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Faith Works Through Love


Galatians 5:6
For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love. 

There is often much emphasis placed upon faith in the life of a believer and for good reason for it is impossible to receive what God has available to us without faith. But often overlooked is the part that love plays in the operation of our faith. As the above verse states, faith is activated, energized, and expressed through love. When I was growing up my my dad had some land with a pasture for horses. That pasture had to be watered for the grass to grow so the horses had something to graze on. There was a concrete ditch that ran along the back side of the property that carried the water to where it needed to go. We would open portholes in the ditch when it was our turn to water so that the water would irrigate the pasture. Without that concrete ditch the water would have not been able to get where it needed to go. So it is with faith and love. Like the water you can have faith to produce what is needed, but without love there is no way for that faith to flow where it needs to go. If you get out of love your faith won’t work. Kenneth Hagin used to say if his faith was not working the first place he would check is his love walk. If you want you faith to work stay in love and your faith will be activate in accomplishing what God has for you.

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Posted by on June 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Look To Jesus


Hebrews 9:24
For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;… 

When God breathed into Adam the breath of life the first thing Adam saw was the face of God. This is were man’s identity came from, his Creator. When Adam sinned the bible says he hid himself from the presence of God, which that word means the face of God. Man now looked to the creation (the world) turning away from the Father for his identity. He could not see God’s face.

But Jesus did something about that. When He went before the presence (face) of the Father, Jesus made it possible for us to look to the Father’s face and regain our identity in Him, our Creator instead of the creation. How do we look upon His face? Look to Jesus, the Word that became flesh, for He said if you have seen Me you have seen the Father. Don’t look to the world for you identity, look to Jesus (the Word) and you can regain your value and worth in Him.

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Posted by on June 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Better Promises


Hebrews 8:6
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. 

The promises we have been given in the new covenant are based on what Christ has done for us, not what we have done. Realize that every promise we have in Christ is available to all, for God is no respecter of persons, but a respecter of faith. One of the keys to faith is no longer seeing what we have in Christ as a promise, for that would put it off into the future. Faith takes what we have been given a promise of and sees it as a present day reality for faith brings everything into the present tense. “Now” faith is. When you walk by faith you do not put what God has said is already yours off into the future. For example faith would not say I am believing to be healed. Faith says what does not exist in the natural does already exist for faith calls those things which do not exist as though they did (Romans 4:17). Faith is of the heart for man believes in his heart and confession is made unto what God has said. Feed on the Word until it becomes real to your inner man. Choose to walk by faith not by sight seeing God’s promises as a present day reality calling those things that do not exist as though they did, and receive the promises God has provided for you.

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Posted by on June 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Be True To Your Word


Matthew 5:37
Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one. 

Your heart and your words must agree for faith to work. Often believers will say one thing and then do something else. If you are not true to your word this will affect your faith. When you speak in faith you must believe in your heart that what you say is in fact already so, for you believe you receive when you pray. So when someone consistently says one thing but yet they do something else, their heart doesn’t know whether to believe what they say is true or not. Make sure your yes means yes and your no means no, for it will affect your hearts ability to believe.

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Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Hold Fast To Your Confession


Hebrews 4:14
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 

When Jesus ascended into heaven He fulfilled all that was needed for us to be victorious here on earth. One of the major keys to walking in victory is holding fast to a faith filled confession. Consistently confess who you are, what you have, and what you can do in Christ. To hold fast your confession means to keep saying the same thing. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, therefore what you consistently confess, you will possess. Your words are carriers of seeds sown. Whatever a man sows, that he will reap. The key to changing your confession is in what you are feeding on. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So feed on God’s Word, hold fast to a confession of faith and you can watch your life change.

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Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Overcoming Temptation


Hebrews 2:18
For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. 

Because Jesus was tempted in all things and yet free from sin, He can now come to aid us in overcoming every temptation. There is nothing He cannot deliver us from. We simply follow in His example that He gave us in the wilderness. Jesus is the Word made flesh, and it is the Word that helps us overcome. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness He defeated each temptation by quoting scripture. As the devil would tempt Him in an area, Jesus countered that temptation with the Word of God as He would declare what was written in the scriptures. If we will feed on the Word we will have the ammunition to face and defeat the temptations that come. As scripture tells us when we hide God’s Word in our heart we will not sin against Him. The Word is an offensive weapon, the sword of the Spirit, and it will help us overcome temptations. We simply declare the Word to our enemy as Jesus did and therefore resist the temptation and he will flee. When temptations come to try and defeat you or mislead you, declare what is written and you too can overcome temptation.

