Hello everyone!🙂🙂 Hope you all are doing great by our God’s Grace! Today we are going to learn about:”how to deal with temptations”👍
As humans, believers or unbelievers alike , we are ALL subject to various kinds of temptations. This is because we are in a fallen world. We know that the devil was given access to the powers of ruling this world , as a result of Adam and Eve’s decision, according to the Book of Genesis. It was their act of disobedience that led to such devastating results, that not only they were affected, but all generations to come.
Before they commited the sin, they were tempted by satan, to eat the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 3 clearly tells us all , that the one who mediates temptation is satan. The devil would use any tool to present temptation on a platter before us. Always remember my dear friends, it is not God who tempts us! Don’t ever think that it is God who is trying to tempt you with sin, to see how you would respond!!
I mentioned before that disobedience(An act of sin) , was the outcome of giving into temptation. We all are tempted by the desires of the flesh. We understand that every human is a spirit, having a soul and living in a body. And we do know that the spirit of an unbeliever is dead, but the spirit of the One who believes in Lord Jesus Christ is Alive, and is in harmony with God’s Spirit. This is what distinguishes us from unbelievers.
It is through the earthly desires in our souls, that the devil uses as a tool to tempt us, since our souls are not perfect. So I would like to put it this way, sinful desires 👉 weaknesses 👉temptation👉 sin
But we have no excuse to give into temptation, since the Bible does tell us clearly, that our flesh which has all the earthly and deadly desires(which operates through our souls )was crucified on the cross and that the Power of resurrection is in us through the Holy Spirit.
This means that we have the power to continually partner with the Holy Spirit by prayer and reading God’s Word and also using the authority given by God, to put to death continuously the desires of the flesh. And by doing this our souls are continually being renewed. This ought to be continued until God calls us Home.
2Corin 12:9 tells us that God’s Grace is sufficient for us, and that His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses. So by partnering with God, we can put to death the earthly , sinful desires 👉 weakness turn to strengths gradually by Grace 👉 Actions pleasing to God👉This gives us life and peace!
So finally my dear friends, let us flee from the temptations!! Let us not give into it!! Fleeing from temptation will give freedom to our souls, since it kills the flesh!!
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Hello everyone, so sorry it has been a while since I wrote last,trust you have been doing well? I am so excited to write today’s post and I’m sure you will be blessed today.
Today we will be looking at the topic:
Engaging God’s word for desired results.
Let’s start by defining the key words here: What is engaging? What does it mean to engage something? Engage means fully occupied or having your full attention…if you’re busy or involved with something,you’re engaged in it.It takes a certain commitment to be engaged with something or someone. That’s why engaged often describes people who have committed to getting married. I want us to really understand what it means to engage something,it’s not a half done or half baked thing,it definitely requires full commitment
Now,we’re talking about engaging God’s word for desired results. What are desired results? Another word for desired result is a passionate aspiration or ambition,a dream. For example, as a student your desired result is to get a first class or to get all A’s or maybe for you just to pass right? For a married woman,her desired result could be to get pregnant, for a single lady,her desired result could be to get married to a rich man before the end of the year or so,for soul winning your desired results could be to get 100 souls saved in 2 months and so on…
So basically we are talking about how to commit yourself to God’s word to get your desires. This topic is so profound because it is something that is quite relatable to me and most of us.We all want our desired results but the question now is are we ready to consistently commit ourselves to God’s words to get what we want? Are we willing and ready? It’s so sad that in the days we are at now, many people are committing to so many different things and people just to get what they want,actively involved in social media (I’m not saying it’s bad,but excess is wrong right?)just to get what they desire. We have to get back to doing things God’s way,doing things in the way of God. You might say but there are people in the world, they don’t even know God,they are unbelievers,they don’t love God like you do but they get their desired results. That might be true, but please remember the fact that a way works doesn’t mean it is the right way,it doesn’t mean it’s God’s way;the same way a person doing rituals to make money isn’t right yeah? We are Christians and we are not of the world,we have to do things as citizens of heaven,because that’s where we belong, praise God!!🙌🏻🙌🏻
So now please follow me as we look at some scriptures… Starting with John 15:4-5 TPT( The passion translation)
So you must remain in life-union with me, for I remain in life-union with you. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine. “I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless. John 15:4-5 TPT
We can see here that Jesus is talking about we as His disciples remaining in Him, as we all know, Jesus is the word of God, so when we re-phrase verse 5 we have: “I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with the word of God as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from the word of God, you are powerless. John 15:5 TPT
KJV says Abide in me…. This means to continue to dwell with and in the word of God,it means to wait for, to tarry continually,to wait expectantly. So I think the question each person should ask his/herself is am I really engaging the word of God to get what I want? Please try and answer this question within yourself. Because engaging the word of God means even if I don’t see my desired results yet,I will wait for it,for it will surely come ! Amen🙏
Now,we will briefly look at:
How to Engage the word of God for our desired results
I have just three points here which I will quickly go over…
1.Meditate/ study the word of God
And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Joshua 1:8 MSG(message version)
Notice the first point is not read,but rather meditate! My papa,Pastor E.A Adeboye says:when you read,you skip the surface, but when you study,you discover the treasures To meditate means to think deeply about continually,to focus on… Don’t you know that Whatever you keep looking at,becomes strongest in your life?
