Far above principalities

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Beloved, you don't need to be afraid of the devil and its demons. You are far above them all.

He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
Ephesians 1:20–21

You are seated with Christ above all of them. In Christ, you have dominion over all principalities and powers. Therefore, you shouldn't be afraid of them.

At the mention of the Name of Jesus, all powers and principalities respond accordingly. Hence, use the Name as your strong tower and refuge and be safe. ...

Free from the worry of daily needs

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Beloved, God doesn't want you in consistent worries of what you will need for the morrow. If you continue that way, you will end up worrying about the next day every single day. That's no way to live.

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 6:25

God gave you a life in Christ Jesus that is free from worries. You're to set your mind on God's kingdom.

Hence, these material things, however important they may be, is the least of your worries. Just look unto your God who's able to provide all your needs according to His ric ...

Trust and Put your Hope in the Lord

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Beloved, trust the Lord your God wholeheartedly. Judge the Most High God faithful who's able and willing to do all that He has promised you.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7–8

God shows Himself faithful unto those who judge Him faithful. They are blessed in all their ways and in all seasons like the tree that blossoms always because of the constant source of water.

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Showing kindness to the less privileged

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The Scriptures always admonishes us to show kindness to those around us. Especially to those who are not as opportuned as we are.

If you feed those who are hungry and take care of the needs of those who are troubled, then your light will shine in the darkness . . . The Lord will always lead you. He will satisfy your needs in dry lands . . . You will be like a garden that has much water, like a spring that never runs dry
(Isaiah 58:10-11 NCV)

Feed the hungry, clothe those without clothes, shelter the homeless, care for the fatherless, help the widow, etc. These are examples of shining your light.

Beloved, do your own part and God will surely bless you even to do much more. ...

There's no fear in the heart of Love

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Beloved, God has shed His love all over your heart. This love occupies all your heart and there's no place for fear.

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear
(1 John 4:18a ESV)

Therefore, if there's fear in your heart, it clearly shouldn't be there. Give no room for fear at all. Where there is fear, shine God's love.

Beloved, walk in God's love and you will live a fearless and courageous life. ...

Draw Near to God

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Beloved, nothing should stop you from drawing nearer to God. You should enjoy all the goodness of being close to Him.

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 10:22

The least of all, don't let guilt take you away from God. Come closer to Him in assurance of faith and a clean conscience because of Christ's Blood that has washed you clean and clear of all transgressions.

Beloved, God wants you nearer. And, as you draw nearer, He also comes closer. ...
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Jesus made a profound statement that we should all consider, accept and appreciate.

Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
Luke 7:47

The woman in question expressed so much love to Jesus because she realized how much she has been forgiven. The moment we understand that because of the sacrifice of Christ, we have been forgiven so much (past, present and future), then, we respond back in love to the Creator who loves us so much.

Therefore, it isn't about your love for God but His love for you. Meditate and understand His love for you, then, your heart will grow in love for Him.
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Beloved, it has never been about your love for God but His love for you. The very salvation you have was because of His love for you.

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10

God loved the world that He sent His Son. The Genesis of salvation is based on love. Our love for God didn't compel Him to send His Son, it was His love for the world. Even while we were sinners, God loved us.

That is real love. Therefore, meditate on His love. It is in His love that we live, move and have our existence. ...

Worrying does no good

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The Scriptures advises that we should not worry one bit. If God doesn't have it all under control, He wouldn't have said so.

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
(Matthew 6:27, NIV)

Worrying about something wouldn't solve anything. That's why the Scriptures says we should pray, rather than worry.

God has already gone ahead to make every crooked way straight. And He is making everything work together for your good. Therefore, do not worry. ...

Give a Helping Hand Now

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Beloved, don't restrict your heart to help when you can offer to help. Be willing to give your help at anytime and as much as you possibly can.

Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Never tell your neighbors to wait until tomorrow if you can help them now
(Proverbs 3:27-28 The Message/GNT)

As long as you're capable of offering the help now, then, don't hesitate. You might just be saving a life or preventing a terrible heartbreak. Open your heart and let love flow freely.

Beloved, Christ came to express His love at the appointed time. He gave His all for us. That's the kind of love in your heart. Be willing to help anyone that you ...

God knows all the Secret Things

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God is full of wisdom, He knows everything and everyone at every possible time. God is all in all.

