Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
God has not given you those gifts for nothing. You're meant to show forth those gifts to the world. Manifest your God-given talents.
God's glory is heavy upon you. Do not restrict the manifestation of God's glory in your life. Let your light shine, let God's glory show forth. ...
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life...
It takes someone who understands his walk with God to realize that God's goodness and mercies are meant to follow you. David gave a secret in the early verses. He said, "The Lord is my Shepherd."
It is in the revelation of God Almighty as his Shepherd that he knew that he would never lack. Also, that God's goodness and mercy follows him.
Beloved, be rest assured that God is your Shepherd and his goodness is always following you. ...
Where the word of a king is, there is power…
As a king, your words have power. Whenever a king gives a word, it is considered an order and the subjects follow. So as a Christian, you give a decree and every elements of this world and circumstances obey.
Just as Christ expressed authority and power, we should also. You're a king and your words are powerful. ...
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
David was so confident in God that he knew even in the valley of the shadow of death, where most men dread and are scared, he will remain bold. It takes a man who understands the powerful God he serves to remain bold in dreadful situations.
Therefore, study deep in God's Word and meditate. He will reveal His sovereignty and love to you. The more you know Him, ...
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Learn to continually give praise to Jehovah. In your devotion, bathing time, as you go about your daily business, give praises to the Lord. Sing songs to worship your Maker.
God Almighty, the Creator of the while Universe, is a mighty God and He deserves praises from our lips. ...
Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all you need
(1 Corinthians 4:7-8 The Message)
Therefore, do not get swollen up in pride as if you have achieved all of this in your own accord. They are all mere gifts from God. Appreciate God for everything and live life in humility.
Also, this Scripture brings life into perspective and makes us to understand that we can readily progress in life once we understand that our life and all that ...
...the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.
We should always pray and study so that our eyes of understanding can be ...
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
1 Corinthians 2:12
There are certain things that have already been settled and sorted out for us. But, as our minds wonder about, we don't consider them and we begin to struggle to obtain those things. But, the Holy Spirit reminds us that we don't have to struggle for those things, we already have them via our inheritance in Christ Jesus.
There are a lot of things Christ has already ...
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…
(Acts 1:8, NKJV)
Christ didn't leave us alone to do this work. He sent the Holy Spirit to empower us. Every Christian has got the Holy Spirit in them. That's the power to witness for Christ. Daily ask the Holy Spirit to direct and empower you to be a witness for Him.
As you study and pray, He will show you the unique ways to be a witness for Christ. He'll also demonstrate power and wonders that the world needs to see to believe through you. ...
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep
(Romans 12:15 ESV)
One of the merits of the church is to comfort those that weep due to the current challenges they might be facing and also to rejoice with those who are celebrating. It isn't a time to become jealous of their breakthroughs and accomplishments. But to rejoice and thank the Lord for their blessings.
Beloved, rejoice in the Lord with others. Share in their moments. God blesses such hearts. ...
By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
While Sarah was way past the child bearing age, she had faith in God that she would conceive. It was through her faith that she received strength to conceive. Her faith was duely expressed as she judged God to be faithful. She didn't look at her barrenness or age but believed that God who had promised is able and willing to keep His Word.
It wasn't about her faithfulness. She even lau ...
For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
This New Covenant in the Scriptures is to carry a dispensation of righteousness that comes by faith. You obtain this righteousness by believing in Jesus Christ as your Saviour and confessing Him as your Lord. That's the era we are in.
Righteousness by the works of the law couldn't save any man eternally as no one could live to the standards. But ...
Those hired at five o’clock came up and were each given a dollar. When those who were hired first saw that, they assumed they would get far more
(Matthew 20:9-10 The Message)
These early workers were expecting more pay because they had worked for longer hours. However, God's Grace doesn't operate in that manner. He can choose to reward anyone as He pleases. These workers were angry.
Those who are jealous of another feel so because they compare their lives, work, standard, etc ...
Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
(Matthew 7:7, NLT)
When God gives a vision, you seek His face for direction. Once you get directions, you seek His face to identify the provisions He has already made. Also, you seek His face for strength to continue in the journey.
Seeking God's ...
