...faith 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. ...
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.
'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.
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 ...
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
...I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
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.
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…
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 ...
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 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.
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.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
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 ...
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.
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'),
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 ...
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?'
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. ...
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
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 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. ...
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. ...
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.
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. ...
'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.'
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.
My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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.
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. ...
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.
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 ...
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
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.
But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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. ...
Death and life are in the power of the tongue…
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. ...
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
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. ...
For You have made him [man] a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned [surrounded] him with glory and honor.
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.
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 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. ...
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. ...
"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.”
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 ...
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes...
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. ...
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!
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. ...
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. ...
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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 ...
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
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. ...
Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
1 Peter 5:7, AMP
Rather than let a worrisome thought to linger in your heart, put the thought in obedience to Christ. So, do not worry, just tell it to God in prayers.
God cares affectionately for you. So, do not worry one bit. ...
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.
God will always deliver you from all the plans of the enemy. He isn't just watching with His arms folded, doing nothing. All the pestilence flying about would not come near you because of His divine protection.
His Word says that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. So, no devices of the enemy against your life will succeed because He delivers you from them all. ...
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
Jesus said the above statement so that we can understand how to abide in His love. God loves the Son so much, yet, He gave Him up for us because He loves us too. Christ also loves us so much that He chose to die for us. So, once you reconcile and recognize the love of Christ, you invariably acknowledge the love of God.
Therefore, to abide in God's love is to abide in Christ's love. Beloved, meditate on the amount of love that would cause Him to sacrifice Himself for us. That us ...
For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
This promise wasn't meant to be fulfilled under the law but under faith through Grace. This promise was that Abraham's seed would be the heir of the Kingdom. Christ Jesus, the Son of God, holds the key to the Kingdom and He is the Heir. He is the Promised Seed. To everyone who believes, we are coheirs of the Kingdom of God by faith, be it Jew or Gentile.
Therefore belo ...
Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that
(Ephesians 5:2 The Message)
God, technically, has nothing much to gain from us. He is Lord of all and He can do as He pleases. Despite having no reason to love us at all, yet, He gave His Son to die for us. That is an expression of extravagant love.
Therefore, don't question God's love for you. If you have any doubts, look at the Cross again ...
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Let faith continue to come into your heart through God's Word. Faith for your healing, for your provisions, for your spiritual growth, etc. Just keep studying and keep growing.
Beloved, the faith in a man's heart is dependent on the Word of God entering his hears, reading with his eyes and meditating with his heart. Keep studying and keep growing.
I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.
Job wasn't referring to seeing God physically. But, he was talking about a revelation that came to his spirit. When God reveals Himself to you personally, especially through His Word, you might scream "Yes, I see it". It is because of the revelation of light that dawned on your eyes of understanding.
Therefore, seek to know God personally rather than communally. God reveals ...
Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
(James 1:3-4, NKJV)
One of the key reasons why you need patience is to be perfect. There are some things in your life that will never be perfected until you walk through with patience.
Therefore, be patient in that challenge and enjoy God through it. God is perfecting certains things in your life through patience. ...
If you are a follower of Christ Jesus . . . all that matters is your faith that makes you love others
(Galatians 5:6 CEV)
All that matters in the end is love. God is love. So, all He does is centered around love.
Therefore, your faith in God should be directed by love. Love is all that matters.
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live...
There is only one way to life and it is to get the Word. Listen and listen to God's Word. Study and study God's Word.
You can't get enough of God's Word. There will always be more to gain in God's Word. The life in God's Word is God's kind of life. This Zoe adds value to every aspect of your life. Listen and study God's Word and get life eternal.
He [Jesus] answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’
You can not afford to live your life on the factors of life. The physical matters of this world should never be the only determinant of your life. You are a spiritual being and a citizen of the Heavenly Kingdom.
Study the Word daily and meditate therein. If you are sick, live by the Word and declare your healing in the Word by Christ's stripes. If you're broke, declare you ...
