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Reconciled To God

Romans 5:11
And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Through Jesus Christ we have been reconciled (restored back into a right relationship) with God. He took our sin and gave us His righteousness. When Adam sinned, man’s relationship with God was broken for our God is a holy God. But once someone is born again they have been spiritually restored back (reconciled) to where Adam was before he had sinned. What Adam originally had has now been restored back to us.

Adam was given authority in the earth and he was to take dominion over it and subdue it. God’s plan has not changed. When Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended to heaven He restored that authority back to us for we have been seated together with Him at the right hand of God, far above all principality, power, might, and dominion. This represents a place of authority.

To exercise that authority we use the name of Jesus, which is the name above all names. We are to trample on the powers of darkness through His name, and proclaim the good news to the whole world. Through reconciliation we have been placed right back where Adam was before he sinned. We simply have to learn our rightful place of authority and how to use it through the name of Jesus, and we can keep satan and all of his works under our feet.
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Posted by on October 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

StandinG In God’s Grace

Romans 5:2
Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

We enter into a position of grace, divine favor with God, through our faith in Jesus Christ. This position of grace brings a gratitude for what He has done. The Word grace here is defined as: The divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude. In today’s times you here a lot of teaching about grace that leads you to believe it doesn’t matter how you live your life for you are saved by grace.

We are saved by grace through faith which is a place of undeserved favor. We did nothing nor could we do anything that could make us right with God. We receive what Christ did by faith to make us right with Him. But this position of grace places this divine influence on the heart of man to now live for God because of the gratitude we have for Him bearing our sin, and the punishment our sin deserved. Teaching that it does not matter how you live your life because you are saved by grace is not the grace of the Bible.

Once born again the motive for living our life in following after Christ’s example is not to get right with God, but our motive to follow in His footsteps is the gratitude we have in our heart for Him making us right with Him. If you try to follow after Christ to get right with God you will live life feeling like a failure because you could not do so by your own merit. That is why we needed Jesus. But the gratitude produced by grace in our heart leads us every day to want to follow after Him and not after the ways of the world. Once born again you are in the world, but you are no longer of this world.
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Posted by on October 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Looking Unto Jesus

Hebrews 12:2
Now stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith. He endured the cross and ignored the shame of that death because He focused on the joy that was set before Him; and now He is seated beside God on the throne, a place of honor.

There was a master archer who was training young students who hung a wooden crow from a tree and then called all of his students. He told them to aim at the eye of the crow. He called his first student and asked what he saw. He responded saying he could see the trees of the forest, and all the plants and surrounding things. He had him step aside. He called the next student and asked the same question. He responded in a similar manner seeing the leaves being blown by the wind as well. He told him to step aside.

As he called each student they all had similar answers. Then he called on Arjuna. When asked the same question he said all he could see was the eye of the crow. His instructor told him to release his arrow and he hit the eye of the crow. In today’s times many are allowing all that is going on around them and all that is happening in the world to grab their attention. In doing this they are missing the target of walking in the footsteps of Jesus.

Jesus could have gotten easily distracted in going to the cross. But He kept His focus on the joy that was beyond the pain and suffering of the cross. He saw you and me born again. This is how He was able to fulfill the will of the Father. If you want to fulfill God’s will stop looking at other things. Stay focused on Jesus through the Word and in fellowship with Him. Doing so you will walk by faith and not by sight, fulfilling God’s will for you.
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Posted by on October 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Enter In

Hebrews 10:19
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,…

Here we see the primary reason that Jesus shed His blood for us so that we could once again approach God unashamed, and have fellowship with Him. The enmity that stood between God and man was removed by the blood Jesus shed for us. Once you are born again you now have complete access to the Father. Take time to fellowship with God so that you can develop an intimate relationship with Him for He has everything you need.

First we must learn how to read the Word of God. That may sound funny but if you don’t learn to give your undivided attention to God’s Word when you read it then all you will have is head knowledge. God will speak to you if you will listen. You must also sit under the teaching of God’s Word, but again you must listen with all your heart and not get distracted. Jesus said take heed how you hear. For example, if someone was talking to you but you are focused on something else you are not going to hear what they are saying. So it is with our fellowship with God.

