unbelief is based on theory or the ways of man, but faith is based on the facts of God’s Word. Walk by faith choosing to come to the Word of God not questioning what He tells us do, but just doing what it He says. When we do so then we will walk in His rest as we see our faith in God work for us, for when you walk by faith and not by sight you are resting in God.

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Posted by on December 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Do Not Worry

Luke 12:22-23

22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.

23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

The most devastating sin is worry. When Jesus said, “Do not worry” that means to worry is a sin. That which is not of faith is sin and when we worry we are not walking by faith we are walking by sight. There are three key things you can do to overcome worry. One: Get your focus on the kingdom of God and off of the world. You will find reading further in Luke 12 worry is a result of not seeking the kingdom of God, but instead seeking the things of this world. Jesus said when you become focused on God’s kingdom, all the things you have need of will be added unto you.

Two: Cast all your care upon God. We are told to cast all our cares once and for all upon God (1 Peter 5:7). God did not create us to be burdened with the cares of life and that is why He said to cast them upon Him. When you allow cares of life to rule your thoughts you become a pack mule for the devil. You can learn to release the cares of life to God. It takes practice but it can be done.

Three: Choose to meditate on God’s Word, the good report. Philippians 4:8 tells us to meditate on God’s good report found in His Word, instead of dwelling on all that is bad in life and in the world. Realize this, living a life of worry Jesus said will not add anything to your life and in fact doctors will tell you it is the most detrimental thing to your health. Every believer in Christ can live a worry free life for if it was not so Jesus would not have told us not to worry.

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Posted by on December 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

He Still Heals

Matthew 8:17

This fulfilled the word of the Lord through the prophet Isaiah, who said, “He took our sicknesses and removed our diseases.”

Jesus at Calvary carried away for us all sickness and disease. The prophecy of Isaiah 53:4 has been fulfilled. All we have to do is receive by faith in our hearts what He has already done for us. Healing comes from the Spirit of God and it manifests in the physical body. Healing is a part of the salvation package purchased for us, for by the stripes He bore in His body we are healed.

These truths in scripture reveal clearly that it is God’s will to heal us. Jesus Himself was anointed by God and went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed of the devil. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Many often question if it is God’s will to heal them, but Jesus proved it is His will for us to be healed for no one who came to Jesus in faith for healing was ever turned away.

Jesus healed everyone who came to Him in faith and so it is today for those who come to Him in faith, believing they receive their healing as they pray for He has not changed. Take the scriptures that reveal healing in the Bible and meditate on them until they become real to you. When they do you can release your faith to receive what is a promise of God for you.

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Posted by on December 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Abide In His Love

John 15:9

I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].

The love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit when we got born again. To walk in His love is a choice we make. The love of God is not a feeling, but a spiritual fruit that will change one’s feelings. The God-kind of love is not interested in what I can get, but what I can give. Love is seen in what you do, not how you feel about someone. Scripture teaches us that faith works through love.

It is our faith in God and what He has said in His Word that causes His power to flow in and through our lives. In the natural you can have electricity (power) that will work for you to help you accomplish many things, but without the wire that electricity flows through you cannot harness that power and make use of it in your everyday life.

Love is like the wire that the power of God flows through. Faith releases that power but without love you cannot harness that power to see it work in your life. So if you want your faith to work for you choose to walk in love, treating others as you would have them treat you, and your faith in God’s Word will accomplish great things in your life.

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Posted by on December 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Be of Good Cheer – He Has Overcome

John 16:33

I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.”

Troubles or storms of life come to all. Jesus did not tell us this so that we would be troubled by them. He has already overcome the world’s troubles you will face. Jesus taught us that if you come to Him and hear what He says but do not do what He says, you will be like a man who built a house on sand. Storms would come and when they do the house would fall.

But if you come to Him and hear what He says and you do what He has said, you will be like a man who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock. When the storms come the house would not only stand, it would not be shaken. In this fallen world you will face trouble or storms of life. But the person who has come to Jesus and will listen to what He has to say, and is a doer of the Word and not just a hearer of the Word, they have built on the rock.

Those who do so are those who walk by faith and not by sight. When the storms come they not only won’t go down, Jesus said they would not be shaken by the storm. It is not up to God if we overcome for He has already provided victory for us, it is up to us. Spend time with the Lord and listen to what He has said in His Word, and be a doer of the Word. If you do you will walk in perfect peace, and you will not be defeated.

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Posted by on December 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Become One With The Word

John 15:7

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

This is one of the most powerful truths in the Bible. Think about what Jesus said here. To abide means to remain one with. We abide in Jesus when we become born again and follow after Him. If we do not deny Christ we remain one with Him. But His Word must also abide in us, or remain one with us. Another way to say this is the Word of Christ must prevail over us. God’s Word is a prevailing force in the earth for His Word created everything, therefore everything is subject to His Word.

When His Word prevails over us then what we speak is the Word of God, which will come to pass. For His Word to abide in us we must have our minds renewed to the Word of God. This is more than just head knowledge of the Word. It must prevail over our thought life so that we think like God’s Word, but a mind is not fully renewed until it has transformed how we live. His Word must also prevail over our actions as well.

When God’s Word is prevailing over our thoughts and we now see ourselves in Christ as a new creation, and that Word prevails over our actions as well, then His Word will prevail through us for there is nothing more powerful than the Word of God. Heaven and earth will pass away, but His Word will never pass away. Remain one with Jesus and let His Word prevail over you, becoming one with that Word and you shall ask what you desire and it shall be done through the prevailing Word of God.

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Posted by on December 3, 2018 in Uncategorized