Be deeply rooted in the love of Christ

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Beloved, the love of Christ is the fullness of God. That is the prayer of the apostle that we be deeply and firmly rooted in His love.

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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What it means to fall from Grace?

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Beloved, to fall from Grace is a broadly misunderstood concept these days. However, the Scriptures make it clear.

You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
Galatians 5:4

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 ...

The heavenly host is with you

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Beloved, you do not need to be afraid. The Lord God almighty is strong on your behalf. He is always with you to guide and protect you.

'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 what God has done in the past

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Beloved, God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He never changes. He is the same good and loving Father forevermore.

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.

Jesus goes ahead of you

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Beloved, Jesus really cares for you. He loves you unconditionally. He would always protect you from any harm.

And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him...
John 10:4

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. ...

Talk to God, don't complain or worry

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Beloved, whenever you're faced with challenges and tough situations, do not worry, neither be anxious. Trust in the Lord your God and loving Father to take care of it.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6

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. ...

Don't engage in empty talk, do the work

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Beloved, the Scriptures says a lot about hard work. Nowhere in Scriptures is laziness encouraged. Beloved, be wise.

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. ...

You've got the righteousness of God in you

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Beloved, God's own righteousness is resident inside of you. You don't have to look anywhere to find or do anything to gain His righteousness.

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 is perfected in you

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Beloved, you are not a loveless being. The Love of God is fully resident in you. You just need to trust in the Scriptures.

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. ...

Running the Race by Looking at Christ

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Beloved, no man can live the godly life in His own strength and determination. If it was possible, then, there wouldn't be a need for Christ to die for us.

let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…
Hebrews 12:1–2

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. ...

Christ is the Replica of the Father

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Christ is the replica of God the Father. The Holy Trinity exist together as One entity and are also individually separate. It is God's Wisdom.

Jesus said to him, '…He who has seen Me has seen the Father…'
John 14:9

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. ...

Serve others with your gift

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Beloved, you have some God-given gifts and talents that are meant to be used to the fullest capacity. You must use them for good service.

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. ...

Let your mind be fixed on Christ

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There is only one source of stability, and it is found in Christ Jesus. Nothing else in life is constant or stable but Him.

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. ...

Don't Over Work Yourself

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Beloved, God doesn't want you to worn yourself out with endless cycles of work. Take time to rest from time to time.

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. ...
Beloved, do not limit the omnipotent God that you serve. He doesn't need a long time to sort things out. He can change a whole scenario in an instant.

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. ...

Growth is in stages

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Beloved, we need to understand and appreciate the various levels of growth and development that God takes us through in our walk with 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 ...

Prosper in all Ramifications

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The will of God Almighty for you is to prosper on all sides. It isn't just about physical prosperity but also spiritual ...

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 and True to Yourself

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Beloved, there is nothing hidden before God. You need to be honest to yourself whenever you approach your Maker.

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. ...

Rejoice in the Lord despite Challenges

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Beloved, you have an assurance in the Lord your God. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He knows the very end right from the beginning.

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' ...

God is with you in your pains and troubles

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In your weakest moments when you feel God is far away, that's exactly when He is closest. In those trouble times when you can't sense God around at all, that's when God is around you the most. He never leaves and He won't forsake you.

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. ...

You are a son and an heir

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Beloved, you are not a slave. You are God's own son and heir to His wonderful and great kingdom.

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.
Galatians 4:6–7

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. ...

Give More and Increase More

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There is a divine principle that God has put in place. The one who gives more would increase the most. Only a few understand and walk by this principle.

There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.
Proverbs 11:24

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. ...
Beloved, we are not after the old but the new covenant. God came to institute the New Covenant because there were faults in the old which he wanted removed. If the old was good, there would be no need for a new.

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,'
Hebrews 5:9–10

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 God in the Day of Trouble

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Beloved, you need not fear or worry about anything. God is always for you anytime and any day. 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. ...

You're a Masterpiece

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Beloved, you are not ordinary. God created you for a purpose. You are not an accident in the land of the living.

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. ...

Follow God's Instructions

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Beloved, it pays to follow what God says. Sometimes, your mind might think a way or path is good, but, God who sees the end from the beginning knows it all.

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. ...

