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

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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

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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 ...

Ask from Jesus

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Sometimes, we take the great privilege we have for granted. We have access to the divine 24/7, yet, we choose to go by our brains.

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy
(John 16:24 NCV)

Don't assume that you have asked, talk to God about it. Ask Him and He will reveal unto you the path to follow. Ask Him and He will provide for you.

Beloved, you are not supposed to do everything on your own. Trust in Him and He will surely lead you and give unto you till you're fulfilled and your joy is full.
We have been redeemed from the curse of the law. We are no longer under any kind of curse or bondage because of what Christ did.

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree'),
Galatians 3:13

Instead of carrying the curse by ourselves, Christ took it for us by becoming a curse for us. He died in an accursed manner by being hung on a tree. He did all these for us so that we can be redeemed from the curse.

Now that we believe in Christ, we have no curses over us. We are totally free from all the curses of the law. We are open to the blessings only.
Study and meditate and live the free and l ...

Declare to your storms, 'Peace be still'

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Christ stood and rebuked the storm and it obeyed Him. You've been given such authority as a Christian too.

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, 'Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?'
Mark 4:39–40

Beloved, do not be afraid when you confront a storm. It is an opportunity for your authority in Christ Jesus to be utilized.

Therefore, stand strong and declare that every storm be still in your life. Enjoy the eternal peace of God. ...

Believe and Receive

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The Scriptures is quite clear on how we can receive from the Father. We need to ask and believe.

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Mark 11:24

God has given us the freedom to ask whatever you want in accordance to His will and we shall receive. So, believe that He will do what you ask for and it shall be so.

The world sees first before they believe but a Christian believes before he sees.

Love is Patient and Kind

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Beloved, love is always kind and patient. When you love someone, you will be patient with the person.

Love patiently accepts all things. It always trusts, always hopes, and always endures
(1 Corinthians 13:7 NCV)

Be patient towards family members and loved ones. People need time to change and grow. Don't be in a haste with people.

Beloved, Christ exercised patience with mankind for salvation. We need to express love and be patient and kind towards others. ...

Enter God's Rest

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God doesn't want you to be worked up and bothered about a lot of things in life. In fact, the Christian mind is meant to be at rest in God always.

Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest...
Hebrews 4:11, KJV

Do not worry for anything. Kick off anxiety. Rather, talk to God in prayers. Let those concerns be known to God in prayers and He will surely settle it.

So, if there is anything you are to labour for, it is to enter into the rest Christ has provided for you. Study the Scriptures and meditate. A whole lot has been settled in Him already. Enter into His rest. ...

Look Ahead

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Beloved, there is no time to waste. We need to keep moving forward. Enough of the past, live in the present and have no worries for the future.

I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead
(Philippians 3:13, NLT)

The Apostle Paul had a very important lesson to pass across. This was a principle that Paul used throughout his lifetime. We need to learn to do so too.

Don't live in the glories and the failures of the past. Learn the lessons and move on. There is a lot ahead yet to be achieved.
Beloved, we need to grow in capacity before greater things can be handed over to us. Spiritual growth is key in our walk with God.

Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot . . .
(Luke 16:10a, 12 NCV)

God will place certain little things with you and your level of commitment and trustworthiness will lead to how much more will be committed into your hands.

Beloved, study the Scriptures and commune with God so as to grow and increase in your spiritual capacity so that greater things can be committed into your hands. ...

The Work of God is to Just Believe

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There is nothing else that Christ asks us to do but to believe. Salvation comes by believing on Him, the Son of God. It is all about believing.

'What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?' Jesus answered and said to them, 'This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.'
John 6:28–29

They wanted to know what to do to do God's work and Christ answered that God's work is to believe in Christ. It is that simple.

Just study the Scriptures and you'll catch more revelation of Christ. Once you believe, that's all. That's the foundation of everything. Only believe.

God keeps His Covenant

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Whatever God has promised and declared, He will surely deliver. He never speaks and His words are empty.

My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
Psalm 89:34

God holds His Word dearly and His Word carry power to fulfill whatever is declared. Jesus is the Word and He is powerful.

Therefore, whatsoever God has promised and declared by Covenant, will surely stand no matter what. You can always bank on God's Word that stands sure. ...

