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Peace With God

Romans 5:1

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

Through Jesus we have been given peace with God. The word peace means to be one with, a state of harmony. Once born again we become one spirit with the Lord. As Jesus is so are we in this present age because we are one with Him. There is no battle between you and God because you are one with Him. The devil does all he can to convince believers that God is mad at them so that they won’t draw near to God. But when Jesus bore our sin He also bore the punishment our sin deserved.

The Word of God tells us we will not face the wrath of God to come. Scripture also teaches us that those who keep their minds fixed on God and not on the things around them, God will keep them in perfect peace for they trust in Him. You do this by getting a picture of God’s truths established in your heart. When you do peace will be the result.

When we know that we have peace with God and we walk in that peace by focusing our thoughts on Him, trusting in Him, peace will surround you. You won’t be depressed, full of fear and doubt God. Peace will be present and therefore your faith will work for you, leading you into a victorious life. So don’t run from God, run to Him and focus your thoughts upon Him, because He has given us peace.

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Posted by on April 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Already Saved

John 3:17

For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

Through Jesus Christ we have been saved. The word saved is defined as rescued, preserved, healed, restored, made well. All of this is a part of God’s salvation package. To receive what we have available to us we must by faith see these things as already done, for in the eyes of God they are.

For example when someone today receives new life by accepting Jesus into their heart they become born again. But the moment they did so is not when salvation was provided by God, it was already available, for 2,000 years ago Jesus gave His life for us. They just chose to receive what God said was already done.

So it is with all we have in this salvation package. We must see it as already done and not something God is going to do and take it by faith. Take time to meditate on the promises you have been given in Christ Jesus until that Word get’s in you. Once it does faith becomes active and you can receive what Christ has provided for you.

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Posted by on April 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

The Holy Spirit Our Teacher

1 John 2:27

But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.

The Holy Spirit is the One who helps us to get revelation of the things of God in our heart. When revelation comes faith is there. It’s like walking into a dark room not being able to see the way out and then the Holy Spirit flips the light switch on. Once that happens you can see the way to go and act upon the Word of God.

A vital key in receiving this revelation is in how we read and listen to the teaching of God’s Word. Whether reading or hearing the Word taught, you must first recognize it is God speaking to you. It is not man’s words but God’s, for all scripture is given by God. Secondly you must give your full attention to God’s Word and not become distracted with other things. Pay close attention to what you are hearing.

Third you must learn to take verses that stand out to you and meditate on those verses consistently. Reading and hearing makes you aware of the Word, meditating on it is how you absorb God’s Word. Finally put what you know into practice for you deceive yourself if you are a hearer and not a doer of the Word. Put these truths into practice and His Word will become alive in you by the Holy Spirit.

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Posted by on April 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Walk In The Light

1 John 1:5

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

Once born again we are children of the light. We are to walk in the light and let our light shine. The entrance of God’s Word gives light, for God and His Word are one. To walk in the light receive what His Word says about you. Every verse of scripture that refers to who you now are in Christ you should declare such verses everyday. Confession brings possession. Don’t talk about the old you for you are a new creation.

Obey the Word of God. Let the Word be a lamp to your feet each day and a light to your path for your tomorrows. Obedience to the Word will keep you from living a deceived life, free from walking in the way of darkness. Don’t allow your feelings to rule you for if you do you will go the way of the flesh, which will lead you away from God’s Word. Remember we walk by Faith, not by sight (the way of our fleshly man).

Choose also to walk in love. Treat others how you would want them to treat you. It is one of the hardest things to learn because our human nature is used to walking in darkness. The more you choose to walk in the love of God, recognize who you are in Christ, and walk in obedience to the Word of God, you will be walking in the light of God; free from the darkness of this world.

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Posted by on April 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Press On, Move Ahead

Phil. 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

If anyone in the days of the early church had times they may have felt like quitting and giving up it would have to be the apostle Paul, but he did not. Paul had the goal of fulfilling all that Christ had laid hold of for him as his focus. What often hinders us from pressing on is looking to or focusing on the past. In the very next verse Paul stated there was one thing he had learned, to forget what is behind and press toward the goal of what Christ has ahead. Far to often we tend to always look to our past instead of simply releasing it and letting go.

