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Hold Fast 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 to your confession means to keep saying the same thing.

Proverbs 18:21 tells us that 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. James chapter 3 tells us that our tongue is like a rudder on a ship, and that rudder determines the direction our life goes.

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 for the better as you speak in line with God’s Word, for you are speaking Words of life.

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Posted by on December 31, 2018 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 to 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 hearts we will not sin against Him.

The Word as an offensive weapon, the sword of the Spirit, 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 from you. When temptations come to try and defeat you or mislead you, declare what is written and you can overcome temptation.

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Posted by on December 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Jesus Render Satan 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 have fear of the devil or his works they do not understand their rightful place in Christ.

Do not fear the devil nor his works. Rise up to your rightful place as a child of God and through the name of Jesus and the Word of God 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 December 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Heirs By Grace

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, 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 has 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 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.

You don’t earn an inheritance, it is yours because it was willed to you. In the same way we don’t earn the inheritance God has for us, it already belongs to us, but we claim it by faith in His written will. Take time to read and meditate on His Word so you can know of all He has provided for you, and claim by faith what you as child of God now have a right because you are an heir of God.

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Posted by on December 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

The Hope of Glory

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. Quenching the Spirit is choosing to live a life of disobedience toward God. 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 because we are no longer responsive to Him. So don’t quench, resist, nor grieve the Holy Spirit of God and you can walk in the awareness of His glorious presence that removes burdens and destroys yokes of bondage.

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Posted by on December 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Rescued 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 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. For all who know Jesus Christ, they have been placed right back into the very position Adam 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 to 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 powers of the enemy. Don’t get seduced into doing or thinking things you know are not true. Keep your focus on God.

When someone is seduced they know they are doing or thinking wrong, but when someone is deceived they don’t know it. 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 parish for a lack of knowledge but if you know the truth, which is staying true to God’s Word, 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 God; delivered from darkness and walking in the power of God’s kingdom and authority.

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Posted by on December 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Work Out Your Own Salvation

Phil. 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

Phil. 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Our obedience to God is how we work not for, but work out the salvation we have been given. As we choose to yield and be obedient to God’s Word, He empowers us to obtain our victory over the world in which we live for the word salvation means to be delivered. We are in the world but not of the world. This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Faith is obedience to God’s Word. As the book of James teaches us faith without corresponding action is dead.

Smith Wigglesworth used to say that faith is an act. If you go to Hebrews chapter eleven known as the hall of faith, you will find that all these people who were spoken of by God as having faith simply did what God told them to do. For example Noah was told to build an ark so Noah built an ark. Abraham was told to leave his family and go out into the wilderness so he did.

Jesus has already purchased all we need through His shed blood which is found in the salvation He has given us, but we must by faith work out that salvation. When you walk by faith it is God who is at work in you to do that which is pleasing unto Him for as you walk by faith, walking out what His Word teaches, His Word is at work accomplishing in and through you all He has provided through salvation.

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Posted by on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Do What Jesus Did

Phil. 2:4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

Phil. 2:5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

We should have the same attitude Jesus had once we are born again. We should be concerned about the outcome of other people and therefore reach out to them with the gospel of Christ. Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve and we should follow His example. Jesus said in John 14:12 if we believe in Him the works He did we shall do also. We are to go into all the world and tell others the good news, proclaiming what Christ has done.

We are to cast out demons, and lay hands on the sick and they will recover. Once we are born again we are to be about the Fathers business. This is a responsibility of the whole body of Christ, not just a select few. So if you believe in Jesus, we are to have the same attitude He had, having compassion for the lost and hurting, and reaching out to them with the power of the gospel.

Jesus said He did not do the works, but the Father in Him was doing the works through Him. God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and He went about doing good and healing those oppressed of the devil. We have the same Holy Spirit to do the work. He is waiting for us to step out in faith and allow Him to work through us.

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Posted by on December 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Live Right Because You Are Right

Galatians 5:1

IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].

Anytime a believer in Christ is trying to get right with God they do not understand as the church at Galatia did not fully understand that you cannot on your own merit be made right with God. Righteousness is a gift that we receive as Romans 5:17 tells us, and we can then reign in this life. For anyone who accepts Christ as their Savior has received this gift or you cannot be born again. Anyone who is trying to get right with God by their own works is living under a yoke of slavery.

This does not mean that once we have received this gift it is bondage to now walk in obedience to the Word of God, which would be doing what is right in God’s sight. Because we have become right with God we now have this new man on the inside who desires to do what is right. As we yield to our spirit, this new man who has been made right with God, we do what is right outwardly because our spirit who is recreated in the image of God desires to do so.

We do what is right in God’s sight not to get right with God, but because we already are right with God. It is this outward obedience to God and His Word that helps us to not give in to the ways of the old outer fleshly nature. When we walk in the spirit, choosing to do what our new nature desires which is in line with God’s Word, we do not fulfill the lust of the flesh. So choose to do what is right in God’s sight not to get right with God, but because you already are right with Him.

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Posted by on December 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Heirs Because of Righteousness

Galatians 3:29

And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Through Christ we are heirs according to the promise given to Abraham. We are one with Christ and therefore heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus, redeemed from the curse of the law. Abraham was given a promise by God to be made righteous, receiving right standing with God. In receiving this right standing with God, the Lord also promised to bless Abraham.

By faith in Christ we become partakers of that same promise. Once born again we receive our right standing with God through His gift of righteousness. This right standing with God has given us the right to our inheritance. As scripture teaches us if God did not spare His own Son for us, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things.

Often believers don’t receive what is rightfully theirs because they don’t think they deserve what God has provided. You don’t receive what He has purchased for you because you deserve it, but because you have been made the righteousness of God it is now yours by birthright. Just as we did not deserve to be born again but received the gift of new life by faith in what Christ did for us, so do we receive all of our inheritance as a child of God. We have the blessing of Abraham for we are heirs according to the promise of God.

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Posted by on December 21, 2018 in Uncategorized