Victory is assured for the believer

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The Scriptures has declared that you are more than a conqueror. That's your status in Him. You are not struggling to win but assured to win.

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.
(Psalm 34:19, NIV)

Through Christ Jesus, you have been made righteous. Though, there might be many troubles around you, you need not worry because you will always win. The Lord God almighty will deliver you.

God will never leave you alone. He has promised victory to you and He will surely deliver. ...

God wants you to enjoy life

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The plan of God for His creatures is to enjoy life to the fullest. That has always been His original plan right from the beginning. Even after the fall of man, God planned that through Christ Jesus, we would be restored to that state.

People ought to enjoy every day of their lives, no matter how long they live
(Ecclesiastes 11:8a NCV)

Since this is clearly God's divine plan, do not give in to the enemy's thoughts and devices. Stand true on God's Word and enjoy life to its fullest.

In Christ Jesus, you have got Zoe - God's kind of life. Therefore, live everyday fulfilled and expressing His Zoe in all you do. ...

Joy and Comfort in Dark Times

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Beloved, God will never leave nor forsake you. He would never let you be alone without comfort in challenging seasons.

Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines…yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
(Habakkuk 3:17-18, NKJV)

The prophet found it good to rejoice in the Lord despite the issues around him. He knew the God he served that He would come through for him in these dark times. It takes a revelation of faith to rejoice in your dark seasons, knowing that God is working it out for your good.

Beloved, you are never without comfort. The Holy Spirit is your joy and comfort and He will be with you all through. Therefore, choose ...

Show love to your brethren

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Beloved, we are meant to let the love of God in our hearts flow across to everyone around. Especially, in a gathering of believers, there should be love extravaganza.

Let us love one another, for love comes from God
(1 John 4:7a NIV)

Therefore, show genuine love towards one another. Care for the welfare of your brothers and sisters around you.

It isn't hard to show forth God's love, just look at the cross and your heart will be enlightened and enabled to love. ...

Christ understands our weaknesses

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Beloved, it would be wrong to hide from God thinking He doesn't see us or understand us completely. He knows you more than you think you know yourself.

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews 4:15

Therefore, come to God open. Talk to Him about your weaknesses and He will surely understand because Christ felt it all as human too. He is our High Priest and He knows exactly what we are going through because He felt it all while on earth as well.

Open up to Him and see God strengthening you and overcoming your weaknesses by His Grace and not your own power. ...

The Riches of His Grace

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Beloved, God's Grace is unlimited. You can never ever run out of it. You are greatly blessed on all sides.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with…and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:4–7

Christ has come to show us the exceeding riches of God's Grace to us who believe. He is an embodiment of God's Grace towards us.

Therefore, worry for nothing. Don't live life thinking God's grace is limited for certain times or limited ...

Put a limit to your worries

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The Scriptures admonishes that we don't waste any precious time and thought worrying over anything. As much as we try not to worry, we would always face certain things to think about.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:34

Jesus gave us an instruction not to worry about tomorrow. His Grace is more than sufficient to take care of tomorrow and all that may come with it. Just focus on the now and He will see you through.

Rather than worry, just put those cares in Him. Tell it to God in prayers. Don't be anxious for anything. Just tell it to God. Put a huge limit on your worries.

God is full of Grace, Mercy and Truth

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The God we serve is a very loving Father. He loves us so much. His nature is beyond love, for He is Love Himself.

But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.
Psalm 86:15

He is also full of compassion and grace. He would forgive anyone who comes to Him. He never withholds mercy. He is full of truth.

God is Grace personified in Christ Jesus. Study the Scriptures, commune with the Holy Spirit and build a relationship with the Father, then you'll understand His true nature as He reveals Himself to you.

He works all things out for your good

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Beloved, no matter what you are going through, no matter how hard it might seem, God can turn things around for your good.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

God has chosen you from the foundation of the world. He knew you before you were formed in your mother's womb. He has called you and He will make everything work together for your good.

Therefore, watch His Grace strengthen you and His strength keep you through as He works it all for your good. Every downfall can be an eventual stepping stone. ...

There's hope for you in Christ

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Beloved, do not be depressed and cast down. Receive life and resuscitation in your spirit. There's hope for you.

For I know the thoughts and plans I have for you…to give you hope in your final outcome.
(Jeremiah 29:11, AMPC)

No matter what you have faced in the past and no matter how dim you think your future is, keep hope alive in Christ Jesus. He gives hope.

