REFOCUS – PART 7 / FAITH

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As a believer we need to constantly refocus on what truly matters in life if we want to continue on the path God has chosen for us. In this series take the time to refocus your life on the things that really matter.

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. There is no battle 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, so we can rest in God’s peace. Scripture also teaches us that those who keep their minds fixed on God and not on the things around them, God will keep them in perfect peace for they trust in Him. You do this by getting a picture of God’s truths established in your heart. When you do peace will be the result.

When we know that we have peace with God and we walk in that peace by focusing our thoughts on Him, peace will surround you. You won’t be depressed, full of fear, and doubt God. Peace will be present and therefore your faith will work for you, leading you into a victorious life. So don’t run from God, run to Him, and focus your thoughts upon Him, because everyone born again has been given peace with God.
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REFOCUS – PART 6 / FAITH

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As a believer we need to constantly refocus on what truly matters in life if we want to continue on the path God has chosen for us. In this series take the time to refocus your life on the things that really matter.

We Have Been Saved

John 3:17
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

Through Jesus Christ we have been saved. The word saved is defined as rescued, preserved, healed, restored, delivered, made well. All of this is a part of God’s salvation package. To receive what we have available to us we must by faith see these things as already ours, for in the eyes of God they are.

For example when someone today receives new life by accepting Jesus into their heart they become born again. But the moment they did so is not when salvation was provided by God, it was already available, for 2,000 years ago Jesus gave His life for us. They just chose to receive what God said was already done. So it is with all we have in this salvation package. We must see it as already ours and not something God is going to do, taking it by faith.

Take time to meditate on the promises you have been given in Christ Jesus until that Word get’s in you. Continually speak God’s Word over your life thanking God that you are healed, blessed, and delivered, because His Word says you already are, not going to be. Once the Word comes alive in you, faith becomes active and you can have the manifestation of what Christ has already provided for you.
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Our Teacher The Holy Spirit

1 John 2:27
But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.

The Holy Spirit is the One who helps us to get revelation of the things of God in our heart. When revelation comes faith is there. It’s like walking into a dark room not being able to see the way out and then the Holy Spirit flips the light switch on. Once that happens you can see the way to go and act upon the Word of God.

A vital key in receiving this revelation is in how we read and listen to the teaching of God’s Word. Whether reading or hearing the Word taught, you must first recognize it is God speaking to you. It is not man’s words but God’s, for all scripture is given by inspiration of God. Secondly you must give your full attention to God’s Word and not become distracted with other things. Pay close attention to what you are hearing.

Third you must learn to take verses that speak of who you are and what you have and declare them daily. Faith grows in the atmosphere of the spoken Word. Finally put what you know into practice, for you deceive yourself if you are a hearer and not a doer of the Word. Put these truths into practice and His Word will become alive in you by the Holy Spirit.
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God Is Light

1 John 1:5
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

Have you ever had someone accuse you of something you have not done? I am sure we have all experienced this in our lives. Did you know God has been accused of many things He has never done? Because of ignorance of the Word of God, and for others who do not know how to walk by faith and don’t see the results God’s Word promises, they falsely accuse God of things that are not true. For example, they may say God does not heal everyone, or they blame God for the death of a young person saying that God took them because He needed another angel in heaven.

First of all healing is for everyone as scripture clearly teaches in Acts 10:38, that Jesus went about healing all, but not all know how to receive it. God has also promised us long life, so to refer to someone who is young that God took them is also contrary to the Word of God. God is light, and there is no darkness in Him. The works of darkness are not of God, they are of the evil one. God has come to give us LIFE, and that more abundantly, it is the devil who comes to steal, kill, and destroy.

The devil wants you to believe these lies about God, because then he can keep you from receiving what God has for you. The greatest truth to remember about our heavenly Father comes from Jesus. Jesus said, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father”. Jesus modeled the Father to us. Jesus never did anything that was of the works of darkness. Don’t fall for these lies about God. As James 1:17 tells us, all good gifts come from God and He does not change for He is light, and there is no darkness in Him.
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DR. MARK T. BARCLAY – 1.17.22

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Be blessed by this important message from Dr. Mark T. Barclay at Christian Faith Fellowship about the last days church.

Press On

Philippians 3:12
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

If anyone in the days of the early church had times they may have felt like quitting and giving up it would have been the apostle Paul, but he did not. Paul had the goal of fulfilling all that Christ had laid hold of for him as his focus. What often hinders us from pressing on is looking to or focusing on the past. In the very next verse Paul stated there was one thing he had learned, to forget what is behind and press toward the goal of what Christ has ahead. Far to often we tend to always look to our past instead of simply releasing it and letting it go.

If you are looking to your past you are not moving forward to the promise. Every promise we have been given through Christ Jesus for our life awaits us. We have to press on in faith to obtain those promises. The first generation of the children of Israel did not enter the promise land for they kept looking back to Egypt. God got them out of Egypt, but He could not get Egypt out of them. We have been delivered from Egypt and made new on the inside. Start looking to this new man you now are in Christ Jesus.

This is the problem with many believers today. They do not press into this new man they have now become. They continue to see themselves through the old fleshly nature instead of who God says they now are. You have to press forward by renewing your mind to this new you to become transformed on the outside. Stop looking at the old fleshly nature, he is dead and gone. Start pressing into the Truth of the new you, for you are a new creation in Christ Jesus.
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REFOCUS – PART 5 / FAITH

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As a believer we need to constantly refocus on what truly matters in life if we want to continue on the path God has chosen for us. In this series take the time to refocus your life on the things that really matter.

We Are The Fragrance of God’s Love

2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;…

Before salvation we had the smell of death, but in Christ we now have the fragrance of new life. This fragrance is the love of God. When you are born again that love is poured out into your heart, your new spirit man. Walking in God’s love is a choice we make every day. It is a choice we make to treat others the way that you would want to be treated, no matter how they treat you.

When you are walking in love you are walking with God, for God is love. But when you choose not to walk in the love of God you are not walking with Him. This takes you out from under God’s protection, and you can fall prey to the ways and the works of satan. But when you choose to walk in love you are not only protected from the works of darkness, you put off the fragrance of Christ, living as He lived.

People will take notice because you do not look like nor act like the world. This love is not an emotion, but revealed through actions. You simply choose to show God’s love no matter how you feel, for that love is in every believer and is manifest as we choose to follow the way of God’s love. As we walk in love we can draw others out of the smell of death, and bring them into new life, and a new way of living through the fragrance of God’s love.
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