I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.'
Declare that He is your refuge. Confess that He is your fortress. Trust in His divine protection. That's the path to living a safe and secure life.
Beloved, be rest assured that God is your refuge. He keeps and protects you.
For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, 'The man who does those things shall live by them.' But the righteousness of faith speaks...
The New Covenant is the righteousness that comes by faith. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and we confess Him to be Lord. Our faith in Him has made us righteous.
Therefore, it is not about your works or deeds but your faith in what Christ has done for you that makes you righteous. ...
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Once you stick to the Word, you will get power, wisdom, encouragement, patterns, etc which will help you to achieve all that you need to achieve.
So, stay with the Word. Prioritize the Word of God in your life. Then, enjoy success in all ramifications. ...
Go out into the country lanes and out behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. For none of those I invited first will get even the smallest taste of what I had prepared for them
(Luke 14:23b-24 TLB)
The parable of the man who prepared for the feats and all his invited guest didn't respond to him teaches us a vital lesson.
Beloved, don't ever limit the gospel to a certain group. Share it onto all. That's our mandate. Let the Holy Spirit teach us all. Let your heart be directed and inhibited to sp ...
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he...
If you think you can't, then, you can't. And, if you think you can, then, you can. The Word of God gives you the ability to do all things. But, you need to meditate on it day and night. The more it spends time in your heart, the more your mind is renewed to think according to the Word.
Therefore, study and meditate...that's the only way to think right, ultimately believe right and then live right. ...
Provide for those who grieve…a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
(Isaiah 61:3, NIV)
No matter where you're at, give God the glory and praise. Do not move around in despair. God is changing your story and putting on you His high praise. Sing and dance, giving praise to Him.
Beloved, you've got the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You're clothed with righteousness for God's Glory and display of His splendor. ...
Encourage one another and help one another
(1 Thessalonians 5:11a GNT)
We are meant to be there for one another. You are not alone. We are a family in Christ. We partake of the same household.
Therefore, help one another. When it is your turn, someone will help you too. Let the love flow. ...
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
(Psalm 34:19, NKJV)
The Lord has promised to always deliver you. No matter how numerous the afflictions of yours are, it is not too much for Him to take care of them.
Therefore, rejoice in your challenges because God is showing Himself strong on your behalf.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
Trust in God alone. Put all your trust and hopes in God Almighty who holds all things together in its rightful place.
When you lean on Him, He will never disappoint you. ...
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness...
Lamentations 3:22–23, NLT
The Scriptures declares clearly that His love is faithful and will never end. Therefore, you can always bank on God's love for you.
He loves and cares so much about. His mercies over your life never ceases ...
We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19
We can't love God on our own accord. No human can love Him with all his strength and might and mind. It is Christ's love in us that propels us to Him.
Therefore, it isn't your love for Him that counts but His love for you. ...
Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, 'Where are you?'
Adam sinned and was ashamed, so, he hid himself. Guilt separates man from God. But, glory to God for the sacrifice of Christ. He took our sins away so we are ever righteous before God.
Therefore, you don't need to hide. His Presence lives inside of you by the Holy Spirit.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17–19, NIV
The dimensions of God's love is very deep. It takes a spiritual mind and fellowship with God to understand these things. Therefore, pray that your eyes of understanding be enlightened so as to comprehend the magnificence of His love.
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You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
This verse is quite simple and clear. Whosoever has chosen to seek justification by the law has fallen from grace. The law is filled with several 'do's and 'don't's. That's the nature of the law. So, whosoever seeks that his good deeds is the reason for his justification has estranged himself from Christ.
Therefore beloved, stay with the Grace of God - which is God's unmerited favor. It is His Grace that has brought you salvation. Christ is your right ...
'Don't be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’
(2 Kings 6:16, NIV)
If you take a peep into the spiritual realm, you will realize that the host of angels in charge of you are numerous. The Scriptures says that He will give His angels in charge of us. The heavenly host is solidly behind you.
Therefore, do not be afraid for He has got your back. Walk in confidence and dispose any fear of the enemy. ...
Remember today what you have learned about the Lord through your experiences with him
(Deuteronomy 11:2a GNT)
Therefore, irrespective of whatever you're currently going through, God remains faithful. Remember what He has done for you in the past. All the past victories that He has won for you. He will also do it again and again.
So have faith. Remember how God has always come through for you. Your experiences with Him will help you in your current situation. So, remember them.
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him...
The shepherd in the above verse is the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. He goes before His sheep and His sheep follows Him. He is always ahead of us, preparing the way and clearing it off of evil, and providing all the necessities of the day.
God has gone ahead of you to set the crooked ways straight. Therefore, step out in faith as you follow Jesus Christ. ...
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Always remember to talk to God about it. Don't be preoccupied with worry, anxiety and complaints. Beloved, always put it to God in prayers.
In addition, add thanksgiving to your prayers. Because, God appreciates a thankful heart. More so, it takes a heart of faith to thank God for answered prayers yet to manifest. ...
Hard work is worthwhile, but empty talk will make you poor
(Proverbs 14:23 CEV)
Therefore, set your heart to do the work that has been placed in your hands. Whatever has been committed to you, do the work well.
Beloved, don't be engaged in lots of talk that are empty. Let your hard work do the talk on your behalf. ...
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21
Christ took our place and died for us. He paid the price so that we wouldn't need to. He became our righteousness when we believed in Him.
Therefore, the righteousness you have received is not by works but by Grace. ...
Love has been perfected among us in this…as He is, so are we in this world.
1 John 4:17
You are exactly as Christ is. You have nothing less or nothing more. The power and life of Christ lives in you. You just need to understand and walk in this light.