Son, do what your father tells you and never forget what your mother taught you. Keep their words with you always, locked in your heart. Their teaching will lead you when you travel, protect you at night, and advise you during the day. Proverbs 6:20-22 GNT
Please keep the word of God locked up in your heart, if you have to write out scriptures and paste them in your room,kitchen,doors ( like I did in my room)please do, you will need them.
2.Pray the word of God consistently with faith.
I believe prayer and faith goes hand in hand to an extent,so I’ll combine them here.
ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). Luke 18:1 AMPC
I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [persistence in] faith on the earth? Luke 18:8 AMPC This is a question Jesus is asking at the end of this parable which I am sure we are familiar with,if you aren’t please go back and read through it… There is a kind of persistent faith that brings about our desired results, that’s another topic on it’s own,but please keep praying the word of God,Don’t get tired, don’t loose hope.
3. Speak the word of God.
Please understand that words of Faith guarantees God results, there is a place of prayer and there is a place of speaking out what you pray for. Remember you can never go wrong by speaking God’s word.
A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver Proverbs 25:11 AMPC
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. Proverbs 18:21 AMPC
So I’ll like to end this post with a personal testimony that happened in my life. When I was quite younger, I used to have terrible thoughts of people that led me to have terrible and evil dreams of death and worse, they were so bad and they made me constantly worry and fear was dominant in my life until I learnt about the word of God. You know Bro Kenneth Hagin says, you can’t stop a bird from flying through your head but you can stop it from building a nest on your head. So I took that word and started confessing the word of God,when those thoughts came,I would quote scriptures like:I won’t die but live to declare the works of the Lord, the number of my days I will fulfill, no weapon formed against me prospers,I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power,love and a sound mind … Believe you me,it wasn’t easy,it was war, it didn’t take 1 month nor 2 months ,it took a longer time but trust me for over ten years I have been free from negative thoughts and bad dreams,it doesn’t mean I don’t have wrong thoughts once in a while,I do but immediately they come,I fire back with the word of God and they never dwell in my heart!! Praise God 🙌🏻🙌🏻
Just like me,you too can have your desired results through the word of God by using these 3 steps, become so soaked with the word of God ,that when you are pressed what comes out of you is the word of God. Search out for scriptures that promise what you want and lock them up in your heart, if you need my help with scriptures feel free to let me know.
I’ll leave us today with two scriptures:
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19 NKJV
Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged.” Romans 3:4 NKJV
I’m sorry today’s post was rather long, but I really hope it blessed you.
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Keep engaging the word of God for your desired results ❤.
Hi Everyone!🤗 Greetings in the Precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! I hope you all are doing GREAT by the Grace of God Almighty🙏
Today, we are going to talk about the Mind!! This is one of the topics that the devil HATES, because all the weapons of the devil targets the mind FIRST. So it is very important that we pay attention to our minds and what we think about.
As a medical student, I am well aware that when a patient comes to visit the doctor, the doctor is supposed to assess the patients’ condition by asking them a couple of questions pertaining to the illness and by examining them, so that a proper diagnosis could be made. We would then mainly direct the therapy to treat that disease.