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
(Proverbs 13:4, ESV)
When God places a work in your hands, do it well. When God places a vision in your heart, pursue it hard. When God gives you a direction to follow, be diligent in it.
Beloved, it pays to be diligent. Don't be focused on the work so you don't think you're blessed based on the works you've done. But, don't be slack when God shows you what to do. Do it diligently.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
The Spirit of God has liberated you from the slavery of fear. Live in the liberty that God has given you. God is with you. He will strengthen you to do that task that is before you. Therefore, summon up courage in the Lord.
The Lord God Almighty is with you. Do not be crippled with fear. ...
‘If you can do anything, do it. Have a heart and help us!’ Jesus said, ‘If? There are no “ifs” among believers. Anything can happen.’ No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, ‘Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!’
(Mark 9:22-24 The Message)
When it seems you find it hard to believe, just ask Him to help your faith. Jesus can help you with your unbelief. Also, stick with the Word of God. Study and grow your faith.
Faith comes via the Word of God. Study and ask the Holy Spirit to grow and increase you faith.
There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.
Therefore, don't live a life a stress and worry. Christ has already finished the works. You should live your life based on the victories Christ has already won for you.
Beloved, there is rest for you. Walk and work in the revelation of rest for the New Covenant Christian.
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Therefore, since the Holy Spirit lives inside of you. There's liberty for your life. The devil and its agent can not put you under any captivity. God has set you free.
Study the Scriptures and find the revelation of the Truth that sets you free. Christ has set you free and you're free indeed. His Holy Spirit ensures that you continue to live in liberty. Don't set yourself back to captivity with your limited mindset. You are free. ...
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:5
Do not be ridden with condemnation. Your life is above condemnation. If any condemning thought comes to mind, bring it to the obedience of Christ. Remember Christ's obedience all His life and at the Cross for you. Remember His Holiness and Righteousness that you've inherited in Christ.
Always bring every thought to obedience in Christ. That's one way to live the vi ...
He made us accepted in the Beloved.
God no longer looks at you and judges you based on your own performances. Rather God looks at Christ and sees how righteous and perfect He is and judges you based on that.
Your life is no longer yours but Christ's. You're accepted in the Beloved. You're part of God's family and nothing can separate you at all. ...
You have been set free from sin…
(Romans 6:18, NIV)
Set yourself free from mental slavery. Your flesh doesn't put you in slavery to sin. Christ has set you free. Christ is your righteousness and this is a gift and not based on works. You can live above any sin and addiction. You are not a slave to sin and addictions anymore.
Study the Scriptures. Be filled with the Truth in God's Word. It is the revelation of the Truth that sets you free. ...
There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus
(Romans 8:1 TEV)
Christ took every pain and stroke for us. He suffered every punishment for our sins so that we can be saved. Now that you've believed in Him, you have exchanged your imperfections for Christ's perfection. There's now no condemnation for you because your life is in Christ Jesus.
Live the life of no condemnation. If you make a mistake, rise above the mistake because that's why Christ came for you. Live above condemnation. Christ is your righteousness. ...
the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
God gave you Christ as your righteousness which is a gift by faith and not of works. His Peace He also gave you which is beyond any human understanding. And God's Joy is resident in you by the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, you've got the Kingdom of God in you. Live the life of righteousness by faith (not of works), peace beyond human understanding and joy in the Holy Spirit. That's the life of the Kingdom you' ...
The Lord said to my Lord, 'Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.'
Christ has already won all the victories. God the Father, gave Him all the power and the victories. Christ overcame the world and gave us the assurance to walk and rest in His victory.
So, just as Christ sat and all His enemies were set at His footstool, so also, should you be seated in Christ Jesus who's seated at the right hand of God. Sit and enjoy the victory Christ has gotten for you. All your ene ...
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
(Isaiah 60:1, NKJV)
Therefore, go ahead and live the life God has set before you. Your life is not meant for the gutters. God's glory is heavy upon you. Walk in this understanding and live the glorious life.
Arise and step into the reality of the glory God has set before you. It is your heritage, walk therein. ...
