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Know Him

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

When man sinned in the garden his relationship with the Father was broken. He could not have intimate fellowship with God because of the sin nature that was now separating him from the Father. But that is why Jesus hung on a cross and bore our sin, and the punishment our sin deserved. In doing so He provided the way for that old sin nature to be removed and for us to receive a new spirit within so God the Father and man could once again be resorted to have intimate fellowship.

Jesus tells us in John 17:3 that eternal life is to know the Father. Not just know about Him, but to know Him intimately. That was the primary reason Jesus came. Eternal life does not mean to exist for ever for all will do so, but those who know Christ will not face separation from the Father. Once we have been born again we have received eternal life, the opportunity to know Him intimately, we don’t have to wait until we get to heaven nor should we for He wants us to get to know Him now.

James tells us when we draw near to Him, He draws near to us. We can do so through His Word, through prayer, and by coming to His house and worshipping Him, being equipped to go out and work together with Him. So don’t put off getting to know your heavenly Father. Take the time to draw near to Him. You will find that your life will be so much better if you do. Your Heavenly Father awaits. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.

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Posted by on September 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

We Live In And Through Him

Acts 17:28

For in Him we live and move and have our being;…

The very existence of our life is found in Jesus Christ. Because of Him we have life. Jesus is the Word that became flesh, therefore He and the Word are one. To truly live we must allow His Word to work in us. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 we are told that all scripture is profitable for doctrine, rebuke, correction, and instruction in righteousness so that we may be throughly equipped for every good work (what God has planned for us).

We must continually receive sound doctrinal teaching from the Word of God. False doctrine is the result of man’s opinion and taking scripture out of context. So make sure you are receiving sound doctrine. As we are taught the Word of God rebuke will come, which means a revealing of areas in our life that need to change. If we will receive rebuke we will then receive correction from the Word.

This is God revealing to us how to change the areas we are not walking in line with His will. As we make these corrections we are instructed in righteousness, doing what is pleasing to God which brings us into a deeper relationship with Him. Letting the Word do it’s work in your life is how you truly live, move, and have the kind of life God has for you.

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Posted by on September 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Knowing God Through His Word

2 John 1:6, 9

6 Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.

9 Anyone who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. But anyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both the Father and the Son.

To walk with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father you must abide in the doctrine (teachings) of our Lord Jesus. You can’t live the way you want to and walk in close fellowship with God. As a great man of God Dr. Roy Hicks said, “God loves everyone the same, but He does not fellowship with everyone the same.”

Jesus provided for us a way back to the Father so we could once again have fellowship with Him and get to know Him. Coming to God’s Word and learning His ways is how we get to know God for He and His Word are one. This is how we fulfill His commandment of love for Jesus declared in John 14:21 that if we love Him we will keep His commandments, thus fulfilling what He has taught us through His Word.

The great apostle Smith Wigglesworth said, “I can’t understand God by feelings. I can’t understand the Lord Jesus Christ by feelings. I can only understand God the Father and Jesus Christ by what the Word says about them. God is everything the Word says He is. We need to get acquainted with Him through the Word.” Jesus taught us how to walk with Him and the Father. If we will follow His teachings you will walk in fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

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Posted by on September 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Magnify All That Is Good

Philemon 1:6

…that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

Once you are born again you have within you all that is good, because you have the very presence of God Himself residing in your spirit. To become effective in sharing your faith, acknowledge how good your God is. Don’t magnify the devil by focusing on and talking about what you may be facing in the natural; magnify the goodness of God within you by acknowledging all you have in Christ Jesus and what He has done for you.

This is what walking by faith and not by sight is all about. When you walk by faith you do not look at what is seen or revealed to the senses, but the things which are not seen (what is not yet revealed in the natural realm) but found in the promises of God’s Word. We don’t deny the natural realm, we just don’t magnify and focus our attention on it by talking about and confessing the problems.

Instead we focus on the goodness of God by looking to God’s Word and magnifying and confessing the Word of God over our lives. Faith is unmoved by what it sees, unaffected by what it feels. That is true faith and that is how you will change your circumstances and share your faith with others as you acknowledge all that is good in Christ Jesus.

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Posted by on September 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Strong In God’s Grace

2 Timothy 2:1

You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

The grace we have in Christ is able to bring great strength to the believer. Grace is help from heaven, what God is able to do in and through your life. The Word of God says that He resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Pride is a result of focusing on yourself, your own will and what you want. Those who are humble are focused on God and what His will is for them.

Those who are humble remain teachable, and therefore are always looking to God and His Word, fully submitting their lives to God and His desires for their life. Those who are humble recognize they have been bought with a price, the precious blood of Jesus and therefore their life is not their own, they now belong to God. One who does so is going to be strong in the grace of God, walking in the ability God gives to them.

But God resists the proud, those who are living life for themselves and what they desire. Such people will not receive the help God has for them for they are choosing to live life on their terms and this hinders their ability to receive from God. So keep your focus on God and His Word, speaking and acting upon what scripture teaches us, remaining yielded unto His will, and you can receive more grace (help from heaven).

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Posted by on September 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Sound Words

2 Timothy 1:13

Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

Words are powerful. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. We are told in this verse to retain or in other words only speak sound words. Sound words are words filled with faith and love. Faith filled words are based on what God’s Word says. We should do as Jesus did, only speaking what you hear the Father say.

You are walking in today what you have said in your yesterday’s for James chapter 3 teaches us that our words determine the path our life takes. Words filled with fear, worry, doubt, and unbelief will produce exactly that. We are to speak the truth (God’s Word) in love. We should always speak to others the way we would want them to speak to us.

We should not slander or speak ill of others, but as scripture teaches us our words should be a gift to one another. To change your words you must change what you hear for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So check up on what you have been saying. Fill up on the truth of God’s Word and you will change what you speak, and you will change your future to line up with the Word of God.

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Posted by on September 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Called To Live Holy

2 Timothy 1:9

…who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

We are saved by grace through faith. Once we have been saved (born again), because of God’s grace (receiving what we did not deserve) we have a calling to be holy, which means set apart to God, for God is holy. In 2 Corinthian 7:1 we are told to cleanse ourselves of all filthiness of the flesh and spirit perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

This is what we do after we have been born again. The very reason one gives their life to Christ is to turn from the god of this world (satan) to be set apart from him and his ways unto God, walking in the example of Jesus Christ who has liberated us from the worlds destructive ways.

The key here is don’t focus on what you need to be set apart from, focus on who you are being set apart to and who you now are in Christ Jesus, the new nature on the inside. We are in the world but not of the world, therefore don’t follow the worlds example, follow after Christ looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, and you will live a holy life set apart unto Him.

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Posted by on September 16, 2018 in Uncategorized