For example, say a patient came to the doctor’s office, and after thorough examination, they made the diagnosis that the patient had a tumor in the body. Generally, they would treat the condition by surgically removing the tumor. That is the main therapy. They could give pain killers and other therapy associated with the symptoms and signs, but that is TEMPORARY and will not cure the patient. However, if the patient is to recover well and survive for a long time, the tumor GOT TO BE REMOVED!
So my point is that, many times in life we try to deal with so many issues, thinking that if I resolve that issue then I will be at peace , but we don’t pay attention to the root cause of it. I am not telling you that what you are going through doesn’t matter, but I am encouraging you to examine the condition in prayer and let the Lord reveal the root cause, which many times is the wrong thoughts in our MINDS.
The current situations you are facing may change, but if we don’t partner with the Holy Spirit to have the right thoughts, we would constantly find ourselves busy fighting unnecessary battles!
So let’s be encouraged to renew our minds with the Word Of God. The Word of God is the best medicine that is given by God Himself to us! And its free!!! The Great doctor (Lord Jesus Christ) Himself invented this medicine and payed it for us(with His precious Blood). So lets make best use of it by partnering with the Holy Spirit.
The Bible tells us that we have the mind of Christ. It means that our spirit-being has been totally made new in Christ. Our spirit- being has the exact thoughts of God and is the perfect creation of God. However our soul, of which the human mind is a part of, is not fully renewed. It will be perfected only when we leave this earth and be with our Lord Jesus in Heaven.
However until that, we have the responsibiliy to renew this mind with God’s Word EVERYDAY, so that God’s nature in our spirit-man becomes more and more a REALITY in our lives!
You would then find yourself responding to life’s situtations the way Christ wants you to respond. And no matter what the devil would bring against you, you will continue to stand firm by the Grace of God!
Finally, My CHALLENGE to us all is to examine ourselves in prayer and let God help us to find the wrong thoughts that we are pondering on, and to REPLACE it with related scriptures from the Bible, by constantly thinking about it and declaring it over our lives!
Have a blessed day Warriors and Overcomers !! I declare that even as we obey God’s leading , we will experiance great victories in our minds and as a result manifest God’s Glory in our lives, in Lord Jesus Name! Amen😇💪💪👍
Hi everyone, trust we’re all doing great today?it’s another episode of our blog post, and today we’ll be talking about something quite short and very important. Can you take a quick guess what it is about?🤔 It’s about:
This is something quite relatable because at every point in time everyone has been hungry, I hope you are not hungry right now though😄.
Okay so what is hunger?
Hunger is a strong desire or craving to eat. Most times though you can have an appetite for something which is not food, it is very important to channel one’s appetite to something important or necessary because this is a very strong force which if not properly harnessed can be destructive.
Now let’s take a look at what the Bible has to say about hunger.
One of the beautitudes in Matthew 5:6 says:
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 NKJV
“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. Matthew 5:6 MSG
From the above scriptures we can see something quite profound,you can work up your appetite yourself! Yes, inasmuch as you can naturally become hungry to eat, you can also supernaturally become hungry for God, for more of God, for a move of God,for a word from God and much more.The scriptures say you are blessed when you are hungry for God. It’s really sad that these days most people are hungry for things which are not unto edification, there are many things that may be permissible but are not beneficial. That’s why Paul says in 1corinthians 6:12 and 1corinthians10:23 and I quote from the message translation:
Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate. If I went around doing whatever I thought I could get by with, I’d be a slave to my whims. 1 Corinthians 6:12 MSG
Hii everyone🙂🤗 Hope you are all doing great by God’s Grace Welcome back for another teaching of FAITH. Lets get started! The Word of God is so true, powerful and Life-changing🙌🙌🔥🔥
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and being convinced of what we do not see. This scripture tells us the definition of Faith. It tells us that Faith is the certainity/ assurance that what you hope for in Christ, would actually take place, even though you don’t currently see it with your eyes.
Faith is built up intensionally . It must be done actively and not passively. Some of the key ways we can build up our faith are: 1。Prayer in both human and heavenly language(tongues) 2。Reading and Meditating on God’s Word 3。Going to Bible-based church and fellowshiping with Brethren 4。 Listening to Faith-filled sermons and music online 5。Remembering what God has done for us in the past 6。Telling others about what God has done for us and Listening to others’ testimonies 7。And EXCERSING THE FAITH which God already built up in you.
