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Be Holy

Ephesians 1:4

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, …

God in Christ chose us (picked us out) for Himself and He has called us to live a holy life. Holy means set apart unto Him. We are called to be holy as He is holy, walking in His example. We are in the world but not to be of the world. We do so not because of God’s law, but because of our love for Him. If you love God with all your heart, soul, and strength, you will live a holy life. There are several reasons God calls us to live a holy life.

One reason is because of the harmful and destructive things that happen to those who live in a life of sin. The wages of sin is death. Death is being separated from the God-kind of life that our Father desires for us to live in. A life filled with the love of God, true peace, and the joy of the Lord. Sin robs us of the life God has for us to live. Sin is making the choice to turn away from walking with God, and choosing to go in the opposite direction. If we sin 1 John 1:9 tells us to confess our sin and God will forgives us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.

Another reason to live a holy life is so that we do not break fellowship with God. The primary reason Christ died for us was to restore our relationship with our Heavenly Father. He provided the way for us to know Him, and knowing God not just knowing about God will make all the difference in this life we live. He loves us and wants to have fellowship with us, helping us through this life we live, but if we choose to turn away from Him He cannot help us. Choose to live a life set apart to God. Don’t turn away from the One who loves you with an everlasting love. Walk with Him and you can live the God-kind of life He has for you.

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Posted by on February 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

You Are Right With God

2 Corinthians 5:21

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

By Jesus becoming sin for us we have become the righteousness of God, we now have right standing with Him. This right standing is what gives you the right to all that Jesus Christ has purchased for you. Many times I have asked people when sharing the Word of God if they were working on becoming right with God to raise their hand. Hands always go up when you ask this question.

I would then tell them they are trying to do something that is impossible, for if you could make yourself right with God you would not have needed Jesus to come and give you His righteousness. This is what hinders many from receiving what God has for them because they don’t think they are right with God. But if you are born again you are as right with God as Jesus Himself.

He became sin so that we could become righteous. He took our sin and He gave us the free gift of righteousness. Once born again we are as right with God as we will ever be. We are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. Walk in your rightful place with God by acknowledging who you are, what you have, and what you can do in Christ Jesus.

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Posted by on February 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Yes and Amen

2 Corinthians 1:20

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

Everything we have been promised through Jesus Christ is available to us. Many people today think God only heals or blesses certain people as if He shows favoritism toward certain ones but that is not what scripture reveals. In Acts 10:34 the bible reveals that He does not show special favor to anyone. If you have ever wondered if you could have what God has promised us through what Christ Jesus has done for us the answer is yes.

Every promise we have in Christ is available to anyone. We must give our “Amen” to receive it. The word amen means: So be it unto me. It is a statement of faith. You see God is no respecter of persons but a respecter of faith. To walk by faith you have to see the promises of God as a present day reality for faith is present tense. Hebrews 11:1 declares, “Now faith is…”. Most believers are not walking in bible faith.

Many put what they say they are believing for off into the future. For example when someone says they are believing for God to heal them that is future tense and that is not faith. The bible says you were healed. When you give your amen to what God has promised you see it as already done for God Himself calls those things which do not exist in the natural as though they did. Believe it in your heart, confess it with your mouth, and you can walk in the reality of His promises for you.

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Posted by on February 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Eternal Life Now

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 forever 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 February 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Our Life Is In 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 February 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Walk With God

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 Christ. 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 February 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Recognize 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 February 15, 2019 in Uncategorized