I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises.
(Psalm 34:1, NLT)
Learn to constantly speak His praise. From time to time, give praise to God Almighty for the great and marvelous things He has done and that He will do.
The Most High deserves our pleasant praises. From the bottom of our hearts, give praises to Him. Show your gratitude to Him and worship His Majesty.
In the end, people appreciate frankness more than flattery
(Proverbs 28:23 TLB)
Whenever we speak and we find flattery, it should be stopped. Speaking with frankness is something that will help everyone in the long run.
Therefore, speak the truth in love. Correct lovingly and not in anger or anguish.
But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people. And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, “You should know the Lord.” For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know Me already.
Hebrews 8:10–11, NLT
In the Old Covenant, a human priest served as the intermediary between God and man. However, Christ is now High Pries ...
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
1 Corinthians 11:26
The Bread signifies His Body and the Wine, His Blood. Once you take the Bread and Wine, you partake in the blessings of His body and His blood.
This verse admonishes that we partake of it to proclaim His death till He comes. We know that His death bought us our forgiveness of sins and salvation. Therefore, we partake of this to remind ourselves of His sacrifice and the forgiveness we have received.
Beloved, take the communion often with other believers. There are lots ...
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
(Romans 12:2, NKJV)
There are certain concepts and belief systems that your mind might have clung unto which are God's will. The only way to get those things off is by renewing your mind. Certain old habits and characters that you are stuck with, you can change them via the Word by renewing your mind.
Beloved, be steady with God's Word. Therein will you mind be renewed to clearly identify what's the perfect ...
A word of encouragement does wonders!
(Proverbs 12:25b TLB)
You will be surprised that all that people need to have a pleasant day is just some word of encouragement from you. Some people have been battered down all their life that and they need series of words of encouragement from the Spirit to lift them up again.
Therefore, do not place curses or speak negatively. Let gracious and encouraging words proceed from your mouth. You never can tell what wonderful miracles your words can do.
...Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
The God you serve is a complete God. Whatever He has started in you, He will surely complete and perfect it. The salvation that God started in the spirit and in Grace, He will also perfect it in the Spirit and in Grace.
Your perfection will never come in flesh or by works. God who has begun a good work in you through His Grace will also perfect it by Grace. The Holy Spirit that you have received did not come via the flesh, hence, the perfection of the works of the Spirit will not come by the flesh nor by works. ...
The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
God has declared that you are blessed in all you do. Whatever you lay your hands upon will surely prosper. The business or career that God has placed in your heart as a vision will surely prosper.
Just continue to follow as He leads you. Your hands are blessed and all you have saved in your storehouses are ...
The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit…
(Proverbs 27:18, NIV )
Whatever you currently have, ensure you nurture it well. Do your best and give the best you can to ensure it grows. Because, at the end of the day, you will be the one to enjoy the fruits thereof.
Whomsoever, you have got in your life (friends, family, loved ones, etc), ensure you appreciate and treat them well. Because, every good turn would surely return in multiple folds as fruits from a seed. ...
Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal
(Proverbs 12:18 GNT)
So, do not speak words without considering the effect on others. Don't speak before you think. Carefully consider the statement in your heart before uttering it out. Lots of relationships, families, businesses, careers, etc has been destroyed with wrongly uttered words.
Beloved, let people be soothed by your words and not hurt. Speak forth healing and bless lives, not curses. ...
When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil...
Once you walk in the path of wisdom, you will have Divine knowledge to do all you need to do and succeed in all you do. Just involve Christ in all you do, He's God's Wisdom and He will direct you.
Just ask Christ, your Wisdom, to guide and direct you. That's the way to walk in Divine Wisdom and knowledge, also walking in the guidance of His Word. ...
Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.
The Mount Ararat translates as 'The Curse is Reversed'. After God had to destroy the earth, save Noah and his family with some animals, He changed His mind and decided not to destroy the earth via that means anymore. The Ark rested on a Mount named 'The Curse is Reversed'.