Beloved, come to Him and He will give you hope again. The Scriptures will reassure you of your future in Christ Jesus. You have a hope and a future.

Grace in Communal Worship

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Beloved, do not forsake the gathering of saints. There are a lot to gain from worshipping together as a body.

Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God
(Hebrews 12:15a NLT)

Once you are committed to a gathering of Christians, you look after each other. You genuinely care for one another. That love and care offers so much to be gained from.

Beloved, there is grace in communal worship. Therefore, stay together and enjoy this grace.

God keeps you specially

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God values you so so much. You are very dear to Him.

Keep me as the apple of your eye…
(Psalm 17:8, NIV)

The Psalmist made this statement in the understanding of the value he knows God has placed on him. Study the Scriptures and you'll realize how valuable you are.

Therefore, be confident in God's protection and care for you, because He keeps you as the apple of His eye.

Pour out your heart to God

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God is the closest Person to you, not your spouse, not your siblings or parents or friends. Feel free to pour your heart to God.

Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge
(Psalm 62:8b NLT)

Do not hesitate to tell God whatever is bothering you. He knows you much more than you think you know yourself. Therefore, all things are open to Him. So, pour your mind to Him.

Tell it all to your Creator. He cares and wants to hear from you. Before you ask, He knows and while you're speaking He has answered. Talk with your heavenly Father.

Pray with direction by the Holy Spirit

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Beloved, there is very little you can do when it comes to praying in understanding. That is why the Holy Spirit is there for us.

Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Romans 8:27

So, when you pray in the Spirit, your spirit communes with the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit makes direct intercession for us according to God's Will.

So, if you are not sure what God's will is, just pray in the Spirit and it will be revealed to you. The surest prayers are the prayers in accordance to God's Will, plan and purpose. Therefore, pray in the Spirit always. ...

Speak life with your tongues

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There is so much power resident in the tongue. Do not declare what you do not want with your own mouth. Only speak forth life.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue…
Proverbs 18:21

If such powers are resident in your tongue, therefore, declare God's truth in the Word and purpose for your life with your tongue.

Don't get caught up with negativity in your tongue. Speak forth life and life alone. ...

The heavenly blessing is over you

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Beloved, you are heavenly blessed. God has placed so much inside of you. Spiritual blessings are already your portion.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ
Ephesians 1:3

Every spiritual blessing is yours. There's nothing left out. You've got everything that is called blessed.

Therefore, catch this understanding and meditate on it till you see the reality in your life. ...

You are crowned with glory and honour

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Beloved, you are not meant to be below or in the gutters. God has deposited so much treasure and power in you.

For You have made him [man] a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned [surrounded] him with glory and honor.
Psalm 8:5

Therefore, identify your position in Christ Jesus and live above your fears and worry. Don't cast yourself down in your mind. God's divine glory and honor is over you.

Everywhere you go, you are crowned with love and live and glory. The resources of heaven are at your disposal. Live the glorious life in Christ Jesus.

Even when men desert you, God is with you

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The Apostle Paul recounted a scenario when he was deserted by people and was seemingly alone but God stood by Him.

The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death”
(2 Timothy 4:16-17 NLT)

God's strength is always with you. You just need to reach deep to find it. You are never alone for God is with you and He will never forsake you.

Therefore, don't feel discouraged when men forsake you. Your Lord and Creator is always with you. You are ...

It isn't good for man to be alone

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Man is not meant to be alone. The Scriptures made it clear. Though, man was created alone, God realized that He needed help and He made the woman for him.

It is not good for the man to be alone
(Genesis 2:18b NIV)

This doesn't only apply to marrying alone but also building a relationship with God. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and Helper. Man isn't meant to be alone without the Holy Spirit.

Therefore, be filled with God's Spirit. Commune with the Father and have a personal relationship with Him. You are not alone. ...

Confidence in God about your future

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The plan God has for you is great, and not evil. He has everything all sorted out and He's working it all out for your good.

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done…
(Isaiah 46:10, NKJV)

God knows the end right from the beginning. And if He says you have a hope and a future, you can be rest assured that it is so. Therefore, do not be worried about your present circumstances. Trust in Him and follow His leading.

You can live life expecting the great and mighty things to work for you because God has it all sorted out. Just have confidence in God about your future. ...

Christ brings liberty

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Contrary to what most have been taught to believe, Christ has come to set you free rather to keep you in bondages.

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Luke 4:18–19

This is Christ's mission revealed in the above verse. He came to set deliverance to the captive and the oppressed. Therefore, don't see Christ as another set of bondage to get tied into. Listen to the true Gospel and be free indeed.

Beloved, Christ heals eve ...

The Good news is God's power of Salvation

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Beloved, spread God's goodness in the Good news (the Gospel). No man has the power to save but God Himself.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes...
Romans 1:16

All of man's talks, preachings and shouting would not save a man. Only God can do that work. And the power of salvation is the Gospel. Therefore, share the Gospel and let it be.

Beloved, shared the good news of forgiveness and watch the power of God bring salvation to the perishing heart. ...

Christ took away your trespasses

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As a believer, you don't have to re-live your sins in remorse or guilt. Christ doesn't want that for you. He wants you to live above sins.

God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them…
2 Corinthians 5:19

Christ isn't imputing your sins unto you, so why would you want to do that to yourself. Christ came to reconcile the world to God and He did that by the sacrifice He made.

Therefore, don't be judgment focused but righteousness focused. See Christ who is made your righteousness and sanctification. Hallelujah!

You will always be victorious

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Beloved, your life will not end in shame. God's plan and will for you is to always win. He has called you more than a conqueror.

But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph…
(2 Corinthians 2:14, AMP)

In Christ Jesus we have our victory. Because of His victory, we are also victorious. In all things, we will always win. That is why Paul said that Christ always leads us to victory.

Beloved, believe God's Word and know that you're more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. ...

Give your heart to reading and writing

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There's one secret the Apostle Paul had and it was reading. He was a man of many books. He read a lot and knew how to apply himself to anything good.

When you come, be sure to bring the coat I left with Carpus at Troas. Also bring my books, and especially my papers
(2 Timothy 4:13 NLT)

He requested that his books and his papers, most especially, be brought to him. Learn to read a lot of good materials. More importantly, learn to jot and write down important things. The more you write, the more it sticks.

Beloved, as much as you study and meditate, also give room for jotting and writing. It helps a whole lot. ...
God never abandons His projects. Whatever it is that He starts, He sees the end because He has done it already. We just await its chronological time to be fulfilled.

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 1:6, NIV)

Therefore, be confident in the Lord's promises. He will surely fulfill what He has said. And the good works He has started in you will surely be finished.

God is a God of glory. He will finish the work in your life with divine Glory.

There will surely be a harvest

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There are times and seasons that will never fail. As long as this earth continues, they remain constant.

Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not
(Galatians 6:9 KJV)

Therefore, be rest assured that whatsoever you have sowed, you will surely reap in bountiful folds. A seed sown never brings forth one seed as fruit, but, produces multiple fruits which contains more seeds than that which was planted.

Hence, do not be tired of doing good because the time for harvest is just around the corner and you'll reap multiple folds.

Finding the Beauty in Every Season

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In life, there are seasons. Just as we have the weather seasons: winter, spring, autumn and summer, so also, there are seasons in life.

God has made everything beautiful for its own time
(Ecclesiastes 3:11a NLT)

There is time for everything. In each season, we must learn to see the beauty of God in it. God will never permit anything in our lives except there's a purpose for it. Therefore, identify the reason why.

Beloved, look beyond the circumstances and appreciate the beauty God has put in easy season. ...

Have delight in God's Word

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The Word of God is key in our lives. We need to meditate on God's Word day in and day out.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly...but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
Psalm 1:1–3

When you meditate on God's Word daily, you are blessed. Find delight in God's Word. Study and find joy studying His Word. Those who delight in His Word will surely prosper.

The Word will give you light and direction. The Word will make you wise. You have no choice ...

Righteousness by Faith and not by Works

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The New Covenant Christian is one who is justified by faith. It is your faith in Christ Jesus that justified you, it is not your works.

But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
Romans 4:5

God is the One who justifies the ungodly. We that believe in Him have been justified. Glory to God. Therefore, righteousness is not by works but by faith.

Beloved, study and meditate on the righteousness that is by faith. Abraham believed and it was counted to him for righteousness. ...