Today Im going to talk about the 7th point, that is EXERCISING THE FAITH that the Holy Spirit built in us.💪💪
This is one of the fundamental ways how faith could be built. This is so fascinating, because it is based on a philosophy that contradicts a philosophy of the earth. This philosophy of the earth is, the more you use your resources, the lesser you would have remaining (more like commonsense😁😂). But faith is based on a Heavenly philosophy: The more you use it, the more shall be added unto you!👍🙌🙌
So the more you exercise the faith you already have, the more your trust in God would be built and the more the hope and faith you would have.
And do you know what is more interesting??
James 2 : 26 tells us that Faith without works is dead! If we don’t exercise the faith God gave us, God says that it is not faith at all. If we have faith, IT WILL BE SHOWN BY OUR ACTIONS.
For instance: A medical student has faith that God would make him/her a successful doctor one day. A doctor who would be a blessing to nations. But if the student doesn’t invest time studying and preparing for the medical career that God has instore, that shows that the faith is DEAD. But the student who trusts and has faith in God, would partner with the Holy Spirit , use time wisely and study very well.
Lets not deceive ourselves brethren, our actions shows whether or not we have REAL FAITH! Always remember we cannot deceive God, but we could only deceive ourselves. A person reaps what they sow.
But be encouraged brethren, the Holy Spirit who is in us and with us will certainly help us to exercise our faith, thus building trust in God. Trust is the foundation of every relationship, including our walk with the God. God gives us GRACE, to build and exercise our faith.
Lets take an example from the Bible, In Genesis 6:13,14 God told Noah that He was about to send a flood and so instructed Noah to build an ark. And Genesis 6:22 says that Noah did all that God wanted Him to do.
In Hebrews 11:7 Noah was credited for His Faith in God! That was REAL Faith!!!
So in conclusion: Exercising the EXISTING Faith in God, is very important for MORE faith to be ADDED unto us. So make a decision TODAY , to exercise your faith in God and you will see miracles in your life and spiritual GROWTH!!!💪
Thank you so much for reading. God bless you all! 😇🤗
Hello everyone🙂, trust you are doing good? Thank you for joining us as we continue to look at our series on “what faith is” and I am certain that we are being blessed. So starting from today we will be looking at examples of people in the Bible who showed Faith in God and we’ll learn from them,so please journey with me🙂
Today,we’ll be looking at a sub-theme called:
Expectancy of Faith.
I’ll also like to call this “Be it unto you according to your faith” and our case study for today is “MARY”.
A prophecy was given by Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 7:14 which was: “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” So the Bible states clearly here that a virgin of Nazareth will actually conceive and give birth to Jesus but note that the name of the virgin wasn’t specifically mentioned. So I believe it is safe to say here that Mary was able to manifest this prophesy because of her faith. Let’s see why this is so.
Then Mary responded, saying, “This is amazing! I will be a mother for the Lord! As his servant, I accept whatever he has for me. May everything you have told me come to pass.” And the angel left her. Luke 1:38 TPT
So let’s look at Luke 1:26- 56 Mary had just received a visit from Angel Gabriel, He came to her and said “And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” (Luke 1:28). Of course just like every other person would be she was troubled about what kind of greeting that was,the angel noticed that since she was worried,fear could come into her heart and if she was afraid she would not have been able to act in faith,and if she didn’t act in faith there could have been an hindrance to her birthing Jesus, for “her faith was needed to conceive the promise of God”. So immediately the angel said Fear not! Glory to God! He said fear not. Often times,we allow fear into our hearts when we even know the promise of God,but don’t let that doubt or worry or trouble settle down in your heart,just like the angel told Mary,FEAR NOT!
So the angel continued to tell her about the promise of God,he told her the word of God because he knew the word of God would bring Faith into her heart. No wonder Romans 10:17 says “faith comes by hearing,and hearing by the word of God.” And then he didn’t stop there but went forward to give her a testimony in Luke 1:36 about how Elizabeth in her old age had also conceived. Little wonder why Revelation 12:11 says “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Indeed testimonies about what God has done should boost our faith in what God will do! This was a principle Angel Gabriel used in Luke1:36.
And after Mary had heard all of this we can see what she proceeded on to say in the verse we looked at earlier in Luke 1:38. She REJOICED at this and accepted it!