If you are looking to your past you are not moving forward to the promise. Every promise we have been given through Christ Jesus for our life awaits us. We have to press on in faith to obtain those promises. The first generation of the children of Israel did not enter the promise land for they kept looking back to Egypt. They did not want to change their way of living to trust in God and do things God’s way and therefore they wandered in the wilderness even though their promise awaited.

God got them out of Egypt but He could not get Egypt out of them. This is the problem with many believers today. They don’t want to change the way they live, fully submitting to God’s way of doing things. If you want to walk in all God has for you then you must release the past, including your old ways of living, and you like Paul can press toward the goal of all God has for you and obtain it.

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Posted by on April 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

The Fragrance of God

2 Corinthians 2:15

For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;…

Before salvation we had the smell of death, but in Christ we now have the fragrance of new life. This fragrance is the love of God. When you are born again that love is poured out into your heart, your new spirit man. Walking in God’s love is a choice we make every day. It is a choice we make to treat others the way that you would want them treat you, no matter how they treat you.

When you are walking in love you are walking with God, for God is love. But when you choose not to walk in the love of God you are not walking with Him. This takes you out from under God’s protection and you can fall prey to the ways and the works of satan. But when you choose to walk in love you are not only protected from the works of darkness, you put off the fragrance of Christ, living as He lived.

People will take notice because you do not look like nor act like the world. The Bible also teaches us that faith works through love. When you get out of love your faith will not work, so your faith depends on the love of God. As we walk in love we can draw others out of the smell of death and bring them into new life and a new way of living through the fragrance of God’s love.

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Posted by on April 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Stronger Together

Ephesians 4:16

From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

It is from Christ Jesus that we are provided with His gifts that knit us together and strengthen us as a body. When we walk in gratitude for what Christ has done for us, we will desire to fulfill our role within the church body we are a part of. Finding our place in the body is of great importance. In using our gifts within the body we are helping to build the church in reaching more people and helping them to become a disciple of Jesus Christ.

This is why every born again believer is to find their shepherd and get connected to a local church family. Not doing so makes us weaker and it hinders the body of Christ in fulfilling it’s purpose of reaching people with the gospel. If we are not connected to a local church body by finding our shepherd we are not fulfilling one of our primary purposes as the body of Christ. In fulfilling our part of the body it also helps us become stronger against the attacks of the enemy.

Scripture teaches us that our enemy goes after stragglers, those who are isolated from the body of Christ, but when you become a part of a local church family you have others around you to help strengthen you for iron sharpens iron. Get connected by being involved with the local church body God has called you to by finding your shepherd. Be faithful to Jesus in doing your part, and it will bring growth to the body and bring a great strength to your life.

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Posted by on April 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Crucified To The World

Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

The believer in Christ has been crucified to the world. The word crucified here means: to destroy it’s power. By faith in the power of the cross of Christ, the world’s power over the believer has been broken. You are in the world, but no longer of the world for you are a new creation in Christ Jesus. To see this inward transformation now change us on the outside, we must do two things as stated in Romans 12:1-2.

We must present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, set apart unto God. Our fleshly body should not rule us. So we must daily choose to honor God by yielding our body in obedience to Him. Secondly we must renew our minds to the Word of God, learning who we now are in Christ Jesus, and what He has done for us through the cross so that we no longer conform to the world, but are transformed into this new man.

Renewing the mind is not complete until one becomes a doer of the Word. This includes confessing who we now are in Christ, boasting in the cross and what Jesus has done for us. This renewing of the mind is the greatest need in the body of Christ. Through a renewed mind we are set free from the worlds ways and we become living proof of the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.

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Posted by on April 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Restored Authority

Romans 5:11

And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Through Jesus Christ we have been reconciled (restored back into a right relationship) with God. He took our sin and gave us His righteousness. When Adam sinned, man’s relationship with God was broken for our God is a holy God. But once someone is born again they have been spiritually restored back to where Adam was before he had sinned. What Adam originally had has now been restored back to us.

Adam was given authority in the earth and he was to take dominion over it and subdue it. God’s plan has not changed. When Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended to heaven He restored that authority back to us for we have been seated together with Him at the right hand of God, far above all principalities, powers, might, and dominion. This represents a place of authority.

To exercise that authority we use the name of Jesus, which is the name above all names. We are to trample on the powers of darkness through His name, and proclaim the good news to the whole world. Through reconciliation we have been placed right back where Adam was before he sinned. We simply have to learn our rightful place of authority and how to use it through the name of Jesus.

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Posted by on April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized