Always the Head and never the Tail

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God has given you a special privilege to be always on top and never below. Because of Christ, you are a partaker of this divine position in Him.

And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath…
Deuteronomy 28:13

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 enemy can't stand you

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Beloved, all powers in heaven and on earth has been given unto Christ. All knees must bow and all tongues must confess that Jesus is Lord.

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.
Deuteronomy 28:7

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. ...
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God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Even in your down times, remember how God had come through for you in the past, and He will surely come through for you now as well.

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.
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Draw Strength from the Lord

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Beloved, you don't need to struggle. God is ready to help you in every step of the way. You are not alone. God is always beside you.

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. ...

Christ Gives Abundance of Life

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Christ is not out to punish you or anybody. His mission is to give life and salvation. The devil's job is to destroy, not God's.

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.
John 10:10

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. ...

Jehovah Rapha - The Lord your Healer

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God declared Himself your Healer. He promised never to let any evil sickness or disease come over you. Even if you fall sick, He will heal you.

…I am the Lord who heals you.
Exodus 15:26

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. ...

The Way of the Lord

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It is the default desire of the Christian heart to seek God. We want to know Him more. As we fellowship with Him, He reveals His ways to us and shows us the paths that we should follow.

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. ...

Be Slow to Anger

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The Scriptures contains lots of wisdom that we can draw from. The subject of anger management is excluded.

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. ...

Divine Exchange between Christ and Man

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Christ took our sins upon His sinless body so that we can take up His Holiness and Righteousness. That was a powerful exchange that happened on the Cross.

...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. ...

God can use the Weak and the Foolish

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It is God's will and He can choose to do as His please. He has chosen to use the weak and the seemingly foolish things in this world to show forth His Glory.

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. ...

The New Covenant Justification is Complete

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The Old Covenant could not fully justify any man. It had clear lapses that God wanted to complete. God achieved this total justification for man through Christ Jesus.

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.
Acts 13:38–39

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.

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Don't be Anxious

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Anxiety is not God's will for you. Whenever you feel anxious, just know that you need to pray, rather than worry.

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.
Philippians 4:6–7

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 Good and Help Others

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Beloved, never withhold anything good for others. As long as it is within your capacity to help, then, offer the assistance.

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. ...

Don't Put yourself in Temptation Zones

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The Scriptures is clear about Christians and temptations. You don't toy with them. Don't linger around where they are. Flee from all appearances of evil.

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. ...

Let God Direct your Steps

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Beloved, God knows much more than you can ever think or imagine. Our finite minds can not comprehend God's infinite wisdom. We just have to trust God's leading.

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. ...

Follow His Instructions Timely

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There are times when God gives His instructions and it has a timing. God is the Master of time and seasons. He knows the best time for things to happen.

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. ...

Pruning for Fruitfulness

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Sometimes, God takes us through a process of pruning. The ultimate goal is to increase fruitfulness. Be ready for it and learn through the pruning process.

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 ...

Christ finished it

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The work of salvation was part of what the world eagerly awaited. The prophets prophesied about it, the people waited for for generations for its fulfillment. Little wonder, when He was born, angels rejoiced.

So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
John 19:30

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. ...

Abundance of Grace towards You

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In Christ, we have access to abundance of Grace. The Throne of Mercy is readily available to us. We can receive Grace and help at every point in our lives.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
Ephesians 1:7

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! ...

Redemption and Forgiveness through Christ

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Christ gave us a wholesome package. He paid the price with His Blood. The Divine Blood shed on the Cross of Calvary brought us redemption and forgiveness.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Ephesians 1:7

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.
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