Faith doesn’t just stop at believing and accepting what God has said,Faith goes further to REJOICE over what has been said and acts on it!
Oh yes,this is another principle of Faith that Mary exhibited here. In Luke 1:39-56, we see that Mary didn’t just stop at rejoicing over what had been said,she acted on it and excitedly went further to Elizabeth, her cousin’s house to rejoice with her. Please note here that there was no apparent evidence to show that Mary was already pregnant, no! The Bible doesn’t tell us of any, but Mary went to Elizabeth’s house with full assurance in her heart that she was already pregnant with Jesus. I am so certain that when Mary greeted Elizabeth, it was not just a normal greeting, it was a greeting filled with Faith and rejoicing, because the Bible says immediately Elizabeth heard the greeting,even the baby in her womb recognized the faith in the greeting and started rejoicing with Mary! This is so profound.
Your faith in God is contagious!
Please note that as soon as Faith filled the atmosphere, the Holyspirit began to move mightily and Elizabeth prophesied with power!
If you can be filled with so much Faith and speak words filled with as much Faith, God will move mightily in your life and cause miracles to happen.
This is another principle we can learn here. According to Elizabeth,Mary wasn’t blessed because of the promise,she was blessed because she believed the promise! And if we continue the scriptures in Luke chapter 1,we see that she went ahead to sing songs showing she had Faith in God’s promises and I believe that was the time she actually then conceived Jesus.
There is something called “Expectancy theory”
The Expectancy Theory of Motivation attempts to explain why people behave the way they do.
Do you show up at the office early, work hard, and stay late. Why do you behave this way? Maybe it’s because in return you expect and want to be promoted quickly, and given pay rises?
Expectancy Theory basically states that a person behaves the way they do because they are motivated to select that behavior ahead of others because of what they expect the result of that behavior to be.
The truth is that everyone is expecting something to happen, either good or bad,you can’t be in the middle. So please ask yourself,what are you believing will happen? and how are you behaving in expectation to what you believe actually happening?
I sincerely hope that Just as Mary, you will rejoice over all God has said about you.
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So today we continue with the series we started last week on “What Faith Is”, if you are just joining us please endeavour to check out the previous post,the link is at the end of this post.
According to Hebrews11:1 GNB
To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.
We have to understand that we are the “faith children of a faith God“.Ephesians 2:8 makes us understand that we have been saved by God’s grace through Faith!So the pathway through which we received salvation in the first place was by Faith.
Every Child of God has Faith in God!
By Faith,we also understand that the world was created by the power of God’s words.We were not there when all of these happened, but because we are faith Children, we believe!
Just as the currency on earth is money The currency of heaven is called “Faith”. According to John1:18,No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. So all we do as children of God,we do by Faith.
Galatians 2:20 says:I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Do we see that?the life we live now just like Paul we live “BY” Faith in the son of God! By Faith in the son of God. Our living and everything we do is by faith!
So in many places in the bible including Habakuk2:4,Romans1:17,Galatians3:11,Hebrews10:38,it is written the Just or Righteous shall live by Faith!
As usual we will end with excerpt from the book “E-mail from God by Claire and Curt Cloninger”.
It’s easy to look at powerful people in the bible and say, “I could never be a Moses,a David,or a Mary.” Let me tell you something that might surprise you. Each of them had only one thing going for them in the beginning- Faith.
Moses told me he couldn’t speak well enough to confront Pharaoh for Me. I said,”Trust Me,Moses”.He did,and he set my people free. David was just a kid with a slingshot who went out against a raging giant. David believed I was with him though,and he brought Goliath down.Mary was just a teenage girl but because she believed the words of an Angel,she became the mother of Jesus. My most powerful people are those who give me Faith the size of a mustard seed.
Your Faith Father,
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Thank you for joining us today as we start a new series about “FAITH.” I am so excited as we start today because I am extremely certain that we are all going to be blessed and transformed by this through the word of God.
Now let’s go quickly into what we have for today,we will start on the introduction about “what Faith is” and continue next week from where we will stop today.
Many of us,actually all of us on earth do have faith,because we do believe in certain things. For example, if a person wants to sit down on a chair, you see the chair and you have faith that the chair will not break and you will be able to perfectly sit on it,but obviously if you see a chair that is broken you won’t sit on it because you also have faith that you will fall down if you sit on it! So I hope we see that everyone really has faith so we just have to direct the faith we have to the right principle or person.