The secret things belong unto the Lord our God…
(Deuteronomy 29:29, AMPC)

Therefore, don't think anything is hidden from God. He knows all things. Consequently, if you need knowledge about anything in life, just knock on God's door, and He will answer you. He owns all the wisdom in this world. There's nothing too hard for Him to crack.

Beloved, God knows the secrets and the hidden things. Walk with Him and He'll reveal all that you need to know.
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The life of a Christian is that of love. We live by love every single day. This love is an expressive love, and not just words alone.

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ
(Galatians 6:2 NLT)

Share your burdens with one another. You're part of the body of Christ. You're home; you're amongst your family. Treat each other as the family of God.

As such, care genuinely for one another. Share in your neighbors burden and help as much as you can. There is much fruit to gain when the church helps one another.
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God's love for you is so strong beyond anything, any sin, trial or tribulation. His love is far greater and bigger than anything else.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans 8:35

In continuation of the letter to the Romans, Paul answers that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

Therefore, take refuge and solace in God's love. That's the one sure thing we can always count on. ...

The Lord is your Refuge

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The Lord Most High is your refuge. He shields you from all the evil in this world. You're untouchable by the enemy.

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge...
Psalm 91:1, 4

Scriptures says that your life is hidden in Christ. Therefore, nothing can come to you without going through Christ first. And He's a solid refuge for you.

Beloved, rest in Christ and be assured that nothing evil shall befall you because He's your refuge. ...

Jesus is the Christ and He is your all

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Jesus asked Peter a very important question and his answer was epic.

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, 'You are the Christ.'
Mark 8:29

Jesus went on to declare that flesh and blood hadn't revealed this Truth unto Peter. This Truth and revelation came from the Father above. It was God who declared that Jesus is His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased as the Holy Spirit descended on Him.

Beloved, see Jesus as your all. If you're sick, see Jesus as your Healer; if you're broke, see Jesus as your Provider... Whatever it is, Jesus is the Christ and He is the Anointed One to save you. ...

The Prince of Peace is with You

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Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He is always with you. He will never leave nor forsake you.

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
Mark 4:39

So, no matter the storm you're currently facing or passing through, the Prince of Peace Himself is right there with you. He will never leave you.

So, just rise up and rebuke the winds and the storms in His Name. Declare in the Name of Jesus that the storms should cease and it would cease. ...

Keep Away from Strife

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Beloved, when people confront you or try to stir up unnecessary arguments with you, just turn and walk away.

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife…
(Proverbs 20:3, KJV)

You don't have to respond to every confrontation. You don't have to be bitter at every opposing individual. Just stay focused on your path and purpose in life.

It takes a man of understanding never to be moved or distracted by strife, bitterness, anger and unnecessary confrontations. Be a man of honor. Know your way and focus on it.
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Show Kindness to All

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Beloved, God has His nature of love deposited inside you. You are not meant to be a stone- and cold-hearted individual. His love flows in you.

Look out for the good of others
(1 Corinthians 10:24b NCV)

The Scriptures admonishes us to look out for others. Don't limit your life to you, yours and your family's alone. Help those around you.

Give expression to the love of God inside your heart. Let the love extend to others around you. Help your neighbors, your community, your country, the world.... Look out for the good of others. ...

God keeps you in days of trouble

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Beloved, you do not have to be afraid of anything in life. When the trouble times come, God has got your back. He will never leave you alone.

In the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
(Psalm 27:5, NIV)

God's Name is like a strong tower, because you have access to His Name and call on His Name, you are consistently safe. No evil can befall you.

Even in the valley of death, God will shelter you and soon you'll be set upon a rock. You are always safe and will always be in good health. Therefore, be at rest and enjoy the magnificent Grace of God. ...

God is kind to the humble

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The humble has a special place with God. While, the proud, God dislikes.

God opposes everyone who is proud, but he is kind to everyone who is humble.’ Surrender to God!
(James 4:6b-7a CEV)

A proud heart, God would normally resist. In fact, a proud heart would naturally have no place for God because he would think he can do all on his own and that he achieved all on his own. All of which is against God's will and Grace.

Therefore, desist from pride. Be humble from within, and not just in words or looks. Let your eyes be focused on God's Grace as your all. ...