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Posted by on June 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Satan Has Been Rendered Powerless


Hebrews 2:14
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,… 

Through the blood Jesus shed for us we have no reason to fear the devil. He has been rendered powerless to all who know their rightful place in Christ. In Ephesians chapter one we are told that God’s mighty power was seen when Jesus was raised from the dead, for He was seated far above all the powers of darkness and every name that is named. It goes on to tell us that all things were placed under His feet, to which He was made the head of His body. We are the body of Christ. All these powers of darkness were placed under our feet, for the very next chapter tells us that we have been raised up together and seated with Christ at the right hand of God. God’s right hand is the place of ultimate authority. For any believer to fear the devil or his works they do not understand their rightful place in Christ. Do not fear the devil, rise up to your rightful place as a child of God and through the name of Jesus and use your authority against our enemy who has been rendered powerless. The only power satan can use against you is by deceiving you or seducing you to be under his control. Walk in your rightful place and keep him under your feet where he belongs.

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Posted by on June 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Written In His Will


Titus 3:7
…so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 

By grace (receiving what we did not deserve through faith in Christ) we have been declared righteous (justified), and made heirs. Having been made righteous (right with God), we are His children and therefore we now have a right to all that Christ has provided for us. When someone passes away they have a will. That will determines who will receive what that person had given to them as a part of their inheritance. Jesus having died for us provided to all who become a part of God’s family through being born again an inheritance. He wrote it in His will, the New Testament. If someone receives an inheritance from another person they have to claim that inheritance. So it is with what Christ has provided for us. He has given us in His will what we now have a right to, but we have to claim our inheritance. We don’t earn it, it already belongs to us, but we claim it by faith in His written will. Take time to read and meditate on His will for you and claim by faith what you as a child of God now have a right to.

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Posted by on June 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

The Glory of God


Colossians 1:27
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 

The glory of God is His very presence. His glory is in us because He has given us the Holy Spirit. It is His very presence upon us, the anointing of God, that removes the burdens and destroys the yokes of bondage off of our lives. For us to experience the power of God’s presence working in our lives there are three things we should not do. Do not quench, resist, nor grieve the Holy Spirit. To quench the Holy Spirit is like putting water upon a fire and putting out that fire. There are believers whom scripture tells us have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof. The Holy Spirit is known as the Spirit of Truth. Jesus said God’s Word is truth. The Word of God and the Spirit of God agree. He will never lead you out of line with God’s Word. Quenching the Spirit happens when we live contrary to the Word. When we do the Holy Spirit is being quenched by our lifestyle and we are denying His work in changing our lives. This leads to resisting the Holy Spirit, which means as the Spirit of God now tries to lead us away from wrong living by the inward witness we resist Him. The more we do our conscience is seared and becomes numb to the inward witness of the Spirit and He becomes grieved. So don’t quench, resist, nor grieve the Holy Spirit of God and you can walk in the hope of His glorious presence. 

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Posted by on June 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Delivered From Darkness


Colossians 1:13
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,… 

When God made the earth and all that is in it and then made man placing him in a his beautiful garden created just for him, the Bible says it was good. There was no evil, no sickness, no sorrow, and no pain. All that is evil (not good) came from satan gaining access into this world through Adam and Eve’s act of disobedience. Darkness represents all that is evil. But praise God Jesus through His shed blood rescued us from this darkness taking us out from the kingdom of this world and transferring us into the kingdom of God. All who know Jesus Christ have been placed right back into the very position Adam & Eve had before the fall. God told Adam he had dominion over all the earth and to therefore subdue it. Through our faith in Jesus Christ and our right standing with God we can do the same. The devil has only two weapons, deception and seduction. He will try to seduce us or deceive us into doing or thinking what is harmful and wrong to gain control over our lives. But we have been given the same authority Adam had to subdue the power of the enemy. Don’t get seduced into doing or thinking things you know are not true. Keep your focus on God. To avoid deception renew your mind to the Word of God and don’t try to reason it out, just believe it and act upon it. God’s people perish for a lack of knowledge but if you know the truth that truth will set you free from deception. So keep your heart set on God, and walk in the reality of the Word and you can live on this earth in your rightful place with Him, delivered from darkness and walking in the power of God’s kingdom and authority.

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Posted by on June 20, 2017 in Uncategorized