Glorify God with your Gifts

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God has made you to manifest His glory. You are meant to bear forth fruits of good and great works in the Lord.

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. ...

Different Gifts, Service to the same God

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In the house of the Lord, there are several gifts in the hearts and hands of his people which can be used in the service of the Lord.

'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 ...

Let Go of the Worries

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Beloved, you will always face challenges and issues that might wanna make you worry. But, learn to drop your worries at his feet.

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. ...

Success unto you every day

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Beloved, God loves you so much and wants you to live each day victorious in His glory.

Then he said, 'O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success [qarah] this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.'
Genesis 24:12

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. ...
Beloved, Christ is your righteousness. He, Himself, become your righteousness personified. Christ is the righteousness of God unto you, not by works, but by Grace.

In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
Proverbs 12:28

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.

You're specifically made for His glory

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Beloved, God built you with specificity. You are not an accident. Every single part of you has a plan and purpose in God's will.

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. ...

God multiplies your reward

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Beloved, all the good works in righteousness that you have sowed will surely grow and you'll reap bountifully.

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. ...

Submitting yourself to God

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Beloved, our lives are not ours but God's. The life we live is not in our accord but according to God's will and plan.

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.

Listen to God's Word Daily

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Beloved, you need to stick to God's Word. It is the food you eat and the air you breathe.

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;
Proverbs 4:20–21

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. ...

God is replacing your shame with honor

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Wherever you have been oppressed, God is set to elevate you. Beloved, the tides are changing in your favour.

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.
Isaiah 61:7

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. ...

Sleep and Wake in God's Safety

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Beloved, God has promised to set His Angels in charge of you. You are continually under His abode.

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. ...

God has uniquely formed you

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You are a unique and special being. God created you special and there is no one else like you. You have a gift(s) and a purpose.

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.

Wait for the appointed time

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For everything on earth, God has set an appointed time for it. Whatever dream God has placed in your heart will surely be fulfilled at the appointed time.

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. ...

God looks beyond the physical appearance

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God knows all and sees all. He knows much more than you can ever think you know or fathom in life. God sees both the heart and the appearances.

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. ...

Don't Limit God in your Life

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God is capable of doing much more than you can ever think or imagine. Do not limit God's works in your life by your imaginations.

For with God nothing will be impossible.
Luke 1:37

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. ...

Use the Sword of the Spirit

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Beloved, God has given us a very powerful weapon. The Word of God is very powerful than a two-edged sword.

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. ...

Be Careful and Avoid Appearances of Evil

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Beloved, it is wise to keep aware from evil. The Scriptures admonishes that we don't stay around evil.

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. ...

There is no dominion of sin under Grace

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In the Old Covenant, the strength of sin is the law. For where there is law, there is sin.

For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
Romans 6:14

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. ...

Absolute Deliverance and Perfect Protection

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The plan God has for you is a perfect one. God doesn't do substandard things for His children.

He shall deliver you in six troubles, yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.
Job 5:19

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. ...

Speak and let those mountains move

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God has given us so much authority that we can move any obstacle before us. There is nothing that is impossible for us in Christ Jesus.

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.'
Mark 11:21–23

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 ...

Resist the devil and be steadfast in faith

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The devil would try to tempt you and shake your faith, but, you have to be steadfast.

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. ...

God greatly rewards

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Beloved, God greatly rewards his people. God is a faithfully rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

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. ...

Prepare ahead in faith

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Beloved, we have faith that when we ask, God answers us. That is our believe and trust in God, our Father. without works is dead.
(James 2:20, NKJV)

So, when you are believing God for something, act in accordance to that believe. Let the faith in your heart find expression in your hands.

Beloved, don't just believe in your heart alone, let it flow in your works. ...
There are certain principles that are fixed and unchanging. The principle of sowing and reaping is one of them.

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver
(2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV)

Whatever you sow, you will surely reap. The principle of harvest is such that you always reap in multiple proportions of whatever you sow. No one sows a seed and reaps a seed in return, it is always multiple seeds. Likewise, no one reaps without sowing, but by Grace, as planted by Christ.

Theref ...

Your righteousness is from God

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Beloved, God has placed His righteousness upon you. He did that through Jesus Christ, for He is your righteousness.

