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Faith Works Through Love

Gal. 5:6b

…the only thing that matters is faith working through love.

It is true faith, a faith that believes, speaks, and acts; united with the knowledge of God’s love for you, compelling you to love, that means everything. Love, the God-kind of love is a choice. God’s love is not based on feelings but on actions. God’s love is not lip service, but is revealed through our deeds, how we live. Never forget for your faith in God’s Word to work for you, you must walk in love. If your faith is not working the first place you should check is your love walk.

If you have gotten out of love, said something you shouldn’t have said or done something you should not have done, go to that person and repent and get right back in love. Jesus gave us the formula for walking in the love of God. We are to treat others the same way we would want them to treat us, no matter how they treat us. So when you think about how you are treating other people you should ask yourself is this how I would want them to treat me.

Are these the words, actions, and attitudes I would want from them. It does not matter how they have treated you for God’s Love is unconditional. It does not place a condition on others to first treat you with love before you love back. On the cross Jesus gave us a great example of love asking the Father to forgive those who had crucified Him. So if you want your faith in God to work for you then walk in love for your faith depends on it.

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Posted by on January 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

We Are One In Christ

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

God is no respecter of persons, but a respecter of faith. He has no favorites for He sees all the same through Christ Jesus. What pleases Him is when we believe His Word, speak His Word, and act as if His Word is true because it is. God does not do special favors for some, God looks upon us all the same.

In Acts 11:34 Peter declared that God shows no partiality for Jesus was anointed by God and He went about doing good to all. Jesus has not changed for He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. For all who have faith in Him are able to receive from Him what He has provided. Don’t ever fall for the lie that God only heals or blesses certain people.

He has revealed through His Word and through His Son He is no respecter of persons, but He is a respecter of faith. If we are not walking in the promises of God it has nothing to do with Him, we are missing it on our end. Jesus said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to Him who believes”. What God has promised in His Word He will perform for all who put their faith in Him.

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Posted by on January 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Put On Your Armor

Ephesians 6:14-17

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;….

Romans 13:14 tells us to put on Christ and make no provision for the flesh. When one becomes born again that is what they are suppose to do. If someone has to tell you what to do when the battles of life come, that is proof that you have not been living out daily the life of Christ, for if you have put on Christ you would already be doing what you need to do. It is your lifestyle, not something you go to when trouble comes.

The armor of God is the lifestyle of how a believer is to live everyday. You should have on the belt of truth, fully submitting your life to the Word of God. You should have on the breastplate of righteousness, walking in revelation of your right standing with God and therefore doing what is right. The gospel of peace should be a part of your life everyday as you keep your mind stayed upon Him and you are led by His inward peace.

You should daily be hearing and feeding on God’s Word, keeping your shield of faith in place to quench the fiery darts of the devil. Everyday you should have on the helmet of salvation, meditating on scripture and therefore thinking in line with God’s Word. Last but not least you should have the sword of the Spirit working for you each day as you are daily confessing the Word of God.

Christianity is not a lesson learned, but a life to be lived. Live it daily and when battles come you will already know what to do because it’s how you live your life everyday.

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Posted by on January 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Sons & Daughters of God

Galatians 3:26

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.

You don’t join the family of God, you are born into God’s family. We have been born of the Spirit of God. God’s very own Spirit comes to reside in you. What gives us the right to what God has promised us is our birthright as His children. As sons and daughters of God we are heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ.

We now have an inheritance because we have been born again into the family of God. Everything God has promised us in the New Covenant belongs to us because we are His children. In 2 Corinthians 1:20 we are told that all the promises of God are yes and amen. God shows no favorites in His family.

Most believe God is able to help them but question if He will do so. Well you don’t have to wonder if He will do what He has promised you for He has already given us His Word on it and said yes. We must give our amen. The amen is a statement of faith that means so be it for me. So as His son or daughter give your amen of faith to what He has promised you, and you can walk in your inheritance.

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Posted by on January 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Ministry of Reconciliation

2 Corinthians 5:19

that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

The word reconciliation means to make an exchange, to restore to favor with God. Jesus became our substitutionary sacrifice by being made sin so that we could be made righteous. What Jesus is we have become for He became what we were. Once born again we can stand in the presence of God without shame for we have become one with Christ. God was in Christ completing this work on the earth. In the eyes of God the sinner got saved at Calvary when Christ became sin, therefore God is not keeping a record of the sinners sins.

This is what not imputing their sins means. What will send a sinner to hell and eternal damnation is not receiving Christ as their Savior. It is the sinful nature within that is the root of the problem that has them separated from God. All who are born again now have a ministry of sharing this with sinners. It is not their sins that is keeping them separated from God, but the sinful spirit within. Their sins are the result of that sinful nature.

So when you witness to a sinner don’t focus on their sins, focus on the sinful nature within them for that is the root of the problem. If they will repent (turn to God) they will have that sinful nature removed and they can experience reconciliation; the great exchange, dying to the old man and receiving a new spirit within and thus becoming born again. This is the word about reconciliation He has committed to us to share with all the world.

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Posted by on January 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

A New Creation

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Once born again you are not an old sinner saved by grace, you are a new creation on the inside. You are a spirit, you have a soul, and you live in a body. The spirit is born again and made new. It is the new man that we need to develop so that we can walk in this new life we have been given. Here are the four key things we must do to develop this new man.

Meditate on the Word of God – Taking time to focus your thoughts on who you are in Christ. Once you are born again you become one spirit with the Lord. The more you take time to meditate on who you are as a new creation, the more you start thinking like God thinks. You become God-inside minded.

