And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath…
Therefore, be aware of your status and set your mind and spirit on it. In all you do, know that God is set to put you on top and never below.
Beloved, you're blessed in Christ Jesus. No matter the current situation, God will always lead you to victory. You're the head and not the tail. ...
The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
Because Christ lives in us, this same power and glory rest upon us as well. Therefore, do not be afraid of the devil and its agents, his demons.
Enjoy the victory you have in Christ. All your enemies flee before you. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. ...
Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.
(Psalm 105:5, ESV)
So, always try to remember all the glorious things God has done for you. He will surely do so much more again. So, keep the hope alive.
Beloved, God is good all the time. He has saved you before and He will save you again. He has done many marvelous things and He will surely do more again.
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength
(2 Timothy 4:17a NIV)
When you feel weak and down, just ask God to be your strength. By the Holy Spirit, He will refresh you. Through the Word, He'll encourage you and direct you.
Beloved, there's strength available for you always in every situation. Just ask the Lord. ...
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Christ came to destroy and put an utter end to the devil's works. So, rejoice and enjoy the abundance of life in Christ Jesus. Share the gospel and show forth the kind of life that Christ gives.
Beloved, fellowship with Him daily. Draw more and more of life in abundance from Christ Jesus. Enjoy the Divine life in Christ. ...
…I am the Lord who heals you.
God accomplished this healing for us through Christ Jesus. Now, by His stripes we were healed. So, you can rest in the healing that God has provided through Christ Jesus.
So, if you feel any symptom in your body, just declare your healing in Christ Jesus. He already took it away. Beloved, you have been healed. ...
Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths.
(Psalm 25:4, NKJV)
So, just like the Psalmist prayed, we also should ask our heavenly Father to show us His ways and teach us His paths. It is lovely to follow the Lord.
Beloved, the ways of the Lord are glorious and wonderful. It is wise to seek His face and follow His way. ...
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
(James 1:19b NIV)
Be slow to anger. Let your anger drag so long before the bars are full. And just before you react or respond while angry, think and think again. Because, the last thing you want is to regret your words or acts afterwards.
Beloved, be slow to anger. Don't get angry easily. ...
...Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
1 Peter 2:24
Therefore, you can live with the righteousness of God. You carry God's righteousness. Your very being is holy and righteous and sanctified.
Beloved, this divine exchange was freely given to us. Glory to God for Jesus' sacrifice. ...
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
1 Corinthians 1:27
Therefore, do not be ashamed. Come to God just as you are and He will work upon your weaknesses and turn your foolishness into great wisdom.
Never underestimate anything or anyone. God loves to use the outcast and rejected and transform them to show forth His Glory. ...
Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
There are certain things the law by Moses could not achieve, but through Christ Jesus, the New Covenant christian has it. You are completely justified in Christ Jesus. Because of His sacrifice, all your sins are forgiven and you have the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
That thing you are anxious about, put it to God in prayers, and believe that He is working it out already.
Beloved, worry for nothing. Trust in Him and ask Him in prayers. Let His Peace rule your heart. ...
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act
(Proverbs 3:27 NIV)
Having the capacity to do good and just folding your arms and doing nothing is tantamount to evil. Do good to others. And as much as you can, offer the little help that you can.
Be good, it has a way of returning back to you. ...
Run from all these evil things
(1 Timothy 6:11b NLT)
Don't settle in the place of temptation as if it won't affect you. Just leave such premises. As long as it is avoidable, then, avoid it.
Beloved, don't put yourself in zones of temptations. ...
A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.
(Proverbs 16:9, AMPC)
So, as much as you plan and set goals, always trust God to direct your path in life. Trust in Him and He will direct your thoughts and path in life aright.
Beloved, never trust in your plans, goals or strength. Lean on God's wisdom and leading always. ...
Without delay I hurry to obey your commands
(Psalm 119:60 GNT)
Once God gives an instruction, follow it promptly. trust His leading and not your head or calculations. trust that He knows what He is doing. He sees the end from the beginning.
Therefore, follow His instructions promptly. He works out the best for you. ...
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
(John 15:2, NIV)
We are all in Christ. He is the Vine and we are the branches. When he prunes and trims off some edges, we might lose some dear things to us. It might also be a bad thing that God is pruning off. Just endure through the process and learn the godly lessons.
In the end, the goal is to increase your productivity (fruitfulness). So, enjoy God's pruning and see increase and more ...
So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
So, after Christ received every bit of suffering, pain and shame for us, it was time to pay the final price of death for our sins, and He declared that it is finished. Meaning He had paid it all.
Therefore, your salvation, healing, blessings, etc are all complete packages. Not half or quarter or 99% but 100% complete package. Christ finished it all. ...
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
The emphasis here is the riches (abundance) of Grace. There's nothing more thrilling than that.
Therefore, live everyday with the consciousness of riches / abundance of Grace made available for you. Hallelujah! ...
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
There's no other route to redemption anymore. The blood of bulls and rams could only cover sins for a while. But the Blood of Jesus Christ washed us clean from crimson-like red to cotton-like white wool.
Therefore, you can rejoice in the forgiveness of sins that you have received. Glory to God.