Finally you must develop in prayer where you can learn how to become quite and hear God speak to your spirit man. God is a spirit, and He bears witness with our spirit. Those who do will find answers, and their relationship with the Father will flourish and grow. The door is open and your heavenly Father awaits to fellowship with you. Take time to draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. You will be glad you did.
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Posted by on October 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

STAYING SPIRITUALLY FIT – PART 6

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7e4f4-efecd9

We are spiritual beings, we have a soul, and we live in a body. It is vital for every believer to remain spiritually fit so they can be led by God, not be deceived, and fulfil their God-given purpose. Find out more in this important series of messages.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

The Voice of Your Spirit Man

Hebrews 9:14
…how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

When a person is born again they receive a brand new spirit within them for they are cleansed of the old spirit man. The voice of our spirit is the conscience. That inward knowing deep down inside. When you are born again the conscience is therefore also cleansed because you have a new spirit. Our conscience, this inward knowing, is how God leads us, for the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit man.

If we will learn to listen to this inward witness we can follow God’s leading for our lives. In John 14:26-27 Jesus tells us about the Holy Spirit, our Helper who will come to us when born again. He then tells us that He is leaving with us peace, and that our hearts should not be troubled nor afraid. This inward peace is how the Holy Spirit confirms when we are headed the right direction in life. The words troubled and afraid refer to an agitation or timidity.

When we are heading the wrong direction in life we will feel agitated or timid, an uneasiness within our spirit. This is how we know the way we are headed is not God’s will for us. But when we are headed in the right direction we will have a peace, complete calm within our spirit, and this is how God by His Spirit within will guide us in life. So listen to your conscience. If you have unrest in your spirit know the Holy Spirit is revealing to you this is not God’a will for you. When you have that peace within, you are on the right path.
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Posted by on October 20, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Eternal Redemption

Hebrews 9:12
Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

By the blood of Jesus we have obtained His eternal redemption. Redemption means to be liberated from bondage. We have been redeemed from spiritual death, sickness and disease, poverty and lack. Redemption from spiritual death not only means that we have been liberated from the old sin nature and made a new creation, but we have also been liberated from identifying with that old nature.

Our identity (where we find our value and worth) no longer comes from the world but from God. Don’t base your worth on others opinions of you, nor on worldly status, but solely on who you now are as a child of God. We are also redeemed from all sickness and disease. Jesus bore our sickness and carried our pains, and by the stripes of Jesus we were healed. Jesus has paid the price for our healing.

We have also been liberated from poverty and lack, because once you are born again you are an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus. God is our source and has promised to supply all our need. Psalm 107:2 says let the redeemed of the Lord say so. Daily confess you have been redeemed (liberated) from spiritual death, sickness and disease, poverty and lack, for the Word of God teaches us to hold fast our confession of faith in what Christ has done for us.
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Posted by on October 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Our Faith and Hope Is In Him

1 Peter 1:21
Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.

Because of what Jesus did to reunite our relationship with the Father, we should now rest our hope and our faith in Him. Hope is where we start for hope is a confident expectation of good. When we find out through the Word of God of the promises He has for us, those promises give us hope. That becomes our goal for we now know what God has provided for us.

This is where faith comes in, for faith then gives substance to what we hope for. Faith lays hold of the goal in our hearts, what became our hope, and it is by faith we obtain God’s promises. Faith is based on God’s Word and comes by hearing the Word of God proclaimed. We need to take God’s Word and begin to proclaim those promises as already ours to build our faith.

As we do scripture teaches us to no longer look at what is seen in the natural, but to look to what is not yet seen manifest, the Word of God. As we continue to walk by faith, calling those things which be not as though they were just as God Himself does (Romans 4:17), we can see those promises come to pass. This is how we keep our hope and faith centered in God.
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Posted by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

STAYING SPIRITUALLY FIT – PART 5

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zwf39-efa432

We are spiritual beings, we have a soul, and we live in a body. It is vital for every believer to remain spiritually fit so they can be led by God, not be deceived, and fulfil their God-given purpose. Find out more in this important series of messages.

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Always Give Thanks

Hebrews 13:15
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

Giving thanks should be a part of the believers life everyday. Notice it says in this verse we are to continually offer thanks, even as a sacrifice of praise. It’s easy to thank God when things are going your way, but what about when you are facing difficult circumstances. It is in those times you need to thank God the most, when you don’t feel like giving thanks.

As scripture teaches us we walk by faith not by sight. Colossians 4:2 tells us we are to be vigilant in prayer with thanksgiving. We don’t thank God for the difficult circumstances, but for what He has done to help us overcome them. In all things, in every situation of life, we are to be thanking God for what He has done for us through Christ Jesus.

When believers lose their heart of gratitude they become bitter not better, and this will only rob you of what God has for your life. Don’t allow the enemy and circumstances in life to take from you the gratitude we should have for God and for all He has done. Continually thank God for what He has done for you through Christ Jesus, and you can see God bring you through to victory.
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Posted by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized