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Heir of God

Galatians 4:7

Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

We are heir’s of God (one who receives his allotted possession by right of sonship), through our wonderful Savior Jesus Christ. As sons and daughters of God our inheritance is based on what Christ has done for us, not what we have done, and we receive that inheritance by faith. One who is a part of a family and given an inheritance is written in the will of that family member.

That inheritance is theirs by birthright and it is revealed to them in the reading of the will. God has written us in His will, the will and testament of the New Covenant. We are written in His will because once born again we are part of His family. So every promise He has given to the children of God is a part of our inheritance just waiting for us to claim it.

So go to God’s Word and find out what belongs to you in Christ by spending time reading His will for you. Meditate on those promises until you see them as yours. Then lay claim to it by faith based on what Jesus has done, not what you have done. Don’t let the devil and others talk you out of what belongs to you. It is your inheritance as a child of God.

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Posted by on April 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Victory Is Yours

1 Corinthians 15:57

…but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is God who has given us the victory through what Jesus has done for us. When we fight the good fight of faith, we are enforcing that victory in our lives. This fight does not mean we fight the devil for Jesus has already defeated him for us. The fight of faith is maintaining our belief, confession, and action in line with God’s Word. Circumstances will try to get you to doubt and to magnify what you see in the natural.

To stay in faith you must refuse to be moved by what you see, but instead maintain a faith filled confession of the Word of God. Scripture tells us having done all to stand, stand therefore. You must not allow what you see or feel to discourage you. The primary battle will be in the mind as thoughts contrary to what God’s Word says will try to get you to doubt God.

You must counter these thoughts with God’s Word. The Word of God tells us that God has provided for us all things that pertain to life and godliness. So act like the Word is true because it is. Hold fast to your confession of faith declaring what God’s Word says right in the face of any challenges in the natural, for the victory is yours!

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Posted by on April 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

More Than Conquerors

Romans 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Through our relationship in Christ Jesus and what He has done for us we are more than conquerors through His shed blood. How do we walk in this victorious life Christ has provided for us? We overcome by the blood of the Lamb, the Word of our testimony, and we love not our own lives. The first thing we must understand is to walk in the revelation of what the blood of Jesus has done for us. We have to believe in our hearts that when Jesus shed His blood, we were provided a new covenant we are to walk in.

You must know what your new covenant rights are according to the Word of God. When you know what your rights are you must declare those rights as already done with your own words to take possession of what is now yours. Like the children of Israel these promises have already been given to us, but we must take possession of what Christ has provided through a faith filled confession. We must also chose to walk in God’s will for our life and not our own will as shown to us through His Word.

For example, faith works through love. If we know what belongs to us and have a faith filled confession but choose to not walk in love, our faith will not work. We must lay our life down and choose this new way of life He has planned for us. The payment has been made and the new covenant promises await. Now take possession of what is yours for you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus who loves you!

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Posted by on April 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Eternal Life

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Death refers to being separated from God who is life itself. It was sin that separated man from his relationship with God. Most think eternal life refers to the future when we go to heaven. It includes the future but Jesus said in John 17:3 that eternal life was to know God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son. Because of the blood Jesus shed all who receive this life have had their sin washed away and can now know the Father and His Son, and this is the very reason He came.

You should not wait to get to heaven to get to know your heavenly Father. In the book of James we are told that if we draw near to God He will draw near to us. Take time to experience eternal life now by going to God’s Word and fellowshipping with Him. Every time you open God’s Word and listen to what it says, God is speaking to you.

Take time to pray and develop your relationship with God. Don’t do all the talking, take time to get quite and listen. The door of fellowship has been opened. When you spend time with God He rubs off on you. You will know true peace and contentment if you will just make it a priority to spend time with Him. Get to know God, not just know about Him, and you will experience the gift of eternal life.

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Posted by on April 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Do Not Worry

Matthew 6:25

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life,

One of the most detrimental things to life is worry. Think about these questions for a moment, has there ever been a time in your life where worrying helped you? Did worrying about anything ever bring resolve to the problem? The answer of course would have to be no. Then why do believers worry, especially when Jesus told us not to worry. Doing so means we are not obeying our Lord who told us not to do so.

The devil loves for believers to worry. Doing so they are disobeying what Jesus said, and where worry is present faith cannot work. The reason people worry is because they have not taken the time to master their thought life as taught in scripture. The battle ground for every person is in the mind. The devil knows if he can get you to take the wrong thoughts he can get you to worry. One translation of the above verse even says take no thought for your life. Worry means you have taken the wrong thought.

This is why we have the Word of God, which contains the knowledge of God (our weapons). You must learn to take every thought that comes contrary to what God’s Word says and cast it down by declaring “It is written”, and then speaking God’s Word. If you do not learn to do so you will lose the battle of the mind and can therefore be defeated by the devil. Stop taking thoughts contrary to God’s Word. Declare what His Word says every time such thoughts come and you can live worry free and win the battle of the mind.

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Posted by on April 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Dead To Sin Alive To God

Romans 6:11

Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Christ took our sin on the cross and freed us from sin and all that came as a result of sin; sickness, disease, poverty, lack, fear, worry, stress, etc. Consider yourself dead to all that came through sin and alive to all that we now have through Christ. Stop thinking about and magnifying what you see in the natural; instead meditate on and magnify what Christ has done for you. Scripture teaches us that as a man thinks, so is he.

If you see yourself sick, lacking what you need, or defeated, you are going to continue to allow the very things that Christ has freed you from to over take you. You need to renew your mind to what God says about you. Consider all that Christ has done for you instead of what you may be facing in the natural. We walk by faith (what God’s Word says), not by sight.

To do so you must consider the Word above everything else. Stay in the Word of God and focus your thoughts on what it says. The Word is truth and even though it may be true that you are facing something in the natural, truth will change what may be currently true in your life. Truth revealed through the Word means God is faithful to fulfill His Word. What you see is subject to change. What are you considering?

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Posted by on April 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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