What is Faith?
Faith literally is a strong feeling of trust or confidence. It is the strong believe in the doctrines of a religion,based on spiritual conviction rather than proof. Synonym for faith is “trust”. For this series our focus will mostly be on Hebrews chapter one and other scriptures though as the Holyspirit leads us.
Now,let’s take a look at what the scriptures say Faith is.
“NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” Hebrews 11:1 AMPC
Oh,how I love this definition of faith. Let’s briefly explore together what this means.
Now,”Faith”,not later but NOW!Faith is the assurance of what we hope for,it is the confirmation,the “title deed” of the things we hope for. Faith is not hope,but rather the “assurance of our hope”. Title deed is a legal deed or document constituting evidence of a right,especially to ownership of property. So basically when you have a title deed of something,it just implies that,”that thing”,whatever it may be belongs to you! Why? Because of that document,it is your proof. So let’s say,even if I was not present when the house was bought,I know it belongs to you,by seeing the title deed. It is “your proof” that what you say you have is yours.
In the same manner,even if you cannot see physically what you hope for,as far as you have faith,you have “whatever”it is you hope for. I am sincerely praying to God that our eyes are opened,so we can clearly see what the scriptures mean.
“So whatever you hope for,the proof that you have it is FAITH! The proof of what you do not see is FAITH! The conviction that you have what you say you have or what the word of God says you have is FAITH! Though you cannot see it physically,FAITH perceives it as reality.”
I’ll like to end this blog post with an excerpt from the book” E-mail from God for Grads by Claire and Curt Cloninger” as I did in the previous post.
I know that sometimes you pray as hard as you know how and things just don’t turn out the way you prayed they would.Then you wonder where I was all that time. Did I hear you?Of course I did. Although you can’t see me,I’m always here.
Faith doesn’t take a detour around pain;it builds a road through your pain.Faith doesn’t make things easy but it does give you extra strength for hard times. Faith can move mountains,even mountains like fear,loneliness, and hopelessness. Let me strengthen your faith.
Your faithful friend,
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Thank you for joining us again today,so glad to have you here. So in the spirit of Easter celebration, we will be looking at the death and resurrection of Jesus. So will like us to have a sub-theme;
Yes, He is risen, so what next?
Hmmm🤔 So we will be looking at three major victories amongst others that we have because Jesus is risen!!!
He isn’t here—he has risen victoriously, just as he said! Come inside the tomb and see the place where our Lord was lying. Matthew 28:6 TPT
This scripture has really been re-echoing in my heart:
2 Corinthians 5:21
“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”.
He made Him who knew no sin to become sin…please let’s follow carefully, Jesus had never sinned and God made Jesus to not even sin,but rather become sin!Let’s really think about this for the next one to two minutes. The “sin” used here is a noun,and we know that a noun is the name of a person,animal,place or thing. In greek,this word”sin” means hamartia or tragic flaw. So Jesus,all embodiment of wisdom in all His perfection and glory took on the nature of that thing called sin(sexual immorality,addictions,lies,basically every deviation from truth) He took them all,every flaw you may have and He was nailed to the cross. So you know what happened? When Jesus hung on the cross,He wasn’t hung up on the cross just as Jesus,but also as SIN,yours and mine! Oh yes,every humiliation,shame and disdain He faced was done also to “the body of sin” Ever heard of that before?
“knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin”. Romans 6:6-7 NKJV
Message translation in Romans 6:11 reads:
” From now on,think of it this way:sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you;God speaks your mother tongue and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and alive to God.”
Why did Jesus become sin? So that we might become the righteousness of God in Jesus and so now,we live in the power of resurrection! It is therefore big time error,big time flaw and tragedy for “the righteousness of God to live in sin”,no!no! It is error.
What is Righteousness?
According to the Greek translation, righteousness is called “dikaiosunē”,the state of him who is as he ought to be, it is the condition acceptable to God, it is a nature and a noun. Therefore as a believer who is dead to sin and is now resurrected with God, there is a state we ought to be in and that we are in now, it is called righteousness.
