And you will be called priests of the Lord...You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. Instead of their shame My people will receive a double portion…they will inherit a double portion in their land...
Isaiah 61:6–7, NIV
Beloved, your status is that of a priest of the Most High God. You are a king and His son. You're meant for the higher life.
Therefore, walk and live in the fullness of His Word. Meditate on it till it manifests in your life. ...
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
(Isaiah 40:29, NKJV)
It is never by your power or might, but, by His Spirit. Come and draw strength from the Holy Spirit to your spirit, your body and soul. There is abundance of strength to draw from Him.
Beloved, God will surely proof Himself strong in your weaknesses. There is strength for you. ...
This small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble
(2 Corinthians 4:17 GNT)
Paul admonishes that our current trouble is nothing compared to what is ahead. The current difficulties and trials are in no way in comparison to the magnificence and glory ahead of us.
Therefore, let us have patience and endurance as God leads us into the greater glory in this life and the life after. ...
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world
(John 16:33b NIV)
Therefore, no matter the challenges and troubles you fave in this world, no matter the trials and tribulations, know that you will surely overcome. It is just a phase in life and you'll overcome.
Beloved, study and know that victories Christ has given you. Be at peace for you will overcome. ...
And Jesus answered and said to her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.'
Martha was concerned about so much as she worried and troubled herself doing so many things. Jesus admonished that she only needs to take care of one thing, which is, to sit at His feet and learn.
Once you sit and rest, He will direct you into the things to do. Yo ...
Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word.
The Psalmist explains that the angels heed the voice of His Word. So, speak His Word and His angels will heed the voice of His Word accordingly.
Declare that you are safe and sound as no evil shall befall you, neither shall any plague come near your home. And in accordance to the voice of God's Word, His angels will keep you.
Therefore, beloved, give a voice to God's Word. ...
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Therefore, do not seek rewards and approval from men, but, only from God who faithfully rewards all who diligently seek Him.
So, seek His face daily. Stick with the Word and prayers. Trust in Him and follow as He leads. He surely rewards. ...
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Absolute peace is what God has given us through Jesus Christ. Your heart and conscience will be settled once you realize that your justification is not from your works but by faith in Christ Jesus who became your very own justification.
Beloved, if your heart is troubled, just look to Jesus and His sacrifice on the Cross to find your peace. ...
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
When the devil comes to tell you a lie of condemnation, poverty, depression, guilt, etc, you use the shield of faith to block off the darts of the enemy.
Do not believe the lie darts of the devil.
Faith grows by the Word of God. When you hear the lie of condemnation, you block it off by believing that there is therefore now no condemnation for you in Christ Jesus. If the enemy tells you the lie of pov ...
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
The Spirit of God was given to us as a seal and a sign of our sonship. He, the Holy Spirit, bears witness with our spirit that we are sons.
Therefore, do not believe otherwise. Do not let the devil or anything else convince you otherwise. You are a son and the Holy Spirit bears you witness.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it…
(Psalm 81:10, NLT)
You don't need to have it all figured out. Sometimes, all you need is a leap of faith. Just send the application, just start the project, just give out the little you have to the needy, just show up, etc. Just take the step of faith.
It will surprise you that the Lord who has led you to that act of faith will surely show up and manifest Himself. ...
I will bless the Lord and not forget the glorious things he does for me
(Psalm 103:2 TLB)
Therefore, always praise and thank Him for the great things that He has done for you. Never forget all those wonderful things He has done in the past.
Sometimes, your current challenges might want to make you forget, but, make it a habit to remember all His graciousness to you in the past. It will rekindle faith and hope in your heart. ...
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up
(Galatians 6:9 NIV)
For everything planted, there is an harvest. The Lord your God will surely bless all the good seeds you have planted and you'll reap bountifully.
Continue and don't be weary. The harvest is on the way. ...
Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act … Don’t fret and worry — it only leads to harm
(Psalm 37:7-8 TLB)
God knows the best time to show up. He is never too late or too early. God is always right on time. Trust in His timing.
While you wait, do not worry. Learn to leave it all to God. Trust in the Lord and wait patiently on Him. ...
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
The Holy Spirit and His power that resides inside of you is greater than anything in this world. So, you can face life challenges with absolute confidence in Christ.
With Christ, you are an overcomer. He lives in you, so, you will surely overcome.
Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.
(Proverbs 19:11, AMPC)
It is great to overlook an offense. It takes maturity and spiritual growth, together with a humble heart, to forgive wholeheartedly.
Beloved, let the Holy Spirit dissolve every anger within you. ...
A man is a fool to trust himself! But those who use God’s wisdom are safe
(Proverbs 28:26 TLB)
If you want to trust yourself, you are obviously walking in the path of foolishness. But, when you seek counsel from God and walk in it, you're treading the path of safety.
Therefore, trust in the counsel of God. Walk in the path that God leads you. Don't trust in your own understanding.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
The Psalmist testifies to the green pastures and still waters the Lord leads him to. That is your life, if you follow Jesus Christ.
Once you get to trust and just follow as He leads you, you would end up enjoying the greenest of pastures and the stillest of sweetest waters. ...
I made haste, and did not delay to keep Your commandments.
(Psalm 119:60, NKJV)
Therefore, be in a haste to fulfill whatever He has commanded you to do. Don't drag or nag the commandment. Trust in God completely that He knows why you should do it.
Beloved, be encouraged to do as God has instructed you to do. ...
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do
(Ephesians 2:10 NIV)
From the foundations of the earth, God designated you to fulfill an exact purpose. He created you for good works. You have been equipped and prepared in advance to fulfill these good works.
Therefore, look deep down, meditate and pray, He will reveal the inborn strengths and talents for you to use to His glory. ...