Be obedient to God’s Word – Don’t just be a hearer of the Word of God, be a doer. This is a major part of our transformation to walk in this new life Christ has for us. Jesus did not die for us to just go to heaven. He died so we could live a new life, a life like He lived here on the earth. As you obey God’s Word you start acting like Him.

Give God’s Word first place in your life – There are many voices in the world that are trying to get our attention, and if we don’t put God’s Word first in our life those voices will lead us astray. Proverbs 4:20 tells us we are to give attention to God’s Word. Make it a priority in your life.

Instantly obey your conscience – Your conscience is the voice of your spirit man. It is that still small voice within that is trying to lead us in line with this new nature. Take time to listen to and immediately obey that inner voice and the real you on the inside will begin to dominate your flesh on the outside.

The new creation within became new for a reason. This was so you could begin to live a new life, walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Develop that new man and your life will never be the same again.

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Posted by on January 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Are You Listening

2 Corinthians 3:14

But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.

In Christ we can now receive insight and revelation of the things of God, for God’s Word is foolishness to those who are perishing, but God reveals all things He has freely given to us (believers) through the Holy Spirit who now lives in us. When you open the scriptures you can fellowship with God. Don’t just read the Bible, listen to what it says. God’s Word is God speaking to you. When you go to the Word of God don’t make it a religious duty. Go to the Word just as you would go to a friends house to spend time with them. Give the Word your full attention.

When you go to the house of God have your heart set on hearing from Him. For example in today’s society how often do you see two people at a restaurant and one person is talking but the other person is looking at their cell phone. You are not going to hear all that God is trying to say to you by sitting in church looking at your phone or thinking about other things.

Jesus one day went into the house of Martha and Mary, two sisters, and Martha got distracted trying to serve everyone, but Mary sat at Jesus’ feet taking in every word. Jesus said Mary had chosen the one thing that was needed, hearing from the Lord. So don’t get distracted when coming to the Bible or when hearing God’s Word preached. Jesus said he who has an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church, let him hear. So listen with all your heart for the Bible is God speaking to you.

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Posted by on January 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

He Leads Us In Triumph

2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.

If you want to triumph in life you must allow God to lead you. God is a winner and if we will let Him lead us we will always triumph. Jesus has provided your victory but you won’t obtain that victory without submission to God’s ways. Allowing God to lead you is how you put your faith in Him and what Christ has done for you. We overcome this world by faith, but we are not in faith if we are not yielding our life unto God and His way of doing things.

We must learn to follow the inward witness of the Holy Spirit, as His Spirit bears witness with our spirit He will direct our steps. Listen for the voice of your spirit man, your conscience, and learn to follow that inward voice. We must also walk in the light of God’s Word. His Word is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path, and when we walk in line with His Word He is leading us into a life of victory; for His truth sets us free.

Last but certainly not least we must walk in love. God is love and when we walk in the love of God we are walking with Him and He is then leading us, and love never fails because God never fails. When you allow God to lead you by the Holy Spirit, His Word, and the love of God, He will lead you in triumph in this life.

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Posted by on January 24, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Walk By Faith Not By Sight

2 Corinthians 5:7

Indeed, our lives are guided by faith, not by sight.

Are you walking by faith, or are you walking by sight? Walking by sight means our decisions in life are determined by our senses, or in other words what feels good to us, what our flesh wants, or what we see. To fulfill God’s plan for your life one must learn to walk by faith, not by the senses. The devil knows this all to well and this is why he will do all he can to get us to try and take the easy way out every time.

When you know what God’s will is for your life based on His Word and what you know your heart is telling you in line with the Word, faith must be exercised. Faith believes in the heart, speaks with the mouth, and acts in line with God’s Word. Once you know what the Word of God says about any situation you may face in life, you must then settle it in your heart to believe the Word above all else you see in the natural, and act as if it is so because God’s Word is the Truth and that Truth acted on in faith will set you free.

When you get beyond allowing the devil to convince you to take the easy way out and you stand your ground in faith you overcome. 1 John 5:4 says this is what gives us the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Faith isn’t about living a trouble free life, but overcoming life’s challenges. Are you walking by faith or by sight? Walking by faith is how we fulfill God’s will and reign in life through Christ Jesus.

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Posted by on January 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Learn To Number Your Days

Psalms 90:12

So give us knowledge of the number of our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom.

If you knew that you did not have much time left here on earth would you live your life differently? When you take a look at the length of time we have here on earth it really isn’t that long. Moses in the above Psalm knew that if he had a better understanding of how short his time here on earth was this would help him to live his life with greater wisdom. Jesus warned us over and over to be ready for His return. In Mark 13:35-37 He tells us to watch for His return for you don’t know the day nor hour, lest He return and find us asleep.

The word asleep means to become bored with spiritual things, conforming to the world, no longer being influenced by the things of God. In Revelation 3:16 He said all who are lukewarm He would spew them out of His mouth when He returned and this was a warning to believers. If we want to keep watch, to stay awake as a believer and not be found asleep when Jesus returns, we need to realize that our time here is short. Today many believers will tell you they are to busy to spend time with the Lord, or to busy to get involved with doing God’s work or going to church, etc. Let me give you an acronym for busy; Burdened Under Satan’s Yoke.

If we are to busy to focus our life on what really matters, our relationship with God and walking out His will for us, we have the wrong priorities. Take time each day to number you days here on earth for it can help you to live your life with greater wisdom knowing your time is short so that you can make sure your priorities line up with His priorities for you. This will help you to not be found sleeping when He returns.

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Posted by on January 22, 2019 in Uncategorized