'No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,' says the Lord.
Isaiah 54:17

The New Covenant Christian doesn't have his/her own righteousness that is like a filthy rag. S/he lives in the realm of God's Righteousness. That's the way of God in Christ Jesus.

Therefore, meditate on the truth and see His righteousness clothe upon you. This is the righteousness by faith and not of works. This revelation would make you un ...

Favour for you on all sides

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Beloved, do not be discouraged, God's favor is for you. It is all working for your good.

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.
Psalm 5:12

God's divine grace / favour is for His children. He will never leave you stranded without help. You are his righteous in Christ Jesus and He is set to surround you with favour like a shield.

Therefore, meditate till it sinks in. In all you do, you'll find favour always. That's God's will for you. ...

Keep doing good, there's surely a reward

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Beloved, do not be weary of doing good. Keep at it. Though it may seem to tarry, there's a reward coming.

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
(Galatians 6:9, NLT)

For every seed planted, there's a growth and a bountiful harvest. So, all the good will surely be rewarded in multiple folds.

Therefore, continue in the good works God has placed in your heart. There's a sure reward for you. ...

Godly Contentment

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Beloved, there is more to life than material possessions. As much as we are blessed even in material things, we are meant to live higher than them.

There is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it
(1 Timothy 6:6-7 NRSV)

There is so much gain in contentment. If not, you will end up chasing much more than you need to fill a void that never gets full. And this will be an endless cycle of nothing.

Beloved, be contented with every material thing you've got at every level. Do not let greed or covetousness set in. ...

Christ has finished the work

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Christ had a mission to fulfill in life. It was a mission given by the Father. He came and He accomplished it flawlessly.

...I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
John 17:4

Therefore, we can live in the realm of the finished work of Christ. We don't struggle to get anything, we have all that pertains to life and godliness in Christ Jesus.

Beloved, live by faith in the realm of the finished works. Study and know the things that are freely given to us in Christ Jesus.

It is of Faith so that it can be by Grace

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Beloved, if we had to work for everything we deserve, then, we will always fall short. That is why God had to put in faith. Even our very salvation is by faith in Christ so that it can be by Grace, therefore, no man can boast of saving himself.

Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all…
Romans 4:16

The Old Covenant was by works. But the New Covenant is by faith so that no one will have to work for it.

Therefore, your righteousness is by faith and Grace, your blessings is by faith and Grace, and ...

Put your hope in Christ Jesus

General article by T-Ralph

Beloved, do not put your hope in material things. Nothing lasts forever except the divine.

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment
(1 Timothy 6:17 NIV)

Do not put your hope in wealth which may fail in an instant. But, trust the Lord your God who is stable forever. Don't trust in your wealth or physical or materials thing for any form of security.

Beloved, faith in Christ is above all. Put your trust in Him.

Clothe yourself with Jesus

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Beloved, the life you live isn't yours. You live, move and breath in Christ. That is your new status. Live accordingly.

Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature]…
(Romans 13:14, AMPC)

Everyday, clothe yourself with Jesus. Emerse yourself in God's Word. Meditate and keep meditating on His Word. Be deeply lost in the Word.

Let everything around you be viewed from the perspective of Jesus. The life you now live isn't yours but His. Clothe yourself with Christ.

Honest Riches

General article by T-Ralph

Some people get carried away in the love for money that they can do anything to obtain money. They don't mind doing fetish and dubious things to get money.

It is better to be poor and honest than to be foolish and tell lies
(Proverbs 19:1 NCV)

Beloved, the Scriptures advises that it is better to be poor and honest than to be foolish and tell lies for riches. Don't let greed push you to the extent of doing ungodly things for money.

Beloved, you're much blessed. Therefore, you are rich. You do not have to engage in any dishonest, fetishistic or dubious means to obtain wealth. You're divinely blessed in Christ Jesus.
Sometimes, we get too tensed up trying to do a lot of things. We want to achieve more and improve productivity by doing much more, but, it isn't always like that.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

You might also be struggling to survive as you live barely to pay the bills. But, doing more work might not be the solution. You just need to put it all on Jesus. Open your heart and let Him lead you.

Carry all those burdens, bag and baggage and transfer it to Jesus. He cares and wants to help you carry them all. You can't drag the load with Christ, you've got to leave it to Him.
Trust the Lord to lead you into the things to do spe ...