“Since there was a body of sin who died, there is also a body of righteousness who is now living!praise God! You are that body of righteousness who is living with Christ in you,the hope of glory.”
We Receive grace to say No! to every form of sin in Jesus name. Amen.Jesus has died for our sins,so we enjoy the freedom and blessings that come with living righteously.Sin is not for us,it is for the world! righteousness belongs to us! ( see Titus 2:11, John 1:29,36).
” for you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,that though He was rich,yet for your sakes Hebecame poor,that you through His poverty might become rich”.
2 Corinthians 8:9 NKJV
From the above scriptures,we can see that through the death and resurrection of Jesus,we have been blessed with the blessings of Abraham. Can I give you a little assignment? Please find out what the blessings of Abraham are and begin to confess them over your life,because they are ours to enjoy without measure!
“But [in fact] He has borne our griefs, And He has carried our sorrows and pains; Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken, Struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5 AMP
“He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been healed”. 1 Peter 2:24 AMP
Beloved,the same stripes and wounds that Jesus bore on His body that signifies He died for our sins are the same stripes that signifies that we have been healed. Once you become a child of God and believe that Jesus carried your sins for you and that the body of sin was crucified and now you live to righteousness,you should also believe that,that same “body of sin” had on it sickness,weakness and disease on it, it had on it cancer,covid-19 and any other disease you can think of.The punishment for our well-being has fallen on Him already,no need for us to wallow in sickness, you were healed and saved over 2000 years ago when Jesus Christ died and rose again.Now, receive His salvation and healing!No wonder He could say it is finished(John19:30) and the angels could say He has risen victoriously!! Glory to God.
As believers, we believe in these “truth” and we continue to confess them, remember; “the more we soak in these truth the more we naturally walk in them”. I’ll leave us with this scripture:
Yet in all these things,we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us (so much that He died for us).
I am really excited to be writing this again today and sharing it with you all,thank you for deciding to read this. We were supposed to start a new series today,but just last night, I was prompted to rather write about something so precious to the heart of God . It’s about love. I won’t really go into details,will try to be brief and precise so yes,let’s go!
God is LOVE, LOVE is God. I’m talking about the God-kind of love,about AGAPE.(see 1John4:8)
“This is how much God loved the world:He gave His son,His one and only son.And this is why:so that no one need be destroyed;by believing in Him,anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending His son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was.He came to help,to put the world right again”. John 3:16-17 MSG.
God told them,”I’ve never quit loving you and never will.Expect love,love,and more love! Jeremiah31:3 MSG
God is not angry at you,instead He is well pleased with you.He loves you so much and He is “wooing” you to Himself,He is drawing you to Himself with Lovingkindness.He loves you irrespective of what you have done.
I strongly believe that even in this season,God is trying to make us understand that He is the only one that really matters. It’s quite ironical that we spend most of our time chasing after money,fame,riches and we forget the one that really matters the most. I am not saying they are bad,they definitely aren’t but I just sincerely hope that during this time and after all “these” is over,we learn to chase after God,the one who really matters the most,your creator, the one who formed you in your mother’s belly and knows your end from your beginning.
If you have sinned,remember ;
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9 NKJV
If you have not yet believed in Jesus(accepted Him as your saviour),remember;
“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 NKJV
If you have done the above just now for the first time congratulations!!welcome to the family of Love,it’s that simple and please let me know so I can be praying for you.
In conclusion, I’ll leave us with these words,they are excerpts from a book called “E-mail from God for Grads by Claire and Curt Cloninger”.
I love you so much,and I will never stop loving you. I want you to know my love and rely on it. How do you learn to love me? Start by receiving my love for you.Once you realize how much I love you,that I sacrificed my son just to be with you,that I have wonderful plans for your life and that I am proud of you,you’ll want to love me back . Once you love me,obeying me won’t be a painful duty;it will be Joy. Love me with everything you have.Love me with your body-dance, run, play a musical instrument,feed hungry people. Love me with your emotions-cry,yell,laugh,sing. Love me with your mind-write poetry,solve difficult problems,draw great pictures. I am passionate!Just look at the intense world I made. I don’t do anything halfway. It’s all or nothing,you be the same way.Go for it.
And remember: no matter what happens,you can never loose my love.
Your loving father,
I hope this blessed us today,please feel free to like,comment and share🙂.