God will help you accomplish your Purpose

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When God gives you a vision, and you identify it, He will always provide the help and guidance you need to fulfill it.

And David said to his son Solomon, ‘Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD'.
(1 Chronicles 28:20, NKJV)

David encouraged Solomon his son to be strong and courageous. David spoke from experience in his walk with God and he said that God will never leave nor forsake you. That's God's principle.

Therefore, walk boldly and work confidently in the vision and purpose God has laid ...

The WORD gives Life to your Flesh

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Jesus is the Word of God. He is life personified. The Word is life. The Christian stays with the Word of Life and it gives healing and life to him.

My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
Proverbs 4:20–22

Study the Word consistently and gain life from the Word. No sickness or disease will find a place in you. Life will flow in your business, career, home, etc.

Stay with the Word of God. It is vital to the Christian walk. ...

Let the Holy Spirit help you in Prayer

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The life of a Christian should be a prayerful one. The Scriptures admonishes us to pray often. Pray without ceasing.

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:26

If we are to pray without ceasing, the human mind would keep repeating prayers. However, once you switch to praying in the Spirit (specifically, in praying in Tongues), you get to pray specific prayers according to the Holy Spirit.

Learn to pray in the Spirit always. The Holy Spirit Himself prays for you. No other form of prayer can be greater. ...
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The Scriptures specifically admonishes us to guard our hearts diligently. A lot of battles are fought and won/lost right from the heart. We must learn to guard it carefully.

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4:23, NLT

Whatever enters your heart and finds root, will grow to bear fruits and proceed out of your life and become whom you are. Whatever proceeds out of a man's mouth, is a fruit of the numerous trees in his heart.

Therefore, guard your heart; guide your life. Your heart determine your character which eventually determines the course of your life. ...
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As we walk with God, we learn more and increase. From time to time, we will be corrected. We must learn to be teachable so that we can grow.

If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding
(Proverbs 15:32 NLT)

Growth comes via the Word. We renew our minds via God's Word. Therefore, be teachable always.

Study the Scriptures with an open heart, ready to receive corrections, admonishment, and discipline. That's the way to grow in understanding. ...

Unconditional Sacrifice

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The world was in sin and utter darkness, yet, God so much loved us that He sent His Son for us.

God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners
(Romans 5:8 NLT)

We had no good we had done, yet, God loved us to the extent of sending His Son for us. This is an expression of unconditional love and sacrifice.

This same love has been extended to us all even after salvation. We still continue in this love because God loves us so much. So, you are not saved by your works but by His unconditional love and sacrifice for us. ...

Christ Your Wisdom

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All the wisdom Solomon had can not be compared to the wisdom a child of God has. Christ is the reason.

to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:24

Christ has become your wisdom. Christ Himself is the Wisdom of God and now, He's your wisdom. You've got the living Wisdom of God resident in you.

Therefore, beloved, access this wisdom always. Anything you need, declare Christ as your wisdom and walk in the divine direction and counsel that He will lead you in. ...
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Christ has become your righteousness and sanctification. He took your place and paid the price. Hence, you're righteous and sanctified.

Blessings are on the head of the righteous...
Proverbs 10:6

As a result of this Divine gift of righteousness, you have a blessed status in God through Christ Jesus. You are blessed on all sides because of what Christ has done for you.

Therefore, renew your mind in Him. Your life is not a waste and you're meant to enjoy God's goodness to the fullest in this life and thereafter. You're blessed because of the gift of righteousness. ...

God is a Faithful Rewarder

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God owes no man anything. He faithfully pays back every reward that is due. God will never disappoint His children.

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.
Hebrews 11:6

You've got to believe in the Lord, your God. Whatever it is you've done or sacrificed for the Lord, He will faithfully repay you in multiple folds.

So, continue in your service for the Lord. Do your work diligently as unto the Lord. He will reward your diligence in due season. ...

God is with you wherever you go

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Beloved, God's protection is sure over your life. God is always with you. He has promised never to leave you ever.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
(Joshua 1:9, ESV)

So, whatever you do and wherever you are, be courageous knowing that God is always with you. Walk around with that consciousness.

At the mountain top and the valley low, God is right by your side. Whether you feel/sense Him or not, He's right there with you. So, don't be dismayed or afraid, let confidence in the Lord build in your heart. He is with you. ...