Beloved, live the life of a god in earth through the divine empowerment of Christ in you. ...
let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…
Beloved, we are meant to run the race that is set before us. No one will run it for us. But, we have divine help from above. The race has been made easy with the help of the Holy Ghost.
Just look up to Jesus. Study the Scriptures and you'll find the strength you need. Just keep beholding His nature and He will empower you to live the extraordinary life. ...
Jesus said to him, '…He who has seen Me has seen the Father…'
We have seen the kindness and loveliness of Jesus onto man. This means we have seen the kindness and loveliness of God the Father.
Once you behold Christ, you are beholding the very nature of the Father. Glory to God. ...
Each of you as a good manager must use the gift that God has given you to serve others
(1 Peter 4:10 GW)
Have a heart of service. Be humble enough to serve others. Beloved, let God use you to help and improve the lives of others.
Beloved, have an open heart of service. Those God-given gifts should be put to use. ...
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
(Isaiah 26:3, NKJV)
You can only have perfect peace and security once your heart is fixed on Christ. Trust in Him to provide all your needs and protect you. You will never fail.
Beloved, keep your gaze fixed on Christ. He's your only source of strength, stability and peace of mind. ...
It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?
(Psalm 127:2 The Message)
God gives rest to His people. Learn to rest often. It isn't going to be about your works but His Grace. So, learn to rest on His Grace.
Don't work yourself out. Go on vacations. Rest your mind and soul. Take time out. Sleep and enjoy the Grace of God. God will lead you into productivity. It isn't by might but by His Spirit and Grace. ...
And in an instant, suddenly, you shall be visited and delivered by the Lord of hosts…
(Isaiah 29:5-6, AMPC)
God can choose to visit your situation and turn everything around in an instant. God's timing is never too late or too early. He holds the times and seasons in His hands and He knows the best time for you.
Beloved, trust in the Lord God Almighty who is able to do all things, as nothing is impossible for Him. ...
Jesus also said, 'The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.'
Mark 4:26–28, NLT
When a farmer plants, there's first a leaf blade, then the head of the wheat, then, a full grain that ripens. Whatever vision God has placed in your heart will grow in stages. Spiritual gr ...
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
3 John 1:2, NASB
God wants sound health for you. He wants spiritual growth, and also, financial prosperity. Neither one must be lacking.
Therefore, study the Scriptures and find the blueprints to prosperity in all ramifications. The Scripture is the Way. ...
Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves
(Romans 12:3b NLT)
You can not come to Him pretending to be whom you are not. God knows you much more than you know yourself.
When you come to Him as you are, you realize that He loves you just as much. It isn't about yourself but Christ. So, be true and honest to yourself. ...
Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
(Habakkuk 3:17-18, NLT)
Habakkuk knew the God he served. Despite the challenges, he was confident that all will work out for good. He rejoiced in the faith he had in God.
Beloved, you too can use your eyes of faith and rejoice in the Holy Ghost. You don' ...
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
(Psalm 34:18 NIV)
God is close to you in your heartbreak and crushed spirit. He will lighten up your heart and heal your wounds. Just let Him work it out. Cast the cares and worries on Him.
Therefore, be rest assured that God is with you always. ...
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, 'Abba, Father!' Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Beloved, the resources of God's kingdom is at your disposal. Study the Scriptures and pray so as to identify and know how to effectively utilize these resources.
Beloved, you have received the Spirit of sonship and an heir. Don't believe otherwise. ...
There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.
The Scriptures is full of wisdom that we can apply for our good. Beloved, the path to increase is to give. When you give, it always finds a way back to you in multiple folds, pressed down, shaken together and running over.
This is why we see some foundations that give gracefully end up increasing even more and more. Learn the act of giving and pray for direction when giving as well. ...
And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest 'according to the order of Melchizedek,'
Christ is the author of eternal salvation to all who obey and believe in Him. He would cast none out who comes unto Him. Christ is in the Order of Melchizedek.
Therefore, you have an eternal security in Christ Jesus because of His blood and the priesthood order. ...
...call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.
(Psalm 50:15, NIV)
God has promised to send His deliverance unto you when you call on Him. No need to run to man for any help. Just say a word of prayer to your Father.
Therefore, be confident like David was and believe that even in the valley of the shadow of death, your Father guides and protects you, and He will surely deliver you. ...
We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago
(Ephesians 2:10 NLT)
It is all for God's Glory. Therefore, let Him lead you into Glory. The life you have in Christ Jesus is a new life. You're God's masterpiece.
You are created for good works. Come to Him and He will equip you with all you need and train you to work to manifestation of God's Glory. ...
Then the Lord appeared to him and said: Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you…So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
Genesis 26:2–3, 6
Isaac thought Egypt was a good option but God told him to stay in Gerar. Though it seemed like a bad option, but, Isaac prospered in the land as he obeyed God.
Beloved, trust in the leading of the Lord. Seek His face and He will lead you aright. ...
My Father is glorified and honored by this, when you bear much fruit
(John 15:8a AMP)
It is your Father's honor that you bear forth fruits. It gives Him so much joy and pleasure.
Therefore, rest in His arms of Grace and study the Scriptures and be empowered to bear forth fruits to the glory and honor of God, your Father. ...
'There are different spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, and yet the same Lord is served. There are different types of work to do, but the same God produces every gift in every person'
(1 Corinthians 12:4-6 GW)
We must understand that everyone will serve God in the capacity that is given to him/her. Let's be open to the expression of the gift of God in everyone's individual lives.
Together, different gifts and services, forms a whole which will bring glory to God. That's His design, let it be. Give r ...