Jesus [said] … ‘I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of’
(John 10:10 The Message)
Jesus Himself, proclaimed that He came to give us Zoe - the God-kind of life. The life that's beyond anything in this world. You are given a chance to dream beyond what you have before. God is willing and ready to do beyond what you can ever ask or think. That's the better life.
This same life is beyond this earth. It also transcends into the heavenlies. After this earth, yo ...
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
The hope you have in your heart will not be disappointed. That positive expectation of something good will be fulfilled because of the Love God has towards you.
God loves you so much and He will bring to fulfilment every dream He has placed in your heart. So, keep hope alive like our father Abraham and it will not fail you. ...
Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
God has declared you a just person. Then, who is he that wants to say otherwise? What is it that wants to condemn you? What can the devil say to accuse you? Nothing, absolutely nothing.
Therefore, the just lives by faith. Go ahead and enjoy your justified life in Christ Jesus by faith. Live the victorious life. ...
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my Savior...
2 Samuel 22:2–3, NIV
When tribulations arise and there are news of several evil going on around, do not be afraid, God is your refuge. The plans of the enemy and the devices of the devil and its agents can never harm you because God is your refuge.
God is your strong refuge and strong tower. You can be rest assured that as you remain in Him, you can not be moved. ...
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has delivered from the hand of the adversary.
(Psalm 107:2, AMPC)
Therefore, proclaim your liberty. Declare your liberty in accordance to God's Word. Speak it forth to consistently remind yourself that you're redeemed. Declare it so it keeps resonating in your spirit.
You know you're the Lord's redeemed. So, speak it. ...
Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, ‘Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven’
(Matthew 9:2 NLT)
This story reveals that the faith of the friends of the paralyzed man was part of what Jesus saw before he healed the man. "Seeing their faith..."
There are several instances in the Scriptures when the church will agree and pray about certain things and it will be as such.
So, when two or more are gathered, God is ...
The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others
(2 Timothy 2:2 NIV)
Scriptures makes us to understand that iron sharpens iron. So, as you share with others and they share with you, you grow together.
The Body of Christ is designed to grow communally. There's no much space for individualism. Share your Word revelations and others will share with you as well, then, we all grow together. ...
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer
(Romans 12:11-12 NIV)
Be Cheerful: Christ said we should be cheerful, for He has overcome the world. Therefore, irrespective of the challenge you're facing, always be cheerful. God is with you. Keep enjoying the joy in the Holy Spirit.
Be Patient: All good things in life requires patience. Patience is need to wait till the appointed time for your man ...
...He adds, 'Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.'
When God says He has forgiven, He has indeed forgiven and every record of it has been wiped off and completely obliterated. The Blood of Jesus washes clean, from crimson red to wool white.
Therefore, do not be brought down by guilt. Renew your mind with God's Word and live the victorious life above sin, guilt and condemnation. ...
No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
No evil, no plague, no disease or sickness, no accident, no crisis, nothing at all that is evil will befall you because God is on your side.
Beloved, meditate on His majestic love as He protects you in your daily operations. Hallelujah! You're perfectly safe and secured in Him. ...
For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
If offence came through one man, then, salvation has to come through One man, and that is Jesus Christ. Now, you can enjoy the fullness of Grace and righteousness in Christ Jesus.
Beloved, go and reign in life with the revelation of the Person of Grace and Righteousness God has r ...
...not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.
Therefore, don't proclaim your righteousness which is of the law and it is imperfect. But, declare God's righteousness which is of faith in Christ Jesus, who died for you and became your righteousness of God resident in you which is not of works but of faith.
Beloved, keep declaring your righteousness which is by faith and not of works, ...
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
When you let go and let God do His working through you, you realize that you get exceedingly great and amazing results. This is because it is only God's power that works amazingly in us.
Therefore, study the Scriptures and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. He'll reveal more of this wonderful power of God that works in you. ...
I said to myself, ‘Relax, because the Lord takes care of you’
(Psalm 116:7 NCV)
The Psalmist calmed himself with the comfort of this understanding. God cares deeply for you. The moment you get a clear revelation of this, you don't have to worry anymore. Your trust shifts completely to God and God alone.
Beloved, God knows the numbers of hair on your head. He knows so much about you and cares for you deeply. God takes care of you. ...