All of the Old Covenant is a shadow of the New. God has reversed all the curses of the law. So, you are not under any curse anymore because of Christ.
Therefore, live the life of the f ...
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
(Psalm 23:4, NLT)
The Psalmist recognized the rod of the Good Shepherd that provided protection and comfort always for him in the dark and challenging times.
Beloved, God's comfort is always for you. He will never leave you. His rod (Word) will comfort, encourage and guide you through the challenging times. ...
Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? . . . First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye
(Matthew 7:3, 5 NLT).
They are used to condemning those around in comparison to themselves. They are often fault finders.
Rather than finding fault in others and putting the blame on them, why not focus on self-development. Confront any fault in love and not anguish. Seek for the best in others and grow. ...
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.
Therefore, stay with God's Word. Take time daily to ponder on the Word you study. His Spirit will reveal the deep things of the Scriptures. The wisdom and counsel in God's Word contain practical steps to live your life which will lead you in the path of a blessed life.
More so, God blesses those who follow His counsel. Stay with the Word and meditate daily.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
God has promised and He will never fail on His Word. Therefore, have faith and believe that He is right there with you working it all for your good.
God's strength is with you and His help will always be there. Cheer up for your God, the Lord of Host, is helping and upholding you. ...
He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
You are seated with Christ above all of them. In Christ, you have dominion over all principalities and powers. Therefore, you shouldn't be afraid of them.
At the mention of the Name of Jesus, all powers and principalities respond accordingly. Hence, use the Name as your strong tower and refuge and be safe. ...
Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
God gave you a life in Christ Jesus that is free from worries. You're to set your mind on God's kingdom.
Hence, these material things, however important they may be, is the least of your worries. Just look unto your God who's able to provide all your needs according to His ric ...
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.
God shows Himself faithful unto those who judge Him faithful. They are blessed in all their ways and in all seasons like the tree that blossoms always because of the constant source of water.
Beloved, put your hopes in t ...
If you feed those who are hungry and take care of the needs of those who are troubled, then your light will shine in the darkness . . . The Lord will always lead you. He will satisfy your needs in dry lands . . . You will be like a garden that has much water, like a spring that never runs dry
(Isaiah 58:10-11 NCV)
Feed the hungry, clothe those without clothes, shelter the homeless, care for the fatherless, help the widow, etc. These are examples of shining your light.
Beloved, do your own part and God will surely bless you even to do much more. ...
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear
(1 John 4:18a ESV)
Therefore, if there's fear in your heart, it clearly shouldn't be there. Give no room for fear at all. Where there is fear, shine God's love.
Beloved, walk in God's love and you will live a fearless and courageous life. ...
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
The least of all, don't let guilt take you away from God. Come closer to Him in assurance of faith and a clean conscience because of Christ's Blood that has washed you clean and clear of all transgressions.
Beloved, God wants you nearer. And, as you draw nearer, He also comes closer. ...
Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
The woman in question expressed so much love to Jesus because she realized how much she has been forgiven. The moment we understand that because of the sacrifice of Christ, we have been forgiven so much (past, present and future), then, we respond back in love to the Creator who loves us so much.
Therefore, it isn't about your love for God but His love for you. Meditate and understand His love for you, then, your heart will grow in love for Him.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10
God loved the world that He sent His Son. The Genesis of salvation is based on love. Our love for God didn't compel Him to send His Son, it was His love for the world. Even while we were sinners, God loved us.
That is real love. Therefore, meditate on His love. It is in His love that we live, move and have our existence. ...
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
(Matthew 6:27, NIV)
Worrying about something wouldn't solve anything. That's why the Scriptures says we should pray, rather than worry.
God has already gone ahead to make every crooked way straight. And He is making everything work together for your good. Therefore, do not worry. ...
Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Never tell your neighbors to wait until tomorrow if you can help them now
(Proverbs 3:27-28 The Message/GNT)
As long as you're capable of offering the help now, then, don't hesitate. You might just be saving a life or preventing a terrible heartbreak. Open your heart and let love flow freely.
Beloved, Christ came to express His love at the appointed time. He gave His all for us. That's the kind of love in your heart. Be willing to help anyone that you ...
The secret things belong unto the Lord our God…
(Deuteronomy 29:29, AMPC)
Therefore, don't think anything is hidden from God. He knows all things. Consequently, if you need knowledge about anything in life, just knock on God's door, and He will answer you. He owns all the wisdom in this world. There's nothing too hard for Him to crack.
Beloved, God knows the secrets and the hidden things. Walk with Him and He'll reveal all that you need to know.
Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ
(Galatians 6:2 NLT)
Share your burdens with one another. You're part of the body of Christ. You're home; you're amongst your family. Treat each other as the family of God.
As such, care genuinely for one another. Share in your neighbors burden and help as much as you can. There is much fruit to gain when the church helps one another.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
In continuation of the letter to the Romans, Paul answers that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
Therefore, take refuge and solace in God's love. That's the one sure thing we can always count on. ...
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge...
Psalm 91:1, 4
Scriptures says that your life is hidden in Christ. Therefore, nothing can come to you without going through Christ first. And He's a solid refuge for you.
Beloved, rest in Christ and be assured that nothing evil shall befall you because He's your refuge. ...
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, 'You are the Christ.'
Jesus went on to declare that flesh and blood hadn't revealed this Truth unto Peter. This Truth and revelation came from the Father above. It was God who declared that Jesus is His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased as the Holy Spirit descended on Him.
Beloved, see Jesus as your all. If you're sick, see Jesus as your Healer; if you're broke, see Jesus as your Provider... Whatever it is, Jesus is the Christ and He is the Anointed One to save you. ...
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.
So, no matter the storm you're currently facing or passing through, the Prince of Peace Himself is right there with you. He will never leave you.
So, just rise up and rebuke the winds and the storms in His Name. Declare in the Name of Jesus that the storms should cease and it would cease. ...
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife…
(Proverbs 20:3, KJV)
You don't have to respond to every confrontation. You don't have to be bitter at every opposing individual. Just stay focused on your path and purpose in life.
It takes a man of understanding never to be moved or distracted by strife, bitterness, anger and unnecessary confrontations. Be a man of honor. Know your way and focus on it.
Look out for the good of others
(1 Corinthians 10:24b NCV)
The Scriptures admonishes us to look out for others. Don't limit your life to you, yours and your family's alone. Help those around you.
Give expression to the love of God inside your heart. Let the love extend to others around you. Help your neighbors, your community, your country, the world.... Look out for the good of others. ...
In the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
(Psalm 27:5, NIV)
God's Name is like a strong tower, because you have access to His Name and call on His Name, you are consistently safe. No evil can befall you.
Even in the valley of death, God will shelter you and soon you'll be set upon a rock. You are always safe and will always be in good health. Therefore, be at rest and enjoy the magnificent Grace of God. ...
God opposes everyone who is proud, but he is kind to everyone who is humble.’ Surrender to God!
(James 4:6b-7a CEV)
A proud heart, God would normally resist. In fact, a proud heart would naturally have no place for God because he would think he can do all on his own and that he achieved all on his own. All of which is against God's will and Grace.
Therefore, desist from pride. Be humble from within, and not just in words or looks. Let your eyes be focused on God's Grace as your all. ...
And David said to his son Solomon, ‘Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD'.
(1 Chronicles 28:20, NKJV)
David encouraged Solomon his son to be strong and courageous. David spoke from experience in his walk with God and he said that God will never leave nor forsake you. That's God's principle.
Therefore, walk boldly and work confidently in the vision and purpose God has laid ...