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 ...
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
(1 Peter 5:7, NLT)
Learn to always tell it to God in prayers. Speak to Jesus as your friend and to God as your Father. He cares.
Also, it really helps to share the burden on your heart with a fellow brethren in the Lord. There is wisdom in getting counsel from a fellow wise brethren. ...
Then he said, 'O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success [qarah] this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.'
Just as he prayed for success in his endeavor. You also can pray for success in your daily endeavors and God will surely grant unto you great success.
Beloved, His divine favour can take you places you have never been and lift you to heights you have never reached. Therefore, ask for his success daily and experience breakthrough in all you do. ...
In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
As a result, you have life unlimited. There is no plague of death or sudden mishap of death for you. The life of God is infused into you. You and all you do is blessed with God's divine life.
Therefore, focus on Christ as your righteousness and enjoy the unlimited benefits of life all day long.
My friend, I ask, ‘Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did?’
(Romans 9:20 CEV)
Don't bother questioning and complaining why you were made one way or the other. If you have any questions, it should be the purpose why God created you that way.
Beloved, there's a vision and purpose for everything. It is for God's glory. Therefore, don't see your weaknesses and strengths as stress and strain. But, see them as God's divine design for the manifestation of His Glory. ...
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
(2 Corinthians 9:10, NASB)
Therefore, do not be weary in doing good. The righteous God will reward you bountifully. Keep lending a helping hand, keep giving to the poor, continue in your service for the Lord, keep encouraging, keep supporting, continue praying for them....
Just continue the good works, it always finds a way to be rewarded in multiple folds. ...
Give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God
(Romans 6:13b NLT)
The basis for surrendering yourself to God is realizing that your life is not yours but God's. Once your heart is surrendered, giving your body and all to Christ's would naturally follow.
Beloved, study the Scriptures and allow the Spirit of God to fill and control your heart, so that your life, body and all can be used to the Glory of God.
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;
Make it a ritual, as much as it is possible, to study the Scriptures everyday. Let the life in the Scriptures fill your life.
Be attentive to the Word and be keen to obey and live by the Word. His Spirit will enable you via the Word to live aright. ...
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.
God is doubling all that you deserve for good. Beloved, set your heart in reception of His blessing.
Beloved, begin to expect great and mighty things in your life. ...
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
(Psalm 4:8, AMPC)
You have no reason to be afraid of the arrows and pestilence and every other evil that operates at night. God's divine protection is over you.
Beloved, trust in the Lord your God. You're forever secured in God. ...
Bring to me all the people who are mine, whom I made for my glory, whom I formed and made
(Isaiah 43:7 NCV)
You are not an accident. Neither are you a random creation in the universe. God purposefully created you for His Glory.
Therefore, live to identify His purpose and manifest the gift He has given you. That's His divine will for you.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time…though it tarry, wait for it…
(Habakkuk 2:3, KJV)
Therefore, wait for the appointed time. Tarry in His Presence for the appointed season of your manifestation. Whatever it is you're trusting God for, will surely be manifested in due season.
Trust in God. He will lead you in the things you need to do during the waiting period as He leads you till the appointed time. ...
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart
(1 Samuel 16:7b NIV)
Human judges by physical appearances and attributes. But, God sees the heart and knows the intents. What might seem condemned before man might be justified before God.
Therefore, do not be hasty to judge, condemn or accept. Let the Holy Spirit lead you in all truth. ...
For with God nothing will be impossible.
The Spirit of God has enabled you to achieve all your dreams. Therefore, step out in faith and believe in the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
God is able to do the impossible in your life. Study the Word and believe. Let faith grow and watch God perform wonderful works in your life. ...
Accept God’s salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
(Ephesians 6:17 NCV)
Therefore, in any battle or challenge you might face, use the Word of God and confront the situation. Cut through the enemy with God's sharp and fiery Word.
Beloved, the Word of God is powerful, so, be equipped with the Word. ...
A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is arrogant and careless
(Proverbs 14:16 NASB)
Therefore, don't put yourself in the situations / circumstances of temptations. Flee all appearances of evil.
Beloved, be wise and keep away from evil and tempting friends, situations and materials. ...
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
In the New Covenant, Christ is the fulfillment of the law. So, there is no law under Grace. A Christian who believes in Christ is no longer under the law. Therefore, there is no power of sin over you.
Beloved, this is the power and revelation that breaks off the power of sin and addiction over your life. The power and dominion of sin is no longer over you because of the Grace of God Almighty, Jesus Christ. ...
He shall deliver you in six troubles, yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.
The deliverance God has done for His people is a perfect and absolute one. The number seven is a sign of perfection. That indicates a perfect deliverance.
Therefore, be rest assured in the divine protection God has over your life, it is perfect and absolute. ...
And Peter, remembering, said to Him, 'Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.' So Jesus answered and said to them, 'Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.'
Have faith and declare to your mountain to be moved and it will surely move. Christ did this by example and His disciples got the understanding.
Just speak by ...
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith…
1 Peter 5:8–9
The devil is only a fake lion. It roars like a lion but it isn't one. Christ is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He is the true Lion and the Lamb.
Therefore, be strong in faith. Be steadfast and unshaking. Resist the devil and keep your faith strong in God's Word. ...
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
(Hebrews 10:35, NIV)
Have confidence in God, your Father. Do not lose hope at all. Maintain the believe and trust in God who never fails.
Stay with the Word and keep meditating. Let that confidence in God continue to rise in you. ...